postmodernism - law http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/taxonomy/term/29/0 en The Unholy Triad http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/165 <p>The unholy triad of the subject's existence, according to Butler: the relation of the law to one's conscience to one's guilt. The subject, or the individual, is placed within society with these three forces acting upon his/her every move. "Social existence, existence as subject, can be purchased only through guilty embrace of the law, where guilt guarantees the intervention of the law and, hence, the continuation of the subject's existence." (112) We rely on the power of the law to solidify our existence within society.</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/165">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/165#comments Butler conscience guilt law Wed, 14 Nov 2007 18:39:06 +0000 Bumpkins13 165 at http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007 Corporate power and state power http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/12 <p>I'm curious to hear peoples' thoughts about an interesting passage from the first section of The Postmodern Condition, in which Lyotard argues, apropos of the shift in informational circulation and economic decision-making "beyond the control of the nation-states," that the questions defining our postmodern era will be along the lines of: "Who will have access to [communications satellites and data banks]? Who will determine which channels or data are forbidden? The State? Or will the State simply be one user among others?" (6).</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/12">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/12#comments capitalism corporate power emergent behavior law Lyotard Sat, 15 Sep 2007 23:41:52 +0000 3NT 12 at http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007