Monthly Archives: January 2012

In General

All generalizations are either false or tautologous. The goal of science is to create new generalizations. The goal of philosophy is to demonstrate that said generalizations are either false or tautologous.  

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Perhaps Yours Are Not the Eyes for These Posts

When you read these posts, you may say to yourself, “What the hell is this stuff? What’s he getting at? How can anyone take this seriously?” These posts may be meaningless, absurd, and frivolous to you. But maybe I’m not … Continue reading

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You Live in a World Without You

Jerry Garcia once said something like, “You have to remember that we live in a world without a Grateful Dead.” It’s an interesting perspective. When you are the Grateful Dead, you are known to millions and adored by many. You … Continue reading

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Good Enough Is Good Enough, OK?

I heard someone today say, “Nowadays, good enough just isn’t good enough.” I disagree. Good enough, by definition, is good enough. If it weren’t good enough, then it wouldn’t be. But behind the statement is a more general cultural consensus … Continue reading

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What Is the Meaning of This!

The meaning of an action or event is never immanent to it. Instead, it resides in what happens next. Of course, the meaning of “what happens next” in turn depends on what happens after that. As Jonathan Culler apparently said, “Meaning … Continue reading

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Why We Do the Things We Do

People often do this or that, not because they want to do this or that, but because they want to be the kind of person who does this or that.

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Does Intensity Belong in Music?

I came to consider the question posed in the title of this post after seeing Tinariwen on a Friday night and then, three days later, Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan. The second concert was undeniably “intense.” Dillinger Escape Plan play … Continue reading

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