Tag Archives: private

Public bathrooms are a paradox.

They demonstrate that the private owes its existence to the public.

Neoliberalism turned you around.

The public sector doesn’t have illegitimate privileges that nobody should have; it provides useful, secure jobs that everybody should have. 

What connection?

Publicized bodies, privatized minds.

What not to read.

You don’t read every book at the public library. You don’t read every book in a private one, either.

Using without citing.

What a wonderful, simple lesson: there is no such thing as a private intellectual.

An entirely public life is deprived.

But this deprivation is orders of magnitude less than an entirely private life.

There are no private languages.

However, there are plenty of private words.

For Rorty.

We need irony in public life because authorities are no longer serious. We need seriousness in private life because no ironist believes their love is a language game.

Don’t bother with politics.

Keep minding important things, like your supposedly private privates.

There are no private words or languages.

To use the term “property” properly is to describe things whose claiming by a private entity does not constitute theft.