Category Archives: Philosophy

Writing as path

Ordinarily, I think about writing as a way to bring other people to where I am in my thinking. But my writing might be even more useful to me, as a path for going to where others are. A path is not only for … Continue reading

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Summarizing my philosophy

I have never really made an attempt to summarize my own philosophy. Mostly I just describe and explain the world from the standpoint of that philosophy. This is no accident. It actually connects to a central principle of my philosophy: My philosophy denies that philosophies can … Continue reading

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Crests (repost)

Years ago my sister and I were swimming in the ocean as a storm was coming in. The waves were huge and powerful. It was nearly impossible to move from the shallows where broken waves grappled in churning knots, out … Continue reading

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Fault-finding

I’ve put well over 10,000 hours of focused work into discovering where and how I’ve been wrong, and for the most part, the work has been highly successful.

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Realism

For stylistic reasons I am considering adopting the term “realist” instead of “transcendent”.  I mean the same thing by both words, though: they both refer to being that exists independently of our minds and therefore has the capacity to shock … Continue reading

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Latour’s transcendences

I’ve been writing my own thematic index of Latour’s latest magnum opus (the 4th of his career, by my count), An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence (or AIME). One of the most interesting of these themes is Transcendence.  Latour repeatedly points … Continue reading

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Equalities

It seems true to me that the kind of equality that matters most is legal equality — equality before the law.  To secure full, enduring equality before the law it is necessary that some degree of social equality be maintained. Severe … Continue reading

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