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Ontology

Finite on an Infinite Sequence

It is quite possible to exist in a finite material context while the underlying organisational principles of that context exhibit or express infinite properties…

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culture

Uncertainty Principles

“No problem stays solved in a dynamic environment” (…)

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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

Disorder

The world feels a little like some complex tapestry in which we are constantly weaving design in at one end while the other end unravels…

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Philosophy

You have Free Will

Yes.  We are fundamentally free and in at least two different ways. At the social and cultural (or psychological) level – we do not determine the choices from which we choose but are free to choose from within the available spectrum of all possible available decisions. We are also free to recombine existing choices, ideas, […]

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culture

Wicked Problems

Idiots will not set us free…

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culture

Systemic Metamorphosis

Our global bureaucracies (on all scales) can not match pace with the accelerating rates of systemic change within which they find themselves…

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culture

Minds: Individual and Collective

Have you ever considered that the myriad sorrows and insecurities we all share are really not ours at all?

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culture Philosophy Psychology

On Waves and Ideology

Some thoughts which come to my mind in response to the blog post “Waves and ideology” referenced above in creative resonance to the ideas expressed in Dr. Martina Feyzrakhmanova’s blog, Thinking Clearly…

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Complexity narrative Philosophy

The Value of a Complex Text

I was recently reading some of David Hume‘s opinions on the values of keeping philosophical explanations as brief and to the point as possible. He criticises overly convoluted and unnecessarily esoteric language as demonstrating poor mastery of the topic being communicated. Hume believes it possible to explain essential truths and philosophical revelations without resorting to […]

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creativity culture ideology narrative

Complexity, Chaos, Creativity and Open Systems

The natural world around us is creative, complex, chaotic, dynamic and fundamentally self-organising. Any response to the world which hopes to successfully manage human beings and our many little worlds into anything resembling a sane organisational structure requires us to whole-heartedly embrace this complexity and chaos. Repetition and rote-learned, blindly regurgitative behaviours lead largely to […]

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Complexity culture technology

Go with the Flow: the Illusion of Choice ?

I wonder sometimes if all this digital media and virtual space we share is really something other than what it seems. We perceive a rich tapestry of choice and self-expression, a veritable cornucopia of tittilation, education and ideological assertion. It may actually be much simpler at base, that we are all following simple rules in […]