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The Manly P. Hall Archive Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots Almost every time I'm interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: "How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make a practical list of demands? And what's with all this anarchist nonsense - the consensus, the sparkly fingers? If one were compiling a scrapbook of worst advice ever given, this sort of thing might well merit an honourable place. I should be clear here what I mean by "anarchist principles". Anarchism versus Marxism Traditional Marxism, of course, aspired to the same ultimate goal but there was a key difference. It's not just that the ends do not justify the means (though they don't), you will never achieve the ends at all unless the means are themselves a model for the world you wish to create. How, then, did OWS embody anarchist principles? Why did it work? Democracy in America? Democracy meant the madness of crowds: bloody, tumultuous and untenable.

The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition What is Gnosticism? Many visitors have requested some basic introductory material explaining Gnosticism. To meet this need we offer these "places to start": two short articles, The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism and What is a Gnostic?; and an audio lectures (mp3 format) on the Gnostic concept of Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer. A reading of the Overview of the Gnostic Society Library collection will also give a useful brief introduction to the history and textual legacy of the Gnostic tradition. Meditations Take a moment to reflect on a brief meditation and reading from the Gnostic scriptures, selected from this week's Gnostic liturgy. The Gnostic Society Library Visit the Gnostic Society Library, a comprehensive library of Gnostic scriptures, which includies the complete Nag Hammadi library of Gnostic texts and other ancient writings and documents relating to Gnostic tradition. Documentary films: Nag Hammadi Library collection updated: Gnosis and C. "C.G. C. C.

occupy | MapBox Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - Tabular view Thus the variable name 'x' is the proper sign for the pseudo-concept object. Wherever the word 'object' ('thing', etc.) is correctly used, it is expressed in conceptual notation by a variable name. For example, in the proposition, 'There are 2 objects which. A formal concept is given immediately any object falling under it is given. If we want to express in conceptual notation the general proposition, 'b is a successor of a', then we require an expression for the general term of the series of forms 'aRb', '(d : c) : aRx . xRb', '(d x,y) : aRx . xRy . yRb', ... , In order to express the general term of a series of forms, we must use a variable, because the concept 'term of that series of forms' is a formal concept. To ask whether a formal concept exists is nonsensical.

home PhiloSURFical | Home Noam Chomsky on America's Economic Suicide | Economy May 4, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Noam Chomsky has not just been watching the Occupy movement. From his speeches, and in this conversation, it’s clear that the emeritus MIT professor and author is as impressed by the spontaneous, cooperative communities some Occupy encampments created, as he is by the movement’s political impact. We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. We talked in his office, for Free Speech TV on April 24. LF: Let’s start with the big picture. NC: There is either a crisis or a return to the norm of stagnation. The US and Europe are committing suicide in different ways. LF: And politically…? NC: Again there are differences. In the US, first of all, the electoral system has been almost totally shredded. The Republican Party has pretty much abandoned any pretense of being a traditional political party.

First Flight : Knowledge Media Institute : The Open University Air flows over and under the wings of an aeroplane as it moves. The wings are designed to make the air travelling over the top surface move faster than the air moving under the wing, and this has the effect of lifting the wing up. The shape of a wing viewed from the side is known as an aerofoil (or airfoil), and the angle between the aerofoil and the direction in which the plane is moving is described as the angle of attack. Changing the angle of attack alters the amount of lift produced by the wing and can also affect the pilot's control of the plane. Wright Brothers test glider of 1900 after an accident The next section is concerned with the way that air moves around an aerofoil, and what happens when it stops flowing smoothly more...

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