Monthly Archives: May 2008

RSA, Seattle, and a Video

Back from RSA, which I admit I didn’t get to attend as much as I would have liked. On the grad student budget, I spent one day seeing Seattle (very cool city, reminds me of Harvard Square) and another doing … Continue reading

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Bit o’ Levinas

From “The Thinking of Being and the Question of the Other” in Of God Who Comes to Mind: We have asked whether the Other–who refuses identification, that is, thematization and hypostasis, but whom the philosophy of the tradition attempted to … Continue reading

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Sports Things that Bug Me

These things have been bugging me the past few weeks: 1. Kevin Garnett Shooting Jump Shots. Before I saw him play regularly, I used to think that Garnett was a better player than Tim Duncan. My argument went, if you … Continue reading

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Bit of Levinas

“A Dominican father, for whom I have much admiration and who knows Hebrew admirably, said one day before me: what one takes for an infinite interpretation of the letter of Scripture is simply a reading that considers the entirety of … Continue reading

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New Media Rhetoric and Wikipedia

I thought I would share my conference proposal for International Society for the History of Rhetoric conference. I have a feeling its probably a bit too contemporary (ie, it mentions computers) for this conference, but there’s no harm in trying. … Continue reading

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New Media Rhetoric

The first paragraph of George Oates’ recent A List Apart article “Community: From Little Things, Big Thigns Grow” reflects something I’ve been trying to articulate for a few years: People don’t like being told what to do. We like to … Continue reading

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