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Patricia Marino
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Fiction, Investment Banking, And The Creation Of Reality
Last month I read this amazing novel called The Mark and the Void , nominally about a French guy who works in an investment bank in Dublin in the wake of the great financial crash of 2008, but really about global capitalism, the Greek economic crisis, the c...
Last month I read this amazing novel called The Mark and the Void, nominally about a French guy who works in an investment bank in Dublin in the wake of the great financial crash of 2008, but really about global capitalism, t...
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Are Internet Trolls Otherwise Ordinary People?
Trolls from a kinder, gentler era. I used to think that people being horrible assholes on the internet were, generally speaking, people who were horrible assholes off the internet. I thought they were exceptional, unusual -- the kind of people that if you m...
Trolls from a kinder, gentler era. I used to think that people being horrible assholes on the internet were, generally speaking, people who were horrible assholes off the internet. I thought they were exceptional, unusual --...
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A Life-Affirming Moment By The Side Of The Chicago River
A sailboat waits patiently. Last week I was visiting Chicago, and I was walking around with my friend, and just as we got to crossing the Chicago River over a bridge, alarms started going off. Lights were flashing, cars had to stop, and guys in reflective o...
A sailboat waits patiently. Last week I was visiting Chicago, and I was walking around with my friend, and just as we got to crossing the Chicago River over a bridge, alarms started going off. Lights were flashing, cars had t...
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French Islamophobia, Fashion, And Freedom
From Tommy Hilfiger's Ramadan Collection Here at TKIN we usually avoid the low-hanging fruit. I figure, if something is just really obviously stupid and wrong, you don't really need a whole blog post about it. But we're making an exception today -- because ...
From Tommy Hilfiger's Ramadan Collection Here at TKIN we usually avoid the low-hanging fruit. I figure, if something is just really obviously stupid and wrong, you don't really need a whole blog post about it. But we're makin...
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Extreme Commodification
When philosophers talk about the extensions of markets into new domains like surrogacy and sex work, one of the concepts they use is "commodification." The idea is that by subjecting things like reproduction and sexuality to market norms, we are "commodifyi...
When philosophers talk about the extensions of markets into new domains like surrogacy and sex work, one of the concepts they use is "commodification." The idea is that by subjecting things like reproduction and sexuality to ...
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Ego Depletion Theory And Its Cultural Context
When I first learned about it, I really liked the theory of ego depletion . You know this theory, right? The idea is that you only have a certain amount of willpower. If you use a lot of willpower keeping yourself away from cookies, you'll run out, and you ...
When I first learned about it, I really liked the theory of ego depletion. You know this theory, right? The idea is that you only have a certain amount of willpower. If you use a lot of willpower keeping yourself away from co...
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The Pernicious Illusion Of User-Generated Neutrality
I feel like this there's this dream in late-capitalist societies that somehow you can write a neutral set of rules for human interaction -- that is, a way of setting up a set of rules or procedures that doesn't rely on contentious and messy stuff like what ...
I feel like this there's this dream in late-capitalist societies that somehow you can write a neutral set of rules for human interaction -- that is, a way of setting up a set of rules or procedures that doesn't rely on conten...
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Medical Metaphors, Mistakes, and Metaphysics
Years ago a friend of mine got a dog -- a tiny puppy. I didn't see my friend for a while, and the next time we got together, the dog had grown enormously: he was now a largish-sized dog. When I commented on this, my friend put his hand down near the dog's n...
Years ago a friend of mine got a dog -- a tiny puppy. I didn't see my friend for a while, and the next time we got together, the dog had grown enormously: he was now a largish-sized dog. When I commented on this, my friend pu...
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The Two Faces Of Branding
A couple of months ago I read Eddie Huang's book Fresh Off The Boat: A Memoir . If you haven't read it, it's about his life growing up as an Asian-American in the US and doing all kinds of different high-intensity activities like getting into fights, going ...
A couple of months ago I read Eddie Huang's book Fresh Off The Boat: A Memoir. If you haven't read it, it's about his life growing up as an Asian-American in the US and doing all kinds of different high-intensity activities l...
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Portrait Of An Artist As A Woman: Saint Phalle, Subversiveness, and Sex
Lifesaver fountain by Niki de Saint Phalle in Duisburg, Germany. Photo by JuergeunG , reproduced here under Creative Commons License . I don't know if you happened to read Ariel Levy's recent New Yorker profile of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, who built ...
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Do I Like Trouble?
Charlottesville, downtown. I was recently visiting a Nice Place in America -- in this case Charlottesville, VA. Charlottesville is nice. It's pretty, and quiet, and prosperous, and the day I visited the sun was shining brightly. To be honest the niceness of...
Charlottesville, downtown. I was recently visiting a Nice Place in America -- in this case Charlottesville, VA. Charlottesville is nice. It's pretty, and quiet, and prosperous, and the day I visited the sun was shining bright...
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My Midlife Music Crisis
I love music. There are ways in which music is one of my favorite things, maybe my most favorite thing. And yet, at this point in my life, I seldom listen to music. So: WTF? Part of the problem is pretty basic and really boils down to: what am I going to li...
I love music. There are ways in which music is one of my favorite things, maybe my most favorite thing. And yet, at this point in my life, I seldom listen to music. So: WTF? Part of the problem is pretty basic and really boil...
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I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo.  Check out my webpage here. I write occasional philosophical reflections on modern life at thekramerisnow.blogspot.com
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