The Tanzanian government plans to kick 40,000 Maasai people off their ancestral land to make way for a luxury big game hunting reserve.

Originally posted on Ronnie's Blog:
? Update, 8:45pm GMT 25 November 2014: The Tanzanian President has tweeted that he will not pursue to deal with the hunting reserve — but we cannot back off until the Maasai are guaranteed permanent rights to their land, in writing. We’ve updated the petition text to reflect this additional, critical,…

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Shaviro at Irvine

Originally posted on Object-Oriented Philosophy:
It is an operational maxim of mine that one cannot ( should not ) act (or behave) from a position of novelty; that is, from a presumption of truth, as if everything has not already been said or is being said, as if something that hasn’t been heard before thus amounts to a disappointment or […]

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Harman and the True Object.

The question is no longer that of Being, for Heidegger has destroyed being, like a forensic analysis of material. Being was viable so long as there was a dialectic whereby reality could be based upon its one vision through the oscillating features held from one another, like a binary star. Hiedegger destroyed the dialectic (for […]

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nihilism unpacked

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-embrace-nihilism.png Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef on the Rationally Speaking podcast discuss the various epistemological, ontological, mereological and ethical strains of nihilism. The conversation is of an introductory nature but has value in the range that it covers, and in sections that deal with the vacillation between the mood of nihilism and the fact of nihilism. Interestingly,…

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Pursuit of Our Dreams

Originally posted on NOEMAYA:
There is nothing that cannot be achieved through concentration. In all esoteric traditions in which the aspirant is initiated into the way for the attainment of truth the most important requirement is the intense longing for the goal. It and it alone if held with consistency brings about the result. This…

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