君子和而不同, 小人同而不和 Analects, 13:23
The exemplary person is in harmony with others but not the same as them. The person of narrow view is the same as others but not in harmony with them.

“Just because a buzzard sits on the roof of a temple, it doesn’t become an eagle”. oOd sanskrit proverb

Proverb with political implications? Show more

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Reading about Whitehead’s account of the doctrine of ‘simple location’ (this, here, now defines concrete identity/reality )as the assumption of western philosophy both pre and post enlightenment. How consequent problem of universals has entangled us.

“More boldly, I would claim that a critique of any philosophical position is really a failure of nerve and imagination, of subjecting oneself to the alterations in one's implicit framing notions of legitimacy that would be required to make it plausible.” Ziporyn, cont’d
Dicey...

“Critiques of hegemony only establish the hegemony of the critique”
Brook ziporyn, in ironies of oneness and difference

Let the wild rumpus begin...as Maurice Sendak said....Halifax in snow. For the moment!

The crest designed by my men’s group—traitors of the patriarchy...
Ps. That’s Ferdinand the Bull

Kenneth Boulding from “The Economics of the coming Spaceship Earth”, 1966 !
“The closed earth of the future requires economic principles which are somewhat different from those of the open earth of the past. I am tempted to call the open economy the "cowboy economy," The closed economy of the future might similarly be called the "spaceman" economy, in which the earth has become a single spaceship,..”
arachnid.biosci.utexas.edu/cou

Philip e. Dick’s Autofac from electric dreams is a fascinating take on the Amazon phenomena as well as ai in general. Circles within circles

My desk in the morning sun. Creature comforts are wonderful but do they inspire insights?

Ironpop boosted

Walter benjamemes Show more

Insurance company sent me a winter storm warning today: batten down the hatches.

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