I was imagining how the first hominids ( or whatever we're calling now our early human ancestors) probably reacted when the first person or family group decided to build a structure instead of just living in Holes that were already there, or the trees or burrowing under ground or something... Their neighbors were probably screaming… Continue reading The Human Constant.
When we are too close to an event, we talk about it as from a distance. That is, what we say is automatically distanced from the event, a maximum distance. The event is thus, by this occurrence, an object. As opposed to our psychotherapeutic model, the closer we are to an event, the more dishonest… Continue reading Post-modernism’s Worth.
I agree with Malabou's initial consideration. "Relinquishing transcendentalism". How tentative. How civilized. But her approach, I must say, just like all subsequent considerations, asks good questions but then never quite gets to any answer what so ever more than a reiteration, a parroting of conventional method. In very short verse: this is correlationalism. The very… Continue reading Am I Beginning to Make Any Sense at All?
So its about time I get back to the issue at hand. I have been writing what is turning out to be an extensive essay concerning Graham Harman and the Object Orientation of the SpeculativeRealists, but it is getting much too long and getting to be, as it turns out, a way more tangential discussion… Continue reading SE part 7; A Synopsis of the Issue So Far.
The operative question that motivates the essays on the impossible can be formulated by the questions of determinism and contingency: Is the random aspect of the physical universe of science responsible or otherwise enacted or present in the random aspect that involves human choice, such that choice is determined by the state of the universe,… Continue reading The Impossible, part 4: Spiritual Oneness and the State of Incorporated Reality.
The dialectic, as I have said earlier, cannot be taken too seriously. For when it is, the break that has perspective finds the levity that brings the truth of the matter over the impending doom. Yet when things have become so serious, it is only because I have been presented with my self and the… Continue reading The Problem of the Dialectic: Convention, Reality and Irony.
I subscribe to a blog called "Bigstoryguide" where he author is involved with a running commentary as he goes through the Bible. Yes, the whole Bible. His blog he calls 'Jesus's death to life project'. I think he just got to the New Testament. I am not a Christian; I am not religious nor prescribe… Continue reading Issues and Existence.