Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It is all downhill from here

I have been nagging myself to write something, anything, on this blog for days now. Between grading, conferences, travel, and all the other crap, I just have not had the time to do so. To be honest it is going to get worse before it gets better, the next few weeks are going to be very busy.

I had thought about writing something about the film Fido, which I moderately enjoyed. Specifically, I wanted to write something about the film, work, and Deleuze and Guattari's apropos line about zombies being a work myth and not a war myth. But I have to admit that the time for such a post has come and gone.

Second, I wanted to write something about SPEP this year, not the usual complaints about "continental philosophy" and the philosophical establishment, but the way in which the conference actually left me with something to think about. Specifically, the way in which the theme of ontology and politics, and their nonrelation, came up again and again. This was the underlying theme of the panel on Hallward's book, which argues that Deleuze (and Guattari) has (have) a political ontology but not a politics, as well as several panels on Foucault, which dealt with the question of Foucault's ontology. This too will have to wait.

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