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politics

Political Pragmatism: Unexpected Destinations, Creative Fabrications and Artful Dodgers

A strange property of systems of ideological or political thought is that they offer constitutively unclear or ambiguous paths between their declarative values and the end states they aspire to. Many Democracies (for instance) celebrate those generic Constitutional assertions constructed around the self-evident importance of free speech, freedom of assembly or various rights oriented towards […]

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creativity culture technology

The Utility of Ambiguity

It appears that a degree of ambiguity may be an inverse function of the generalised utility of any concept.

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

Said one mirror to another…

Rationality is (a) key, but it can not explain (or unlock) itself.

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culture

Uncertainty

Even a mature narrative of impermanence and endemic metamorphosis can sometimes be little more than an existential security blanket…

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culture

Untruth

Belief has always been quite easily uncoupled from reality…

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culture

Truth and Falsity

The confusion, ambiguity and uncertainty concerning Truth and Falsity in the statements and assertions people and organisations make in the media and online in our shared information spaces is a natural, endemic part of cultural and organisational communications systems.