Category Archives: Philosophy

The Reader as Neophyte Mystic

In a way, the book’s subtitle, “Conversations with Yahia Lababidi,” is misleading. Ostensibly, the book comprises Alex Stein’s dialogues with Lababidi on the literary luminaries Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vilhelm Ekelund, and Søren Kierkegaard. But

The Reader as Neophyte Mystic

In a way, the book’s subtitle, “Conversations with Yahia Lababidi,” is misleading. Ostensibly, the book comprises Alex Stein’s dialogues with Lababidi on the literary luminaries Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vilhelm Ekelund, and Søren Kierkegaard. But

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that

Vedic scapegoating

This slim volume condenses and extends Girard’s path-making theory on mimesis – ideas that have set the standards in anthropological philosophy for much of the past thirty years. Sacrifice is translated from the 2003 French text, and Matthew Pattillo and

Vedic scapegoating

This slim volume condenses and extends Girard’s path-making theory on mimesis – ideas that have set the standards in anthropological philosophy for much of the past thirty years. Sacrifice is translated from the 2003 French text, and Matthew Pattillo and

“Trauma structures us, so hold on to it.”

“Trauma structures us, so hold on to it.” Avital Ronell to Jeremy Fernando. (The Suicide Bomber; and her gift of death, Jeremy Fernando, Atropos Press, page 193) With all first readings, comes the trauma of virginal encounters. After being thoroughly

“Trauma structures us, so hold on to it.”

“Trauma structures us, so hold on to it.” Avital Ronell to Jeremy Fernando. (The Suicide Bomber; and her gift of death, Jeremy Fernando, Atropos Press, page 193) With all first readings, comes the trauma of virginal encounters. After being thoroughly