The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (1/12)
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. (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. CNN, Holograms, and Baudrillard « The Hands of Bresson
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. Historical precedents Thelema
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. Mimesis
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 Since Gettier, 'knowledge' is no longer widely accepted as meaning 'justified true belief'. Infinitism
Beginnings of Mysticism. 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. Beginnings of Mysticism - Chapter 3 - The Equinox of the Gods
Intentionalitet är en filosofisk fackterm för fenomenet att medvetandetillstånd "handlar om" eller "är riktade mot" någonting. Mentala tillstånd som uppvisar intentionalitet kallas "intentionala tillstånd". Det som det intentionala tillståndet är riktat mot kallas det ”intentionala objektet" för tillståndet i fråga. Exempel på intentionala tillstånd och intentionala objekt[redigera | redigera wikitext] Intentionalitet
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. 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. Trilemma If we ask of any knowledge: "How do I know that it's true?"
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." This position is taken for granted in the natural sciences. In another sense, it refers to the consciousness of "the degree to which our interpretations, valuations, our practices, and traditions are temporally indexed" and subject to (possibly arbitrary) historical flux and change. Fallibilism
Distinction is made between infinite regresses that are "vicious" and those that are not. Aristotle Aristotle argued that knowing does not necessitate an infinite regress because some knowledge does not depend on demonstration: Some hold that, owing to the necessity of knowing the primary premises, there is no scientific knowledge. Infinite regress
Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Thomas Hobbes, född 5 april 1588 i Westport (idag en del av Malmesbury), Wiltshire, död 4 december 1679 på Hardwick Hall i Derbyshire,  var en engelsk filosof och politisk teoretiker. Biografi[redigera | redigera wikitext] Thomas Hobbes föddes den 5 april 1588, två månader för tidigt. Hans far, som också hette Thomas Hobbes, var präst, men trots detta sannolikt analfabet, han kunde bara läsa upp några böner och obligatoriska texter, det sägs även att han avskydde lärdom. Hobbes' pappa grälade utanför kyrkoporten en dag och slog ner en präst ifrån grannförsamlingen. Han avsattes därefter och flydde till London där han dog under okända omständigheter. Thomas Hobbes blev därefter omhändertagen av sin farbror.
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.
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.