Tag Archives: Hegel

Working Yourself To Death

One way to read Clausewitz (and perhaps Hegel) is to consider the possibility of living forms, or corporate entities such as states, to be truly Wild, to be literally Wild(er)ness. Organisms, or free beauties, according to this view, are not … Continue reading

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Selection and Combination – Le Rapport Sexuel

“Each sees the other do what it both does and demands of the other. Action needs both from both.” “The middle term is Self-Consciousness which splits into the extremes; and each extreme is this exchanging of its own determinateness and … Continue reading

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Christian Humanism and Beyond – Western Religion after Kantian Agnosticism

In my IT2 class, we read various interpretations of Gnostic spirituality, including one buy the very famous Princeton University scholar Elaine Pagels. As I read Pagels, I can’t help but notice her numerous references to the earlier scholarship of Adolf … Continue reading

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Unsaidquarters – Infelix Ego: Creativity and Self Torment

But although the “unhappy consciousness” does not possess this actual presence, it has, at the same time, transcended pure thought, so far as this is the abstract thought of Stoicism, which turns away from particulars altogether, and again the merely … Continue reading

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“the tenuous distinction between patriotic spirit and mindless brutality”

Schopenhauer believes in the Kantian division between the phenomenal and the noumenal, between appearance and the things-in-themselves. While Kant believes we have no access to the real, but must simply posit its existence for the sake of sanity and motivation … Continue reading

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Letter to Student on Writing and Revision

Dear S, Good to hear from you. I know finals can induce anxiety, but don’t let this one get to you. I think you should stick to your choice, because you like Marcel Mauss and also because writing on him … Continue reading

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Surviving One’s Own Death – “The owl of Minerva flies only at dusk.” — G.W.F. Hegel

Huge props for Malabou (‘the best book on Hegel in twenty years’) offered by Slavoj Žižek. His discussion of Malabou begins at 5’20”. Douglas Crimp’s writings on the origin and purpose of the art museum (click), as a public institution, … Continue reading

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