"To say that “consciousness knows us” is to point to a actual ‘thing’ that is outside of knowledge. It appears to me that you are saying that knowledge knows about “things“ out there in the universe that exist separate from us (the knower/thinker) and knowledge is some sort of conduit through which this thing that… Continue reading The Field Of Consciousness.
Will Self’s trip into the Bardo http://syntheticzero.net/2018/04/25/will-selfs-trip-into-the-bardo/ — Read on syntheticzero.net/2018/04/25/will-selfs-trip-into-the-bardo/ Excellent little venture into the alternity of alternation. Further commentary: Will Self is a pretty insightful guy. Got some great social commentary and questions. What is mostly interesting to me is the psychotropic stuff he talks about. One of the points he makes is… Continue reading Will Self’s trip into the Bardo
"...before we get to the idea of a disenchantment [that has always accompanied humanity in its existence, ] ...we first have to address the insistence of enchantment. Enchantment, in this context, is the view that what is teleologically sound indeed reflects an actuality of human special motion. This is not to say that humans have… Continue reading Disenchantment and the Long Game.
If there is 'nothing' that supports us, what happens? People take advantage. REPOST: It would seem that the aim of a neoliberal approach is to produce uncertainty which then stimulates competitive entrepreneurial activity. The more uncertain people are, the more they are likely to be pushed and prodded into value production. The presence of competition… Continue reading Metrics and the production of uncertainty
There is the geographical notion of 'deep time' that is often known in reference to its Christian dispensational model of about 6500 years when the earth was made. The idea of deep time offered that the Earth was much older and has been developing slowly by regular patterns. Perhaps there is a certain correspondence between… Continue reading What Lies Beneath?
This was already formulated in a book I read in 2004 for college: According to Morsella’s framework, the “free will” that people typically attribute to their conscious mind — the idea that our consciousness, as a “decider,” guides us to a course of action — does not exist. Instead, consciousness only relays information to control… Continue reading Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory
Perhaps a little bitty on postmodernism and the, what could be labeled of our current situation, post-post-modern-modernism. Here are a couple links that roughly define the conventional problem I will address in this essay. The first is a little less ridiculous than than the second. The first offers us an argument for why postmodernism is… Continue reading Post-post-modern-modernism: The Mistake of Irony; Or, The Ironic Mistake.