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Writing Out Mary Jane

Thursday December 06th 2007, 4:30 pm

It’s just come down the pike that Marvel is writing out Spider-Man and Mary Jane’s marriage. As in from existence like it never happened. Here is the response from my friend Phil:

Wow. just realized that I have not picked up 2 consecutive issues of spider-man in over a decade. You know, I remember when Matt […]





Jean Baudrillard’s Death Did Not Take Place

Wednesday March 07th 2007, 4:22 pm

Crazy French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, author of The Gulf War Did Not Take Place and Simulcra and Simulation, has died. Or is his death merely a hyperreal simulacra of an event whose perception has become so divorced from its referent that the referent ceases to exist at all?

Subjects: philosophy, news





Woody Allen on Nietsche’s diet book

Monday June 26th 2006, 1:12 pm

Woody Allen on Nietsche’s diet book
There’s nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope. On a recent trip to Heidelberg to procure some rare […]





The X-Philes - Philosophy meets the real world. By Jon Lackman

Sunday March 05th 2006, 2:32 pm

The X-Philes - Philosophy meets the real world. By Jon Lackman
Experimental philosophy?

Subjects: philosophy





‘American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville,’ by Bernard-Henri Lévy - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

Monday January 30th 2006, 7:02 pm

‘American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville,’ by Bernard-Henri Lévy - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

Any American with a big urge to write a book explaining France to the French should read this book first, to get a sense of the hazards involved. Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French […]





Bernard-Henri Lévy’s American Vertigo - If only he’d taken on the culture war. By Franklin Foer and Alan Wolfe

Wednesday January 25th 2006, 2:55 pm

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s American Vertigo - If only he’d taken on the culture war. By Franklin Foer and Alan Wolfe
What does a French philospher have to tell us about America?

Subjects: politics, philosophy





Simon Blackburn - The British philosopher’s

Sunday October 02nd 2005, 1:49 pm

Quoth Richard Rorty:

The principal vice of the community of analytic philosophers is that its members do not read much outside of analytic philosophy. Graduate study in philosophy in most American philosophy departments is largely a matter of going over the publications of the last ten or twenty years in order to get the background necessary […]





 
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