Knowledge is Made for Cutting

  Knowledge is Made for Cutting[1] 1 — Introduction The point of this essay is to contrast the normative and speculative philosophy of Hegel, as rendered in philosophy of history, et al., against the descriptive and non-speculative analysis of Foucault, as rendered in his genealogical studies — simply put. Notwithstanding, the underpinning theme of this … Continue reading Knowledge is Made for Cutting

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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 

Historical ¿truths? and The (doxa) Second Amendment

In the bitter aftermath of a very turbulent and emotionally unhinging presidential election it is easy to become distracted by the spectacle of the Real as it unfolds with both the surrealistic philosophic predilections of Jean Baudrillard and the realistic soothsayings of George Orwell without much distinction.  But, nonetheless, I will try to converge my … Continue reading Historical ¿truths? and The (doxa) Second Amendment

The Aesthetic Diremption

  It would be in Hegelian fashion to state that the process of asking any question forces upon the world the negation of all answerable potentia that's not permitted within the scope of the original inquisition.  Alas, not only does the question dictate the attitude of the response, but it also severely cuts off the … Continue reading The Aesthetic Diremption

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

Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression

Carnivorous Vulgaris[i] — Omnis Determinatio est Negatio[ii] 1— the Coyote             In 1949 the LooneyTunes animation studio released the first episode of a long series that is casually referred to as, The Coyote and the Road Runner. This cartoon series had a formulaic plot that was repeated throughout every episode and … Continue reading Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression

Becoming: a brief Philosophical Examination of the TV Series Lost

I am well aware that the TV series Lost ended over four years ago and this examination is long overdue, but I recently re-watched the series and as it just concluded last night I had an Ah Ha moment and I think I have put it all together in my head. If you have seen … Continue reading Becoming: a brief Philosophical Examination of the TV Series Lost