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He defended artifice and imagination vs. the so-called “natural.”

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“Are we not straying as though through an infinite nothingness?”

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.

cavell

In search of a democratic philosophical tradition.

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We are condemned to be free.

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He asks us to do some deep thinking about music and creativity.

michel_de_certeau

Hacking the belly of the beast that has swallowed us up.

guattari

Rhizomes, assemblages, and abstract machines.

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

J.L. Austin

The witty founder of “ordinary language philosophy”

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“I would rather be wrong with Sartre than right with Aron.”

gadamer3

The philosopher who discovered the hermeneutic circle.

eco

Big man, big brain, big appetites.

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Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

g-e-moore

Trying to write about one clearly defined question at a time.

rorty

Rorty patiently dismantles western philosophy.

“That saving incertitude which is our supreme consolation.”

Fanon

Can violence ever be praised so? What enormity is required?

Jacques Derrida

Every attempt to speak plainly is doomed to failure.

agamben

Walter Benjamin “allowed me to survive Heidegger.”

Davidson_pyke

One of his key ideas is “anomalous monism.”

Witkiewicz_Quadruple

He spurned all avant-gardes but his own.