Tag Archives: affect

(Hatred) Tender Age Internment Camps

It is entirely unclear which is the worse name to call these things. Are they “concentration camps” or “tender age shelters”? This is the searing picture on the front page of today’s New York Times. No words can quite match … Continue reading

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Affect + Cognition = Affecognitive (Gail Hamner)

Affect and cognition would seem to be an oxymoron. Colleague and friend Gail Hamner thinks otherwise, coining the term affecogitive to get at the imbrication of these two phenomena, namely the imbrication of affect into cognition and cognition into affect. … Continue reading

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Affect & Potential (Aristotle)

When defining affect, many will go back to Spinoza, the capacity for being affected.  More useful perhaps is this from Aristotle which I think should be read in tandem with this bit on potentiality. The first puts the emphasis on alteration, … Continue reading

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(Conference) Once more With Feeling: Affect & the God of the Philosophers (University of Dayton) (February 24-25)

Organized by Dustin Atlas, the upcoming Affect, God, and Philosophy conference at the University of Dayton seamlessly integrates Jewish thought and philosophy into continental philosophy and theory. The program is arranged around classical, modern, political, and aesthetic affects. What follows … Continue reading

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AJS & The Transmission of Affect (Yoni Brafman)

“Is there anyone who has not, at least once, walked into a room and “felt the Jewey atmosphere”? But if many have paused to wonder how they received this Jewey impression, and why it seemed both objective and certain, there … Continue reading

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Guns & Christ (White American Icons at the New York State Fair 2017)

Year after year, the t-shirt and t-shirt decal (?) stands consistently (there are only a few of them) reflect the most rancid side of the New York State Fair, or I’m sure of any state fair. No doubt a signal … Continue reading

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(Wicked) Radical Affects (Spinoza)

“Everyone knows how it goes–a disgust with the present, a craving to make fundamental changes, uncontrolled anger, a scorn for poverty–these affects lead men to wickedness.” (Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise, Chapter XVII) (thank you, Julie Klein for posting this on FB)

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