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by d63
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 2/19/2021: “We believe the government and its co-conspirators are hiding all sorts of monstrous truths from us— concerning assassinations, extraterrestrials, the genesis of AIDS, the 9/ 11 attacks, the dangers of vaccines, and so much more. We stockpile guns because we fantasize ab...
by d63
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 2/14/2021: Just started reading the new issue of Philosophy Now today on Time, Identity, and Free Will. And I’m a little surprised that they’re still speaking in terms of “free will” which I think outdated, that is since the term “participation” (that is since Ken Taylor of Philoso...
by d63
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

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“The crowd is untruth. Therefore was Christ crucified, although he addressed himself to all, He would have no dealings with the crowd, because He would not permit the crowd to aid him in any way, because in this regard He repelled people He repelled people absolutely, would not found a party, did no...
by d63
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

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“’Ha, ha, ha! You will be finding in toothache next,” you cry, with a laugh. “’Well? Even in toothache there is enjoyment,” I answer. I had toothache for a whole month and I know there is. In that case, of course, people are not spiteful in silence, but moan; but they are not candid moans, they are ...
by d63
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 2/5/2021: Presently, in my process, I find myself going back to Walter Kaufman’s Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre, a book I haven’t read since the 90’s. And in this particular run (what, having been a wannabe artist, could be called a layer), I find it appropriate that Kauf...
by d63
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 1/31/2021: I have, as of late, been listening to the audio book for Kurt Anderson’s Evil Geniuses: a book I highly recommend: and came up against a concept I had encountered in a previous audio book I cannot recall the name of: the Overton Window. As it was explained in the previou...
by d63
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

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I really do like theory –the depth of understanding it brings me- especially as concerns social and economic justice. I really do. Still, the pragmatist in me (the old school bourgeoisie liberal that still believes in the institutions we have as Rorty use to joke (is a little hesitant about taking i...
by d63
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 1/22/2021: Reading Ronald Bogue’s Deleuze on Music, Painting, and the Arts, I’m feeling more confident in my sense that Deleuze’s Plane of Immanence is similar to what I call that dynamic background flux of knowledge. I experienced it back in the early 90’s when I took a job at a l...
by d63
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 1/17/2021: One of the cool things about this reading of Donald Bogue’s Deleuze on Music, Painting, and the Arts is that it is really crystallizing a lot of often vague understandings I have arrived at from my extensive library of books by and about Deleuze -w/ and w/out Guatarri. T...
by d63
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 1/16/2021: One of the main things that is coming out of this second approach to Donald Bogue’s Deleuze on Music, Painting, and the Arts is the connection Deleuze saw (especially in his work with Guatarri (between the human creative act and nature in general. And, here again, we ret...
by d63
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

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It seems to me that there have been three primary mythologies (that which lead to an emphasis on a loose fancy as compared to a more involved imagination (that have haunted America since the beginning and played a major role in what we’ve experienced for the last four years: 1. The truthful outburst...
by d63
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 12/20/2020: “Certain Chinese philosophers writing in, perhaps, the -5th and -4th centuries explained ideas and a way of life that have come to be known as Taoism –the way of man’s cooperation with the course or trend of the natural world, whose principles we discover in the flow pa...
by d63
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 12/14/2020: Just finished Bateson's Steps to an Ecology of the Mind: 513 pages of reading pleasure. And while about 90% of what I read slipped by my filters, the about 10% that did catch was enough to pique my interest. I found things I could use. But that behind me for now (I will...
by d63
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

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“It is logically possible that in one cultural environment A will be dominant and exhibitionist, while B is submissive and spectator, while in another culture X may be dominant and spectator, while Y is submissive and exhibitionist.” –from Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind This comes fro...
by d63
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 37
Views: 7499

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Dear Diary Moment 12/6/2020: Bateson, in Steps to an Ecology of Mind, takes issue with the term “ethos” in that it is just too short. The problem with that, he argues, is that it can make a term seem more concrete than it really is. He also refers a lot to Russell and Whitehead’s Principia Mathemati...