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(noun) a system of religious mysticism teaching that perfection and spiritual peace are attained by annihilation of the will and passive absorption in contemplation of God and divine things / (noun) a passive withdrawn attitude or policy toward the world or worldly affairs / (noun) a state of calmness or passivity

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Permanent employees tend to be quietist to keep (what they think of as) their job security, whereas precarious workers, being expendable, have no power at all.

mentions negative solidarity in the preceding sentence

—p.202 Precarity and Paternalism (199) by Mark Fisher
3 years, 11 months ago

Foucault’s later work is renowned for thinking Greek notions of the “care of the self” that can seem quietistic in terms of wider political action

Company of One: The Fate of Democracy in an Age of Neoliberalism by Peter Gratton
3 years, 10 months ago

The most well-known image of the quietist in the Republic is that of the philosopher in the bad city

—p.73 Quiet Time (69) missing author
2 years, 6 months ago