In the first part of this essay, I seek to briefly elucidate how Moishe Postone distinguishes modern antisemitism from other forms of racism. Following that, I aim to demonstrate how, in spite of its specificity, the former is able to work in tandem with the latter.
"In most cases, it is the market which subverts the status quo. And in many cases, it is those that disrupt and conceal the market forces who are in the service of the powers that be." - A Smithian reflection on the roaring energy prices post Ukraine-Invasion, and what they tell us about the way Adam Smith thought of market mechanisms.
In this article, after explaining some fundamental linguistic terminology and summarising the main differences between the Essentialist (“Chomskyan”) approach and two other important tendencies in linguistics, I will argue that, in addition to the study of performance, neuroscience can also contribute to the development of theories of competence, on the basis of recent studies which show a relationship between abstract, “higher” linguistic structures and concrete, “lower” electrical behaviours of neurons.
To what end are we constantly theorizing? What should good theory look like, and why? These questions lie at the heart of philosophical reflection. A possible answer is sought in this second part of an essay series - of which the first part can be found in the 6th print issue of Funzel.
By delimiting its outermost contours, we have already failed in our prime intention of getting nearer—if one allows me the always-already failed metaphor—to what we are today going to fail to try to conceive of.
Zum Auftakt der Kolumne: Weltfrieden. Was dachte der gute Kant dazu?
Joseph Howard Carens is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His main research has been in the areas of immigration, multiculturalism, and market equality. He has also founded the course “Approaches to Political Theory” at the University of Toronto and remains drawn to methodological questions and challenges within the discipline of political theory.
Mathematics is unwordly, unnatural and unbounded and thus it is pointless that humans continue to pursue Mathematics. Change the author's mind!
Sarah Richmond is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at University College London. One of her main research interests is the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre.
The time of actual health restrictions imposed on private and public life seems to be over. Even though it might be rational to still stick to them, we don't really care anymore. Why is this? The attempt of an explanation.