Tag Archives: philosophy

Perilous Times

  oday Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States after acquiring the majority of promised electoral college votes. He becomes President despite his opponent Hillary Clinton achieving a three million majority of the popular vote, the Republican Party’s tactics of redistricting and blocking access to voting stations resulting in the disenfranchisement and [...]

Being Human After 1492

  the ghost arm of history/still throttling me – Safiya Sinclair, “Notes on the State of Virginia, II”, Cannibal, 2016 n 2 January 1492, Muhammad XII of Granada conceded defeat to Isabella and Ferdinand, the Catholic monarchs of Portugal and Spain. His surrender came after ten years of war and marked the end of almost [...]

The Philosopher as Functionary: An Open Letter to David Benatar

  t is hard to overestimate the impact of the French student uprisings of May 1968 on the philosophy of the so-called post-68 generation, that group of politically awakened academics that included, among many others, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, Alain Badiou and Jacques Ranciere. For these thinkers, some of whom were the most [...]

Lessons from a “Postracial” America

  As South Africans interrogate notions of race in a post-reconciliation moment — and there are conservative suggestions the country should embrace an alleged “post-racialism” — The Con publishes a piece by David Theo Goldberg. Goldberg, who is director of the University of California’s Humanities Research Institute, recently gave a public lecture at the Unit for Humanities at [...]