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The diversity of the universal: Stalin on the dialectic of a totalising proletarian culture

Fredric Jameson used to argue for what may be called a dialectic of totalisation. In some cases, a universal master narrative actually fosters a diversity of voices, which in some way gain the possibility to speak. 270 more words


Universal 1: Technology

In traveling to the other side of the world, the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” will occasionally prove itself humorously and tellingly true. 388 more words


Incoherent Note on Universals, Particulars, and Existentials

The universal/particular distinction is fairly close to the universal/existential distinction. The latter constitutes a problem for empiricism – famously expressed by Russell’s problem of induction, where no existential statement can entail a universal statement. 236 more words


Ode to Saturday Morning Sans Les Enfants - A Poem

This is a poem I wrote a few weeks back after feeling particularly inspired by the fact that my children were at their Grandparent’s house for 2 nights…  Ah what freedom of time, and to use that freedom to write a poem! 183 more words


A Few Gems from Mr Joseph Campbell:

Thinking in mythological terms helps to put you in accord with the inevitables of this vale of tears. You learn to recognize the positive values in what appear to be the negative moments and aspects of your life. 231 more words

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My Ontology - Part 2: Mind-dependence

In Part 1 I laid the foundations for my ontological framework and came to the conclusion that my position is currently best categorized as that of… 3,280 more words