Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Hope after all”: responding to Ernst Bloch’s “Spirit of Utopia”

I have been struck by a few things lately. First, my capacity to pursue the things I prescribe myself to pursue, i.e., courage and perseverance. I have spent so much time, it seems, in futile vacillation: between pursuing these things … Continue reading

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“The analysis can never be complete”

Karl Marx’s project is best encapsulated in one phrase of his: “So far philosophers have interpreted the world in various ways– but the point is to change it.” This emphasis on changing the world stems from his engagement with the … Continue reading

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Source code

Of the many sci-tech fictions to base their logic in “quantum mechanics,” the recent movie Source Code has to be one of the better attempts. Not at all because of their apt use of quantum mechanics as a theory, but … Continue reading

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To dance in view of other dancers…

On the final pages of his book The Politics of Time, Peter Osborne says outright what he sees as the current cultural-political task: to “engage in the willed transformation of the social forms of subjectivity at their deepest structural levels,” to … Continue reading

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