Monthly Archives: January 2011

Posy Simmonds – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posy Simmonds – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Always one of my favourite cartoonists, and even more so after Dorthy Rowe employed her brilliant insights to illustrate her own into how English people manage life, or don’t, or avoid it.  Heard … Continue reading

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BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Broadcasting House, 30/01/2011

BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Broadcasting House, 30/01/2011.  On this programme heard Giles Brandreth with a section on neologisms.  Thought what an amazing audience out there, coming up with new words every bit as inventively as the ‘I’m … Continue reading

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Robert Rosen (theoretical biologist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Rosen (theoretical biologist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A favourite biologist/ecologist/philosopher.  Biologists are fond of saying, ‘But isn’t ecology a sub-discipline of biology?’ Always say, no, ecology is prior, dealing as it does with whole organisms in their environments … Continue reading

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Perhaps sentience might mean sapience…

Thoughts in response to a post of Tim Morton’s on plant sentience. Following Maturana and Varela, it seems perfectly possible to have cognition without consciousness, calibration without calculation.  Experiencing that extra recursion of ‘awareness of awareness’ and ‘attention to attention’ … Continue reading

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Derrida’s Linguistic Idealism – Another Iteration

Derrida’s Linguistic Idealism – Another Iteration. More stuff to get my head around.  Texts are objects.  Are objects texts?  Am very glad to have read about us humans filling our heads full of objects of all sorts, as this reflection … Continue reading

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Outline of epistemology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Outline of epistemology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  A useful synopsis, and loads to learn.

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Objectivism (Ayn Rand) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Objectivism (Ayn Rand) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Some of this seems plausible, some not so.  Posted to remind me to review it.

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