Adventures in the Dialectic Part 2: Philosophy and Politics

In the last post, I tried to show how both Lenin and Fichte came to similar conclusions regarding the primary term in ontology, although they reached their conclusions from opposite sides of the issue. Namely, they both came to the conclusion that one’s ontological commitment is grounded in one’s interest.  Fichte’s interest is in bourgeois… Continue reading Adventures in the Dialectic Part 2: Philosophy and Politics

Adventures in the Dialectic: Materialism or Idealism

I was reading Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre by Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which includes two introductions to the German philosopher’s theory of scientific knowledge. The two introductions were meant to clarify misunderstandings and to respond to critiques of his Wissenschaftslehre (literally, theory of scientific knowledge). Fichte is an interesting figure in the history of philosophy and,… Continue reading Adventures in the Dialectic: Materialism or Idealism

Video for “No Homonym”

“By close-ups of the things around us, by focusing on hidden details of familiar objects, by exploring common place milieus under the ingenious guidance of the camera, the film, on the one hand, extends our comprehension of the necessities which rule our lives; on the other hand, it manages to assure us of an immense… Continue reading Video for “No Homonym”

Mental Health Day

Saskatoon Folk Rap Records and AudioRecon are proud to present Mental Health Day by Gruf & Yy, produced by rob crooks.  Mental Health Day is the long anticipated collaboration between two of Canada’s most  technically adept rappers, Gruf & Yy. Best known for their solo and group projects released under the Peanuts & Corn banner,… Continue reading Mental Health Day

Art Holm

It begins with record crackle that skips and replays, as though time itself were stuck in a loop. Hamlet’s father returns as a ghost emerging from the fog. Time is out of joint. The path forward has been derailed. History repeats itself over and over in a mechanistic metaphysical determinism at a cosmic scale, as… Continue reading Art Holm

Introducing the Ghost 12 inch Vinyl Now Available

For the first time, rob crooks’ shamefully overlooked art-rap gem Introducing the Ghost is available on 12” vinyl from Audio Recon and Saskatoon Folk Rap. This album seamlessly fuses genres and musical styles, fearlessly shifting between emotional tones with a level of vulnerability and sincerity not often heard in contemporary hip-hop.  Created in Winnipeg on… Continue reading Introducing the Ghost 12 inch Vinyl Now Available