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by d63
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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" I can summarize my attempt to split the difference between Lyotard and Habermas by saying that this Deweyan attempt to make concrete concerns with the daily problems of one's community -social engineering- the substitute for traditional religion seems to me to embody Lyotard's postmodernist "incre...
by d63
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Dear Diary Moment 1/31/2019: One of the things that are getting crystallized in my present immersion in Rorty’s Essays on Heidegger and Others is the import of metaphor as a means of changing belief systems. But in order to understand it, I have to put in the context of the other two means Rorty pre...
by d63
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 378
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Dear Diary Moment 1/27/2019: "To my mind, the persistence on the left of this notion of "radical critique" is an unfortunate residue of the scientistic conception of philosophy. Neither the idea of penetrating to a reality behind the appearances, nor that of theoretical foundations for politics, coh...
by d63
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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“More specifically, it [the metaphorical approach to changing belief systems] is to think of truth as something as something that is not already within us. Rather, it is something which may only become available to us thanks to an idiosyncratic genius. Such a conception of truth legitimizes auditory...
by d63
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Dear Diary Moment 1/22/2019: Today (on HBO (I watched the movie Brexit: a dramatization of the processes that went on behind Brexit. (And I’m quite sure my jam-mates David John and Christopher Vaughn will take an interest: how I tag ya, bro's.) I would first say that it is a movie that I would recom...
by d63
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 378
Views: 37601

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... And excuse me for mansplaining here, but what this comes down to is the right always entering the discourse at a disadvantage. Imagine a discourse between three people: the first one argues that in order for us to have a just society we have to take care of the needs of the least fortunate amon...
by d63
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 378
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“There are many other examples, but I’ll end on that one, because it encapsulates the rhetorical sleight-of-hand so many on the right use to establish the myth of “political correctness.” They conflate being challenged with being censored. It’s an argument that really should be self-refuting. If the...
by d63
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
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I have, of late, come to question (that is in a ironic way (the internal contradictions of Deleuzianism –w/ and w/out Guattari: the sense that his work, process, and the effects of it has a way of turning on itself: autocritique as D&G put it. For instance, one of the things that Deleuze always seem...
by d63
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
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Dear Diary Moment/rhizome 1/7/2019: Today the model/the cognitive map of the Anti-Oedipus (under the guidance of Buchanan –w/residual effects from Holland (took, yet again, another step closer to crystallization, especially as concerns the Body w/out Organs. I have already noted that the BwO emerges...
by d63
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
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Another example of Deleuze and Guattari’s reversal of Freud’s model in which the subconscious percolates up (from the bottom up as compared to D&G’s more rhizomatic model of a feedback loop between the subconscious and the social (into the social is something I have a front row seat to as a progress...
by d63
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
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One of the points that Buchanan makes in his reader’s guide to the Anti-Oedipus is that Deleuze and Guattari reverses Freud’s more arborescent model of the unconscious: that in which unruly thoughts inhabit this dark realm at the roots of consciousness and always work at (and sometimes/maybe often a...
by d63
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
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“It is an error in logic, Deleuze and Guattari argue, to assume it is possible to deduce the nature of what is prohibited from the prohibition itself. For a start, it means assuming that what is prohibited is in fact a real desire, something that we actually long to do, and would not hesitate to do ...
by d63
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
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Dear Diary Moment/rhizome 12/23/2018: As I go deeper into Buchanan’s reader guide to the Anti-Oedipus, I’m struck by the difference in approach he took as compared to Holland’s as concerns the model that appears to be at core of the book: the three syntheses of desire/the unconscious and the 5 paral...
by d63
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 47
Views: 7566

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Dear Diary Moment/rhizome 12/21/2018: As I make the transition to the second stage of my project (from Eugene Holland’s analysis of Schizoanalysis to Buchanan’s reader’s guide to the Anti-Oedipus), I find my initial instincts confirmed right off the bat as concerned what was to come: that I would fi...
by d63
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 378
Views: 37601

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One of the grievances I’ve developed with MSNBC (call it a lover’s quarrel (is their tendency to refer to FOX News as “state TV”. This, of course, is a reference to Orwell’s 1984. And it is inaccurate –or, rather, partially so. It’s only (and in a conditional way (“state TV” when Republicans are in ...