Posts Tagged “Philosophy”

Russian Man Shot During Argument About Immanuel Kant

09.16.2013  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

In the Russian town of Rostov-on-Dongot, two men got into “a passionate argument” about Immanuel Kant’s philosophical theories and the argument quickly escalated into a fistfight and then a shooting. Apparently, just as it seemed the brawl was over, one of the men pulled out a pistol and shot the other.

Police said the men had been waiting in line for beer at an outdoor festival when the conversation turned violent.

Fortunately, the victim was only lightly wounded because the handgun had fired rubber bullets — but even so, h... More

Diary of a Crazy Artist

01.25.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Once upon a time artists mostly produced art. These days, however, artists are supposed to put on shows; curate shows; deal with media, with marketing, with galleries (and with gallerists!), with designing their own websites, with photographing their work, with not dressing like a slob, with paying rent for both their apartment and their studio; bu... More

Pride honors that can’t be accepted

06.30.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

I’m just so f’ing proud to be part of a community that Judith Butler is part of. And I’m really proud and happy that Butler decided to refuse to accept the Civil Courage Prize at Berlin’s Christopher Street Day celebration, and gave an emphatic and eloquent speech explaining why. Christopher Street Day is a European LGBTQ Pride event that happens in various cities throughout Europe. Butler’s objections were based on the commercialization of the event, but more importantly, on problems with racist discrimination faced especially by immigrant LGBT peoples. Here is part of Butler’s speech, and part of the organizers’ response to her.