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War, Aid and Atmosphere: The ‘Compassionate Worsening’ of Gaza
5 days ago

War, Aid and Atmosphere: The ‘Compassionate Worsening’ of Gaza

In a recent article, “Compassionate Genocide” (22 April 2024), the philosopher Michael Marder coined the striking and useful titular oxymoron to characterise the situation in Gaza. The meaning of this …
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Beyond Ukraine’s War Slogans: Why Both “Moral Obligation” and “Forced Peace” Fail
2 weeks ago

Beyond Ukraine’s War Slogans: Why Both “Moral Obligation” and “Forced Peace” Fail

“I have spent my life talking to people who run countries,” Tucker interjects to his vis-à-vis, who asked why he refrained from challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview. …
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The Obsession with ‘Style’ in Contemporary Aesthetics
3 weeks ago

The Obsession with ‘Style’ in Contemporary Aesthetics

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While scrolling through social media such as Instagram and TikTok, one often encounters the word “aesthetic” that predominately applies to areas such as fashion, home decor, music, or books. Examples …
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The Enemy and the Libidinal Economy of the Apocalypse
4 weeks ago

The Enemy and the Libidinal Economy of the Apocalypse

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The figure of the Enemy is probably the most precious asset of the imploding West. Just consider the recent celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the D-day, which, courtesy of …
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Noncommutativity in the Symbolic and in the (Quantum) Real
1 month ago

Noncommutativity in the Symbolic and in the (Quantum) Real

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What makes quantum mechanics so appealing is that even what appears to be a modest experiment yields, upon a closer analysis, radical philosophical implications. So, let’s begin with such an …
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The Philosophy of Jerry Seinfeld
1 month ago

The Philosophy of Jerry Seinfeld

In the realm of intellectual discourse, George Bernard Shaw’s dictum, “When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth,” resonates profoundly. This axiom underscores a fundamental parallel …
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The Politics of Bombastic Gestures
2 months ago

The Politics of Bombastic Gestures

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Two political gestures have recently taken place on the world stage. On May 10, Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, shredded the cover of the UN charter at the …
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Hannah Arendt and Joseph Biden Debate Zionism
2 months ago

Hannah Arendt and Joseph Biden Debate Zionism

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Welcome back to our salon, Hannah Arendt. Five years ago, you sat together with Donald Trump. Tonight, we are discussing not a wall between two countries but the lack thereof, …
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On Archipelago95, or the Logic and Sensuality of War
2 months ago

On Archipelago95, or the Logic and Sensuality of War

Prophetic Irony

Just over one month ago, on April 15, Ukraine was saddened to hear about the loss of an outstanding sergeant, an aerial recon specialist of the 59th Separate …
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Eurodivision 2024
2 months ago

Eurodivision 2024

Two days ago, I declared on social media that I felt compelled to watch this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Not because I wished to endorse genocide in any …
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