Non-14 Theses on
Someone-Other-Than-Feuerbach (This, for one, is
not a Marxist Joke!)
theoretical attitude is not the only
important attitude. What about reflexivity?
question of blogging accountability is not merely
a practical question, but also a scholastic one;
if not indeed an academic one.
educator must not only be an educator to
themselves, but at times, even a strict pedagogue.
Addendum: A strict
pedagogue reminds themselves not to domineer over
others. I am not to educate anyone
cannot lift up the supposed solid Earth of common
sense into the Heaven of academic
sense. Nor can one bring down Heaven to
Earth. Rather, the word is near, and in my very
heart, did I but know it.
line between abstract thinking and
contemplation, insofar as it subsists
or exists, is a difficult one to draw.
Excessive individuation of ones self and of
ones work risks abstracting excessively
from the context. But what is excessive?
Academic reflection and reflector alike are
historically contingent (not to say arbitrary.)
is no practical (re/)solution to the
quandaries of academic reflection.
to the affective cannot bridge the gap between
individual positionality and the broader context.
Nor can any dry, theoreticist
reflection. The gap is not one to be easily
sutured; nor, indeed, with difficulty.
is no pure theoretical-civil
standpoint, nor is there a pristine and authentic social-positional
standpoint. The knot is not there to be either
untied or admired; but to be acknowledged in fear
point is not to change the world or to interpret
it. One interprets, one takes the risk of letting
a seed fall out of ones pocket while ones
attention is directed elsewhere; and the increase
may be of God or of the devil
the distinction is relevant.
one better is not always better, worse, or the
same as going one short. Twelve is company
13. But so
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