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The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (1/12) CNN, Holograms, and Baudrillard « The Hands of Bresson. Last November 4, I wasn’t the only election-night viewer discomfited by CNN’s “beaming” of correspondent Jessica Yellin from the Chicago Convention Center into the studio with anchor Wolf Blitzer.

CNN, Holograms, and Baudrillard « The Hands of Bresson

(Blitzer referred to this remote satellite interview with Yellin as a report via “hologram.” Of course, as bloggers and others were quick to point out, this image wasn’t a hologram at all, but an old-fashioned special effect.) In the latest issue of Rouge, Harry Tuttle puts his finger on exactly what made me squirm while watching this penny-arcade ploy on a major news network during one of the most important events in modern American political history: “TV is now capable of manipulating live video content with such mastery that the audience will mistrust anything presented as a filmed document normally put forth as incontestable evidence.

It makes one wonder about the invasion of cinematic special effects into our (inter)national news. True indeed. Thelema. The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun θέλημα (pronounced [θélima]) "will", from the verb θέλω "to will, wish, purpose.


" As Crowley developed the religion, he wrote widely on the topic, producing what are collectively termed the Holy Books of Thelema. He also included ideas from occultism, Yoga and both Eastern and Western mysticism, especially the Qabalah.[8] Historical precedents[edit] The word θέλημα (thelema) is rare in classical Greek, where it "signifies the appetitive will: desire, sometimes even sexual",[9] but it is frequent in the Septuagint.[9] Early Christian writings occasionally use the word to refer to the human will,[10] and even the will of God's opponent, the Devil,[11] but it usually refers to the will of God.[12] One well-known example is in the "Lord's Prayer" (Matthew 6:10), “Your kingdom come.

Your will (Θελημα) be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” François Rabelais[edit] Francis Dashwood and the Hellfire Club[edit] Mimesis. In ancient Greece, mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth, and the good.


Plato contrasted mimesis, or imitation, with diegesis, or narrative. After Plato, the meaning of mimesis eventually shifted toward a specifically literary function in ancient Greek society, and its use has changed and been reinterpreted many times since then. The Frankfurt school critical theorist T. W. Adorno made use of mimesis as a central philosophical term, interpreting it as a way in which works of art embodied a form of reason that was non-repressive and non-violent.[2] Classical definitions[edit] Plato[edit]

Infinitism. Infinitism is the view that knowledge may be justified by an infinite chain of reasons.


It belongs to epistemology, the branch of philosophy that considers the possibility, nature, and means of knowledge. Epistemological infinitism[edit] Since Gettier, 'knowledge' is no longer widely accepted as meaning 'justified true belief'. However, many epistemologists still consider knowledge to have a justification condition. Traditional theories of justification (foundationalism and coherentism) and indeed many philosophers consider an infinite regress not to be a valid justification. Beginnings of Mysticism - Chapter 3 - The Equinox of the Gods. Beginnings of Mysticism.

Beginnings of Mysticism - Chapter 3 - The Equinox of the Gods

The Birth of FRATER OU MH. 7○=4□ Oscar Eckenstein, on his arrival in Mexico, where he was to climb mountains with the subject of our essay, found him in a rather despondent mood. He had attained the most satisfactory results. He was able to communicate with the divine forces, and operations such as those of invisibility and evocation had been mastered. Yet with all this there was a certain dissatisfaction. "The Task," said Eckenstein, "involves the control of the mind. "Test it," said the Master. He soon became sufficiently expert in this initial practice to proceed to concentration on regularly moving objects such as a pendulum, and, ultimately, on living objects. Intentionalitet. Intentionalitet är en filosofisk fackterm för fenomenet att medvetandetillstånd "handlar om" eller "är riktade mot" någonting.


Münchhausen Trilemma. Baron Münchhausen pulls himself out of a mire by his own hair (illustration by Oskar Herrfurth) The Münchhausen trilemma (after Baron Münchhausen, who allegedly pulled himself and the horse on which he was sitting out of a swamp by his own hair), also called Agrippa's trilemma (after Agrippa the Skeptic), is a philosophical term coined to stress the purported impossibility to prove any truth even in the fields of logic and mathematics.

Münchhausen Trilemma

It is the name of an argument in the theory of knowledge going back to the German philosopher Hans Albert, and more traditionally, in the name of Agrippa. [citation needed] Trilemma[edit] If we ask of any knowledge: "How do I know that it's true? " The first two methods of reasoning are fundamentally weak, and because the Greek skeptics advocated deep questioning of all accepted values they refused to accept proofs of the third sort. Agrippa and the Greek skeptics[edit] Fallibilism. Fallibilism (from medieval Latin fallibilis, "liable to err") is the philosophical principle that human beings could be wrong about their beliefs, expectations, or their understanding of the world, and yet still be justified in holding their incorrect beliefs.


In the most commonly used sense of the term, this consists in being open to new evidence that would disprove some previously held position or belief, and in the recognition that "any claim justified today may need to be revised or withdrawn in light of new evidence, new arguments, and new experiences. "[1] This position is taken for granted in the natural sciences.[2] Infinite regress. Distinction is made between infinite regresses that are "vicious" and those that are not.

Infinite regress

Aristotle[edit] Aristotle argued that knowing does not necessitate an infinite regress because some knowledge does not depend on demonstration: Thomas Hobbes. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Thomas Hobbes

JIM GOAD. This page, much like this site and my self-esteem, are undergoing a constantly unfolding and blossoming process of change and revision. For now, all the hyperlinks below will lead you to articles rendered in the much spat-upon and unfairly maligned PDF format. Each of these articles will all eventually also have its own HTML page, and I'll be adding maybe a hundred OTHER articles that are HTML-only. White Man Blames Women, Nonwhites for His Problems Judge Orders Hitler to Undergo Therapy The Cowardly Dog Portland's White Community Thrown Under the Bus It's the Segregation Hit Parade!!!

(from ANSWER Me! #4) The Dangers Behind Lumberjack Chic Dictatorship of the Retarded Bad, Bad White Man Penis Sizes of World Religious Figures Priest Turns Confession Booth into "Erotic Lingerie Modeling Booth for Boys" Virgin Mary's Face Appears in Wet Spot Vaginal Palmistry Sai Baba: Pedophile or Cool Fuckin' Dude? Hell, Inc. Rectal Foreign Bodies Gay Hamburgers of Portland Gay 'Bout Me! Jean Baudrillard. Jean Baudrillard, 2004. Jean Baudrillard, född 27 juli 1929 i Reims, död 6 mars 2007 i Paris, var en fransk sociolog och filosof.

Hans verk blir ofta knutna till postmodernismen samt poststrukturalismen. Biografi[redigera | redigera wikitext] Baudrillard föddes i Reims i Frankrike och studerade tyska vid Sorbonnes universitet i Paris. Han arbetade som översättare och kritiker och fortsatte sina studier på filosofi och sociologi. Han arbetade mellan 1986 till 1990 som Directeur Scientifique (forskningsledare) vid IRIS (Institut de Recherche et d'Information Socio-Économique), Sorbonne. Teori[redigera | redigera wikitext] Baudrillard kom från 1970-talet och framåt att vända sig ifrån den marxistiska teoribildningen och istället utarbeta en ganska egen teori om det postmoderna.