The Commodification of Anti-Capitalist Sentiment and Possible Paths of Resistance

By Camilla Cannon (Warren Wilson College) 1. Introduction In this paper, I will examine the relationship between the commodification of rebellious sentiment (specifically, anti-capitalist sentiment) in contemporary American capitalist culture and two modes of understanding power described by Michel Foucault: the juridico-discursive theory of power and the diffuse-productive theory of power. Specifically, I will argue […]

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Gendered Scientific Mythology

By Kevin Kadowaki (Loyola University Chicago) Abstract | As women have historically been prevented from aspiring to scientific professions, it is not surprising that sexism remains a problem in professional science today. In particular, researchers have begun to understand the significance and power of implicit bias.  In this paper, I examine this implicit bias in the context […]

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The Zen of Wittgenstein: An Elucidation of the Elusive “Ethical Point” of the Tractatus by Means of Zen Buddhism

By Sam Whitman McGrath (University of Chicago) Abstract | In this paper I develop the strong parallels between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Zen Buddhism, as exemplified by Loori’s Riding the Ox Home: Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. By developing a comparison in terms of shared method and shared purpose, I employ Zen as a tool to […]

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