If Lars Svendsen helps one to understand loneliness cognitively, Haruki Murakami allows one to experience it affectively, giving it a slow, desperate pulse.
16 May 2017
In A Philosophy of Loneliness, Svendsen doesn't so much elucidate the topic of loneliness as he complicates it, thereby dispelling our many illusions.
05 Apr 2017
Ask anyone whether something can be born of nothing, and the reply will be decisive: No! Yet we think, speak and act “as if” this were not the case.
10 Jan 2017
In these lectures Nietzsche is not yet philosophizing with a hammer, but the hammer is certainly within arm's reach.
27 Mar 2016
This book is about society. Shifting the focus from the individual (crime) to the social (punishment) is not so much a political choice as it is an ethical imperative.
01 Dec 2015
Chuckle if you want, but these are good times for grim thoughts, and some of the best and freshest writing is coming from Eugene Thacker.
30 Jul 2015
Carlos Fraenkel champions two causes: the first is a culture of debate; the second is an allegiance to the principle of fallibilism. Unfortunately, both are hard to come by.
31 May 2015
There is going to be a lot of hype about The Meursault Investigation, and you should believe every word of it.
29 May 2015
As existentially bleak as it is, I Refuse is not devoid of hope. A refusal is a negation, to be sure, but a lost swimmer may refuse to drown.
01 Apr 2015
If death haunts fewer of the stories collected here than one might imagine, it's because there are things worse than death.
08 Mar 2015
These characters navigate a constellation of theological ruins and failed rationalizations, wherein existential nausea must do battle with the hunger of the werewolf Curse.
14 Jan 2015
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