— Michel Foucault, The Government of Self and Others, 1982. (via fuckyeahmichelfoucault)
Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863.
I had oodles of fun tonight in class defending T.J. Clark’s claims about this painting. I also pissed off some of my feminist friends by refusing to accept that “Olympia” represented a reclamation of female sexuality. I held my ground arguing that the only sexuality really at play here was commercial and transactional.
God, I love applying Marxist theory to art history!
P.S. For the record, the debate was all in good fun. And I didn’t actually disagree with many of their claims. :)
Philosopher’s Minimalism by Genís Carreras
I agree with the sentiment. I’m less certain about the quotation marks. - RH
Let’s have a bit of philosophy, shall we? This is an interview hosted by Bryan Magee with Peter Singer on the influence of the important German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Notably, Hegel’s greatest champion, Karl Marx, is also discussed at length in this series. It’s an excellent discussion about some very tricky and obscure stuff. Be sure to look in the video description for all five parts of the series. This is highly recommended. - RH