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David Auerbach on literature, philosophy, film, etc.

Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.

Wilfrid Sellars and Edmund Husserl on Science and Life

Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.

Jan, 11 · in Essays
Forgive if you will, but do not forget. Supreme Court aspirant Robert Bork on gun control, witchcraft, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Usenet.

Robert Bork: In Memoriam

Forgive if you will, but do not forget. Supreme Court aspirant Robert Bork on gun control, witchcraft, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Usenet.

Dec, 20 · in Miscellania
My books of 2012, favorites and others of interest. Satantango, The Galley Slave, William Bronk's Later Poetry, Carl Barks, and many others.

Books of the Year 2012

My books of 2012, favorites and others of interest. Satantango, The Galley Slave, William Bronk’s Later Poetry, Carl Barks, and many others.

Dec, 11
Of all the concepts that people simultaneously trumpet and denigrate, while not even being aware of the contradiction, truth must rank damn close to the top.

Truth and Muddlement

Of all the concepts that people simultaneously trumpet and denigrate, while not even being aware of the contradiction, truth must rank damn close to the top.

Dec, 02
Six documentaries by Shohei Imamura depict the overlooked and filthy aspects of human existence, the soldiers, prostitutes, and others that form the "heaps of abandoned people."

Abandoned People: Shohei Imamura’s Documentaries at Anthology

Six documentaries by Shohei Imamura depict the overlooked and filthy aspects of human existence, the soldiers, prostitutes, and others that form the “heaps of abandoned people.”

Nov, 11
This 1969 novel from Hungary is about a man who works with "the waste products of a society that maintains order by violence," and what their suffering comes to mean to him.

The Case Worker, by George Konrád

This 1969 novel from Hungary is about a man who works with “the waste products of a society that maintains order by violence,” and what their suffering comes to mean to him.

Nov, 01
A grotesque Slovenian novel of plague and witch trials, set in the 17th century. It chronicles a single man's psychic dissolution in the face of conflicting chaos and superstition.

The Galley Slave, by Drago Jančar

A grotesque Slovenian novel of plague and witch trials, set in the 17th century. It chronicles a single man’s psychic dissolution in the face of conflicting chaos and superstition.

Oct, 11





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"Those who live in the present but who harbor no doubts about the structure of authority, those whose anger does not drive them to delve into the essentials, and those whose approach to their art raises no questions, all of these must renounce their status as artists."
—Masayuki Takayanagi