Fording The Liminal Sea

The information fields are vast. Let us go a'harvesting! Raise up your scythes loyal comrades and follow me into the field! A field of dataflows from which we will construct our dreams. Phantasmagorical spaces open up the doors of hitherto unthought possibility, untapped potential. Free-flying we leap from the precipice, heedless of the danger. Careless… Continue reading Fording The Liminal Sea

Value Ordination: Political Paradigm as Argumentation

Innumerable are the number of political compass tests which one can take online, from Playbuzz to PoliticalCompass.org to the 8 Values Github Test, all of which are sifted through and poured over, studied and analyzed by the takers thereof as if in the action of so doing they will confer some hidden and eldritch wisdom… Continue reading Value Ordination: Political Paradigm as Argumentation

Robespierre, Absolute Idealism and the Nature of Man

"Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs." Such were the words spoken by Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre and… Continue reading Robespierre, Absolute Idealism and the Nature of Man

Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 3 [Coda]

In the previous installment of this millipedesque series I attempted to examine the ways that innate pattern seeking can lead to philosophies which are either distanced from human-valuing (whether proportionally or in sum-total) such as certain Christian-influenced strains of right-leaning esoteric naturalism (Man is insignificant to Mother Earth) or outright opposed to them such as… Continue reading Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 3 [Coda]

Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 2

In Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 1, I attempted to show how important the innate impulse to anthropomorphize non-living entities was by contrasting its best (predatory detection) and worst (blaming non-living things for the havoc of conscious malevolence and thus neglecting the true culprit) aspects. I would now like to investigate the ways in which… Continue reading Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 2

Anthropomorphization: Warden & Executioner, Prt 1

Consider the following. The internet is making people less intelligent. Violent video games make people violent. Gun prevalence causes mass shootings. A discerning reader will instantly realize a single commonality, namely, the imposition of agency onto non-agents. But then, what is an agent? We might define it here for our purposes as a conscious entity… Continue reading Anthropomorphization: Warden & Executioner, Prt 1