04 October 2006

Quiz: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Courtesy of Dailykos:


No matter how much I study ideology, rhetoric, and psychoanalysis, I will never cease to be amazed at the willful mendacity of some. I'm sure this is just an innocent mistake.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Levi,

Yes, it is amazing. Actually Foley was tagged with the label "Former Congressman Mark Foley (D-FL)" three different times. In two different segments. Each cutaway about 15 seconds or more. Showing Foley as a DEMOCRAT.

How DO they get away with it?

We better retreat into philosophy again ;-)

Orla Schantz

October 04, 2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger Sinthome said...

Yes Orla, I think the time is quickly approaching where all of us philosopher types need to withdraw to Epicurus' Garden and spend our time contemplating natural sciences so as to overcome our superstitious fears and taking joy in the intricacies of various philosophical questions.

* Togas and a ticket to Epicurus' Garden to anyone who answers this question correctly!

October 04, 2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the ticket, Levi, but I'm already a frequent visitor in the garden.

Since I read it many years ago, Epicurus' letter to Menoeceus has always been a useful and sane guide, also in darker moments.

By pleasure we mean...the sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest disturbances take possession of the soul.

Now back to Deleuzian individuation, Levi. Why is it an effect rather than a cause?

I'm always looking forward to your posts.

Orla Schantz

October 04, 2006 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the ticket, Levi, but I'm already a frequent visitor in the garden.

Since I read it many years ago, Epicurus' letter to Menoeceus has always been a useful and sane guide, also in darker moments.

By pleasure we mean...the sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest disturbances take possession of the soul.

Now back to Deleuzian individuation, Levi. Why is it an effect rather than a cause?

I'm always looking forward to your posts.

Orla Schantz

October 04, 2006 2:30 PM  
Blogger Sinthome said...

Loosely it can be said that individuation is a cause, whereas the individual is an effect. I say loosely, because Deleuze critiques causation in both _Difference and Repetition_ and _The Logic of Sense_, claiming that individuation is not a movement from actual term to actual term (like billiard balls hitting one another), but from the virtual to the actual. As such, it requires what he paradoxically calls a "static genesis".

October 04, 2006 3:06 PM  
Anonymous pebird said...

Wait 3 years, Fox will have a retrospective political special on how that Democratic president Bush screwed up American foreign policy with the full support of the Democratic Congress.

October 07, 2006 12:17 PM  

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