CURRENT READING: Le studio d'Yves Saint Laurent - Miroir et Secrets : Texte de Jéromine Savignon : éditions Actes SudSubmitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-08-21 13:59.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2014-08-16 05:41.
Deleuze shortly before his death - he committed suicide by throwing himself from his flat in Paris - recorded one of the Arte Channel's most fascinating philosophical programmes, Abecedaire ("Alphabet"), in which he introduced a subject starting with a letter of the alphabet. "A" was for "animal", "G" for "gauche" (left-wing), and B was for "boisson" (drink). The "S" for "suicide" has yet to be broadcast.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-07-11 05:25.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-07-04 14:00.
Published on New Year's Day this year, Rene Girard's "The One By Whom Scandal Comes" is the philosopher's latest extension of his great theory of mimetic desire. In a world where post-modern post-structuralism has been so institutionalized so as to form its own orthodoxy (oh the irony), Girard's philosophical certitude, attendant to a Christian theology, moral in its considerations and humanistic in its concerns, hovers at the edge of intellectual unfashionability.
Current Reading: Lacan: Reading Seminar XX : Lacan's Major Work On Love, Knowledge and Feminine Sexuality.Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-05-30 01:23.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-05-22 05:07.
Current Reading: The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy : Gilles Lipovetsky : Translated by Catherine PorterSubmitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-28 21:36.
Fashion as a vehicle for democratic values and an agent of the social revolution built around the veneration of the 'individual'? What a riot this sentiment must have caused in academic circles in 1995, when "The Empire Of Fashion" was first published. But as fashion, the concept, has evolved from a hermetic dialogue built around upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression (and we do mean Pop ), French thinker Gilles Lipovsetsky has proven to be more than prophetic, even if he was never optimistic about the psychological implications of this occurrence in the first place.
Current Reading: Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality: Anne Fausto-SterlingSubmitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-14 01:57.
Current Reading: The Analysis Of Beauty: Written In View Of Fixing The Fluctuating Ideas Of Taste: William HograthSubmitted by Wayne on Wed, 2014-02-12 14:40.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-01-31 00:32.