I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.
I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".
The only party I really want to be having ever, to be honest. You’re all invited, by the way.
hatred of democracy and disagreement are great places to start! his article who is the subject of the rights of man does a good job of outlining essentially his whole project as well
Damn, I really do have to check that out. I’m almost certain I’ll like him a lot, but he’s just been this tangential figure for me lately and I haven’t been able to get to him. Especially since I’ve been really ambivalent about philosophy and theory lately (although, you probably can’t tell from my blog since that’s like 90% of what I do on here).
Whoever you prefer to read, just try and use their ideas to make the world less fucked up and were cool.
Same. That’s really, like, a total summation of my position on things. Everything else is just fun debate on things. That’s why I get so tired of a lot of the Marxist/Anarchist debates on here: they’re both like “fuck capitalism, sexism, racism, etc.” (when done well, which is rare, but that’s another issue) and I just don’t really care beyond that point? The rest is just splitting hairs, but splitting necessary ones, but that shouldn’t generate as much hate as that does on here.
I’m at 764 and talk to maybe a dozen people, if that.
Haha, social dynamics on Tumblr are so weird. I will never understand them.
Whos this clown?
Ugh, this fucking guy. A few days ago, he asked mouthyh0mura why men can’t be feminists (re: something she had posted just previously). She responded that it’s because men are shitlords (actually, I think she said it was because women deserve at least one space in which they can conduct their politics away from men, and while men maybe can be allies (but even this question is debateable!) but still, the point stands).
Then he went on to harass her and a whole bunch of people on here because he felt personally hurt by that opinion or whatever. The guy’s a fucking tool. I just…can’t with him.
getradified replied to your post: In The Second Sex, Beauvoir criticized how females…
Hes the only man in the Beauvoir session? Thats oppression! Checkmate atheists.
If only we could pit the MRAs against the New Atheists in a bloody gladiator battle so as to assure mutual destruction.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s a crucial step towards
F U L L C O M M U N I S M
Do you actually understand the majority of your posts?
Do you just hit reblog every time there’s a five syllable word or you see the name Marx?
Do you ever like anything? Ever?
What do you do when you’re not at a computer?
Are you a real person?
Please, it’s so important.
No, yes, no, never, sleep, no.
getradified replied to your post: It amazes me how impressively boring the opinions…
Well, I wrote that in an Intro to Modern Philosophy class I’m taking (it’s required for my major) and we started the class by discussing the question “Should science be limited and if so, by whom?” and most of the answers went along the lines of “No, science shouldn’t be restricted because it progresses society and tells us how the world actually works” and other such stuff and it was just boring.
We ended the class on “do animals have intelligence” and most people were like “well, they’re not conscious things, because they can’t use language like we do”. So, it was just really boring. Oh well.
One of my favourite aspects of Žižek is the way he relates shit to movies and people are all “why would you trivialize it like that” and he’s all “If you can’t relate it to pop culture you probably don’t understand shit dicknose.” (I’m paraphrasing.)
I’m pretty sure that’s why he was one of the first philosophers I got into heavily. Like, even when I couldn’t understand stuff about the Lacanian Real or the objet petit a (I mean, I don’t understand it now either, but whatever), at least there was a plethora of pop culture references I could latch onto to try and at least understand something.
I feel a similar affinity to someone like Freire that uses a shit-ton of jargon, but is really quite easy to understand because of how he writes. And, to relate to another present-day theorist, I really think Meillassoux is quite good at this at times (his style is one I’d most like to emulate - precision without an absolute scission of communicability).
getradified replied to your post: I’m stuck in a car waiting for a towtruck. Blargh.
I’m stuck in a basement sittin’ on a tricycle girl gettin’ on my nerves.
I don’t know why, but that’s one of the best sentences I’ve read in a while. I’m sorry to hear that though - that sounds rather shitty.
Also, update: I am home after having an awkward ride from a tow-truck driver. All things good.