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  1. hey Scu, something of interest that reminded me of derrida's cat is the artist Carolee Schneeman, whose cat is a character in several works, like "Fuses" where the cat is shown observing Schneeman and her partner making love, among other things. from wiki: Themes One of Schneemann's primary focuses in her work is the separation between eroticism and the politics of gender.[1] Her cat Kitch, which was featured in works such as Fuses (1967) and Kitch's Last Meal (1978), was a major figure in Schneemann's work for almost twenty years.
  2. I realize this is late in the ball game, but you may want to check out Edward Said. I remember reading a piece of his that contests the label of "post-coloniality", but I'm afraid that's all I've got..
  3. do you have the copy with Spivak's introduction? That will do more for you than anything else, I think. I know it did for me.
  4. everyone's favorite slovenian makes this argument, but without being a douche. Not to mention that no one "opposes" capitalism anymore anyway. And Nozick's definition of "intellectual" is based quite heavily on himself and his ilk, I should think.
  5. The line in the film most worthy of examination isn't any of the above.... "joker: you see when everything goes according to plan, nobody panics, even if the plan is horrifying. because its all part of a plan" I am weary of the Nietzschean/Agamben angle of interpretation, if only because the film was pandering to it obscenely. and +1 to everything Zack said, nicely done, sir.
  6. i dont think that i was implying anything, i thought i just asked it. It seems like the movie archive could be dangerous from a legal perspective. I saw new movies from the cohen brothers on there, so its not just old foreign films... i just was curious about why you feel safe downloading movies from there... I would like to but i am nervous, and i dont know anything about the laws, i just know the film industry has better lawyers than the academic book industry.

    thanks

  7. i dont think that i was implying anything, i thought i just asked it. It seems like the movie archive could be dangerous from a legal perspective. I saw new movies from the cohen brothers on there, so its not just old foreign films... i just was curious about why you feel safe downloading movies from there... I would like to but i am nervous, and i dont know anything about the laws, i just know the film industry has better lawyers than the academic book industry.

    thanks

  8. Kevin, thanks a lot for these posts, I just wanted to let you know that any future onset of carpal tunnel syndrome will have been worth it, at least for me. Quality stuff.
  9. I would argue that distance from linguistic representation is the measure of authenticity. The critique "explained" or even put forth in its original form is never as forceful as the sensation which was the impetus for the critique (for example, Heidegger's feelings of alienation). Call me a modernist, but despite the nullity of contemporary forms of artistic representation, this is, I believe, still the role of the arts: a connection to sensation without succumbing to the can of worms that is language. You can "understand" Heidegger and Baudrillard by watching Koyaanisqatsi-- understand their philosophies even better than by reading them, I'd say.
  10. --Common usage would dictate (hah) that "understanding" is essentially the ability of the student to appropriate the vocabulary (and hence, concepts) of the author in question for their own facsimiled version, typically a paper. To put it another way, then, is there a difference between "absorption" and "understanding" of philosophy? Or, yet again, if I feel that intuitively, somewhere within my consciousness, I understand (for example) use-value, but yet cannot articulate it in Marx's terms, or give a genealogy of the concept as interpreted as Althusser, Baudrillard, and other readers of Marx, does this mean I do not truly know it? (Many thanks to The Scu for the stylistic template)
  11. btw I just want to add that this forum is awesome for having so many knowledgeable people posting substantive comments. This is off topic, but I think it is something worth mentioning.
  12. This conversation on the etymology of "Nomos" has informed me greatly; although in a completely different context (ecology as opposed to queer studies), it provides me with more coin(-)cidences...Special thanks to Alter-narrative for the Fuko analysis! http://thegreenscare.wordpress.com/2008/05/22/coin-cedences/
  13. Radical Ecology by Merchant is your best bet as a starting point.
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