Fleeting moments of creativity; micro-liberations from the world of work.
An Air Force sensor operator practicing on drone flight simulators at Creech Air Force BaseAfter investigating how the categorical imperative, orthodox price theory, virtueless warfare and jus in bello relate to drone warfare, Chamayou now draws on Hegelian dialectics to illustrate how drones perfectly synthesise the immanent contradiction between the
Predator UAV schematicUnder what circumstances is the killing of another human being permitted? This chilling question sits at the heart of jus in bello; the seemingly strange idea that war must have rules in order to somehow separate killing from murder. Indeed, jus in bello forms the lodestar around which
Curt Stoeving's painting of Nietzsche, 1894In 1817 the Romantic poet John Keats developed the idea of Negative Capability: the pursuit of an artistic project even though it appears confused and contradictory, as opposed to the pursuit of logical certainty in rationalism (Hebron, 2014). This paper will use the concept of
A perfect sphere: the unmoved mover?Introduction Antonio Gaudi once said that originality consists of returning to the origin. In this short paper I seek to explore how in the ideas of the original early Greek thinkers Anaximander, Parmenides, Empedocles and Heraclitus we can see intimations of the Christian theology
Labour leader Keir StarmerThis interesting BBC News article outlines some of the positions Labour Leader Kier Starmer intends to take during the forthcoming Labour Party conference. One Labour insider summarises these values as “Flag, forces, family”. Such phrasing appears to be a development of chief Ed Miliband theorist Maurice Glasman’
Illustration for Thomas More’s Utopia, 1516.Neo-Feudal Techno-CommunismIn part I of this exploration I set out Professor Jan Zielonka’s thinking on Neo-feudalism and the EU: his idea that in order to construct a functioning polity, instead of trying to ape a Westphalian model of centralised statehood an increasingly
Sleep! Wake! Work! (Bakunin, 1872). In his book Poetry from the Future, author Srećko Horvat draws our attention to the symptoms of Uppgivenhetssendrom, a condition observed among refugee children upon their arrival in Sweden. Children suffering from Uppgivenhettsendrom literally give up; withdrawing into a world of total physical and mental