Month: March 2019

  • The scenarios of ecstasy

    The scenarios of ecstasy

    I. I heard the other day there were no deaths that could be reliably attributed either to merciless sea bandit Edward Teach, the Blackbeard, or to his crew. His key weapons were instead his fearsome countenance and aura, the nauseating smells and the trembling death-flag of the ship, the noise made by his screaming shipmates […]

  • Kyklos/Kairos

    Kyklos/Kairos

    I. A hidden consequence of this intense focus on axiology as a prime sequentiating thread is that what theory exposition teases at is a world that is “whyness all the way down”. It leaves nothing to explain except systemic settings and proximal reasons. But note “whyness” and not “meaningness” as per current vogue: the discourse […]

  • The sound of music

    The sound of music

    I. General axiology is not a get-rich-quick scheme. But it implies one. That I allude at increasing frequency to its (generically!) infinite possibilities plays a structural role not in theory but in the development of theory. The secret of theory is not that truth can’t be told (this is common wisdom to all philosophical traditions), but rather […]

  • The Wave

    The Wave

    Let’s try again from the top. 1. Theory is the theory of generic structure (i.e. the theory of the theory of the theory of the … of the theory of generic structure) 2.1. A left (half) axiology is an intensional theory of what’s valuable. Left axiologies can define values but not produce them. 2.2 A […]

  • The unbearable lightness of Prince Kropotkin in Hi-Z

    The unbearable lightness of Prince Kropotkin in Hi-Z

    I The recursive definition of “theory”: theory is the theory of generic structure. Just leaving this here. II A veritable constitutional crisis that has been brewing in Brazil for a while is currently reaching a boiling point. ‘Tis probably none of the things you are thinking about if you aren’t extremely current on Brazilian politics (myself, […]