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Engels – Dialectics of Nature 

Reciprocal action is the first thing that we encounter when we consider matter in motion as A whole from the standpoint of modern natural science. We see a series of forms of motion, mechanical motion, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, chemical union and decomposition, transitions of states of aggregation, organic life, all of which, if at …

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Psience Unurthed 

Psience posits four frames of reference, two real and two imaginary. If it were not for mathematical convention, these might be called the material and immaterial. One real and one imaginary frame of reference are linear; I call them spaces; their dimensions are of interval. The other two frames are non-linear; I call them fields; …

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Hugh Everett in SciAm and on Nova 

Everett’s revolutionary analysis broke apart a theoretical logjam in interpreting the how of quantum mechanics. Although the many-worlds idea is by no means universally accepted even today, his methods in devising the theory presaged the concept of quantum decoherence— a modern explanation of why the probabilistic weirdness of quantum mechanics resolves itself into the concrete …

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Know Your Brain 

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | MindShift. "Marshall and Comalli’s neuroscience lesson was especially focused on teaching children about the role of the brain in sensory activities—that the brain is not just 'for thinking,' as many kids assume, but also for seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling."

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conflicting faculties 

"The severe underdevelopment of my comments can perhaps be excused if one considers that the conflict of the faculties is a topic that doesn't belong to my own professional competence, or indeed to anyone else's. Whether there can be professional competence on this subject is one of the questions my remarks will inevitably raise, and …

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Serres on Diogenes and Power 

From Serres - Stakes, Fetishes, Merchandise (trans. Raymond Federman). SubStance, Vol.14, No.1, Issue 46. (1985), pp.3-31. p.27: "I have told, I have staged the very scene of Diogenes.  He is there, in front of his barrel, on the public stage, he waits, exhibiting himself.  He waits for the Great.  He hopes for the greatest.  …

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Dewey and Wittgenstein 

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote a book called On Certainty. "As we have seen, Wittgenstein sought to uncover a type of certainty that is in fundamental relation with human action. This is a kind of certainty presupposed by specific inquires and language-games. It is grounded in our actual lives, and thus Wittgenstein offered a humanistic view of …

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Cavell on philosophical disciplinarity.. 

"When you wish to make serious art popular what you are wishing is to widen the audience for the genuine article.  Is this what someone wants who wants to widen the audience for philosophy by writing summaries or descriptions of philosophical works?  Or is he, as in the case of popular science, providing simplifications which …

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Bifo’s Biopolitics 

From Berardi, Bifo: "Biopolitics and Connective Mutation."  Culture Machine Vol.7, 2005 (link): In the last decades, the organism has been exposed to an increasing mass of neuro-mobilizing stimuli. The acceleration and intensification of nervous stimulants on the conscious organism seems to have thinned the cognitive film that we might call sensibility. The conscious …

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An interview with Melanie Mitchell 

An interview with Melanie Mitchell. "What is Complexity?"

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Brain Mechanisms Of Self-Consciousness Revealed By Neurorobotics 

Brain Mechanisms Of Self-Consciousness Revealed By Neurorobotics. Locating the homunculus...

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Quantum physics lies at core of life – The Santa Fe New Mexican 

Quantum physics lies at core of life - The Santa Fe New Mexican. I was wondering what Dr. Lloyd had been getting up to...

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McClintock’s Cosmopolitics of Education 

In this art of study, each component of culture has a part to play, and every component of art, literature, science, and thought can be seen as educational in a rigorous sense. Robert McClintock (1971, 165)

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Talk:A-HH4199 5W – Studyplace 

Baba Rampuri, Pierre Hadot, Language as the Articulation of RESEMBLANCE, and Philosophy as a Way of Life... Talk:A-HH4199 5W - Studyplace.

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Process and Reality 

Whitehead is important, 'the most quoted, least read' philosopher, coming out of the most mature phase of the great pragmatic phase.  I found this great excerpt from P&R, about the necessity of reconciling the efficient causation of the sciences with the final causes of the scholastics...  Starting on p.84 at "Thus the notion of order..." …

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NPR.org » Standing The Brain On Its Head 

NPR.org » Standing The Brain On Its Head. ~Stewart Kauffman's bringing back that quantum brain!!

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Public Health and Private Populism 

Some interesting things going on these days regarding the matter of vaccination.  Between concerns over possible links between vaccination and autism and disgust over the unprecedented rates of profit enjoyed by the pharmaceutical industry, the cognitive dissonance experienced by many people in the face of public heath initiatives supporting mandatory vaccinations seems to reach a …

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Territoreality 

Subj ect a n d obj ect give a poor appr oxi mat i on of t hought . Th i n k i n g is ne i t he r a line d r a wn be- t ween subj ect a n d object nor a r evol vi ng of one …

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