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Cloud Animals

Language as a ‘code’, behavior as ‘programming’, ideas as ‘downloadable’—these are all metaphors drawn from a cybernetic and technoscientific paradigm. However, predominant as these metaphors are in guiding the norms of our society, is not guaranteed, nor is it likely, … Continue reading

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Narcissism of ‘Smarts’

Psychological tendencies we dislike and critique, that irritate and get on our nerves, can over time get rooted in us, as much out of repulsion as attraction. One becomes so troubled by what one observes in others, or in general … Continue reading

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Patterns of Fascism

Patterns of fascist demagoguery and propaganda: 1) The fascist wins support by playing on unconscious mechanisms, rather than by presenting ideas and arguments. Compared to the emotionalized, psychological stimuli applied to the crowd, the ‘content’ of the propaganda, the ‘platform’, … Continue reading

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Spirituo-materiality

SPIRITUO-MATERIALITY It’s difficult to countenance the divide between atheism and theism as a real one any longer, given the degree to which things have sunk into opinion on these matters, and when those preparing the next stages in thought are … Continue reading

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Enlikenment

ENLIKENMENT (after Wallace Stevens) 1 Some call the opacity of reality ‘God’, some call it ‘matter’. If you dig down deep enough, what do you find? Top-spinning quarks or Ishvara’s playing cards? A category like ‘quarks’ is made of resemblances … Continue reading

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Spit it out!

SPIT IT OUT! * To argue is to disagree about the world: what it has been, how it is, what it should become. Alongside this, a disagreement about our place in it, about who belongs where. It’s where world is … Continue reading

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General Energy

original: April 16, 2015 Bataille argues that the world of work (civilized society) poses human beings as objects among others, like tools designed to have function or a goal, objects that can fall into disuse. In his view, out of … Continue reading

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