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The looping parable

I write this inspired by the work of Ian Hacking on looping effects, human kinds and so on. My sympathies are with Hacking on this. Still, I believe there’s something that needs to be added: the social looping effect needs a binding effect in reality to remain stable. 975 more words

Self

6 or 9? Plato or Aristotle? Transcendent knowledge or immanent existence?Who has the right answer?

The forever going debate, between the two great philosophers of all time Plato and Aristotle, about universal and forms is without doubt still affecting our lives in daily manners without us realizing it. 2,800 more words

Thoughts

The self was a good idea but its time has come to fade away

Identity is the new Holy Grail. Everybody is looking for something that does not exist, and still would somehow magically transform their mediocre existence into the golden rule. 1,809 more words

Cultural Optimism

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT CULTURE

It’s not always about culture.

(1) “Culture skill” is a “soft skill,” so people say. It’s not part of the business portfolio, or at least not a very important part. 370 more words

BAM Disciple-making And Vision

"There Are Many Strange Legends in the Amazon..."

October has come again. As many people far wiser and more experienced than I, have recognized, there is some tremor, some power, that separates October from the rest of the year. 2,219 more words

Non-arrival flights: A Digital Remapping of Linguistic Borders

What happens when three engineers and two humanists who speak Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian get together? They make a digital interactive poem using automated… 197 more words

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