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. CNN, Holograms, and Baudrillard « The Hands of Bresson
The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun θέλημα: "will", from the verb θέλω: to will, wish, purpose. 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. 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
Den betydelsefulla obetydligheten (kapitel I ur Raoul Vaneigem: Om konsten att leva, manual för de unga) Genom att banaliseras har vardagslivet gradvis intagit den centrala platsen i våra tankar (1). – Ingen illusion, vare sig helig eller profan (2), – kollektiv eller individuell, kan längre dölja utarmningen av våra vardagliga handlingar (3). – Livets ökade rikedom kräver att den nya fattigdomen analyseras och att de gamla motståndsvapnen fulländas, och det utan alla undanflykter (4). Raoul Vaneigem: Den betydelsefulla obetydligheten
Intentionalitet är en filosofisk fackterm för fenomenet att medvetandetillstånd "handlar om" eller "är riktade mot" någonting. 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. Fallibilism
Distinction is made between infinite regresses that are "vicious" and those that are not. Infinite regress
Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
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.