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Postmodern Sophists
Philosophy, culture, philosophy, and philosophy
Created 09 May 2021
  • The Cultural Politics of Shoegaze
    16 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Breaking out of the United Kingdom in the late 1980s early 1990s, shoegaze is a niche genre of music that has produced some of the most beautiful and euphonious records to this date. Made up of mostly...
  • Time for some Post-Modern Neo-Marxism
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 0 1
    This article is responding to a 2018 interview that was widely circulated by conservatives and taken up by reasonable centrists and liberals. In this piece, Hanson Egerland dissects exactly what Peter...
  • Elon Musk, Roland Barthes, and Saturday Night live
    10 Jul 2021 • 11 min read
    Elon Musk is a hilariously bad comic book villain. There is almost something remarkably uncanny about him, about just how much of a living parody he is. Musk feels like something out of Ayn Rand’s wet...
  • Conservatives, Critical Race Theory and the Trans Panic
    14 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    The recent debate about the inclusion of Critical Race Theory (CRT, for those not online) in various classrooms from middle school through post-secondary is one of the hottest talking points currently...
  • The Culture Industry Re-Revisited
    26 May 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, in their work studying the effects of capitalism on art and art production coined the term “culture industry” to denote industrial art production focused on creating...
  • On The Continued Poverty of Student Life
    22 May 2021 • 12 min read • 1 1
    In 1966 a group of revolutionary students at the University of Strasbourg published a radical pamphlet entitled De la misère en milieu étudiant (On The Poverty of Student Life.) Heavily influenced by ...
  • A Wanna-be Petrostate
    22 May 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    The state of Israel is an Apartheid, wanna-be Petroleum-State. That statement is meant to be inflammatory and bring to light exactly the reason for its existence and continued support from the United ...
  • Dia-Shrek-tical Materialism
    09 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    The recapitulation of art is one of the weirdest parts of existence under a capitalist system. “Shrek” then, would be, as Horkheimer and Adorno describe in “The Dialectic of Enlightenment,” “something...
  • Philosophy, culture, philosophy, and philosophy
    09 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the Postmodern Sophist Newsletter. The PoMo Sophists bloggers write about culture, philosophy, and current events in novel and intriguing ways, synthesizing various philosophical schools Si...
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