in thinking through the relations between the four modes of aiton (cause, but from the perspective of the thing conceived as entelechia, a self-contained unity), telos is both initial bounds and goal, as such it is requirements and their fulfillment, in this it’s intimately related to eidos, which as the outward aspects are the bounds… Continue reading The Doctrine of the Four Causes in ‘AI’ Development
“The fantastic, far from designating a simple logic of the phantasm or an intrusion of the phantasm into the real, characterizes precisely the real of the phantasm. Ontological difference, the convertibility between the two (ex)changes, the new ontological gift, and the new exchangeability are not pure abstractions. They constitute our real, the way the real… Continue reading The New Economy of Mythology
The entry of America into this planetary war is not an entry into history. No, it is already the last American act of America’s history-lessness and self-destruction. This act is the renunciation of the Origin. It is a decision for lack-of-Origin. – Martin Heidegger Rather amazingly, people who have read Heidegger’s work as a whole… Continue reading The “Decision for Lack-of-Origin” as the Decision for Freedom
Ontology as the focus of primary logic is concerned with description and classification. Aristotle introduces causality, which of course is intimately bound up with explanation, within physics (although he uses it freely in his discussions on other positive sciences such as biology and economics). His logic does not consider causality or by extension explanation at… Continue reading Ontology and Science: Understanding vs Explanation;
The ridicule of Cliven Bundy (the rancher trying to claim free use of land that is not his) should give pause to a number of scientists and ‘believers’ in science. One cannot base something on a rule without tacitly admitting the implications of that rule, as well as the implications of anything that rule itself… Continue reading Time for Cosmology to Give Up?