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Making sense of the unconscious: Françoise Dolto and the use of language

How language is a key to shed light on the unconscious forces that underlie human beings’ conscious behaviour.

“Solitude, this suffering born from unavoidable partings that makes the individual, through their body and within space and time–which constitute their tactile limits-, a unique creature, is also the feeling that allows individuals to establish subtle bonds through language beyond space and time.” 2,466 more words


Notes on Society of the Spectacle: Chapter 4

Notes from chapters 1-3 can be found here.

Chapter 4 The Proletariat as Subject and as Representation

A lot of Marx and Marxist history and theory in this chapter. 3,768 more words



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Last Words.”

You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you are stopping forever.

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Daily Prompt

Proud of You

Would you like you, if you meet you?

I read this sentence today while browsing for some reference. Perhaps answering this question is the best way to see ourselves from the eye of people around us. 546 more words

Self Help

Tune o' the Day

As I’ve often observed, I enjoy all kinds of music, as long as it isn’t rap, country, or Italian opera.

There are a few exceptions, of course. 487 more words


Reflections from a Swedish supermarket queue

Standing in a queue, waiting to pay. In front of me, there’s a woman in her late thirties. She has a baby in a pushchair, she’s dressed in exercise gear and she has loads of food. 111 more words