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
Object-oriented is a contested term from software language design to ontology. Originally coined to describe the programming language Smalltalk by Alan Kay, one of the key designers of the language, its use has not only migrated to software languages that have very little in common with Smalltalk, but even to philosophical ontology via Graham Harman’s… Continue reading What is Intended by the term “Object-Oriented”?
“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 difficulty most people in the west have in thinking about the nature of currency itself arises from the fact that much of our “common sense” is reliant on the mythos of currency as substantial, a mythos that in itself is so irrational as to be ridiculous. Currency is defined as “a system of money… Continue reading The Mythos of Currency
“Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown,” Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. “But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years.” Bove uses several metrics… Continue reading Is Janus in the Process of Being Exposed? Or, Is The Global Financial System Collapsing?
One of the most common observations regarding the Turn or “Kehre” in Heidegger’s thinking is that the earlier work is more “analytical”, more rational, (though not in the sense of Analytical Philosophy) while the later work, after the Turn, is more “poetic” (or “poietic”). While this is accurate (and to a large degree originates from… Continue reading What is Poetic Thinking?
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
Technology is eroding the profit-motive. Most people think companies that are focused on technology, such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and IBM etc. are simply profiteers of technology. In fact they’ve consistently disrupted profits (on the scale of the economy as a whole) and de-capitalized long standing industries. The argument is that they’re after control.… Continue reading Heidegger’s “Passing of the Last God”
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?