1. a note on The Latest Zizek Thing

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    No doubt Zizek sees himself as a Lacanian figure, kissing the cheek of culture at the right moment so as to disturb its psychical neuroses – each polemical world a calculated cure. From the other side however, it feels very much like an old man has spit all over our faces. And when we decide to avoid the next session, he’ll call us to remind us that this moist therapy is essential.

  2. This Philosophical Melancholy

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    Philosopher Peter Railton, who recently gave the John Dewey Lecture at a meeting of the American Philosophical Association, is being widely praised for his courage because of one of the topics he addressed: his own struggles with depression, and how that’s connected with his philosophical activity.

  3. How To Survive a Philosopher Attack

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    “I don’t know how many times we’ve been at a philosophy party when I wander back to my philosopher after making the rounds of conversation with other non-philosophers, I discover that he is in heated and angry-sounding discussion with other philosophers. When it’s all over, though, everyone is happy and joking and full of philosophy intoxication.”

  4. The Montaigne Project

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    In 2011, Dan Conley started, and completed, My Montaigne Project: a series of 107 essays, one a day for 107 days, each inspired by one of Montaigne’s 107 Essais. This week, he brought it back to the web with a newly designed website.

  5. Free Will Worth Having

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    What are your thoughts on machines that can predict what you’re going to do in the next five minutes? Do you think that everything that happens now in the universe was causally determined by some event(s) that happened before it?…Read more »