Navigating Climate Tragedy – via Jem Bendell http://syntheticzero.net/2018/10/04/deep-adaptation-a-map-for-navigating-climate-tragedy/ — Read on syntheticzero.net/2018/10/04/deep-adaptation-a-map-for-navigating-climate-tragedy/ My comment: “...That synthesis leads to a conclusion there will be a near term collapse in society with serious ramifications for the lives of readers. The paper reviews some of the reasons why collapse- denial may exist, in particular, in the professions of… Continue reading Navigating Climate.
I was listening to This NPR report this morning: https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548867893/549401256 We should recognize by now that addiction does not merely affect a few bad people. We should understand that addiction is not only a systemic issue, but a social and cultural issue. Now days, only the most obtuse and ignorant people will be able to… Continue reading The Rhetoric of Addiction.
A Comment Upon Zizek’s Recent Talk in Spain, June 2017. Reality, Naivety and Addiction. * I know that everyone likes to have an opinion, and they also like for everyone else to have an opinion – no; they demand that what anyone has to say is an opinion. I ask: What happens when someone… Continue reading Reality, Naivety and Addiction in 3 parts. PART 1.
What is the relationship between art and philosophy? That is the issue I treat. In "The Postmodern Condition", Jean-Francois Lyotard speaks of this dichotomy in terms of 'narrative' and 'scientific' discourses. Emmanuel Kant speaks of the difference between Practical and Pure reason. And others also divide essential Being into dichotomous factions and never seem to… Continue reading Clean Shave, by CSP – and other postmodern avoidance.
Everyone has an idea of what is true and real. In fact, most do not see any difference between these ideas. Against this we have the notion of superstition, in the historical mythological sense. Superstition is the justification of faith, and together they form a basis by which the activities to solve the problems of… Continue reading Considering Truth and Reality. Where Science, Religion and Superstition meet; The Communicative Move.
They have sat down for dinner. The philosophers are at the first table, the conventional methodogists at another. The philosophers are having bread and water that are hardly distinguishable from prime rib and Cabernet Sauvignon, and they are having a wonderful time. The methodologists have the best of the house and their conversation revolves up… Continue reading Aphilosophy, Convention, Faith and God.
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.