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Giorgio Agamben: God, man, animal

From Quodlibet … When Nietzsche, almost one hundred and fifty years ago, formulated his diagnosis of the death of God, he thought that this unprecedented event would fundamentally change the existence of men on earth. ““Where are we headed? Are … Continue reading

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Thinking with Mario Tronti

We continue to share material by and about the work of Mario Tronti, in the wake of his recent death. We share a short but excellent essay by Mårten Björk on the trajectory of Tronti’s thought (from NLR/Sidecar 25/08/2023). Embracing … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy: Must It Be So?

Justice consists in seeing that no harm is done to men. Whenever a man cries inwardly: “Why am I being hurt?” harm is being done to him. He is often mistaken when he tries to define the harm, and why … Continue reading

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Simone Weil: La Personne et le sacré/Human Personality

Justice consists in seeing that no harm is done to men. Whenever a man cries inwardly: “Why am I being hurt?” harm is being done to him. He is often mistaken when he tries to define the harm, and why … Continue reading

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Simon Critchley: Mystical Anarchism

Exploring the facets of the desire to smash time, through “mystical anarchism … It is not enough for us to reject conditions and institutions; we have to reject ourselves. “Do not kill others, only yourself” – such will be the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Died, following D.H. Lawrence

“I don’t know what I shall do,” he said. “When I am healed, I shall know better. But my mission is over, and my teaching is finished, and death has saved me from my own salvation. Oh, Madeleine, I want … Continue reading

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Tom Cornell and the Catholic Worker

It would be almost impossible to describe any of the regular participants or contributors to Autonomies as catholic, or christian, or even religious, in any traditional or institutional sense of the latter. And yet we are equally aware of the … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy remembered against the pandemic

But actually history is not the soil of happiness. The periods of happiness are blank pages in it. […] In world history only those peoples that form states can come to our notice. G.W.F. Hegel, General Introduction to the Philosophy … Continue reading

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Re-thinking our Thinking

There is a view sometimes found among anarchists, anti-authoritarians that racism, sexism, environmental destruction can be eradicated without undermining the essential aspects of capitalism: the development of markets requires the constant expansion of the number of buyers and a certain … Continue reading

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