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Containing our fears
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Containing our fears

The River Thames is empty. Tour boats lie moored in the centre of the estuary. The only moving vessels are police launches patrolling for transgressors against lockdown, and the drug smugglers.   Steve Latham   In our “splendid isolation” (a term coined to describe Britain’s diplomatic policy of avoiding entangling […]

Yearning for an absolute
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Yearning for an absolute

If science can describe reality as it ‘really is’, any such description would be transcendental, independent of our observations and partial perspectives.   Sean Sheehan   The philosopher Meillassoux uses fossils as proof that we can access a reality  unrelated to human knowledge. We are grounded in historically-determined horizons of […]

Coronanomics: the new normal
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Coronanomics: the new normal

As states have responded to the Coronavirus, with extended powers of lockdown, and aid to business combined with increased welfare provisions, a new term has entered our vocabulary.   Steve Latham   “Coronanomics” describes this process of growing government control. In a rejection of neo-liberalism, even the Right has adopted […]