Home and Homelessness in Punk Rock

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“A place to live, a place to own, a place to sleep, a place called home.” –Sacripolitical, Meaning of Life1 Introduction ..

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Meditations on Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations

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Long ago, I identified a cyclical pattern in my moods. Feelings of sadness and despair, which are attached to no particular set of external ..

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Cynics

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Cynicism, like nihilism, has a bad name in the poplar mind. It is generally thought that cynics are negative, distrustful, and see only ..

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Top Ten Nihilist Songs

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A playlist of 10 nihilist themed songs. 1. Flipper – Nothing 2. Rancid – Nihilism 3. Sacripolitical – Nihilist Void 4. Fear ..

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The Politics of Cultural Despair

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Fritz Stern’s The Politics of Cultural Despair is a study that attempts to understand Nazism as a product of Germany’s unique ..

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Cinematic Nihilism now on Edinburgh Scholarship Online

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My book, Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings, is now available on Edinburgh Scholarship Online. Edinburgh Scholarship ..

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The Fear of Nothingness in the West

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I’ve started work on a paper, “The Fear of Nothingness in the West,” that will be part of a forthcoming collection titled ..

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The Affirmation of Life

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Bernard Reginster’s book The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism is an ambitious and thorough work. It proposes ..

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Good Price on Cinematic Nihilism

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In case anyone is interested, Amazon is selling brand new hardcover editions of Cinematic Nihilism for $34; a huge discount off of the original ..

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The Madness Continues

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Brendon Lemon is a stand-up comedian from Chicago who hosts a podcast called The Madness Continues. On the latest episode I talk with him about ..

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Subversive

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“Subversive is a book of interviews with fifty-two of the most radical people in the world.” I’m honored to be one of those ..

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Cinematic Nihilism Presentation at College of Marin

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On October 26th I delivered a presentation on my new book, Cinematic Nihilism, at the College of Marin. This video of the presentation is about ..

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APA Blog Post

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I have written a guest blog post for the American Philosophical Association’s website detailing the arguments from my book Cinematic ..

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The Page 99 Test

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Ford Madox Ford wrote, “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” The website, ..

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Cinematic Nihilism Discount Code

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Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings, is scheduled for release in September. The hardcover edition is available now for preorder ..

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Porno

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I have gained a great deal of mischievous glee from telling people that lately I have spent a lot of time reading Porno. Responses to my confession ..

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George A. Romero 1940-2017

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George A. Romero died on July 16th, 2017 of lung cancer. He was 77 years old. In a world where the term “icon” is often thrown ..

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The Pukes

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The Pukes were one of the great Marin punk bands from the early 1980’s. There is very little online information about them, but someone ..

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Philosophy in a Meaningless Life

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There is a contemporary turn taking place in attitudes about nihilism. Previous to the publication of my book Laughing at Nothing: ..

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The Eternal Return

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The Nihilist’s Notebook is a collection of essays, stories and comics that I published in 1996. It is currently out of print, and so I have ..

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Seattle APA 2017

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The 91st annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association was once again held in Seattle, Washington this ..

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The Existential Files

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The Existential Files is a fun and lively podcast hosted by doctors Louie Savva and Matthew Smith, two psychologists from the UK who conduct ..

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Fight Club 2

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I’m a big fan of Chuck Palahniuk’s books. When I read his work, I feel as if I am being spoken to by someone from my own generation ..

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Driller Killer

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Abel Ferrara’s 1979 movie Driller Killer is a notorious cult horror film, included on the “video nasties” list of banned ..

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She Came to Stay

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I have mixed feeling about Simone de Beauvoir’s first novel, She Came to Stay. I suspect that if I had no previous interest in existentialist ..

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Cinematic Nihilism

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Information on Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings is now appearing on the Edinburgh University Press ..

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A New Year

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I have submitted the manuscript for Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings to the publisher, Edinburgh University Press. ..

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Punk Rocker

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Punk Rocker (previously Nihilism on the Prowl) is a website containing an amazing collection of old school punk rock reviews, interviews, ..

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Existentialism

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It is widely claimed, both by its supporters and detractors, that existentialism is an unsystematic philosophy. I recall one of my own advisors ..

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Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3

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The third volume of The Directory of Wold Cinema: American Independent 3 is now available from Intellect Publishing. Edited by John Berra, ..

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Cover for Cinematic Nihilism

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I’m currently polishing and organizing the manuscript for Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings. The process ..

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Ed Ruscha

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As I strolled through an exhibit of Ed Ruscha’s work at the de Young Mueum, I fell into a mood that was at once melancholy and humorous. ..

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