[-empyre-] The city as a skin -- Sparta and the helots / retrofitting -- not

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 20:31:02 EST 2012

Hi Nicholas, Salvatore, Michele, Simon and all, I am so happy this
discussion is so rich and reach so many levels!
I loved your Maps of Babel, Salvatore, I tweeted it today when I got it
through the Spectre list!
I think it's a red thread knitting the different points where the
discussion has gone and I feel the literary references, the axis
North-South, the architecture, the tango and the bodies changing itselves
through tattoos merge and melt in the wonderful and inspiring melting pot
of a city, of any city.
Yes yes, I know I am a hopeless romantic! :)

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM, nicholas watts <wattsits at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have been silently engaged in this fascinating discussion, but i have to
> interject on a couple of points made by simon.
> to begin with political is not of itself it is borne out of conflict not
> in a dialectical state but through demos, therefore what occupy
> constitutes is a counter story to the platonist construct that work waits
> for no-one,(here in london occupy was only halted through an injunction)
> therefore imposed tempor-rality
>     it is a counter story to the platonist sense that
> the rulers act as if there bodies were filled with gold and the ruled
> sensed that there bodies were filled with iron, we never know what content
> IS, therefore a distribution of sense is an illusion  is perhaps our only
> hope, we know that we are not the 99 percent, there is no homogeneous whole
> in the same way that there is no such thing as philosophy sadly.  perhaps
> there is something in the idea of negative dialectical approach assumed on
> the lack of content, the argument against Adorno was that he assumed he
> knew what content was.long live the occupy movement.
> respectfully.  Nick.
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