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Philosophy

An Unbalanced “I”

We all live in half-mirrored labyrinths through which we view this world as a kaleidoscopic, reflective collage of our own dreams, hopes and desires. It is a necessary function of individuality (or ego) to be structured this way – as though “from an inside looking out” – but the difference and differentiation between inner and […]

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Philosophy

Decentralisation

The conceptual abstraction of a central anchor or point of cognitive, cultural or communications system leverage is a fiction. Language and the underlying existential facts of individuated biological persistence furnish us with misleading intuitions regarding identity and all associated truths. A conceptual center is the abstraction upon and through which we reflexively self-validate various teleologies […]

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Philosophy

Decision-making: Ego is the Blind-spot

The single biggest barrier to good decision making is believing that the complexity of our world can be captured in singular lists or taxonomies which are easily communicated and become objects of salience in a landscape of information over-abundance to minds which are struggling to cope with all the noise. There is no one solution, […]

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Psychology

The Emptiness

There may be something tragically inevitable in the procedural hollowing-out of social lives in an era of accelerating and technologically-mediated hyper-connectivity.

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Psychology

Quieting the Ego

Psychological closure or completion of an isolated ego remains a functional, technological and sociological impossibility.

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Psychology

Is Your Inner Narrative You ?

That little voice inside your head – is that really who you are ? That reflective, incessant narrator of self…

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culture

Continuity, Circularity and Aspirational Completeness

It doesn’t actually matter from within a labyrinth of reflections that all that is being seen is an endless repetition of sameness and continuity: it only takes a pair of mirrors to emulate infinity.

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culture

Brute-Forcing Truth…

Where successfully arguing a point becomes more important than being correct, it doesn’t really matter when you really are correct…

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culture Organisation

Continuity of Civilisation

There may be an irresolvable existential bottleneck between self-seeking commercial incentives and the long-term continuity of human civilisation.

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culture

Untangled

Who among us is prepared to give up their most closely held beliefs, their own cultural and historically-contextual meanings for adaptive truth and a better world ?

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culture

Ego and Empire

I find myself endlessly amazed that we have not yet grown past the Age of Empire and Ego…