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November 8, 2018
by Aesthetics for Birds
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WHAT MAKES KAFKA PHILOSOPHICAL?

What follows is a guest post by Espen Hammer on his recent edited volume Kafka’s The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives. When reading works of literature, philosophers often look for very general assertions of a quasi-theoretical nature. Thus, Camus’s The Stranger – to … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Alex King
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THE METAPHYSICS AND LINGUISTICS OF EMOJI

[Note: An updated, more detailed version of this post was published as “A Plea for Emoji” in the American Society for Aesthetics newsletter.] Some Philosophical Questions about Emoji First, let’s be clear about what we’re talking about. “Emoji(s)” are things like … Continue reading