I’m not intending to have this blog post come to a coherent conclusion because what I’m currently typing is really just a stream of consciousness… After reading Kurt’s essay on Galileo, it got me thinking about how objective is the Bible if it were considered a gateway to understanding the knowledge of truth, as well […]
In this blog post I will often refer to the present. In some cases the present means today and some it means the 1900’s or the 1800’s. For the most part I agree with Simone de Beauvoir, The Middle Sex, especially with what she writes in the introduction. Women are and have been oppressed by men […]
Christina Hendricks’ lecture on this text for the Repetition Compulsion theme, January 2015.
This one was a struggle for me to get through. A lot of the text seemed disorganized, vague, and sometimes even random. Although some of this confusion was likely due to the many historical and philosophical references made that I had difficulty understanding despite the footnotes, which a reader of Nietzsche’s time would probably grasp […]
Reading this text reminded me a lot of the beginning of first term – a deceptively small book filled with unfamiliar phrases laid out in a seemingly order-less fashion. In any case, I feel nervous writing this blog post, because I’m not sure if I really understand most of this text, let alone have opinions about it. However, after the lecture today, I feel much less unprepared to write. In the interest of not appearing as confused as I actually am, I’m going to talk about some of the aphorisms that…read more
On the shelves stand monuments. They are not eternal. They are dead, all but the possibilities of resurrection. I think of Borges. I think of Bataille. I think of Blanchot. Today, in this city of rain and glass, we examine countless volumes under a neutral sky. We examine, we do not read. The sacred is […]Continue reading →
I’ve noticed an unsurprising trend on the blog posts for this book. It appears as though members of the class (including myself) do not take fondly to Nietzsche’s style of writing. I could write the entire post on how inconsiderate Nietzsche was in the delivery of his philosophical arguments and ideas. But I won’t do that, I’m sure […] Continue reading →