Composition and the Irrational: Some Lacanian Concepts

Note: The picture above represents an internet meme called “Doge.” This is related to the LOL Cats meme, but Doge must feature a picture of a shiba inu dog (a Japanese dog, very active and smart, I have known one), several ungrammatical phrases, usually two words, starting with “very,” “so,” “much,” “many,” or “such,” rendered … Continue reading Composition and the Irrational: Some Lacanian Concepts

Chomsky and Foucault: justice versus power — Aeon (video on Youtube)

I've had many discussions with both humanists and social scientists on this debate, about who won. I've had them in my own head too. Different people look at this and have fundamental different views about who won. I think it's a classic example of the impossibility of communication when the a priori of their discourse … Continue reading Chomsky and Foucault: justice versus power — Aeon (video on Youtube)