I suppose one of the questions that inevitably must arise due to my work is how do I allow a rock to be a rock, and a tree to be a tree? Rather than … Reply: A question of significance ——— Rather than “allow”, for me, a tree is a thing and a rock is … Continue reading Reply: A question of significance
I suppose one of the questions that inevitably must arise due to my work is how do I allow a rock to be a rock, and a tree to be a tree? When the very manner by which I proceed to do my own work understands that there is some thing essential which connects the … Continue reading A question of significance
The idea of form is that the formal cause Of a thing, in short, is the shape that it’s in. The cause of a thing is it's form. Graham Harman proposes to be able to develop an ontology based on form. Most philosophy that we encounter in the continental tradition, otherwise known as the phenomenological … Continue reading And
One of the first questions a person needs to ask when addressing or confronting philosophy, is what are they involved with. The question of "the philosophical", for a term, is actually secondary. Because the first question Hass to be is "why am I doing this?" What am I doing when I am viewing or otherwise … Continue reading Purpose and Philosophy
One of the main components of psychology and psychological theory that I truly enjoy and adhere to comes from the beginning of psychology. Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis. It is interesting that so many psychologists and counselors and people that deal with mental health and mental issues in general do not even know a simple discernment … Continue reading Form and efficiency
The issue revolving before us is whether there are objects, and then also objects of the mind. I forget what you termed the first one. My issue has directly to do with how you are able to know that there is an object only of the mind, and then an object that is not of … Continue reading Objects of the mind and other myths
It is possible to locate or identify a particular way of knowing which can be generalized to certain characteristics. It is possible to do this in the context of￼ causality. The question that is primary to knowledge is not what is doing the knowledge; It is not necessary for a cause of knowing, or an … Continue reading Cause and Object
Like I say here and there...Object Oriented Ontology resonates with me; it resonates with what I am doing, with my work. At risk of sounding retroactive, though, I already had this kind of...understanding, if you will, of object-Being; it began with Francios Laruelle's Non-philosophy which I just stumbled on in the Philosophy Now forum that I … Continue reading Orientation upon Objects and Significance of Significance
Graham Harman’s seminal piece on the displacing of human centrality to causality Presently I am revisiting the nature of cause. Revisiting the fall into efficient cause and the repercussions of the relationship between truth and reality.
We can always talk about a subject. But then sometimes we talk about the subject. For philosophers the subject is very important, and so it’s generally assumed every time someone starts talking about philosophy. Sometimes, though, I wonder if philosophers are a little loose in using terms, and then assume that philosophy is getting anywhere … Continue reading The Subject
This is a comment upon the post "Why using voice recognition software is an act of language philosophy" ...Sound or text patterns as received form (sensation) are undoubtedly separate from meaning (perception). They are clear as the difference between ear and nerve, and brain. The failure of the ear or nerve necessarily means the brain … Continue reading Language philosophy and the truth
Reply: routes JULY 30, 2020 ~ SIGNATURE103 In reply to this post. A route is a path. There are two routes in philosophy. What are the two routes? I read to the end. lol. Good read, by the way. A route, is also a retreat. By “retreat” you mean a route of escaping from what? … Continue reading An example of the two routes appearing at the same time in reality.
A route is a path. There are two routes in philosophy. A route, is also a retreat. One either has faith, or one doubts. But often enough, people think they are not having faith when they are doubting. But most often through their doubting they are really just upholding faith. Faith is that which is … Continue reading A philosophical route
There is an old philosophical methodological trope which says that everything has to do with meaning. Basically, this methodological trope says that I am allowed to ask you what you mean by any statement or term, and that this method constitutes philosophy as it only and must be at all times and everywhere. Basically, to … Continue reading On Unicorns
“ “There is no thing of concepts.” This is a response to the other post “Do concepts exist?” First, a delineation. The idea that philosophy must be about finding or asserting what is more true of a situation is but one manner of philosophy. So the issue, really, for the existence of concepts, in answering … Continue reading Preliminary comments on The Existence of Concepts