Posts tagged “philosophy”

  1. You know the dangers of such latitude of plan in any but the best conducted Journal!

    Life is a cup! And what does one do with a cup? ONE DRINKS FROM IT FULL-THROATEDLY AND WITHOUT HESITATION, YOU MOUSE!

  2. It's here, it's really here, and it's called Dark Buddhism!

  3. MAN: here comes the airplane!
    here it comes! here comes the airplane!
    BABY DERRIDA: to pretend, you actually do the thing
    you have therefore only pretended to pretend

  4. BABY FOUCAULT [knocks over blocks]: anarchy
    BABY FOUCAULT [kicks blocks into corner]: post-anarchy

  5. Fortune's Wheel "I turn the whirling wheel and my circle spins. I am glad to change the lowest to the highest, and the highest to the lowest. Mount up if you will, provided you do so under this condition: that you will not maintain that I do you wrong though you descend down when the rules of my game require it." - Boethius, The Consolations of Philosophy, 523 AD "No mortal power may stay…

  6. How soon is too soon to begin introducing basic theory and Lacanian self-definition to an infant? A primer. ME: what do we need to understand before we can understand post-structuralism BABY: fnehhh ME: very good we need to understand structural linguistics now what does "fnehhh" mediate between BABY: fnehhh ME: that's right it mediates between abstract ideas and reality BABY: fnehhh ME: you've made your point, don't belabor it…

  7. Kathleen: I started helping my mother after school here when I was six years old. And I used to watch her. And it wasn't that she was just selling books, it was that she was helping people become whoever it was (that) they were going to turn out to be. Because when you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole…

  8. Previously: Ayn Rand's The Breakfast Club. INFERIOR MAN: Hey. ANDREA: Happy birthday. Nate, I'm so sorry. I kept trying to leave, but there was a lot going on. And, you know, I didn't have a choice. INFERIOR MAN: Don't worry about it. I'm gonna go to bed. ANDREA: You are a grown man with a demanding job of your own, yet you seek to punish me for missing several hours of a completely arbitrary…

  9. Previously in this series (yeah, we're doing all seven): Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. “What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?" said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. "Only innocent lives, Peter!" "You don't understand!" whined Pettigrew. "He would have killed me, Sirius!" "THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!" roared Black. "DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE…

  10. There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME'…

  11. Survival of all or none | Man has no automatic code of survival; he lives by volitional consciousness
    One raindrop raises the sea | Ecology as a social principle condemns cities, culture, industry, technology, the intellect, and advocates men’s return to “nature,” to the state of grunting subanimals digging the soil with their bare hands.
    Weapons are enemies even to their owners | A gun is not an argument.

  12. Brian (VO) Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois. 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon…We (the six I's; the I and I and I and I and I and I that cannot be subsumed into your swirling, vacuous We) accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong, what we did was wrong, that the defiant act of the Ego threatened you, that…

  13. There is a cannibal rat ship: A ghost ship supposedly crewed by hundreds of cannibal rats could be heading to British shores, experts fear. The Lyubov Orlova cruise ship, named after a Russian actress, has been adrift in the North Atlantic for the past 12 months. Coastguards now believe the floating derelict, cut loose near Canada in 2013, could be driven thousands of miles towards Britain following the recent storms, according to the Sun.