Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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Reason, which is essential to keep the machinery in motion, necessarily contains its other. When you start to think, you cannot stop short at purely reproductive thinking. This does not mean that things will really work out like that, but you cannot think without thinking that otherness. The general stultification today is the direct result of cutting out utopia. When you reject utopia, thought itself withers away. [...]

The Role of Theory (1) by Theodor W. Adorno 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Reason, which is essential to keep the machinery in motion, necessarily contains its other. When you start to think, you cannot stop short at purely reproductive thinking. This does not mean that things will really work out like that, but you cannot think without thinking that otherness. The general stultification today is the direct result of cutting out utopia. When you reject utopia, thought itself withers away. [...]

—p.4 The Role of Theory (1) by Theodor W. Adorno 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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a shaft of light from the telos falls onto labour. Basically, people are too short-sighted. They misinterpret the light that falls on labour from ultimate goals. Instead, they take labour qua labour as the telos and hence see their personal work success as that purpose. That is the secret. If they did not do that, such a thing as solidarity would be possible. A shaft of light from the telos falls on the means to achieve it. It is just as if instead of worshipping their lover they worship the house in which she dwells. That, incidentally, is the source of all poetry.

The Role of Theory (1) by Max Horkheimer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

a shaft of light from the telos falls onto labour. Basically, people are too short-sighted. They misinterpret the light that falls on labour from ultimate goals. Instead, they take labour qua labour as the telos and hence see their personal work success as that purpose. That is the secret. If they did not do that, such a thing as solidarity would be possible. A shaft of light from the telos falls on the means to achieve it. It is just as if instead of worshipping their lover they worship the house in which she dwells. That, incidentally, is the source of all poetry.

—p.15 The Role of Theory (1) by Max Horkheimer 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Freedom is not the freedom to accumulate, but the fact that I have no need to accumulate.

Work, Spare Time and Freedom--I (19) by Max Horkheimer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Freedom is not the freedom to accumulate, but the fact that I have no need to accumulate.

—p.23 Work, Spare Time and Freedom--I (19) by Max Horkheimer 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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ADORNO: The more superfluous a job of work is, the worse it becomes, the more it degenerates into ideology.

HORKHEIMER: And the more it is misapplied. Work today is not superfluous as long as people still go hungry. Work is perverted. Automation. We should take greater care to help others, to export the right goods to the right people, to seek cures for the sick. Nowadays there is a false abolition of work.

ADORNO: It amounts to production for its own sake.

HORKHEIMER: I couldn’t care less about sending spacecraft to the moon.

ADORNO: There is nothing sacred about technology.

HORKHEIMER: Marx already has the idea that in a false society, technology develops wrongly.

The False Abolition of Work (51) default author 1 month, 3 weeks ago

ADORNO: The more superfluous a job of work is, the worse it becomes, the more it degenerates into ideology.

HORKHEIMER: And the more it is misapplied. Work today is not superfluous as long as people still go hungry. Work is perverted. Automation. We should take greater care to help others, to export the right goods to the right people, to seek cures for the sick. Nowadays there is a false abolition of work.

ADORNO: It amounts to production for its own sake.

HORKHEIMER: I couldn’t care less about sending spacecraft to the moon.

ADORNO: There is nothing sacred about technology.

HORKHEIMER: Marx already has the idea that in a false society, technology develops wrongly.

—p.53 The False Abolition of Work (51) default author 1 month, 3 weeks ago