Category Archives: emergence

on Grant’s response in The Speculative Turn « Object-Oriented Philosophy

on Grant’s response in The Speculative Turn « Object-Oriented Philosophy.  Fascinating post by Graham Harman on Iain Hamilton Grant’s response to his article on substance.  One/multiple substance (GB, GH), or one productive force, one  – ‘anteriority’ – (IHG) which sounds … Continue reading

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Politics of Survival | Planomenology

Politics of Survival | Planomenology.  Find myself in huge disagreement with the pan-naturalisation and -normalisation of the supposed ‘struggle for survival’.  The perception that such a struggle exists and persists across zoe is an ongoing outcome of our Western Graeco-Judaeo-Christian … Continue reading

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Temporary interruption of posts with comments due to acute RSI

Not that I think I have any readers, but to log it for myself, and to register it as an application of my axes of ecology to life: will have to stop written posts for a week or more (will … 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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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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Holism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Holism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Holism and reductionism coexist.  Of course we perceive in gestalts as familiar similarities with familiar or unfamiliar differences: Maturana and Varela make this point about the visual blind spot on the retina around the … Continue reading

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Heterophenomenology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heterophenomenology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Posted with steam coming out my ears, but calming myself: so rather than the subject’s self-report of their experiences being validity enough both to allow and to agree the existence of whatever subjective experience … Continue reading

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