Eric Schwitzgebel provides a translation to the preface of a 1935 issue of the journal Kant-Studien, which shows just how much the academy (obviously not just Heidegger) rolled over Kantian and other philosophical terms (will, etc.) to demonstrate their adherence to Nazi philosophy: Splintered Mind: The 1935 Preface to Kant-Studien.
A fair take in the New Yorker, with a summary of a recent conference in New York on the subject of the black notebooks: Is Heidegger Contaminated by Nazism? : The New Yorker.
From University of Chicago Press and edited by Alan Schrift, with new titles out this month: Book Series: The History of Continental Philosophy.
An excellent set of commentaries at the S&S now with a commentary by Adam David Morton: A fifth commentary on Henri Lefebvre’s ‘Dissolving City, Planetary Metamorphosis’ added | Society and Space – Environment and Planning D.
This is an update to an original article now open access at S&S: The City as Open Source Pedagogy – Alberto Corsín Jiménez | Society and Space – Environment and Planning D.
Jonathan Freedman discusses the recent biography of Paul DeMan in the LARB, but largely also recent academic trends: Deconstructing De Man in the Digital Age
Jeremy Crampton picks on the Guardian article where they get the first interview with James Mitchell, who was instrumental and quite hands-on in the CIA torture program after 9/11. He is also (still!) a licensed psychologist, as noted in what is, for the Guardian a generally pretty good set of comments below the article.
James Mitchell, one of the people who designed the CIA interrogation program of prisoners after 9/11, has broken his media silence. In a remarkable interview at the Guardian he provided a robust defense of his actions:
“The people on the ground did the best they could with the way they understood the law at the time,” he said. “You can’t ask someone to put their life on the line and think and make a decision without the benefit of hindsight and then eviscerate them in the press 10 years later.”
The Guardian’sheadline is actually “CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation'” which highlights that they are one of the few major media outlets to use the word “torture.”
I found the comments very instructive (very little love for this guy). But what about this one, given that we’ve just come from an AAG where the organization’s…
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