Book Summary: The Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-being / Michael Jackson

In his book, Michael Jackson looks deeply into the lives of three individuals, Emmanuel Mulamila, Roberto M. Franco, and Ibrahim Ouedraogo while shedding some light on their journeys that concern the endurance of life via different ethical modes of being, how these individuals approach and derive meanings from their extraordinary encounters in life, and what... Continue Reading →

Woe is me

Woe to those who dwell on the past while the moment recreates history Woe to those who gaze into the far horizons of time while the next breath is of no guarantee [...]

This Too is a Mindless Self-expression

It is quite a curious matter that throughout the human history, the farther we go back from the present, the more outward and far-flung our gaze seems to have been. The earliest sciences have been concerned with phenomena that are physically the most distant from our very selves. Astronomy, natural philosophy, geometry… In contrast, the... Continue Reading →

Book Summary: Theory of the Partisan: Intermediate Commentary on the Concept of the Political / Carl Schmitt

Introduction View of the Initial Situation 1808-13 Schmitt writes, “the initial situation for our consideration of the problem of the partisan is the guerrilla war that the Spanish people waged against the army of a foreign conqueror from 1808 until 1813. In this war, a people—a pre-bourgeois, pre-industrial, pre-conventional nation—for the first time confronted a... Continue Reading →

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