Monthly Archives: December 2011

Nietzsche in Texas

I spent the last week and a half in my hometown of Denton, TX, and spotted this at Recycled Books a few days ago. I didn’t buy it, but picked up Kauffman’s The Portable Nietzsche, Plato’s Gorgias, Hobbes’ Leviathan, plus … Continue reading

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Being Interdisciplinary

A few thoughts on interdisciplinary work, from Stuart Elden. Being Interdisciplinary.

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Deleuze’s Hume

I came across the website Aberrant Monism earlier and thought I’d share (take note, fellow D&G readers: there is a page devoted to reading Spinoza’s Ethics). It’s written by Jeff Bell, a Deleuze, Hume, Spinoza, and Nietzsche scholar at Southeastern Louisiana … Continue reading

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Gillian Rose’s Visual Methodologies

Over at her website, Professor Rose recently announced the availability of Visual Methodologies (third edition). She writes: The opening chapter’s discussion of theorisations of visual culture has been thoroughly reworked and now discusses things digital and affective; there’s lots of new … Continue reading

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Hume — Understanding, Section IV

Hume opens section IV — entitled “Sceptical Doubts concerning the Operations of the Understanding” — by making a distinction between Relations of Ideas and Matters of Fact. The former are discovered and explored through “the mere operation of thought, without … Continue reading

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Hume — Understanding, Sections II and III

In “The Origin of Ideas” section Hume begins to lay out what is — as I understand it — the central notion of his philosophy: namely, that reason is beholden to the sentiments. Or, to put it another way, the … Continue reading

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Hume — An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section I

(“fat, smug sort of guy in red” — Marxists.org) In an effort to gain more teaching experience outside of the Architecture department, and more in line with the critical theory I’m currently exploring, I’ve volunteered to handle some TA duties … Continue reading

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