should not only think of the social credit system, but also of the present biopolitical state terror against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Province), Neo-Darwinism has become a biopolitical project, more or less intentionally aiming at a transformation of human life in the direction of trans- and
environment of human children from birth, then to pass over the ontogenetic, proximate developmental context of human life and instead reach back to a distant evolutionary past or employ a culturalist worldview idealism in order to explain or motivate behavior is misleading.
An ecological materialist view
manifestation of life and, though it might have a function, it does not owe its origins to the pursuit of a specific aim.
My aim in what follows is twofold. First, I will examine four main tenets which, in my reading, constitute the basis for the phenomenological view: a) the phenomenon of the lived body as
counts as serious and legitimate modes of philosophical-literary genres has greatly weakened professional philosophy’s ability to offer aesthetic, pedagogical, psychagogical, and ethical support for robust and enriched cultural life. 30 A few books, like Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of 21st
. Michel de Montaigne, 12 June 1580. 77
Certainly, the skeptics meant to develop a mode of life, and to incite their fellows to this mode of living. Montaigne is no exception, despite his strategic protest in the Essays . That said, the reforms they proposed were largely private and individualized
because they provide a reference point for our attempts to come to grips with alife-changing event.
Yet dystopias are helpful not only because they allow us to compare the current ills to imaginary ones. They always imply an idea of a future or of a place in which problems can be overcome. In other
memory, and so on is precisely that which fits aliving thing for the instantiation of the life form of its species, and that this counts as the good of aliving thing, then in so far as this instantiation in humans can be identified with having a good life 13 .
An zwei Stellen in ihrem Werk
things, but living things “ make their appearance ” in self-display.
Humans specifically, though, neither specifically appear nor display, but present themselves through active, conscious choices of showing themselves. As a result, self-presentation “is open to hypocrisy and pretense.”
bodily experience which finds its core analysis in the connections of motivations and directedness. Phenomenology makes a return or reversion ( Abbau ) to the basic structure of the living present ( lebendige Gegenwart ), and by means of this it gets to the original stream of the life of subjectivity, to
uncontrolled and unchecked manner.
(3) The environment in which leveling unfolds unimpeded is the public . This indeterminate collective is not a real community, but rather it is an anonymous abstraction which flourishes when community life is in decay. Although the public does not constitute a space in