They call it merryxmas

Even as there’s still a week more to waste before we finally bid goodbye to 2020, let me make a wager. Days can be infinitely longer when they are expected to separate from the phase space of time. Perhaps, it’s why there are holidays to mark what’s really the shortest wait; holidays to deaden time, … Continue reading They call it merryxmas

On the non-evidence of freedom in Spinoza

Schelling calls it the boundary that sustains the dual extensity between excitability and irritability, remisniscent of Plato’s chora. It’s the proverbial indivisible remainder that splits our consciousness of reality between quantitative indifference and mere difference, between potency and the immanence of phenomenology. It is the space interval where consciousness can posit the self-evidence of negativity … Continue reading On the non-evidence of freedom in Spinoza

On Schelling and Whitehead

http://www.youtube.com/watch Christopher Satoor and Matthew T. Segall discussing Schelling and Whitehead, plus a bunch of sidebars on the working reality of friendship in philosophical discourse; an excellent complement to secondary literature on both Schelling and Whitehead, and the German romantics. I like the way Matthew put it concerning Hegel’s success as an individual thinker. Without … Continue reading On Schelling and Whitehead

Contour or Abyssal: The Future Ecology of Species

veraqivas-wordpress-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/veraqivas.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/contour-or-abyssal-the-future-ecology-of-cities/amp/ I look back to this talk and wonder how much the 'city' has changed since the Corona outbreak. Hongkong, for one, a city that never ceased to fascinate me, is also struggling as a city politically, all the more today, with a wider health emergency issue, like all cities in the world as I … Continue reading Contour or Abyssal: The Future Ecology of Species

The Anthropocene and the Literal Reading of Nature

We are not yet in the Anthropocene, at least, officially speaking.  The Holocene still in theory represents our geological epoch according to the latest (2018) report by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).[1]This is not to say we are literally (this is a problem of Naturphilosophie, to begin with) still in the Holocene.  Let us … Continue reading The Anthropocene and the Literal Reading of Nature