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Nietzche’s Genealogy 

Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals (trans. Kaufmann and Hollingdale). New York: Vintage Books, 1989. p.77: How have previous genealogists of morals set about solving these problems ?  Naively, as has always been their way: they seek out some 'purpose' in punishment, for example, revenge or deterrance, then guilelessly place this purpose at the beginning as causa …

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drugs &/as culture 

Evolutionary and cognitive scientists are currently working to identify the brain areas engaged in the activities of assessing value, judging equivalence, and detecting cheaters, which are involved in any relation of social exchange. It would thus appear that we're hard-wired for trade―whose adaptive value is unquestionable e.g. procuring by barter the food that will balance …

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Serres on Diogenes and Power 

From Serres - Stakes, Fetishes, Merchandise (trans. Raymond Federman). SubStance, Vol.14, No.1, Issue 46. (1985), pp.3-31. p.27: "I have told, I have staged the very scene of Diogenes.  He is there, in front of his barrel, on the public stage, he waits, exhibiting himself.  He waits for the Great.  He hopes for the greatest.  …

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