Monthly Archives: February 2012

Which quantum mechanics?

In this blog post Bryant says: “Quantum mechanics significantly call for revisions of our concept of substance at the level of questions of individuation. Traditionally substances are thought as individuated by their location in time and space, yet phenomena such … Continue reading

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Which quantum mechanics?

In this blog post Bryant says: “Quantum mechanics significantly call for revisions of our concept of substance at the level of questions of individuation. Traditionally substances are thought as individuated by their location in time and space, yet phenomena such … Continue reading

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Quantum withdrawal

Ilya Prigogine has come up in some recent posts so I’m re-reading his (along with Isabelle Stengers) classic Order Out of Chaos (Bantam 1984). The following passage for me accurately describes the excess that is always withdrawn from any particular … Continue reading

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Falsely inflated gas prices

Randi Rhodes made me aware of this McClatchy report on the recent spike in oil prices. Given the state of working people’s economy it seems unlikely there has been an increase in demand and it turns out there hasn’t been. … Continue reading

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Occupy Integral

At IPS Balder linked to this post by Terry Patten and Marco Morelli at Beams and Struts blog. Bravo for the recognition of social engagement. However as  one example of such integral engagement they list conscious capitalism (CC). Until they … Continue reading

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Occupy Integral

At IPS Balder linked to this post by Terry Patten and Marco Morelli at Beams and Struts blog. Bravo for the recognition of social engagement. However as  one example of such integral engagement they list conscious capitalism (CC). Until they … Continue reading

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Complexity and Postmodernism

I came upon this free ebook, Complexity and Postmodernism by Paul Cilliers (Routledge 1998). From the introduction: “Complexity and Postmodernism explores the notion of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science. Paul Cilliers contributes to our … Continue reading

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Complexity and Postmodernism

I came upon this free ebook, Complexity and Postmodernism by Paul Cilliers (Routledge 1998). From the introduction: “Complexity and Postmodernism explores the notion of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science. Paul Cilliers contributes to our … Continue reading

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Deleuzean dynamics

I found an interesting conversation between Protevi, DeLanda and Thanem about Deleuze. They also discuss the “science wars” and how philosophy is an interdisciplinary meta-endeavor, but I’ll leave you to read that on your own. Here are some excerpts relevant … Continue reading

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Chaotic science wars

This interesting article investigates the political “science wars” between the feuding factions of chaos theory, between Prigogine’s philosophical approach, which sees correlations with pomo cultural theory, and the more objectivist and applied approach of Mandelbrot et al. Seems to me that … Continue reading

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