Philosophy

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the fourth in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain addressing critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy. Cæmeron's previous post explored the contours of life in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze called a "Society of Control." In what follows, Cæmeron begins the difficult process of articulating a practice of resistance to the "diffuse matrix" of late-capitalist power. 

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Lisa McKeown

On September 21, Lisa McKeown appeared on "Inside the Sulphurbath" to discuss speech act theory, a linguistic and psychological understanding of our communicative actions and creations of reality.

Cæmeron Crain

On August 18th, philosopher and Mantle contributor Cæmeron Crain appeared live on "Inside the Sulphurbath" for an engaging discussion of "Living in a Society of Control," his latest in a series of blog posts addressing key concepts in contemporary political theory. 

Omar Baig

The medium of film both enjoys and is burdened by its own relation to time. A biopic has two hours or so to capture, convey, and do justice to its subject’s life. For Margarethe von Trotta, the biopic is the quintessential mode of representing “the inner-psychic worlds” of great minds amidst the controversies that defined them. Von Trotta’s latest feature, Hannah Arendt, is a pitch-perfect portrayal of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle proudly presents the third in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the second in series of blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring key concepts in contemporary political philosophy. In his previous post, Microfascism, Cæmeron introduced us to the concept of desire, and the work it does in Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Here, Cæmeron picks up where he left off, following the analysis of desire from microfascism to Territory

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Eric Anthamatten

This essay is a meditation upon the production of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth, playing now on Broadway until July 14, which features a gripping Alan Cumming performing every major role.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is excited to present the first in series of blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring key concepts in contemporary political philosophy, beginning with the work of the seminal French theorists, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. 

Chris Haddix

But turn your eyes to the valley; there we shall find

the river of boiling blood in which we are steeped

all who struck down their fellow men.

-Inferno, Canto XII II. 46-48

The Mantle

“I have long been a doctor of the art. For some time now I have never said what I believe or never believed what I said. If sometimes I have told the truth, I hide it among so many lies that it is hard to find.”

 

Happy 544th Birthday, Niccolo Machiavelli!

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