A Magical formula used in conjuring, 1630s, earlier Hocas Pocas, common name of a magician or juggler (1620s); a sham-Latin invocation used by jugglers, perhaps based on a perversion of the sacramental blessing from the Mass, Hoc est corpus meum “This is my body.” The first to make this speculation on its origin apparently was…
Attachment Styles and some comment on mental health diagnosis
link.medium.com/U5KISSiN4vb —– Cool little brief about attachment styles. I would change only one phrase: it is not a diagnosis. People might be diagnosed with an attachment disorder, but the explanatory trope here is about styles of interpersonal attachment. They are ways to help people understand what they are involved with, what they are doing, to…
the sensible meeting of classical and quantum physics
Discovering the source of the illusion. Everything is Maya ——- I am skeptical of reducing highly complex mathematical explanations to regular semantic explanations for reality. For one, as any good physicist will tell you, the transcription of these quantum, math-heavy formula into picturesque metaphors are exactly that: they are extremely over-simplified semantic derivations. In fact,…
:: Graham Harman’s Response to a (Mild) Critic :: and comment
I was asked to write a response to Sheldon Richmond’s (rather mild) critique of Architecture and Objects. That response has been published HERE. Response to a (Mild) Critic —— My comment: First, I don’t really need to defend Graham Harman’s OOO against the growing idea-writers that place him as a New Materialist. On one hand,…
Thinking Religion Through Things, but not really.
“In recent years, the “material turn” has gained prominence in the humanities and social sciences, and it has also stimulated a shift toward a rediscovery of materiality in the scientific study of religion\s. The material turn aims to dissolve…” — Read on www.academia.edu/17639583/Thinking_Religion_Through_Things_Reflections_on_the_Material_Turn_in_the_Scientific_Study_of_Religion_s_in_Method_and_Theory_in_the_Study_of_Religion_28_4_5_2016_365_399 —— I am on academia.edu and, as you may know, it sends…
Parmenides is not required
youtu.be/u-ljiHqoMM0 Althea. Xx
The Veritable Counsel
We are generally afraid of talking, let alone thinking, about truth. I think this is due to the terrible things that humans beings do under the name of truth. Truth is associated with narrow-mindedness and intellectual myopia, as well as authoritarianism and religion. Well, I seek to disrupt those automatic associations, to help with an…
Is Graham Harman as New Materialist??
from Antiquities Beyond Humanism ed E Bianchi, S. Brill, B. Holmes — Read on www.academia.edu/39168908/Hyperobjects_OOO_and_the_eruptive_classics_field_notes_of_an_accidental_tourist —– ￼ I’m posting this essay because it might be informative to some in general. I have not read it. I read pretty much the first three sentences, and then I stopped… Is Graham Harman part of the New Materialist…
The Problem of the Subject of Philosophy
epublications.regis.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi This essay is an exploration into the limits of materialist philosophy.
Science is not in opposition to ignorance
Only by a certain orientation upon knowledge does oppositional categories have significant affect. I was reading a paper, part of the paper anyways, where the author talks about John Locke saying his work not involved with science. Just got me thinking. Georg Hegel, and many more philosophers for sure we’re trying to find some sort…