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Batty at the forefront

One of the most compelling features of Blade Runner is the character of Roy Batty. His violent resistance to “accelerated decrepitude” and quest to extend his lifespan speak to his frustration at not being allowed to live longer than four … Continue reading

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Latour on the critical spirit

In “Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern”, Latour succinctly conveys critics’ two approaches in dealing with a “naïve believer”: “Better equipped than Zeus himself you rule alone, striking from above with … Continue reading

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Faculties Still Divided

Before we move from “Divided Faculties”, I want to pass along Steven Pinker’s “Science is Not Your Enemy: An impassioned plea to neglected novelists, embattled professors, and tenure-less historians” as another way to consider the two cultures in the twenty-first … Continue reading

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