Wittgenstein & talking nonsense Show more
Wittgenstein argues that we are not naturally disposed towards unfriendliness or unsociality; by being speaking beings who create names for the things in our world, we show a predisposition of making something sharable -- language. The thing which separates us, according to Wittgenstein, is when we talk nonsense or mutual unintelligibility. Talking nonsense goes deeper than using a nonsense language, when we speak in nonsense, we are purposefully unintelligible.
Why Mr. Rogers is important today Show more
Mr Rogers ethics extend to our own neighborhoods through how we welcome others. Rogers believes that we welcome people into the neighborhood as they are, and we like them as they are. We are called to overcome internal biases, to put aside the incidentals that are barriers to liking them. Rogers gives us tools to do so. He believes that discourse, even the offer of it, provides an open ground for individuals to meet and begin the process of welcoming each other.
teaching prep for next semester Show more
I just made my outline for what days I'll be teaching what. Feels good. Now I just need some outlines for the texts I don't know as well, and I'll be as prepared for next semester as I can be!
One thing I needed to do this weekend crossed off my list. Yesssss
research, academia status things Show more
I've been called a "departmental Gramsci expert" a few times this semester in public settings.
I don't like it. I'm not an expert on Gramsci. I'm still trying to build a firm theoretical foundation because this man is Not writing systematically. I just really like him and have a good grasp on him. Not an expert. Also expertise is overrated, and I am dubious whenever someone claims to be an expert.
textbook reqs Show more
I typically despise textbooks, but Sheldon Wolin's 'Politics and Vision' and Wiser's 'Political Philosophy' provide detailed analyses of political philosophical movements and thinkers, contextualising them in theoretical maps.
They have been so good in studying for comps.
Mastodon admin help request; Boosts++ Show more
I'm periodically having people email me to say that confirmation emails aren't going through
Does anyone have good ideas on how to diagnose / fix this sort of problem?
It has mostly been people with Hotmail / Outlook addresses
(But then I'm pretty sure that we've had successful signups from those domains too, so I'm not sure)
religion Show more
y'all I attend a Presbyterian service as well as Catholic and sometimes a Quaker service as well so I got experience
@Cyborgneticz I really do not like Critical Role and similar popular shows because they skew perception of what D&D tends to be. Like, shit, they’re trained voice actors with so much financial support—your weekly home game just is not going to be like that...
religion Show more
trying to explain why Catholics love Mary and how that has the potential for a feminist take on the Bible to Presbyterians can be stressful
alc Show more
Vivino is a good app, but also not very helpful.
teaching advice Show more
my mentor <<teach for yourself. most students are here for degree so they can get a job. don't teach for them. teach because you love the material.>>
I feel inspired as hell to work on my syllabus and lecture notes this weekend
sappy Show more
so my partner's grandfather helped design some engines of one of the apollos, which is cool, and as a result he learned a lot about space and believes in the radical egalitarian nature of space exploration
I like that
confession Show more
Sometimes on my bike ride home, I stop by at the dog park so I can pet some dogs.
nonbinary epileptic ancom grad student twitch affiliate cyborg - just reading and writing about Gramsci
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