The purpose of this site is to explore philosophy—especially modern, continental philosophy—since the work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The writings posted herein will eventually be cobbled together by the authors to create a broad, cohesive project about the material condition moving forward. As of this writing, we’ll be covering philosophers like Hegel, Marx (his philosopher status is up for debate), Martin Heidegger, Adorno and Horkheimer, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze… to name a few. Topics will include how philosophy can work with today’s technological developments and political-economic regimes, which, to be certain have changed the way people live day-in and day-out.
The Election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, horrifying as it may be, presents an interesting intellectual situation to say the least. With the political norms being pushed aside and the already-limited American social progress from the past half-century now more precarious than ever, what is the task of philosophy, economics, and politics? The way we interact with technology is changing from somewhat of a supplemental role, to that of a primary role, if not displacing the human altogether. What is the state of metaphysics if our very concept of Being is fundamentally altered by the new paradigm of technology?
These are the sorts of questions we’ll seek to ask and hopefully address through our writing. Readers should come to expect posts about these topics with some regularity and perhaps a podcast to be linked soon, in which we discuss our readings. (hopefully). Until then.