Pre-reflection in perception (part 2)

What has evolved from the primitive need of survival when we come to terms with not needing it in immediate circumstances? (A question to Nietzche - not that he'd care) 1. Possibly making conclusions, categorizing, identifying? 2. Familiarizing? What isn’t familiar is dangerous? Making distinguishments has fuel3d into prejudice? 3. Dyssymytry being a sign of … Continue reading Pre-reflection in perception (part 2)

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Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s Anarchy

  When reading the letters written by Sacco and Vanzetti, it seemed what they stood for, anarchy, wasn’t really what they believed. The description was not the described. The sound of the word seemed more of an explanation within itself. But it had features of interpretation. Anarchy means ‘Without a ruler’ in Greek. What does … Continue reading Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s Anarchy

Pre-reflection in Perception (part 1)

I don’t want to sound or be sarcastic, unequal. I know, like in the title of a book I’m writing, what I’ve described myself as: Questioning, quirky, queer. I don’t know about humility, whether there can be too little or too much of any vice. I guess I should have studied Confucius and Aristotle more, … Continue reading Pre-reflection in Perception (part 1)

Reflections on Engaging the Buddhist Experience

Taking a class like Buddhism showed how people react and why. Or that’s what we had to observe in an earlier assignment. We were to watch ‘Baraka.’ Since we are creatures who try to identify and conceptualized, we could react. But we must always focus without thinking. Remember to bring ourselves back to focus. Dr. … Continue reading Reflections on Engaging the Buddhist Experience

Commentary/Review: Dancing in the Streets: a History of Collective Joy

One particular point Ehrenreich begins with is that dancing in large group formations can protect them from enemies or predators. Likewise, “dance is the biotechnology of group formation (p. 24, Eherenreich).” Muscles stimulate a response based on what we perceive, and the brain translates the dance as pleasurable. Dance is also depicted in cave art … Continue reading Commentary/Review: Dancing in the Streets: a History of Collective Joy