Category Archives: Philosophy about Art

“Her” and Disembodied Femininity

It’s not like I was expecting a gender-neutral artificial intelligence from Spike Jonze, as I was already assuming “Samantha” (with Scarlet Johansson’s voice) was going to represent a straight woman, but here we go again, another lost opportunity for those … Continue reading

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If You Like it Don’t Put a Gender On It.

Do robots mainly replicate gender stereotypes or are these technologies posing challenges to our notions of gender? This Friday, Google completed the purchase of BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas. These are not wild animals with wrester names to be displayed … Continue reading

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But is it Art? After Arthur Danto’s Death

What is the difference between a Brillo Box and Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box?  Both are soap pad boxes from the sixties, yet one is art, and the other is not art. Simple answer that raises many more questions about the nature … Continue reading

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Helguera’s Librería: A Space for the Written Word in Spanish

This week, I went to Pablo Helguera’s bookstore installation Librería Donceles  at the Kent Gallery in Chelsea. During the gathering, surrounded by used books in Spanish and old editions that are not in print anymore, the audience was encouraged to find a … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Art, a Bad Romance?

When I think of all my bad relationships, I tend to blame it on incompatibility. When I think of the relationship between Art and Philosophy, I also think of incompatibility. This is why I still have fun with this discipline; … Continue reading

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Foucault and Barthes on Authorial Intent

Roland Barthes writes eleven years earlier than Foucault about a similar subject. How do we interpret a text with or without recognizing that it has a specific author who created it? And what precisely is an author? Do we need … Continue reading

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Professor of Parody?

Professor of Parody? My friend Carlon sent me the link to an article (www.akad.se/Nussbaum.pdf ) where Martha Nussbaum presents a critique against Judith Butler’s position in Gender Trouble. He then asked me for my opinion. So it goes.“Carlon,The Martha Nussbaum … Continue reading

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