If you are both an avid reader of Frankfurt School critical theory and an omnivorous consumer of Internet chatter then it is more than likely you have encountered the conspiracy circulating about how the Institut für Sozialforschung has been preying on young hearts and minds. Critical theory, it is claimed,
In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.1 — Guy Debord The questions that I am asked more than any others are, “What can we do? What can I do?” In the face of impending doom — which more and more
The following is from Bad Words. The Muslim ban is in effect. The info shock-troops are attacking journalists daily. There are open calls for violence from major national institutions like the NRA. Hate crimes are spiking. Sorry. But: the resistance is losing. And it is losing badly. Forgive me. This
*The video of Calhoun’s 2017 lecture at La Trobe University was published by Thesis Eleven. Click here to watch.
The following text is a transcription of the presentation given at the 19th Annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Media – 15th-17th March 2017. (originally published in: http://gustavoracy.wixsite.com/anthrophilosophy/single-post/2017/03/20/Walter-Benjamins-Concept-of-the-Image-the-case-of-Photography ) With no further ado, allow me to begin this presentation on the concept of image with, precisely, an image. Paul
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1 The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
*This is reposted from Al Jazeera, originally published 11/16/2016. Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump’s electoral success has left many worried, but is there a real reason to fear him? Cultural critic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek says that while Trump is far from the ideal candidate, his victory will