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culture

Suspending Disbelief: Displacing Self into Art and Visual Culture

It is such a natural experience to us that we hardly notice our almost total suspension of disbelief in the artifice of form, volume and depth. Would a 15th Century mind experience this image the same way we do? Our world is awash with visual representation in ways that Early-Renaissance Europe undoubtedly was not. While […]

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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

Dreams without Meaning

Should we be afraid that to discover that there is no intrinsic meaning to our dreams is also to unfurl some great banner of revelatory catharsis pronouncing our own essential non-existence ?

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Philosophy

A Tangled Emptiness of “I”

There’s not as much to you and your subjective self as you think, or at least – most of it is not in any sense your own…

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culture

Metalogical

We become ensnared in the grand circularity of texts and philosophical assertions or opinions which characterise and compose the shared world of belief and illusion…

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Philosophy

Through the Looking Glass

What if the world is essentially and fundamentally not what it appears to be ?