critical prophecy, that is to say, philosophy

Generally speaking, no one would feel immediately comfortable today claiming the position of prophet. Naturally, the prophet has not altogether disappeared from Western culture. Excerpts of "Creation and Salvation" by Giorgio Agamben,Nudities, (SUP: 2011).         Edited by Thomas Marconi. Prophets disappear early on in Western history. In as much as  the Messiah appeared on … Continue reading critical prophecy, that is to say, philosophy

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Juicy philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms

Juicy Philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms For us to understand some ways  for philosophy to be juicy—more mouthwateringly fruitful for our lives—let's consider  what juicy suggests and why human organisms have this cultural activity called philosophy. Then we can consider what philosophy is and how it may benefit us in more … Continue reading Juicy philosophy: A way of life for ripening human organisms

More disdain towards Foodism: “A new, western type of deviance”

Since my last blog commenting on an op ed piece about the negative cultural consequences of "foodism," I found a book review of Steven Poole's You aren't what you eat: Fed up with gastroculture. The reviewer, William Skidelsky, describes how Poole finds foodism populated by people "who seek to enliven their dull existences by continually … Continue reading More disdain towards Foodism: “A new, western type of deviance”

What if Foucault wrote A HIstory of Gastronomy?

What if Foucault wrote about the history of gastronomy, rather than a history of sexuality? After all, what he was interested in was the ways in which the practices of sexuality, including the discourses about sexuality—public, private, as well as the dialogue within one's head—exert a power over how we experience ourselves as a subject. … Continue reading What if Foucault wrote A HIstory of Gastronomy?