@Maxel ah, I see. Yeah Medium is a blogging platform but I’m sure you can get in touch via email or some other means?

@Maxel You mean medium.com? No, it’s a blogging platform.

Just finished reading Unsong by Scott Alexander. What a pure genius book.
unsongbook.com/

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If we were judging religions and ranking them, what would be our criteria?

"Hegel believed that freedom is best nurtured through a constitutional monarchy. The monarch (in his case Frederick William III) embodies the spirit and desires of the governed, who have now become free. Hegel thus declares his own Prussian society the final stage of the development of the consciousness of freedom."

I didn't know what; quite lame for Hegel.

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> "[..] When are we truly free? When our choices are based on “the social ethos of an organic community,” says Singer, interpreting Hegel."

philosophynow.org/issues/129/T

Maybe I should try reading actual Lacan, rather than other people's interpretations of his theories.

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Every time I read about Lacan, it's an explanation of his complicated theories but no reasons as to how he came to arrive at such a complicated model or why it is this model he proposes.

"the Self is the fetishized illusion of a substantial core of subjectivity where, in reality, there is nothing."
bigthink.com/postcards-from-zi

@xochipilli I didn't know about Psychopolitics! Looks interesting from the blurb. I think The Burnout Society focuses more on the society effects and current status. It talks about things other the burnout actually, it seems the English translated title is not very good. I read a more accurate would be "Society of tiredness"

Cato: “Never is he more active than when he does nothing, never is he less alone than when he is by himself.”

I've started reading the The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han, and it's just brilliant! Highly recommended, even though I'm still in the beginning
sup.org/books/title/?id=25725

@alcmene Intriguing! I should take a look into this book.

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Transgression in Marriage and Orgy, Chapter 10 of Bataille's 'Erotism: Death and Sensuality.' 😳

youtu.be/aF8kXs7xppA

"For free, for me to throw in the face of democracy
For those who help making solidarity ideologically untrendy
And charity individualistically idiotic, unsmart and characteristically bendy"

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"And so I raise my glass to all of you who really believe that I get
Paid for my big responsibility
To all of you who suck it up and pay my debts
To all of you who think that my lifestyle does not affect the environment or the poverty"
youtu.be/OgQwgZcUDD4?t=443

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