Posts Tagged ‘ Foucault ’

Zero Squared: A New Year’s Special

Jan 2nd, 2016 | By

This special January 2nd, 2016 episode of Zero Squared explores why Critical Theorists deploy the word “problematic” and what they are REALLY saying when they talk about your fave. Clips in this episode/collage include KMO from the C-Realm, John Berger, The Wireless Philosopher on the Problem of Perception, Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil (1993),

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Foucault’s Madman and his reply to Derrida

Jun 23rd, 2015 | By

To review quickly, Foucault charged Descartes with excluding madness from consideration in his Meditations on First Philosophy. The relevant passage from Foucault’s Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique follows: In the economy of doubt, there is a fundamental disequilibrium between on the one hand madness, and dreams and errors on the

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Zero Squared #21: Neoliberalism or Determinative Negation?

May 27th, 2015 | By

Robin James is the guest this week and we discuss her book Resilience and Melancholy which came out from Zero Books in February. Robin James is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of North Carolina and a musician. David Webster, author of Cross the Water Blues blurbed the book. He wrote: “At the

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Madness as Ontology-Catching Foucault’s quote mining

May 17th, 2015 | By

This blog post was written for and submitted to the Partially Examined Life blog. I am posting it here as well. – Douglas Lain   It’s probable that one could not find a weaker defense attorney for the Cogito or for what’s called the Cartesian subject than Jacques Derrida. The author of Of Grammatology, Derrida

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Cloud Time by Rob Coley and Dean Lockwood

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

978-1-78099-095-8, $14.95, £9.99 With the cloud, we have certainly entered into what China Mieville dubs the ‘Tentacular Novum’. Even as businesses and consumers embrace it, the cloud remains an unknown force. It is an overdetermined, unutterable power of transformation, an escapee from the ‘prison-house of the known’ as Lovecraft had it. Infused within the fabric

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