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Normativity, Ideology, and Historicity in the Work of Karl Marx

I posted a comment on Levi Bryant’s recent post responding to some criticisms offered by Pete Wolfendale. You can read the exchange there if you’re interested, but I wanted to focus on something Levi said there, and on a comment … Continue reading

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“And for the first time they begin to feel real ‘reality.'”

The words ‘down’ and ‘up’, according to Fuller, are awkward in that they refer to a planar concept of direction inconsistent with human experience. The words ‘in’ and ‘out’ should be used instead, he argued, because they better describe an … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of a Complete Science

Malcolm Gladwell, responding to criticism of Duncan Watts: In the end, though, I suppose that I feel the same ways about his insights as I do about Steve Levitt’s disagreements with me over the causes of the decline in violent … Continue reading

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Utopian Schemes: King Gillette and Frederick Engels

Man Coporate. He absorbs, enfolds, encompasses, and makes the world his own. He will do more; he will penetrate the confines of space, and make it deliver up its secrets and power, for Mind, the Child of the great Oversoul … Continue reading

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Raising the Dead

Yesterday I suggested that the emergence of memetic replication transforms genetics into one species of meme among others. Genes are naturally limited in their replication strategy, in that they depend on the continuity of transmission. In other words, they must … Continue reading

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Note on Science and Philosophy

I despise the disposition which claims philosophy ought to progressively relinquish its problems, handing them over to science, because you simply can’t solve them via a priori introspection, and so on. Today it would be utterly vulgar to claim pure … Continue reading

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The Great Deceiver

I take it that you, upon finding yourself in this small corner of cyberspace, feel comfortable assuring yourself that you decided to do so. Just as I, at this very moment, feel perfectly content in my capacity to extend the … Continue reading

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