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This Side of the Fence: Some Remarks on the Animal Liberation of the Anthropos

An essay of mine was published a while back in the journal “Societies.” As naughty as ever, it brings much of my earlier writing together. Direct download link: Abstract: Informed by body-phenomenology, pragmatism, and critical theory, this aphoristic essay … Continue reading

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Kind or Clever: Rorty’s Synthesis, Itsuki’s Eyes and Voice

Richard Rorty, the noted American philosopher, took part in a Dutch television series titled “Of Beauty and Consolation.”  In an hour-long interview he revealed various autobiographical details and went far beyond the technical matters which so engulf academics these days. … Continue reading

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The Alien³ Rottweiler

I was house-sitting for my neighbors and couldn’t help myself when I saw an Alien³ DVD sitting on their shelf.  I put it on and chose to play a theatrical version with cast and crew commentary.  The Xenomorph, a great idea with the prisoner-monks, and … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Suffering

Writing is always more than an intellectual affair.  If it were only that, it would have an even harder time standing up to charges of superfluity.  To be more than superfluous, it must somehow, through its abstract and in a … Continue reading

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Hit and Run

In my own neck of the woods some development has been under way for years, turning a once fairly serene place into what feels like a cage. See, I’ve been glancing at this fancy ad all around here–on billboards, walls, shop … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs in a World on Fire

The following text is a reply to the rebuttal by Otwarte Klatki (“Open Cages”) of my original critique (“Hot Dogs of Dissent”) of this Polish organization’s recent campaign and solidifying ideological orientation. It responds directly to the particular sub-sections of … Continue reading

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Hot Dogi w Świecie, który Płonie

Tekst jest odpowiedzią na komentarz szefowej Otwartych Klatek do mojego tekstu “Hot Dogi Sprzeciwu“, stanowiącego krytykę ich kampanii i utrwalającej się orientacji ideologicznej. Odpowiedź odnosi się bezpośrednio do poszczególnych podpunktów komentarza. Zdjęcia wykorzystane bez zezwolenia i w celach niekomercyjnych. PDF do pobrania Zacznijmy traktować zwierzęta poważnie. Tak, … Continue reading

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