Category: Allgemein

37 Jean Baudrillard (2)

On the End of Sex in the Empire of Pornography   “Visible things do not terminate in obscurity and in silence; they vanish into what is more visible than the visible: obscenity” “Sexuality does not vanish in sublimation, repression and morality. It vanishes more effectively in what is more sexual than sex: pornography.”1 In wrote in my previous blog entry...

36 Jean Baudrillard (1)

The Sovereignty of Things “Things have found a way to elude the dialectic of meaning, a dialectic which bored them: they did this by infinite proliferation, by potentializing themselves, by outmatching their essence, by going to extremes, and by obscenity which henceforth has become their immanent purpose and insane justification.”1 What a wonderful sentence, right at the beginning of a...

35 On Scepticism, Sceptics, and Technocracy

Sextus Empiricus (Roman Readings Ⅲ) We are gradually approaching the center of my current philosophy. The analyses of it, so to say its theoretical foundation, is provided by Sextus Empiricus and his principle of Isosthenia. Such a word—should you use it further, no one would understand it, and no knows of it. Even the English dictionary contains no entry for...

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