Monthly Archives: March 2016

System Attractions – Seek simplicity, and distrust it. (A.N. Whitehead)

What follows is brief foray into a schematic phenomenology about what comes easy and what comes hard. Ha! Don’t bother googling schematic phenomenology! This schema is a picture of my general meaning-making relationship to two joined aspects of any system. … Continue reading

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Feeling It With Integrity

Practically the theory of effort amounts to nothing. When a child feels that his work is a task, it is only under compulsion that he gives himself to it. At the least let-up of external pressure we find his attention … Continue reading

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Healthy Solipsism II.

My working assumption is that when I’m learning about another person, I am learning about their personal culture and their sense of their identity and about their narrative and about all the weaving and stitching which provides the sensible and … Continue reading

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Standing Alone

While I develop and refine my artistic style based in mirror symmetries, I also (more casually) produce creative works which fall outside the outsider’s symmetry box. I stash these pieces in a folder: [STANDALONE] I produce a handful every year–most … Continue reading

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Healthy Solipsism I.

Solipsism and the Problem of Other MindsInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Solipsism is sometimes expressed as the view that “I am the only mind which exists,” or “My mental states are the only mental states.” However, the sole survivor of a … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Solipsism

“What you do not seem to recognize is that I am telling you about what has long interested me and what I did about being interested in this way. It seems to me you want to wave it all away … Continue reading

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Color Vision and Seeing Ourselves

Dr. Beau Lotto, Reader in neuroscience and founder of Lottolab at University College London, talks about how colour, vision and seeing ourselves can contribute to a richer, more empathetic view of nature and human nature. Lottolab: Experiment 1.0

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Moral Perception

What can we learn from Buddhist moral psychology? Jay L. Garfield (excerpt from Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy It is hard to avoid the conclusion that perception itself is morally charged. If I see women as tools, or … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis Checklist

Dr. Randall Whitaker, Observer Web: AUTOPOIESIS CHECKLIST 1 Determine if: The unity has identifiable boundaries (via interactions with it)

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Pragmatic Turning

On February 13, 2013, Richard J. Bernstein, the 2013 Selzer Visiting Philosopher gave this lecture at Beloit College. Dr. Bernstein is the Vera List Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. The standard philosophical conventions that divide … Continue reading

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