The Critique of Pure Takes

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  • Anxiety and Alienation from the Body
    28 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Unless you believe some sort of vulgar (guarding myself from angry replies) dualism of the Cartesian or Leibnizean mind and body or mind and world, as opposed to some hylomorphic view point where mind...
  • Adorno, Psychoanalysis, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure
    24 Sep 2021 • 15 min read
    Adorno, Psychoanalysis, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure The other week I read Adorno's The Culture Industry, well it is a collection by Routledge of related essays. One of the essays helped me finally und...
  • A Spirit of Trust by Robert Brandom : Chapter 15 and Chapter 16
    12 Sep 2021 • 33 min read
    Chapter 15 But every actual performance is a particular doing, and incorporates contingency. It is always more than just the acknowledgment of a norm, and may well also be less than that. (I can never...
  • A Spirit of Trust by Robert Brandom : Chapter 12 through Chapter 14
    12 Sep 2021 • 35 min read
    Chapter 12 Just as truth as Hegel understands it is not a state but a process (“a vast, Bacchanalian revel”), so, too, is determinateness. Indeed, they are aspects of the same process. (Brandom p. 431...
  • A Spirit of Trust by Robert Brandom : Chapter 7 through Chapter 11
    12 Sep 2021 • 33 min read
    Chapter 7 Like Kant in his response to Hume’s skepticism about necessary nondefinitional relations and what is expressed by alethic modal vocabulary in general, Hegel thinks that what is expressed by ...
  • A Spirit of Trust by Robert Brandom : Introduction through Chapter 6
    12 Sep 2021 • 37 min read
    Aim In this post, I aim to just toss out some reflections and comments and questions on parts of this massive work of Brandom. I found this book to be very good and hope that through this people will ...
  • The future of this space
    20 Aug 2021 • 15 min read • 1 0
    After a few months of moving and whatnot, I finally have a desk with a writing set up. I could have sat on my laptop and published some stuff, but a proper desk, chair, and keyboard set up makes writi...
  • Thinking through political violence with Fichte
    04 Apr 2021 • 18 min read • 2 0
    I am generally interested in revolutions and German idealism so I picked up the newly translated book by Fichte Contribution to the Correction of the Public’s Judgement on the French Revolution. The r...
  • The root of philosophy is the political
    09 Mar 2021 • 10 min read
    I take it that the opening of the Left Of Philosophy podcast (check the site out here!) expresses a deep commitment to the hosts’ approach to philosophy. They start off expressing this sentiment by po...
  • Kant's Conception of Freedom by Henry Allison
    29 Dec 2020 • 27 min read
    The first time I read Henry Allison was over the summer. I read the Prolegomena for a course in the last semester and read the Critique of Pure Reason not too long after. The first secondary text I re...
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