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Archive for May 2010

A systematic pretense of an inability to understand

May 25, 2010

This response by Popper to the Frankfurt School critique of his approach in The Positivist Dispute in German Sociology was recently posted to the philosophy sub-reddit, under the title “Could someone help me find an article by Karl Popper mocking the Frankfurt School?” (subtitled “It was posted here a few months ago and I believe […]

It was built to be a stealth tank

May 13, 2010

It was built to be a stealth tank but it wanted to be a princess but no prince ever noticed it— upon shining white stallions they just rode right by Because it was a stealth tank it was too stealthy to be a princess It killed itself but nobody noticed it was too stealthy /poem […]

Hard things to look at, the poet as mystic, and Sachiko Murakami’s the Invisibility Exhibit

May 11, 2010

Last week for Influency we read Sachiko Murakami’s Governor General Award-shortlisted book The Invisibility Exhibit. The book is, as described by Jon Paul Fiorentino… …one woman’s fiercely intelligent response to one of society’s most tragic and pressing dilemmas. Murakami reveals and dismantles the rhetoric of the all-too-familiar missing woman narrative. The Invisibility Exhibit is an […]

Joy may be exhausting, but funny? political?

May 5, 2010

Not sure if this adds up yet, but I need to get to Murakami, so I’m just going to send it. —- Though there were a number of clues (the back cover comes right out and says it), on first reading it didn’t really occur to me to think of Susan Holbrook’s Joy is So […]