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(adjective) capable of laughing / (adjective) disposed to laugh / (adjective) arousing or provoking laughter / (adjective) laughable / (adjective) associated with, relating to, or used in laughter

34

Why, from the top of a nasty gender hierarchy, should we feel so risible?

—p.34 How To Be a Man (17) by Phil Christman
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Why, from the top of a nasty gender hierarchy, should we feel so risible?

—p.34 How To Be a Man (17) by Phil Christman
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(noun) an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect / (noun) a logical impasse or contradiction / (noun) a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable

40

Ending racism, a vast set of institutionalized practices, is hard enough, but “destroy whiteness” hits my ears as though it were a koan or aporia—a thing you say because you want, for some spiritual or other purpose, to make thinking itself grind its gears

—p.40 How To Be White (39) by Phil Christman
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1 year, 2 months ago

Ending racism, a vast set of institutionalized practices, is hard enough, but “destroy whiteness” hits my ears as though it were a koan or aporia—a thing you say because you want, for some spiritual or other purpose, to make thinking itself grind its gears

—p.40 How To Be White (39) by Phil Christman
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(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

82

its hermetic vision of human psychology and conversation, its endearingly transparent wish-fulfillment aspects

on the twilight films

—p.82 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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its hermetic vision of human psychology and conversation, its endearingly transparent wish-fulfillment aspects

on the twilight films

—p.82 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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a grammatical mistake in speech or writing

82

Some bad movies, for example, reveal through sheer lack of self-awareness the incoherencies and solecisms of the culture that produces them

—p.82 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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Some bad movies, for example, reveal through sheer lack of self-awareness the incoherencies and solecisms of the culture that produces them

—p.82 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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(noun) one who rejects a socially established morality

99

Christian theology has made peace with its own antinomian tendencies—its simultaneous proclamations that we must discipline ourselves and that grace will breach and flood our flawed little disciplines

—p.99 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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Christian theology has made peace with its own antinomian tendencies—its simultaneous proclamations that we must discipline ourselves and that grace will breach and flood our flawed little disciplines

—p.99 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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(noun) brotherhood community / (noun) an organized society or fellowship / (noun) a devotional or charitable association of Roman Catholic laity

107

What quarantine culture most intimately shares with middlebrow is a cultivation of the collective. It longs for sodality, a new place for the individual in a revived community.

quoting Stephen Daisley in the Spectator

—p.107 How To Be Cultured (II): Middlebrow (102) missing author
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1 year, 2 months ago

What quarantine culture most intimately shares with middlebrow is a cultivation of the collective. It longs for sodality, a new place for the individual in a revived community.

quoting Stephen Daisley in the Spectator

—p.107 How To Be Cultured (II): Middlebrow (102) missing author
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the process of interpreting a text or portion of text in such a way that the process introduces one's own presuppositions, agendas, or biases into and onto the text

149

This is, bluntly, eisegesis—it is reading-in, placing a message into the text that simply isn’t there with an overlay of mysticism to give you plausible deniability about what you’re doing.

—p.149 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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This is, bluntly, eisegesis—it is reading-in, placing a message into the text that simply isn’t there with an overlay of mysticism to give you plausible deniability about what you’re doing.

—p.149 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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when a word or phrase has multiple meanings (from Greek)

152

Again, the polysemy of language gives rise to conspiracy theories

—p.152 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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Again, the polysemy of language gives rise to conspiracy theories

—p.152 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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(noun) reliance on faith rather than reason in pursuit of religious truth

154

Our contest was not one between intellect and irrational fideism. I had to work hard to win because he had arguments, however uneven in quality

—p.154 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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Our contest was not one between intellect and irrational fideism. I had to work hard to win because he had arguments, however uneven in quality

—p.154 How To Be Religious (II): Fundamentalism (137) by Phil Christman
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report or represent in outline; foreshadow or symbolize

171

That ex-boyfriend was Nick Land, who adumbrated, in a series of strange texts that blend the style of horror fiction with high theory, a view that became known as accelerationism

—p.171 How To Care: On Mark Fisher (167) by Phil Christman
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That ex-boyfriend was Nick Land, who adumbrated, in a series of strange texts that blend the style of horror fiction with high theory, a view that became known as accelerationism

—p.171 How To Care: On Mark Fisher (167) by Phil Christman
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1 year, 2 months ago