Category Archives: Philosophy

Body as Text in Nietzsche and Freud

http://www.minerva.mic.ul.ie//vol7/body.html

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Metaphysical Dependence of Educational and Administrative Roles in Academia.

The idea educators (i.e., teachers) can exist without administrators in academia is an intelligible notion. First, given the prevalent cutbacks in academia since the economic downturn of 2008, many educators now perform new administrative duties not previously required. In some … Continue reading

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The Ontological Limits and Risks of Male Sympathy.

“The most sympathetic of men never fully comprehend woman’s concrete situation. And there is no reason to put much trust in the men when they rush to the defense of privileges whose full extent they can hardly measure.” — Simone … Continue reading

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“If you would want someone to ask you a question, what would it be?…”

SeeĀ 4:46. (However, the whole interview with Daniel Higgs is worth watching.) “If you would want someone to ask you a question, what would it be?…”

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Dreyfus on Embodiment.

What can I add? 1. Embodiment 1. 2. Embodiment 2.

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“Why Would I Pay Someone to Cook Shitty Food for Me?” (Mi Casa Too, This Means You.)

I’ve been thinking about how to come up with a fair criterion by which to judge a restaurant worthy of receiving our family’s business. My contention: If one’s family is to give up the significance of the focal practice of … Continue reading

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Aristotle V. Nietzsche on Habits.

Been working on individuality in Nietzsche. To this end, I’ve found contrasting Nietzsche to Aristotle helpful. These are the central claims I’m using as the basis for my contrast. 1. For Aristotle, perfection of a virtue occurs via habituation. This … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never.

It’s taken me years to get this insight clear, precise, and capable of an adequate defense in a paper. The basic idea behind an “existential” critique of morality is this: The main point of being a self is to be … Continue reading

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Philosophy as a “Spiritual Exercise.”

As of late, I’m trying to gain a better understanding of what I’ve been doing for the last ten years–viz., teaching philosophy. In other words, what does teaching philosophy amount to? In fact, I’m unclear about what I do as … Continue reading

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