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Oral Exams Are Upon Us

My first oral exam of graduate school is next week. I know that it’s good practice for a PhD program, but I am experiencing every negative feeling that I can. 378 more words

Heidegger, Barad, and Agential Realist Responsibility

As Luigi Pellizzoni points out in a recent book, Heidegger is a difficult figure to situate within the ongoing discourse of critical posthumanism. I’ve always thought it was kind of curious that Heidegger is entirely absent from Karen Barad’s Meeting The Universe Halfway, despite the obvious thematic similarities between the two thinkers’ work. 384 more words

What is the Meaning of Life? (Part One)

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? Is there a bigger question than this? Some will answer that there is none; or, that only God can know the answer; or that it’s whatever you make of it. 874 more words


Post Industrial Salt Marsh (Richard W. DeKorte Park)

Went on an ex-urban hike through the ecological ruins alongside the northern parts of the New Jersey Turnpike. What remains a sublimely wasted industrial, post-industrial landscape is now complemented by a group of parks and trails forming a wet-green lung. 269 more words


What does it mean to be human?

To complete the triangle of thought for my previous questions “what is a landscape?” and “what is nature?” I now hesitantly bring forth the grand question of “what does it mean to be human?” The question is so broad and complex that you may wonder why I even bother to consider it in relation to my interest in landscapes. 1,206 more words

Burgers, Heidegger, and Halifax...

Ah Halifax, how you bemuse the outsider.

We have arrived to the event of the season, the event that has young people abuzz with excitement. Whether real, imagined, or driven by the herd instinct, the buzz amounts to the same thing – the large consumption of “gourmet” hamburgers. 644 more words


The Phenomenological Epoché.

In this essay I will be attempting to explain the phenomenological method and Epoché before studying what it does and does not accomplish. First of all I will be defining phenomenology and setting out Edmund Husserl’s (1859-1938) method. 3,255 more words