Archive for September 2014

The Psychology of Writing

This typically fascinating post on BrainPickings reflects on the psychology of writing and its implications for the notion that a fixed writing routine is most conducive to creativity and productivity. The argument certainly seems plausible yet I remain ambivalent about… Read More ›

Žižek as a player of paradoxes

Thanks to Colin Wight for pointing out this great analysis of the formulaic tendencies in Žižek’s writing style:  Žižek arranges his book like a piece of music with different movements, with chapter subheadings such as “allegro moderato”. This is fitting, because Žižek is something of… Read More ›