Category Archives: ANT

Ancestors and siblings of process thought

While I’m scanning passages from C. Robert Mesle’s Process-Relational Philosophy, here are two more that inspired me. The first passage appeals to my designer consciousness: Descartes was wrong in his basic dualism. The world is not composed of substances or of … Continue reading

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Luria-Latour

The book I have been reading for the last thirty or so mornings has been Gershom Scholem’s Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. I am currently reading the chapter on Isaac Luria, and it is sparking insights and connections with other things I’ve read, in particular with … Continue reading

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The Republic of Reality

represent |repri-zent| verb [with obj.]  be entitled or appointed to act or speak for (someone), especially in an official capacity. constitute; amount to. depict (a particular subject) in a picture or other work of art formal state or point out … Continue reading

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Wordworlds

Nothing is improved when we replace worldviews with wordworlds. To paraphrase Bernadette from the Jerk, “It’s not [the meanings] I’ll miss. It’s the stuff!” Our problem is not metaphysics. It is metaphysical reductionism. And specifically metaphysical reductionisms that allow us … Continue reading

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The medium of action

Had Hannah Arendt lived to read Shapin and Schaffer’s Leviathan and the Air-Pump: she would never have written this: With the term vita activa, I propose to designate three fundamental human activities: labor, work, and action. They are fundamental because each … Continue reading

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Circuits

Intersubjectivity is conducted through the medium of things. * I and You runs a circuit through It. Are things otherwise?: I is short-circuiting, again. An indicator of a closed circuit: intense heat. * Circuit – ORIGIN late Middle English: via … Continue reading

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