On The Philosophical Backdrop Of “Alternative Facts” And “Fake News”, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series.  The second installment can be found here.  This article was recently presented at the international meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung (German Society for Phenomenological Research) in Vienna.  The conference theme was “Fact, Facticity, and Reality”, or how philosophy…

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The Technological Transformation Of The Public Square (Joshua Ramos)

We are witnessing the political and cultural transformation of the global public square through internet information technology and digital social media. The public square, once formerly centered around localized, material centers such as town halls, literary café’s and salons, has now become the global virtualized public square, decentralized in transnational…

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The Dialectic Of Enlightenment From A Postsecular Lens, Part 3 (Roger Green)

In my previous post, I took a turn from direct analysis of Dialectic of Enlightenment to engage with David Scott’s writing on tragic disposition in Conscripts of Modernity.  I then focused on Emmanuel Levinas’s early essay, “Reality and Its Shadow.”  I merged Levinas’s pessimism concerning art and his call for a…

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Hegel’s “Concrete Universal” And The Problem Of Community – The “Citizen Subject” Under The Regime Of Neoliberalism, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first can be found here. Žižek, in conversation with Balibar, zeroes in on how the formation of ideologies,  especially fascism, depend on a systematic distortion of the linguistic and collective psychological processes whereby “community” has come to be symbolized…

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Hegel’s “Concrete Universal” And The Problem Of Community – The “Citizen Subject” Under The Regime Of Neoliberalism, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a two-part series.  The article will be part of a published volume of presentations at a conference sponsored by the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna in May 2018. As the philosopher Hegel clearly understood, the question of community is intimately bound up…

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Osage Kettle Carriers – Marmitons, Scullery Boys, Deviants And Gender Choices (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

Due to the historical sourcing and cultural explanations necessary to Dr. Tinker’s scholarship, the editors of The New Polis have kept all of the author’s footnotes intact, though we have inserted hyperlinks when books are named and formatted paragraphing for easy online readability. We have also kept the entire composition in one post…

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