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16 05, 2020

Being without Borders: examining popular philosophies of illness and the biopolitics of pandemic

By |2020-05-16T03:13:11+00:00May 16th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Theory|0 Comments

From our lockdowns we glimpse once more, at least on a biological level, the chaotic ‘state of nature’ laid out by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan; a life underscored by the continual ‘fear and danger of a violent death’, in which ‘every man is an enemy to every man’.

16 05, 2020

Of Friendship and Politics

By |2020-05-16T03:09:40+00:00May 16th, 2020|Featured, Practice, Theory|0 Comments

The First World War traumatized the political and cultural life of Europe, especially in the German speaking world. Heidegger's, Jasper's, Freud's, Junger's, Hesse's (not to mention Hitler's) inter-war works are unthinkable without this bloody caesura in European history. In a profound sense, the inter-war period in Germany (but not only) could be viewed as a psychic expression of what we would call today: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One of the more notable of these dark intellectual manifestations was Carl Schmitt's The Concept of the Political. Yet Carl Schmitt is closer to us than we are usually likely to admit.

12 05, 2020

Thoughts Within the Coronising Siege

By |2020-05-25T15:55:31+00:00May 12th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Practice, Theory|1 Comment

This is the 2nd pandemia of global capitalocene (1st was/is the temperature and sea-level rise, but it's so slow banks don't worry).  So we’re in kinda „medical pre-fascism,“ for the rulers a very welcome excuse for the future: only police and pass-holders on the streets, no unruly demonstrators, approaching total control

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