Posts Tagged ‘ Reason ’

In defence of reading widely – by Leigh Phillips

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

In the following essay Zero Books author Leigh Phillips argues for crossing ideological lines and reading widely. Leigh Phillips’ book Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-porn Addicts is due out on October 30th from Zero Books I made the mistake yesterday of sharing on Facebook an article from Spiked, the British contrarian online magazine written by

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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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