Is Kanye Black?

In light of the sympathetic pleasantries that Kanye West has been tweeting about Donald Trump and the tacit racist dog-whistles of the Trump administration political agenda, it seems counterintuitive that a black man would openly support Donald Trump.  So the question I will attempt to ask is:  Is Kanye black?   The prima facie account … Continue reading Is Kanye Black?

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Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

It has been over six months since I posted any blog post and considering that I previously posted at a frequency of every 1-2 weeks, this marks a drastic decline in my blogging frequency.  There has been no decline in my capacity, willingness nor availability to justify such a radical decline and the world has … Continue reading Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

An Economy of Violence

My culture tells me that we are beings who act from rational self interest.  Ahem, my irrational self interest is, clearly, unworthy of discourse.  If I am given conflict — to which I must be resolute — I must be logical and reasonable.  My emotional disposition is irrelevant, irrational and, if showcased, counterproductive.  I am … Continue reading An Economy of Violence

A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

1 — Introduction  Putting forth the question of analyzing the efficacious existence of Unicorns may seem from the onset as a futile exercise in sophistry and as reasonable as this concern is, the quick to the hip counter-argument would be if it does not exist, then how on earth do you even know what I am … Continue reading A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

It could be simply remarked that as we all transverse through life as “emerging subjects” (Butler 30) we acquiesce to the simple directive formulation of “taking a street-car named desire, then [we] transfer to one called cemeteries and [then arrive in finitude] at  — Elysian Fields!” (Williams 6).  Not to say that our desires will … Continue reading Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

On September 15th, 2016, less than two months until the U.S. presidential election, the New York Times posted an opinion editorial titled When a Crackpot Runs for President, which asked — or, rather, fervently challenged — if the media is failing in their duties to honestly frame the narrative of Donald Trump relative to Hillary … Continue reading Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

Zombies & the Postmodern Human

You may have noticed in the past few years, there has been an increase in the popularity of Zombie's and the subsequent apocalyptic disaster than generally ensues.   The Zombie folklore began increasing in popularity in the 1970's and then dramatically increased in popularity again in the late 1990's through present day, as exhibited in an examination of the … Continue reading Zombies & the Postmodern Human

The Synthetic Negation of Human Progress

1. The purpose of this paper is analyze our (human) relationship to the non-human universe and how our relationship adversely impacts the environment around us; and, from this, where does this relationship come from and, more importantly, where are we going with it?  As part of this process I will contrast two different metaphysical views:  … Continue reading The Synthetic Negation of Human Progress

A Theory of Violence

1— Introduction If we wanted to successfully advance practices that serve the means of reducing violence, it would be prudent to first understand what violence is and, a fortiori, what causes it to be.  And, any theory that must adequately explicate a concept must be inclusive of multiple modes of it’s existence, in addition to multiple … Continue reading A Theory of Violence