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George Batailles On Ethnographic Surrealism And “The Limits Of The Useful” – Review Essay (Matt Waggoner)

Georges Bataille, The Limit of the Useful. Translated and edited by Corey Austin Knudson and Tomas Elliott. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2022. Hardback. 360 pages. ISBN 978-0-262-04733-3. The Accursed Share, one of the more enduring literary and philosophical projects undertaken by Georges Bataille, started a decade before its eventual 1949 publication as what he had […]

Indigenous Religions

Introducing Spirit/Dance – Social Justice And Reconstructed Spiritual Practices, Part 1 (Joshua Hall)

The following is the first of a three-part series. This project was provoked by the almost nonexistent pushback from the Democratic liberal establishment to the (2020) exoneration of Kyle Rittenhouse, despite his acknowledged killing of two Black Lives Matters protesters against the police murder of George Floyd. It builds on three prior articles arguing for […]

Philosophy of Religion Theology

The Critique Of Theism – Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Lecture 2 (Johannes Zachhuber)

The following is the second lecture in an eight-lecture series.   The first can be found here. I introduced these lectures last week by pointing out the unique situation within which our thinking of God is situated. Intellectual developments over the past two hundred years have meant that discourse about God has increasingly become both more […]

Metaphysics Philosophy

The One Is Not – On the Fate Of Unity in Post-Metaphysical Philosophy (Jussi Backman)

A Turkish translation of a version of this essay has been published as “Bir, bir şey değildir: post-metafizik düşüncede birlik ve çokluğun akıbeti,” trans. Mustafa Yalçınkaya, Sabah Ülkesi: Üç aylık kültür-sanat ve felsefe dergisi, no. 51, Nisan 2017, 16–19. Available online at, retrieved 27 April 2017. The themes of this essay are discussed in […]


Hegemony And Techno-Rationality – Toward An Aesthetic Soteriology (Mason Davis)

To speak of aesthetics is not simply to consign art to its effects on sensibility, but to open up the configurations of experience that create new modalities of perception and new forms of subjectivity. “Aesthetics provides a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms of visibility, and possible ways of […]

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Review – Eugene Thacker’s “Cosmic Pessimism” (N.N. Trakakis)

 Thacker, Eugene. Cosmic Pessimism. Minneapolis: Univocal Publishing, 2015. ISBN-10: 193756147X. E-book, paperback. 55 pages. It might be worth quoting from the beginning of this pocket-sized, 69-page book to give a sense of its style and subject: We’re doomed. Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a poetry written in the […]