Category Archives: Critical Theory

Giambattista Vico’s Three Ages: A Brief Exposition

Vico is famous for his teaching that all human cultures inevitably develop along the same three stages: an age of gods, an age of heroes, and an age of men. This Vico calls corso e ricorso. What I am offering … Continue reading

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GIAMBATTISTA VICO: METAPHYSICIAN OF THE HUMAN

Few outside the academy know anything about Giambattista Vico (1668-1744), though he is undoubtedly the greatest Italian philosopher of his time, and is arguably one of the greatest philosophical minds to ever hail from Italy. Before the middle of the … Continue reading

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James L. Kelley New Scientology Interview with Jay Dyer on TalkNet

Check out James L. Kelley chatting with Jay Dyer about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, and Esoteric Hollywood. Among the topics touched on: Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis, P.T. Anderson’s The Master, and Hubbard’s R6-Christ implant. Access files ESO-2015-10-22-1.mp3 and ESO-2015-10-22-2.mp3 at TalkNet, here: http://files.talknetwork.com/ESO-Archive.html.

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part Two)—The Death of a Thousand Cuts in the Soundtrack: An Introduction to Picnolepsy” by James L. Kelley

Before examining in-depth Paul Virilio’s “picnolepsy,” a brief definition of the term is in order, to be followed by a word about how this concept fits into the French theorist’s work as a whole. In Virilio’s words, Epilepsy is little … Continue reading

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part One)” by James L. Kelley

A window into Paul Virilio’s thought is gained if we consider the French theorist’s fable of the origin of speed. Virilio imagines ancient man’s inner and outer life as set in motion and ever-after conditioned by his ambiguous orientation toward … Continue reading

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