The term ‘heresy’ is used here in the context in which it is used by the Polish philosopher, Kolakowski. He argues that all realms of culture, philosophy, as much as art and customs, exemplify a fundamental antagonism, whereby everything that is new grows out of the permanent need to question all existing absolutes, with every […]
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The following course seeks to investigate and analyze the language, rhetoric, history, and impact of Black culture on the fashion industry today. In doing so, we will utilize contemporary and historical conversations around race, gender, sexuality, and class in order to interrogate and analyze key concepts, moments, styles, and trends of the fashion industry. By […]
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Psychedelics and Black Liberation – FALL 2024 Week 0 Carl Hart, Drug Use for Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in a Land of Fear Week 1 Mark Fisher, Acid Communism (Unfinished Introduction) Charisse Burden-Stelly, Black Scare/Red Scare – Forthcoming Spring 2023 Week 2 Jacques Derrida, “The Rhetoric of Drugs” Joy James, Warfare in the American Homeland: […]
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Photo Digital Painting by JT Creswell entitled, “Sentient Flesh” I shall began at the end. The end of the world that is. Some say such an end has already begun. Others say that this end is on its way. Then there are those who think that the end is only the end if it ends […]
Read More Terror ad infinitum, Black Extinction, or an Otherwise World.
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Sometimes: I want to kill myself just to see what’s on the otherwise. One of the consequences of metaphysical violence has been: the violent erasure of Black abstraction and ideation and the subsequent (dis)placement of Black thought to the position of the unthought. This violence has prevented not only the activity of Black thought and […]
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The future, which is now, will require – not a philosophy of science, but a philosophy of pseudoscience. For, in the future, which is now, pseudoscience, will increase in both its chaos and complexity, knowledge and power. This is precisely because the distinction between ‘real science’ and ‘pseudo science’ – historically known in the philosophy […]
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The bulk of what can be said about COVID-19 can only be said in a time to come. A time which may never arrive. All of the positivist certainties are frailties and probabilities masquerading as expertise. It is the making-sport of scientific expertise in the domain of speculation. The unquenchable thirst for immortal immunity, theo-scientifically […]
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Dear God, If you ask me, “Do you believe in God?” My response would be, “I have an atheist relationship with God.” My relationship with God is not one of belief. These are the term and conditions of our connection. Belief is not one of them. My relationship with God did not and does not […]
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“Desire unconscious of itself is logic.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “There are always more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “[I]f you purport to love truth as power, if you reject the fact that all true love […]
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