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The wild and wonky PhD

I now have written 300 new words on my PhD….and I gave myself a very sore brain in doing so. It was a struggle…I had to force myself to re-read Michel de Certeau again, this time with absolute concentration. 137 more words

As Seen on Twin Peaks: Laura Dern in Wild

Laura Dern has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, she’s won four Golden Globes and an Emmy, and she’s the latest performer to be discussed here on “As Seen on Twin Peaks.” 1,900 more words

God Fulfills My Desires

As part of our Gap-year we are reading a book every month. During our Gap training on Mondays we discuss the current book and share our experience with it. 380 more words

flowers flowers flowers

its funny as you get older you start to veer towards flower shops and garden centres;  nowadays there are so many lovely flower shops that offer more than the usual bouquet of flowers;  on my recent visit to manchester we popped to alderley edge and discovered… 147 more words

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Lynch Night: Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Industrial Symphony No. 1: the Dream of the Brokenhearted (ISN1) is the most idiosyncratic David Lynch creation from the Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart… 1,080 more words

生命之痛

最近经历了不少事情,遇到了不少挫折。虽然早有准备,但是难免失落。想起前阵子听得Jordan Peterson的一节课的录音,额外有感触。他在这堂课里讲了他对于世界和生命的看法,当然是基于他的研究而形成的看法。让我感触深刻的是,这和我长久以来隐约的看法出奇地一致。

首先是世界客观唯物性的瓦解。他讲到自牛顿以来的绝对客观唯物主义世界观在过去的五十年里瓦解了。他没解释具体的原因,但我有自己的论证。首先客观状态下的机械主义的瓦解,源于世界上充斥的不确定性,这不确定性根深与物质的最基本结构。因此纵然我们有客观的物质存在,并不存在客观可预测的确定推论。这是没有人的世界,加入了人,则变得更加复杂。人与世界的接触并不存在一个客观的接口,所有的接口都是主观的。并且人的认知是有限的,而客观存在是无限的。因此,人的认知之外的客观存在如何影响人的认知,影响人与客观世界的交互我们不得而知;人的认知之内的客观存在则通过主观扭曲进入人的认知,并影响了人与世界的交互。这并不是古典唯心主义所谓的『非风动,非幡动,仁者心动』,而是『观风动,观幡动,仁者心动』。这点在经济学里表现得最为直接,所有的效用方程都是主观效用方程,一个客观的价值标准并不存在。

其次是生命的本质。如前文说讲,人是有限的,而世界是无限的。以有限去对抗无限,苦难是必然的结果。生命的本质就是苦难,suffering!这和几乎所有的宗教论述一致。我同意这个看法。但一旦意识到了生命苦难的本质,在这个世界上继续的生活下去成了极大的挑战,宗教对于这个问题的解决办法是求助于神。Peterson提出的解决方法和我09年在尼泊尔给予自己的解决方法一样 — 赋予生命以目的。当你生活得有目的,生命变有了意义。在这意义之下,世界的无限成了意义的有限,生命的苦难不复存在。

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Trailer Tuesday

It’s another splendid month of announcements from the Criterion Collection. Without any doubt, I’m most interested in the release of Frank Borzage’s Moonrise (1948). This is mainly due to my fascination with MoMA’s recent program, … 469 more words

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