do you always start by feeling a practice is substantial then go into believing it’s substantial or ever the other way around?
it's a structural analogy
Is it true that a chef needs a palette more precise than that of the average fine-dining enthusiast? And is it for a conceptual economy cashing-out informativeness of the palette as [constitutive] authority on deliciousness, or for empirical reasons?
come up with something to which the epigraph will be: Raisins can be the best part of a cake. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
realizing too late a Milky Way has no crunchy center. fuck you America and your exotic brands
Nietzsche’s micro-materialism’s only anomalous next to his next door neighbors. Hardly even that. Montesquieu to Rousseau to Herder are much possessed by food & weather.
La Règle du jeu [après Carl]
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“i grab hold of the power in a conversation like the cosmos in a kafka short. i can’t make a dent but if you give-in for a second there’s no going back”
restlessness as basically reflexive. you’re restless in that you take your restlessness to be about something that refuses to reveal itself but could permit you to rename your state.
i’ll take things in/around me seriously as long as they are not events. events are so goofy.
I heart Edward Said. But his style reads so much like a NY Times profiling of a classy literary celebrity. “Reluctant to accept my suggestion of restaurant (“I never eat after 6 p.m.”), Mr. Adorno offered instead that we meet at a local Café. He is a powerfully built man with thinning hair, dressed in a conservatively cut black suit that emanates a striking foreignness against...
I’m trying to find a way for ‘deep’ cultural theory to be otherwise than the speculative tracing of analogies between cultural forms and political forms superimposed on their correlation to produce bipolar causality and mutual constitution. [I’m just trying to find a way for ‘deep’ cultural theory to be something other than the cultural as a symbol of the...
Don Quixote [book] also uses the chivalric romance to get things done. These same structural parallels that let Don Quixote [guy] project also make the chivalric romance an excellent engine for mapping 17th century Spain. And since that day all meta-genre work that’s any good uses its genre performatively and not just symptomatically.