Category Archives: polysemy

On Human Understanding~ Excavating the Mytho-poetics of Babel

[Here is a draft of a paper I’m preparing for a Linguistic conference on translation in 2016. Advice is always welcome, although not always heeded. Thanks ~ cK] It is not enough for language to have clarity and content… it … Continue reading

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The Politics of Recursion: Hypotaxis, Hierarchy, and Healing

As the written word began speaking, the stones fell silent… the trees became mute, the other animals dumb. 1 It has been shown that in traditional kinship-based hunter-gatherer societies, sharing and gifting lie at the heart of the human community. … Continue reading

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Ontological Reciprocity

 by Marvin Bram The question is this: how might the material things of the world answer us? It may be necessary to take an unfortunately condescending remark seriously: Schopenhauer says that our normal position toward reality is “that natural and childlike … Continue reading

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The Media is the Mirror

by Roberto Prado In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation. – Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle With the above lines, Guy Debord … Continue reading

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‘Teach Our Children Well’— On Deconstructing the Curriculum of the West

The West is a vast testimony to childhood botched to serve its own purposes, where history, masquerading as myth, authorizes men of action and men of thought to alter the world to match their regressive moods of omnipotence and insecurity. … Continue reading

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