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Ex Machina – a porno flick for the thinking man

I’m sorry: if you are looking for porn, you will be disappointed. There is little in this movie that would raise the eyebrow of the censor. 1,976 more words


TOC and abstracts of the latest issue of Historical Research (历史研究 2015:3) focussing on historical nihilism



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On Immanent Undertaking

The truth content of works of art can only be grasped through the immersion of a material content. Dissatisfied with the Third Critique where Kant attempts to ground aesthetics in the observer or recipient rather than in the work of art itself, and following Benjamin, the position of an evaluative mode whose bearings are arbitrarily set by external standards is displaced by an immanent undertaking that is work-centered.  23 more words


Why Do Governments Serve The Rich?

It is widely and correctly believed that the rich and corporations, through their vast pools of wealth, influence and control the government.  This is true, but only part of the story.  2,499 more words


Li Songsong: Historical Materialism at Museo d’Art Moderna di Bologna

Museo d’Art Moderna di Bologna’s (MAMbo) Historical Materialism (until 30 August) constitutes the first institutional solo presentation of Li Songsong’s (b.1973) work to an Italian audience. 334 more words


Spinozism Is A Materialism: Comments on Deleuze & Althusser

“The fact is that consciousness is by nature the locus of an illusion. Its nature is such that it registers effects, but it knows nothing of causes.

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Review: Peter Linebaugh, Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All, University of California Press (Berkeley, 2008)

The bourgeoisie…has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom— Free Trade.

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