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Zizek : 21st Century Socrates

“Come on. I don’t have any problem violating my own insights in practice.” – Slavoj Zizek

Ugly and unrepentant in his own ugliness. Logorrheic to the point of exasperating those he manages to lure into discussion. 1,132 more words

Philosophy

'Jazz hands', the NUS, and identity politics ad absurdum

I thought this was satire at first: specifically, an exercise in reductio ad absurdum directed against identity politics. But, depressingly, it isn’t. This is what lies behind the widely-ridiculed NUS Women’s Conference decision to replace conventional applause after speeches with so-called “jazz hands”: 482 more words

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Smashin’ Fashion

Yes, fashion is surely a curse;
Remember flared trousers and worse?
Like side burns so hairy
And hairstyles quite scary
And post modern art and free verse.

Poetry

John Gray at The School of Life

On Thursday night I went along to a talk by philosopher John Gray, whose book Black Mass was an excellent read. As a philosopher whose written a lot about religion and the self, it was great that he would be looking at the beliefs of Gnostics, a religion killed off by the early Christians but which was predicated on knowledge and transcendence through knowledge beyond the veil that hid this world from the indifferent god that had created it. 631 more words

Tall Tales

Continuum, what’s a continuum?

On Wednesday we had our third RES701 class. We looked at our answers from our previous blog post and then delved further into the topic of ontology and epistemology. 335 more words

Class Related

Writing is Everywhere

Just not with words.

What then are words? Ah…

Compost!

Creative Writing

Largest Presbyterian Denomination Gives Final Approval for Same-Sex Marriage

Matthew 19:4-6:

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?  373 more words

Signs Of The Times