Monday, September 6, 2010

Head-clutching epidemic?

Yet another head-clutching philosopher !

10 comments:

  1. Was he posing for the Munch "Scream" painting? Seems a little quiet if so.

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  2. Very quiet. The figure in 'The Scream' was sending a message, Foucault seems to be receiving one (from outer space?).

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  3. What message was he (it) sending?

    What message was Foucault receiving?

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  4. Well, Alan, you're putting me on the spot. I see the screamer as expressing an extreme psychological terror - I don't know, cripes! On Foucault, I have never warmed to him and remain blissfully ignorant of what is going on inside his head. I refer you to a recent article by Jillian Becker who has some hard things to say about him and other thinkers like him. Search for "Foucault" on The Atheist Conservative website (on my blog list), and you'll find the article (which I commented on by the way). The article is called The cultivation of evil, the sickness of Europe.

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  5. The scream: "Ooooh noooo ... I'm turning into a cubist!!! No no no ..."

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  6. Good work, GC, you manage to keep it light!

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  7. Mark, I think you've started something!

    http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2010/09/more-hands-on-philosophers.html

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  8. Yes I saw this. *We* started something! Pretty funny isn't it, what gets noticed, what 'goes global'.

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  9. Yes, very funny -- in both senses (strange and humorous).

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  10. This is becoming a trope.

    http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2010/09/yet-more-hands-on-philosophers.html

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