Singularity, Psychoanalysis, and the Self-Help Industry

The biggest section in American bookstores is usually the self-help section. We’re addicted to our symptoms and we're told by the industry of self-help techniques and motivational books that we can find self-betterment if we follow the latest best-seller that offers the secret code for living a free life. We find inner solace in yoga, …

Government of Self and Others: Foucault on Truth and Democracy

One of the central questions from Foucault’s Government of the Self and Others lectures at the College De France is in answering how, by binding oneself to the truth, the self is exercising freedom? This question animates the core of our democratic experiment since its philosophical founding in ancient Greece. How precisely are the micro …

Superfold and the Order of Things

The Order of Things outlines western thought via discourse(s) by combining finite thought from power disciplines into grand narratives, or epistemes. The Order of Things seeks to bring the human sciences into bearing with larger epistemological structures of thought. These larger systems, (epistemes) are finite, observable, and follow certain rules. As such, at any given …

Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools was a spiritual source for English bay towns and Spanish sea ports and indeed a source of majesty and imagination for both Shakespeare and Cervantes. Imagine the arrival of a ship led by degenerate lepers, homosexuals, poverty stricken heathens and plague infected subjects (without supervision by authorities) into the sea port …