Monthly Archives: April 2012

Machiavelli and Althusser: Atheism and Anti-Humanism Pushed To Their Most Radical Extremes

Below is a letter I wrote to a friend, on the subject of what contemporary French philosopher Jacques Derrida calls “White Mythologies”. I’m posting it here because of its relation to you. Not all of you will care to read … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as “the” human body.

“The recent outpouring of [scholarly] work on the history of the body . . .” –Carolyn Walker Bynum The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life … Continue reading

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Today’s Intellectual High – Zone Books – Interdisciplinary Studies of The Human Body and Its Place within Culture

* CLICK TO BROWSE TITLES * Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture Jonathan Crary Suspensions of Perception is a major historical study of human attention and its volatile role in modern Western culture. It argues that the ways … Continue reading

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Unsaidquarters – Sunday Morning (4/15/12)

There is not any haunt of prophecy, Nor any old chimera of the grave, Neither the golden underground, nor isle Melodious, where spirits gat them home, Nor visionary south, nor cloudy palm Remote on heaven’s hill, that has endured As … Continue reading

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Space and Time Unbound

When I was teaching at Cooper Union in the first year or two of the fifites, someone told me how I could get onto the unfinished New Jersey Turnpike. I took three students and drove from somewhere in the Meadows … Continue reading

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Unsaidquarters – Nature Is Never Spent – 4/12/12

And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs— Because the Holy Ghost over the … Continue reading

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