The trip to Ottawa was extremely enjoyable. Ottawa is not like toronto – it has a landscape. It has hills, rivers. There are power dams in Ottawa because there are raging rivers from which huge amounts of force can be set to work and set aside for others’ use. I like Ottawa. I like public […]Read More Photos from Ottawa trip
Ingrediants: 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 400g can of salmon (preferably on sale) 2 cups Quinoa 2 carrots 1 can tomato paste some water Spices Preperation: Chop carrots and mix with all ingredients in a bowl with ‘some’ amount of water. Add ‘spices’. Place in casserole dish and cook at 350 for some […]Read More “At least there’s no red meat in it” casserole
There was once a girl who valued health, and on this basis she became vegetarian. Actually she became Vegan. Soon after, that girl decided to further restrict her diet to raw food only. She felt that raw food would help her further pursue her goal of health. Unsatisfied, she decided that despite these restrictions her […]Read More Becoming-Pure
What “really exist” is the plane of consistency, which is the virtual plane on which all possible contingent connections are already drawn as potentialities. At the same time, the plane is only real insofar as you build it – you build a regime of signs that opens those possibilities as things your body can do. […]Read More Plane of Consistency
After speaking with the chair today, it seems like a distinct possibility that I might remain in Toronto for 5 years or more doing a PhD in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy. I like to think the choice of what possibilities to take up as the choice of what we could do with our bodies – […]Read More Considering a PhD program in Philosophy
In this post, metafilter has recently asked why, if car insurance doesn’t pay for oil changes, should universal health care pay for medical check ups? I think the mistake here is to think it would be more expensive to insure your car if the cost of changing the oil was built in. This is almost […]Read More Health Care versus Car Care
The E.G.S. is a school both within and outside the space of international academia. It runs in the summer, and top philosophers, theorists, cultural thinkers, artists, come to give 1 or 2 week courses. Mostly they choose to give courses on works in progress. Slajov on E.G.S. Part 2 The European Graduate School on WikipediaRead More Slajov Zizek on the European Graduate School
Empiricism is the doctrine that the way to know about the world is to test it and see how it responds. These responses should be systematized according to laws which effectively predict the results of future tests. Empiricism must acknowledge that it could always be wrong – since it makes no claims that the laws […]Read More What is Empiricism?
In this short piece I will attempt to convince you that you already hold a philosophical position on the question: “what is there?”, and that this position determines significantly the way you conceptualize your interactions in the world. Chances are, you think of yourself as either an empiricist or an idealist. By empiricism I mean […]Read More What is there?
Chomsky’s account of Globalization calls into question any attempt to call the current structure of global integration fair. Maybe if any IR scholars read this blog they could point out the problem with his argument, because as a member of a 1st world state it calls into question any ability to participate in the mainstream […]Read More Globalization