Sunday, January 16, 2011

Assange on Žižek?

That Slavoj Žižek writes with sympathy about the digital Che Guevara is not a surprise. What is surprising, though, is that Assange had a lucid opinion on philosophers even before he read Žižek:
It has often been said that mathematics is the cheapest university department to run, for all one needs is pencil, a desk and a waste paper basket. This is not so. Philosophy is cheaper still, since in philosophy we do not even need the basket.
- Julian Assange


  1. Somehow disappointing. Mr Assange is clearly stepping outside of his own shoes. Reads like a banal addition to Marx's Theses on Feuerbach. He should know better.

  2. Assange had some lucid observations on which might be find at internet archieves. Mico Mrkaic se vedno hecal z druzboslvci - ne gredo jim stevilke :-)

  3. Assangova misel je plagiat starega vica, ki si ga lahko preberete tule "Mathematicians are the least expensive researchers to support. All they need is pencils, paper, and a wastebasket -- and when they turn philosopher, they don't even need the wastebasket!" (vir -