Hubo Historia, pero ya no la hay

In his book “Infanza e Storia” – 1978  (“Infancia e Historia - Destruccion De La Experiencia Y Origen De La Historia” , translated by Silvio Mattoni into Spanish and published by Adriana Hidalgo in 2004), Giorgio Agamben writes: “ “En la  actualidad,  cualquier discurso sobre la  experiencia debe  partir  de la  constatación de  que  ya  … Continue reading Hubo Historia, pero ya no la hay

Managing, calculating and missing the point

  In Heidegger’s Postscript to “What is Metaphysics?” (1943) we find a foundational critique of calculative politics (and by extension any praxeology--including business management). The highlights are mine – CT: “All calculation lets what is countable be resolved into something counted that can then be used for subsequent counting. Calculation refuses to let anything appear … Continue reading Managing, calculating and missing the point

Prometheus

  "Fate, that brinks all things to an end, not thus Apportioneth my lot: ten thousand pangs Must bow, ten thousand miseries afflict me Ere from these bonds I freedom find, for Art Is by much weaker than Necessity." Aeschylus - Prometheus Bound  

David Graeber: “a possible vision of hell”

David Graeber is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics "Once, when contemplating the apparently endless growth of administrative responsibilities in British academic departments, I came up with one possible vision of hell. Hell is a collection of individuals who are spending the bulk of their time working on a task they don’t … Continue reading David Graeber: “a possible vision of hell”