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Untimely Meditations

Deconstruction in Chinese

Tracing the thread of “decreation” in Chinese thought, from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell phones that are better than the original.

A Digital Apocalypse

Why 1 = presence and 0 = absence and the digital world formula is x = xn: an exploration of meaning in a universe of infinite replication.

Meditations, aphorisms, maxims, notes, and comments construct a philosophy of thought congruent with the inconsistency of our reality.

My Confrontation with Heidegger

A German writer’s aphoristic, poetic, and difficult reflections on Heidegger’s Being and Time.

An argument that love requires the courage to accept self-negation for the sake of discovering the Other.

Digital Prospects

A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action.

Meditations, maxims, aphorisms, notes, and comments address topics that range from pathos and genius to careerism and club sandwiches.

The Poetics of National Socialism

An examination of the narrative strategies employed in the most dangerous book of the twentieth century and a reflection on totalitarian literature.