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Gueroult’s Spinoza 

Infinity and indivisibility are two unique properties of substance which derive immediately from its fundamental property: causa sui. via Pirates & Revolutionaries: Gueroult's "Spinoza's Letter on the Infinite Letter XII, to Louis Meyer," summarized.

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Education’s Self-Hatred 

University is not a trade school. No one believes that they will get a degree in Philosophy, then get a job philosophizing. I have yet to find the English and Creative Writing factory in my neighbourhood. University education is about the power of knowledge, about expanding the breadth of the discourse by becoming informed, and …

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Merleau-Ponty’s Chiasmus 

Visible and Invisible, p.266 (November 1960) the idea of chiasm, that is: every relation with being is simultaneously a taking and a being taken, the hold is held, it is inscribed and inscribed in the same being that it takes hold of. Starting from there, elaborate an idea of philosophy: it cannot be total and …

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Magicology 

Countless anthropologists have managed to overlook the ecological dimension of the shaman's craft, while writing at great length of the shaman's rapport with "supernatural" entities. We can attribute much of this oversight to the modern, civilized assumption that the natural world is largely determinate and mechanical, and that what is experienced as mysterious, powerful, and …

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eco-linguistics 

It is by a complementary shift of attention that one may suddenly come to hear the familiar song of a blackbird or a thrush in a surprisingly new manner—not just as a pleasant melody repeated mechanically, but as active, meaningful speech. Suddenly, subtle variations in the tone and rhythm of that whistling phrase seem laden …

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Against Chairs 

If chairs are such a dumb idea, how did we get stuck with them? Why does our culture demand that we spend most of every day sitting on objects that hurt us? What the hell happened? It should be no surprise to readers of Jacobin that the answer lies in class politics. Chairs are about …

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Copus, “Heronkind” 

How much less complex life would be without this feverish dance between the wanter and the wanted, though the truth of it is that without fish all heron kind would be stunted via New Statesman - "Heronkind".

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N+1’s minor expressions 

...the prospects for left-wing cultural life seem more generous in 2012. Maybe that’s because the ethos that you should make art and thought, not to feel like an artist, but because you have something to say, has found an opening in history again. via New Statesman - American Writing Special — Little voice.

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Harvard Library 

Harvard Library's Faculty Advisory Council is telling faculty that it's financially 'untenable' for the university to keep on paying extortionate access fees for academic journals. It's suggesting that faculty make their research publicly available, switch to publishing in open access journals and consider resigning from the boards of journals that don't allow open access. via …

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Dr. Seuss quote too political for B.C. school – CBC News 

Stigant said if teachers want to talk to students about labour disputes in general as part of a curriculum, that's one thing. To expose their captive audience to their own job issues through discussions, posters or buttons is going too far."I would not think it was appropriate for my child to go to an art …

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Yoga as Aesthesis 

Yoga is something that happens frequently and is inseparable from living. You’re doing yoga whenever you concentrate on the aesthetic experience. Once your palette drops from the roof of your mouth you are doing yoga. And we do this whenever we see something beautiful or taste something that absorbs all of our attention. via Interview …

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Synergetic Networks 

Locations in a logical space may have any number of addressing elements i.e. coordinates -- and the analogy between such a "logical space" and the space of visual-tactile experiences is embedded in metaphors. Connections between any two experiences, regardless of when-where they occurred, are edges, to which edges the properties of tension pull and compression …

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Hypercross Dogmatics 

20th Century western metaphysics, includes hypercross dogmatics, by which I mean the preaching that human sensory apparatus, with or without instrumental enhancements, is, by some flaw in its design, locked out of certain critical perceptual realms knowable only vicariously via sophisticated hypercross mathematics. Hypercross mathematics posits a fourth axis perpendicular to the three already mutually …

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omnidirectional halo 

The tuned system itself consists of inter-related events, points of focus. Synergetics models the relationships among our set of relevant considerations as lines of tension around the circumference of a sphere. This is because synergetics consistently associates order with a squeezing implosive action, disorder with a radial explosive action. Radial vectors each act on their …

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Fuller’s Dimensionality 

Fuller was enthused and infused by the early century hype surrounding the "dimension" concept, with writers going everywhichway in their attempts to give a creative -- perhaps breakthrough -- spin to this signifier, now in "free fall" almost owing to its dislodging from Euclidean and Newtonian moorings. It was a heady time for all, not …

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Nietzsche & Heidegger 

Kaufmann was adamant that we ought not waste time reading Heidegger, given he'd sold out when it counted. You should judge a philosophy by the character of the philosopher, was his message... via BizMo Diaries: Philosophy 101.

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Bucky – grunch.net 

Never before in all history have the inequities and the momentums of unthinking money-power been more glaringly evident to so vastly large a number of now literate, competent, and constructively thinking all-around-the-world humans. There’s a soon-to-occur critical-mass moment when the intuition of the responsibly inspired majority of humanity, in contradistinction to the angered Luddites and …

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Pinkwater’s Pineapple & Publishers’ Profits 

Publishing in general is not a moral industry, and specialized publishing like this — where they have a captive audience and God knows what kind of long-standing relationships — might be less moral yet. via Daniel Pinkwater on Pineapple Exam: ‘Nonsense on Top of Nonsense’ - Metropolis - WSJ.

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Balzac’s Hidden Masterpiece 

"Ah!" he cried, "did you not expect such perfection? You stand before a woman, and you are looking for a picture! There are such depths on that canvas, the air within it is so true, that you are unable to distinguish it from the air you breathe. Where is art? Departed, vanished! Here is the …

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