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
Renata Salecl - The Paradox of Choice
The Anima why men are obsessed w/perfection in women
At first glance Jung’s psychology might appear quite 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 (poem) by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen on AuthorsDen
“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
Spoiler alert: please read this commentary after watching the movie. 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 Black Swan any time soon.
The Misogyny of Perfection
SExpand Several months after George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 was published in 1949, Aldous Huxley sent a letter to his former French pupil.
Huxley letter to Orwell about 1984
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.
The Illusion of Knowledge
Narcissist as Eternal Child
LaRouchePAC Interview with Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism-Part II. September 16, 2011
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.
L'angoisse du vide du sujet en état limite
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.
Swans on Tea » The Illusion of Knowledge
Pasolini... fascisme et société de consommation. VOSTFR
Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent 1 of 9
par François Brooks Dans notre recherche du savoir, nous aboutissons ainsi à la connaissance de notre ignorance fondamentale.
La passion, l'humilité et la modestie
Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals
Are we entering a new age of ignorance? » Change Factory
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.
Internet and collective intelligence criticism!