Daily Archives: December 13, 2010

Study Guide (VIAL)

Remember the words. Words are important. Not simply as handles with which to pick up objects (to reflect upon things) but as the condition of our engagement with the world. Critical terminology– in a word, jargon– has a crucial function: to wipe away the ideological residue glazing our perceptions, perceptions which have been deadened by “common sense”– still another word that really signifies the absence of thought.

I saw a sign recently: “Unfuck the world.” Which of course begs the question: is the world fucked? How so? And so thinking can at last begin. This is our task, which we may refuse, ignore or embrace. To think the world, to unthink it and think it again. What else are we here for? To make money? Fall in love? Or like this:

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