This blog got started as an attempt to connect experiences with the Occupy Movement in the California Bay Area with philosophical ideas. Occupy’s power and potential pressed upon me the urgency to write in a larger historical and political context. Those posts, together with other commentaries on politics and links to Occupy-related Media will appear in the category:
Occupy – Politics.
As a philosopher first, who loves wisdom and seeks to maximize a joyful-critical engagement with concepts, I will reserve a space for conceptual exercises. Thoughts on ontology, metaphysics, religion, myth, science, ethics, etc. will be found in:
I have also begun experimenting with a category called ‘Critical Fantasies’. Here, stories from all over the cultural field will be be retold and interpreted to bring out their significance for philosophy and/or contemporary political issues.
Everything else (sometimes poetry or rant or short comments). Will be in “Wandering Thoughts”.
My name is Bill Rose and I studied Philosophy at The University of California Santa Cruz.
Influences and affinities in philosophy:
Heraclitus, Socrates, Diogenes of Sinope, Aristotle, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Marx, Bakunin, Nietzsche, James, Heidegger, Arendt, Camus, Feyerabend, Merleu-Ponty, Castoriadis, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze,
Simon Critchley, David Graeber, Manuel DeLanda, Tim Morton, John Protevi, Ian Hacking, Brian Massumi…