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Psychology

Censorship, Entropy and Mephistopheles

As a general observation on censorship, redaction and purposeful obfuscation: Information Theory indicates the extent to which strings of symbols bear useful or valuable information and this is measured by the probabilistic entropy and literal surprise of that salience. An enigma of redaction is that, while the extraction of prominent or revealing features of narrative […]

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Philosophy Psychology

A Fascination with Broken Things

Broken things and imperfect people are often far more interesting than are complete and whole ones…

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Philosophy

Darkness and Light

There is darkness and there is light in every life.

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Philosophy

On Ethics

The implicit inconsistency of sufficiently complex logical systems implies that ethical systems, abandoned by the metaphysical anchor of immanent divinity, must seek their own internal anchors and logical certainty.

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Philosophy

The Problem of Evil

When bad things happen to good people…