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Philosophy

The Simple Joys of (an) Everyday Emptiness

How strange it is that we should all spend our lives in pursuit of some idealised goal of perfect self-abstraction, of well-defined subjectivity and psychological closure when everything we learn on this journey of life informs us that this is in fact impossible. We learn by entrainment and enculturation that we should abhor and shum […]

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Philosophy

Fire Fighting: Extinguishing Self

This world of inflated, tangled emptiness is the world we have together made and together we will watch as it actively disassembles itself. The mysterious and unknowable vacuum beyond knowledge is essentially the same logical entity as is the foundational void within it. Epistemological certainty and self-identity or self-knowledge are limited by the same essential […]

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culture Philosophy Science

Simple Truths and Complex Facts

What is the value of truth ?

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culture

The Challenge of Communicating Complex Concepts

The influence of popular communications and media is an effect measured by the relative simplicity of the associated communication method.

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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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politics

Simplicity

The attainment of political power is the sole end of pure political gamesmanship and the possession of appropriate aptitude or competency perhaps long ago became a secondary consideration…