Foucault

He saw how institutions and apparatuses order daily life and desire.

hannaharendt

She defended an Aristotelian concept of human flourishing.

laing

He diagnosed “problems in living” — not mental illness.

wallace-stevens

Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.

cyril

A portrait in vivid failure.

mills

He sketched the contours of postwar America’s new work idea.

Author Martin Amis

He is champagne — complete with hangover.

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Mark Kingwell on GILL SANS

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We are condemned to be free.

blanc

He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

Bakunin

“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

jarrell hammock

From his mother’s sleep he fell into the State.

louise

She opened the floodgates of televisual self-parody.

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“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”

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A literary theorist with a lot of enemies.

gadamer3

The philosopher who discovered the hermeneutic circle.

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His stage performances were edgy and enigmatic.

eco

Big man, big brain, big appetites.

Jacques Derrida

Every attempt to speak plainly is doomed to failure.

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After 9/11, he mocked knee-jerk patriotism and dumb-ass foreign policy.

agamben

Walter Benjamin “allowed me to survive Heidegger.”

Bruce-Sterling1

“For whom does the telephone bell toll?”

He was haunted by his memories of destroying a Benedictine monastery.

Media, culture, and ideology are the battleground of the soul.