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A Weak God: Gnosticism for the 20th Century

Ron Rosenbaum wrote in Tablet, 29.9.17: God in Struggle, a God not all-powerful, but one who needed us, needed our help in his wrestling with evil in the universe and thus silently sat by during the slaughter: This was, Norman … Continue reading

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Parody is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Some weeks ago, the always interesting blogger SlateStarCodex came up with what I took to be a complex argument to explain the existence of God, merely on logical and scientific grounds. I was pretty intrigued by it, so I followed … Continue reading

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Con Título (una lección para poetas de Cavafis/Cavafy)

En una entrada reciente, comenté la inutilidad de tantos y tantos títulos que no añaden nada a sus obras. Justo es reseñar que hay títulos que hacen mucho. Un ejemplo excelente viene del gran Constantino Cavafis/Cavafy (su apellido se transcribe … Continue reading

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A Puritan Theory of Racism

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek often jokes about the paradoxical nature of American progressive racism by using the example of the Native Americans. If these Americans, Native, are uniquely connected to Nature then, he wonders, does that make their remaining … Continue reading

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Why Slavoj Zizek Writes In Convoluted Sentences

(Updated Sep. 1) An oft-repeated reproach to Slavoj Zizek’s writings is that he’s impossible to understand. In fact, Zizek is sometimes held as an example of a decades-old trend of academic meaninglessness; for example, in this recent article, Nathan J. … Continue reading

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Slavoj Zizek on Why We’re Building The Matrix

I don’t think The Matrix is a masterpiece. I have already written more about that movie than I should, probably. And I believe Zizek doesn’t think it’s a masterpiece, either. But he sure hasn’t written too much about The Matrix. … Continue reading

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