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Swimmers

May 5, 2008

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A city: driving at its centre, which was not a centre but an intersection through green lights, it was as if all this was happening in a closed-but-open space, breathable but somewhere one could drown in like a swimming pool; some sort of friction free computer game 3D landscape.  Imagine this swimming pool – one of the old fashioned, […]

Man: the Imaginary Animal

November 26, 2007

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Only rational strategems exist.  There is no rationality. It is not possible to predicate the logically conditional with the logically absolute; because only the circumstantial is absolute! The strategem is to take into account one’s lack of rationality.  One hunts the animal but that can only be as it is rather than according to a scripted (or an idealised) procedure. […]

Megalomania

November 21, 2007

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It’s self-fulfilling of me isn’t it?  The human species is unique because it is stuffed with megalomaniacs.

We aren’t SO special

November 21, 2007

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The fact that we think that we are a unique, special species in the universe is connected with the fact that something is wrong with us.  It seems a vague thing to suggest.  But the observation is real enough; it is precise enough in detail. To point out just one of the many disadvantages this attitude has for us, […]

By Nature Lost

November 15, 2007

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The human condition suggests something very simple.  That we haven’t yet been able to grasp the nature of human reality.

By Nature

November 15, 2007

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If one is to take NATURE as one’s rule stick, the assumption that humanity is at the top of a hierarchical structure seems unjustified and unjustifiable.  The idea that we are pre-eminent in nature is not a scientific finding.  What is strange is that such a value system has to derive from non-factual sense, which is […]

The super-rational

November 13, 2007

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Is it to be understood that one field of behaviours can be called objective and the other can’t? Or is all human behaviour subjective?  (“Or is the idea of ‘objectivity’ itself a form of subjectivity?”) Walk down the street.  Everyone has a different face.  Everyone exists in their own style.  Is that subjective?  “In an objective world there […]