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Horai power station survey 1975 from Fukushima

Sentences on Para-Philosophical Practice

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Sentences on Para-Philosophical Practice   1. Philosophy is about generating new resources for being. This is what is meant by “philosophy is the generation of new concepts.” This is what is meant by “philosophy as an exercise in untimeliness.” Thus, philosophy is always – at some point – political.   2. Philosophy requires faith that   …Continue Reading


Horai power station survey 1975 from Fukushima

Notes on Understanding the UCSB Killings

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  The challenge is to see the killings as reasonable and normal.   This injunction appears insensitive at best. That is because this article is not about people; it is about logics. It is my belief that if we are interested in people, we must first be interested in the systematic ways they come to   …Continue Reading


Horai power station survey 1975 from Fukushima

Issue Four: Eco-Power

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Occupy America’s fourth issue is “Eco-Power.” In this issue we consider the environment and the field of struggle as it is currently determined. In “Emissions Trading: The Green Trojan Horse,”¬†Prashanth Kamalakanthan and myself consider the evolving carbon trading market. Often touted as a market-based solution to global warming, we find that this new market actually   …Continue Reading


Zaha Hadid's (2005) Phaeno Science Center, in front of smoke stacks of the Volkswagen power plant

Emissions Trading: The Green Trojan Horse

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As the oft-repeated slogan among environmentalists goes, “there is no Planet B.” To preserve the human species we need an effective set of tools to ward against the crises associated with unmitigated greenhouse gas release. Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty has posited that global warming “poses for us a question of human collectivity” requiring “a global approach   …Continue Reading