Category Archives: Merleau-Ponty

Embodiment, Ecstasy, Emptiness

Over the past number of decades, the West has been inundated by philosophical concepts pouring over us from the East. One idea we have grabbed hold of like a life-preserver is the concept of Emptiness.

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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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The Risk of Letting Go

You know it is cold outside when you blink a few times and the ice on your lashes locks your eyelids shut.  It is approximately -37 C (-33 F) here in Barnaul Siberia now, and I am thinking seriously about … Continue reading

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