Category Archives: syllogism

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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Bureaucracy and Forgiveness

I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man…  I used to be in the government service, but am no longer. I was a spiteful official. I was rude and took pleasure in being … Continue reading

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Animal Rationale

We in the West took the Aristotelian project way too seriously.  We shoved a rocket up its ass, and now we wonder why there are drones flying overhead.  We will be forever watching our backs because of that dumb move! … 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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