Category Archives: philosophy

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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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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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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Hot Dogi Sprzeciwu*

PKN Orlen jest najważniejszym graczem polskich rynków rafinerii ropy naftowej i detalicznej sprzedaży paliw. Jego wpływy rozciągają się na kraje sąsiadujące włącznie z Niemcami, Czechami i krajami bałtyckimi. Orlen jest notowany na listach 50 największych firm obracających ropą naftową przez publikacje pokroju Fortune … Continue reading

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Origins

Cain did not kill Abel. But he was indeed the precursor of fratricide. The boar cubs he pursued and killed, and into whose warm flesh and bones his unsuited teeth sank, were his kin and close neighbors. Their mother he … Continue reading

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Civilization

I’ve been doing a bit of anti-civilization reading for a while now, chosen mostly from among John Zerzan’s rich writings. The thing is I’ve been told by a good and quite brilliant friend not so long ago that to him “civilization” … Continue reading

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Of Fences and Agony

Save perhaps for those who cut it, and maybe the occasional cat, no one sets foot on this grass lawn.  Ten years ago you could come here to leave the noise of lawnmowers, cars, and crowds behind.  Now it’s a place defined by … Continue reading

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Shards of the Good Life

When the world is broken up And rejects your hungry gaze, What remains are but shards of the good life. To pull at them; to draw them out– Just breathe through them. Let this become the heart of your reasons, Suspended halfway between order … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs of Dissent*

 PKN Orlen is the player on the Polish oil refinery and petroleum retail markets. Its operations extend to the neighboring countries, including Germany, Czech Republic, and the Baltic States. Orlen has been noted among the world’s 50 largest oil companies … Continue reading

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