Sunday, January 08, 2023
The Imaginary Institution of Society: Spinoza's Version
When I was in graduate school "the imaginary" was one of those words that circulated all the more often because it was untethered ...
Friday, December 23, 2022
The Spontaneous Ideology of Conspiracy: This One on Marx
Sometime awhile ago I came up with the idea of doing a trilogy of posts on conspiracy theory, or modern conspiracy thought, read through S...
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
A Translation Exercise: The Marxists Uses of Spinoza: Lessons of Method by André Tosel
Plekhanov/Labriola As a bit of an experiment, coupling my interest in André Tosel and my work on translation , I have decided to try my ha...
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Strange Bedfellows: On Vaysse's Totalité et Finitude: Spinoza et Heidegger
Translation is the closest that I have ever come to demonic possession. Let me explain, I used to think that there were books I read, book...
Friday, October 28, 2022
We Have Met the Barbarians and they are...: On Barbarian
Every mention of the film Barbarian carries with it the warning to not spoil anything, to experience it completely ignorant so as to be b...
Sunday, October 23, 2022
The End? Narrative Incompleteness in the Age of Intellectual Property
The ending of the original The Blob I have a distinct memory of watching the original The Blob on a Saturday afternoon movie. I watched a l...
Friday, October 14, 2022
The Dialectics of Obedience: Vardoulakis, Balibar, Macherey
Halloween in Houston The Following is a response to Vardoulakis book Spinoza, The Epicurean that I gave at SPEP. I previously blogged about...
Friday, October 07, 2022
The Subject Supposed to Care: On Masking, Conforming, and The Guilty Remnant
To wear a mask in a store, bus, classroom, or other public space is now to be in a small, and dwindling minority, as much as this might vary...
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Dreaming with their Eyes Open: The Sandman, the book, the television show, and memory
Every adaptation mining the vast troves of memory that we recall as our lives as readers of books and comics and watchers of film and televi...
Sunday, September 04, 2022
Reading the Menu Symptomatically: On Macherey, Marx, and Symptomatic Reading
What follows is not a review of the entirety of Pierre Macherey and the Case of Literary Production , something that is hard to do with coll...
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