I’m quite excited for Interstellar and space aesthetics but I remember the last time I was excited for a Christopher Nolan film the trailers ended up being better than the film


Curtis Faville


Curtis Faville

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Israel Destroys Entire Gaza Neighborhood In An Hour

July 29th, 2014

An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.

Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.

After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.

Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.

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Hegel Books.zip


ecclesitrashtes @georgebushtrashtics (I don’t know why it’s not letting me link you directly, Grant…)

I know you two had talked about doing a Phenomenology of Spirit reading group thing, so I put together a quick set of Hegel books. The file has three folders in it: primary, secondary, and commentary.

The ‘primary’ folder has a bunch of stuff by Hegel, including a book of introductions to Hegel’s works (written by Hegel) that serves as a pretty good introduction to him. It also has a PDF of the Phenomenology of Spirit, that might be useful to you.

The ‘secondary’ folder has a few books that talk about Hegel more generally if you’re interested (including Butler’s book on Antigone, a huge figure in Hegel’s Phenomenology). This section also has a huge book called the ‘History of Continental Philosophy’, the first part of which has a lot of stuff on Kant, German Idealism, and Hegel, which might be helpful to you if you want to understand Hegel’s position historically better.

The last folder, ‘commentary’, has a butt-load of books on Hegel, with quite a few of them being on the Phenomenology specifically (including Kojeve’s introduction). There’s a bunch of good work here, and while I don’t recommend reading any of it in full (there’s too much), it may be helpful if you get stuck while reading it. Also, the two book series “Hegel’s Ladder” is supposed to be a great commentary on the Phenomenology, but it’s, well, two-volumes. So you might not want to get into that.

Finally, if you can find it (I couldn’t find a pdf, sorry…), Jon Stewart’s “The Unity of Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of Spirit’” is both a great introduction to the book (with summaries of each section) and a great introduction to the way Hegel presents his thought. That is, it’s great at showing what exactly is dialectical about the work, and the movement of the dialectic throughout it. I read it while taking a class on Hegel, and it was invaluable. I’ve recommended it to a few other people in our philosophy department, and they’ve said the same - maybe it’ll help you!

And I hope this helps generally. That is, if the Hegel reading group goes down. If not, then this is just a smathering of Hegel books for people. Which is an okay thing too.

adding Adorno’s Hegel: Three Studies to this

Most the time when I’m drunk I have a dramatic and melancholic sense of urgency and in first year I’d usually just leave my friends at a club without saying a word to them and turn up on campus at Kat’s place. Atm I feel like that but I’m just liking stuff on tumblr

hands up: who hates me?

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"Where are those old friends with whom in years gone by I felt so closely united? Now it seems as if we belonged to different worlds, and no longer spoke the same language! Like a stranger and an outcast, I move among them—not one of their words or looks reaches me any longer. I am dumb for no one understands my speech—ah, but they never did understand me! It is terrible to be condemned to silence when one has so much to say.

Was I made for solitude or for a life in which there was no one to whom I could speak? The inability to communicate one’s thoughts is in very truth the most terrible of all kinds of loneliness. Difference is a mask which is more ironbound than any iron mask."

Friedrich Nietzsche, letter to his sister (1886)  (via c-ovet)

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the lodger’s moving in in a few days so till Belgium I’m in my sister’s room

the lodger’s moving in in a few days so till Belgium I’m in my sister’s room



Solidarity with the occupiers!

Why Don’t I Criticize Israel? : : Sam Harris


Kinky shit of the day

Sam Harris outdoing himself