“Philosophy … should not imagine that specialized work in epistemological theory, or whatever else prides itself on being research, is actually philosophy. Yet a philosophy forswearing all of that must in the end be irreconcilably at odds with the dominant consciousness. Nothing else raises it above the suspicion of apologetics.”
-Why Still Philosophy, Theodor Adorno

Currently exploring identity as defined by the products we consume. I wrote my Masters thesis on it (actually got it published amazon.com/dp/B074RKPH11/ref=c) but identity has always fascinated.

Especially from reading Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish.” How authentic is our internalized self?

@bgcarlisle Thank you :) I’m glad this instance exists. I’ve been missing good discussions

Hi,

I have my MA in and . I was pursuing a at Goldmith’s College of London, but my visa ran out and I never completed it. That was a decade ago. I’ve published two books but consider them nonsensical scribblings.

I usually hang out on the appdot.net instance, but had to join this one for the discussions. Nice to meet you all!

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