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Goddamn Darlings

Artist John M. Adams came by the studio yesterday and we talked about process. We discussed how my piece, 100 Paintings, foregrounded both process and design. 378 more words

Art

On Valuing Truth

Following on from my ninth axiom, I wanted to make two brief points about what I mean by valuing truth:

Foundations

Metaphysical Exclusions...Speech Act...

….the axiology involved in this analysis is not intrinsically determined by considerations that are merely logical. What logician, what theoretician in general, would have dared to say: B depends logically on A, therefore B is parasitic, nonserious, abnormal, etc.?…All of mark a decline or a pathology, an ethical-ontological determination: i.e.

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Philosophy

The Ninth Axiom

At the very beginning of this blog, I laid out a set of eight axioms with which I was to derive my philosophy. Since they were spread out across several posts, I will collect them here for convenience: 339 more words

Foundations

On Spandrels, and Intrinsic Value

just finished writing a post and now I’m writing another one, what madness is this? I’m writing this as kind of a very-very-extended footnote to that post, since I couldn’t figure out how to write  278 more words

Axiology

Charles Taylor, Iris Murdoch, and Me

For Christmas this year I received a collection of essays by Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor (specifically the Harvard University Press edition of Dilemmas and Connections… 462 more words

Metaphysics

EARTHLY FORTUNE, COMPARED TO TRUE TREASURES

Some things we like, just for pleasure,
Yet some good is good, beyond measure:
Our lives, God gave us,
And Christ, to… 73 more words

Providential History