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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Next

posted by on May 22 at 17:22 PM


Because I made my comments quota for the month, I can dedicate my next posts to the only thing that really matters to me: philosophy. First, I will discuss Steven Shaviro’s recent essay on Alfred Whitehead’s God, and how that philosopher’s idea of God differs from Spinoza’s God. From the difference, Shaviro makes this astonishing claim: Whitehead wanted nothing less than the secularization of God. To grasp this claim, we must leave theology and travel to the realm of political philosophy. The end of that journey is an essay by Hannah Arendt: “Introduction to Politics.” In that essay we will find an excellent example of the secularization of God, and how this example is related to Alain Badiou’s leading concept: “the event.” To understand what an event is, we shall turn to Badiou’s most popular book in English, Ethics. The event, Arendt’s politics, and God in Spinoza and Whitehead will be the path. The target of the posts is to show how certain theological themes and concerns can have, without the loss of their aura (in the Benjaminian sense), a place (or substance) in a world that has no God (“the age of reality”) .

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Posted by w7ngman | May 22, 2008 5:38 PM

Anyone who went to a two-bit grad school could weave up a wordy-ass bunch of shit like that, Charles. Now that we know the stink that is inside you, I could give a fuck.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 22, 2008 5:45 PM

Hey, all this poseur bullshit made me forget what an asshole you are!

Posted by Gabriel | May 22, 2008 6:11 PM

Oh, it's about meeting a comment quota. Duly noted; and my response to future months' Mudede posts adjusted.

I continue to await The Stranger's explanation for this person's continued employment.

Posted by mattymatt | May 22, 2008 6:23 PM


Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | May 22, 2008 6:33 PM

Seeing as how every post of Charles' reaches a new level of pretentiousness, I look forward to seeing how he tops this one.

Posted by brendan | May 22, 2008 7:00 PM

What place does a philosophy hack have at an alt weekly???

his only use was for Police Beat, and it's gone.


Did Charles give you a kidney or something?


Posted by Non | May 22, 2008 7:08 PM

You are still an embarrassment.

Posted by cw | May 22, 2008 7:37 PM

Tsk. If we didn't have Chaz to use as a punching bag, who else would fill the bill? Cyclists vs. cars, pit bulls, Youth Pastor Watch, Every Child Deserves..., etc., all have their place, but only Mudede really gets the hackles up. Double his pay!

Posted by Spoogie | May 22, 2008 7:41 PM

Reading a Mudede post, any Mudede post, is like watching a homeless guy who is wearing an upside refrigerator box that with no eye holes in it hobble in front of the SLUT.
He cant walk very fast, as his pants are around his ankles, and the entire interior of the cardboard box is covered with scotch taped up Hustler Centerfolds.
Then, WHAM, he gets hit by the trolley.
3, 4, 5 times a day.

Posted by Can't Look Away | May 22, 2008 8:22 PM

my mind, being a metaphor for my heart in the most literal sense, assuming of course that when we say "literal sense" we really mean "figurative sense", has officially (if not somewhat indifferently) been blown.

Posted by Bryce Beamish | May 22, 2008 8:43 PM



Posted by violet_dagrinder | May 22, 2008 9:48 PM

Man. Charles outdid himself this time.

Posted by Vox Clamantis | May 22, 2008 10:05 PM

He doesn't mean it, guys. He's making fun of you making fun of him.

Posted by ct | May 22, 2008 11:12 PM

The man was a bit harsh, you yelled at him a bit, he explained his (perfectly rational) side, now set aside your differences and move on. Why he should be fired from slog is beyond me. Blunt, he may be, but there don't appear to be too many people whose main problem is that he's stupid or wrong. Just offensive.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | May 22, 2008 11:27 PM

Bring it on.

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | May 23, 2008 12:55 AM

Whitehead and Arendt are hacks. Let's just go back to calling God a regulative idea and skip the hackery part.

Posted by el | May 23, 2008 1:32 AM

Nice photo.

Posted by Wolf | May 23, 2008 5:29 AM

if you love philosophy most, why do you continue to ignore logic?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 23, 2008 8:30 AM

@19 - I'll go ahead and directly quote chas: "don't you dare challenge me again without reading my work closely."

Posted by some dude | May 23, 2008 9:04 AM

logic can't be found by a closer reading of rubbish.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 23, 2008 9:19 AM

Huh, I didn't know philosophy was about posting pictures of half naked women all the time? Learn something new every day!

Posted by D | May 23, 2008 9:36 AM

@ 22

word :)

Posted by tiffany | May 23, 2008 10:48 AM

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