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".

30th November 2013

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I am a Mohawk woman… You cannot ask me to speak as a woman because I cannot speak as just a woman. That is not the voice that I have been given. Gender does not transcend race. The voice that I have been given is the voice of a Mohawk woman and if you must talk to me about women, somewhere along the line you must talk about race.
— Patricia A. Monture-Okanee, “The Violence We Women Do: A First Nations View” (via sansadirewolf)

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22nd November 2013

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Hey, anyone want to read the essay I just wrote so that they can tell me how much I probably just fucked up academically because of how polemical I was?

(I’ll save you the trouble: I probably fucked up pretty decently.)

Tagged: oh wellit's submitted and there's no going backthis is what I get for not being able to deal with apolitical academism anymorebut still...whoops

27th September 2013

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@Anagrammaton

No hetero right back at ya’.

Let me just double the intensity of that message right back at you because you’re super wonderful, pretty, perfect, etc.

Tagged: and this is when I should be airing this out loudinstead of publiclyoh wellanagrammaton

25th February 2013

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Okay, so I missed all of the Oscar Blogging last night and am just coming to on the shit-show that was. I saw the bullshit that Seth Macfarlane pulled, and then finally found the onion tweet that was the source of so much (justified) outrage, but I still can’t find where all the stuff is coming from with regards to calling Quvenzhane Wallis “Annie” (I think that’s what they substituted it for). I was searching the tag of her name, but wasn’t able to find anything. Like, who said that, was this a further tweet by the onion or something, etc.? If anyone could fill me in on some of the details on that one, I’d really appreciate it.

Tagged: I'm making this post and I'll probably find the answer on the very next page of my dashthat's usually what happensoh well

23rd January 2013

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genderikari:

if i ever have to read another shitty poem that’s just an ee cummings knockoff i’m gonna cry

if i ever have to read another shitty poem that’s just an ee cummings knockoff i’m gonna cry

Sterling H., 2013

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Tagged: I really don't know cummings well enough to be making fun of himoh well

1st July 2012

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Rachael!
I can’t figure out the audio on my computer right now. So all I can provide you with is awkward drunken photos instead.
Damn, I was really hoping to let you see how awesome my voice is (not really), but this is the best you’re going to be able to get.
[Also, my roommates are yelling about cribbage in the other room drunkenly. It’s one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever heard.]
[Also, also, people should message me, if you feel inclined. I’m totally willing to talk to anyone right now about anything. It’ll be fun, I swear.]

Rachael!

I can’t figure out the audio on my computer right now. So all I can provide you with is awkward drunken photos instead.

Damn, I was really hoping to let you see how awesome my voice is (not really), but this is the best you’re going to be able to get.

[Also, my roommates are yelling about cribbage in the other room drunkenly. It’s one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever heard.]

[Also, also, people should message me, if you feel inclined. I’m totally willing to talk to anyone right now about anything. It’ll be fun, I swear.]

Tagged: personalwhy are people following this blogseriouslythis whole thing is a ridiculous train wreckOh wellhi new followers and stuff

24th June 2012

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This is pretty much my night. Wine. Chinese Food. And Philosophy.
Also, I was searching through some drawers at my grandparents house and realized they had some CDs of mine I accidentally left here. So I’m blasting The Shins as well.

This is pretty much my night. Wine. Chinese Food. And Philosophy.

Also, I was searching through some drawers at my grandparents house and realized they had some CDs of mine I accidentally left here. So I’m blasting The Shins as well.

Tagged: good night is gooddrunk so I'm actually being personableand posting too much probablyOh well

25th April 2012

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robert-brydie:

sterwood:

marxandsparks:

whatiremembered replied to your quote: [Nietzsche]: a much better thinker … [than…

I can’t even begin to explain how problematic this is in 250 characters, but suffice to say this is an injustice and misunderstanding of Heidegger’s thought.

No its not. 

Heideger is genocidal. 

Guh, why’d I come into tumblr just to see Heidegger being treated so badly?

Seriously, he was a Nazi. We get it. No one’s really shown adequately, from what I’ve been able to see, how his Nazi membership was tied fundamentally to his philosophy. And not just the rectoral address from then either (that’s obviously Nazi propaganda, but who seriously denies that?). What’s particularly genocidal about Being & Time? What’s fascist about his essay on animals? Is his fourfold really just some sort of pun on Fuhrer?

None of this makes any sense. If he has fundamental Nazi ties, show it. The usefulness and greatness of a thinker extends beyond their lifetime, even during their lifetime. Isn’t this the whole point of the ‘Death of the Author’ type stuff? If they author’s dead, then we can mine the points of their thinking that are useful, and divorce it from whatever overt themes it had in their life. Sure, Heidegger was a Nazi, but there’s nothing about the fundamental insight that being in never fully present that necessarily leads to Nazism (though he did tie the two together in some of his works, no doubt; I just mean it’s not a necessary, structural tying-together).

Gah.

I’m going to be lazy and type up a a quote from, surprise surprise, Bourdieu on this issue.  Either way I would have been making a hash repeat of it anyway though there is also a book I think called quite simply “Heidegger and Nazism” that adds more to some of what Bourdieu outlined (particularly given Bourdieu wrote his work BEFORE the Heidegger controversy rocked France and all the other various contributions to the issue). 

“[C]ontrary to one widely-held view of sociology, it was a reading of the work itself, with its dual meanings and covert undertones, that revealed some of the most unexpected political implications of Heidegger’s philosophy, at a time when they were not recognized by historians: its condemnation of the Welfare State, hidden deep inside a theory of temporality; its anti-semitism, sublimated as a condemnation of rootlessness [‘errance’]; its refusal to disavow the commitment to Nazism, evident in the tortuous allusions which punctuate Heidegger’s dialogue with Junger; its ultra-revolutionary conservatism, which inspired not only philosophical strategies of radical overcoming but also, as Hugo Ott has shown, the disappointed philosopher’s break with the Hitler regime, when it failed to reward his revolutionary aspirations to the vocation of philosophical Fuhrer.” 

Of course his philosophy cannot be wholly reduced to his political position and it does address issues within philosophy.  What there is though is a match between the political positions and the dualisms of revolutionary conservatism with the ‘legitimised’ philosophical discourse of Heidegger.  However, I don’t think anyone here is saying that his Nazism completely dismisses all he wrote - in opposition though to ‘the death of the author’ approach it is only through the rejection of a ‘pure’ reading of Heidegger (which does not mean returning to trying to decipher the author’s supposed intentions but to move beyond the internal / external opposition of reading)  that this can be brought to the surface and dealt with. 

I’m just going to be somewhat brief here. I agree that there probably is philosophical ties between H. and his Nazism (I think Zizek does a  good job of showing this in Defense of Lost Causes, personally, but of also complicating the whole issue because he’s an asshole like that). I need to  read up more on the whole tie between H.’s (I’m really tired of typing his name today, obviously) Nazism and his philosophy - though from what I have read so far, I haven’t seen many people show a very thorough connection between the two. I could be proven wrong though.

I’m just against this whole “Heidegger was a nazi, and nazi’s are bad, therefore Heidegger is bad” type of logic I’m seeing all over my dashboard right now. Like, at least have the ability to say “I don’t really like H. because his Nazi connections have always made me suspicious, but I know to it than that. I’m just not really concerned with going further into it than that.” That statement alone would have made me happy with the treatment of Heidegger on here. It’s just all….more complicated than people are making it out on here, as is usually the case with anything (not just on here).

tl;dr: I agree with you in terms of content, I’m just against some of the forms of argumentation that have been taken on on here.

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