Day: December 26, 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Redemption Song

I’ve been thinking about the word “redemption”. Since utopian political ideologies are currently out of style (as we discussed last weekend), “redemptive ideologies” might be a less off-putting term for similar ideas. The term does not carry the same sense of overreach, the connotation of a naive attempt to build … Read the rest

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Kafka For Kwanzaa

This isn’t really Kafka for Kwanzaa. It’s just Kafka … a good animated 21-minute interpretation of the short story A Country Doctor by Koji Yamamura (and, well, it’s Kwanzaa, and I like the way “Kafka for Kwanzaa” sounds).

I’ll never presume to know what motivated Franz Kafka to write … Read the rest

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