the illusion of knowledge and control
It is not by drawing a genealogical tree that you invent a family, you need to know the people, their names and faces first. Same goes here... I will only mention a book that I have actually read, a philosophical thought that I'm familiar with, a film director whose work I have studied. My aim is not to be a compulsive creator of pearls of elusive content, just to watch it grow and fool myself into believing that I know it all. I prefer the personal approach, a more intimate relationship with experience, knowledge, books, culture... life. Mar 12
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At first glance Jung’s psychology might appear qui te esoteric, speaking as it does of archetypes, the self, individuation, and so forth. What could all that mean, and more to the point, what could it do for us in our daily lives?
A jungian attempt to answer the question: "why are men obsessed with perfection in women?" by Mar 25
“A man kills What a man loves, Before it weakens him!”
a poem that made me think, so I left the author a comment, years ago... by Mar 25
I have a friend who is a professor of women's studies who steadfastly refuses to go to the opera or the ballet, maintaining that both are profoundly misogynistic. Her oft-repeated comment is that "the girl almost always dies at the end" (think Tosca, Carmen, Mimi, Thais, Cho-cho-san, Giselle, and of course the White Swan). She will not be going to the movies to see any time soon.
I think it is more of a question of the government standing up for individuals rights against institutions / companies. The government already prevents many religiously affiliated organizations and companies from breaking equal opportunity employment labor laws, thereby protecting the right of the individual.
Isn't it funny how one sometimes uses words with the honest believe it's a well known term, but then comes to realize nobody understands it? Like, when I was a kid, the 'grandma-button' was a very well known concept to me.
In an age where data is available at the click of a mouse to 1.6 billion internet users (at last count) it seems to me we are becoming more ignorant rather than more enlightened. The sources of information we are exposed to, either inadvertently or through a deliberate act on our part, are increasingly uncontrolled.
De quel signifié le vertige est-il le signifiant ? L’intuition que l’angoisse face au vide extérieur serait peut-être l’écho de l’angoisse face au vide intérieur nous a amenée, pour répondre à cette question, à plusieurs détours.
Over at Backreaction Current illusions such as the idea that if it’s on the internet, and especially if it’s in an oft-visited location, then it must be true (argument from popularity), if it can’t be explained in a short presentation, it must be false (argument from incredulity), if it’s not on the internet then it must be false, newer information is always better, and others.
par François Brooks Dans notre recherche du savoir, nous aboutissons ainsi à la connaissance de notre ignorance fondamentale.
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Internet and collective intelligence criticism!
No culture without books!