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Is That All There Is? Recursion

(29) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 9:12 AM

Time lends itself to the language of currents, electricity, weather, non-linear, complex and dynamical systems. Conversion corresponds with thinking in this way, favoring dynamic interrelation over discrete mechanisms in order to describe the experience of time. The mode of being present is like the crest of a wave that functions...

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Is That All There Is? Rugged Individualism

(25) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 4:55 PM

Rugged Individualism: From Daniel Boone to Barack Obama

Rugged individualism is at the core of our civic religion. It's central to our belief structure as Americans, and it affects just about everything we do. And it's a fallacy.

So those of you who are feeling superior to the Catholic bishops...

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Is That All There Is? Conversion, Recursion and Excursion

(17) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:38 AM

"Meaning" is how things become intelligible. In addition to Kant's method of unifying a manifold in accordance to the concept of an object, the point is to understand how things matter. It is not just that I connect and keep tack of different representations. More importantly, the question is about...

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Is That All There Is? A Preliminary Example

(39) Comments | Posted February 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM

At the heart of it, I think there is a problem of misidentification. A lack of recognition results in a sentiment of disillusion that jadedly questions "Is that all there is?" Another way to ask the same question is: if I am disappointed, then what was I expecting? In order to identify...

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Is That All There Is? The Occupy Movement

(26) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 8:22 AM

The last possible deed is that which defines perception itself, an invisible golden cord that connects us: illegal dancing in the courthouse corridors." (Bey, Hakim. T.A.Z. Autonomedia, 1991)
Ben West provides this entry on New York's criminal justice system in relation to the Occupy movement. The politics of sedition take...
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Is That All There Is? It's About Time

(102) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 2:13 PM

A Prolegomena to Alternative Architectures of Consciousness:

Currently, I still understand consciousness as articulated by the distinction between subject and object. This is problematic because the distinction is no longer sufficient. It is prone to category mistakes [1], for example, reading the type distinction between subject and object as...

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Is That All There Is? Subjectivity And My Stupid Computer

(66) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 7:01 AM

As I was writing this morning, a storm rolled in and we lost power. I love storms, and, occasionally, the romantic nostalgia evoked of times that did not require electricity. The weather was supposed to hit over the weekend and I was excited, prepared and expectant. It was three days...

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Is That All There Is? The Question Of Nihilism

(673) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 7:56 AM

Is that all there is?

Recently I found myself in New York at The Huffington Post office, talking to Arianna herself about the questions my generation is asking of a world that seems increasingly meaningless despite our outward progress and technological development. Inspired, Arianna invited me to start this online...

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