Monthly Archives: February 2013

Did you hear about the new movie?

It’s called GI Joe: Not Ready for Battle starring Sequester Stallone. Opening this Friday in a theater of operations near you.

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Lakoff on why ultra-conservatives like the sequester

Here’s why he thinks so, mixed with my take. They actually believe the Ayn Rand bullshit that succeeding is a rat race and the best (white) man (not woman) wins in some Darwinian jungle of the fittest. It is their … Continue reading

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Congressional Progressive Caucus losing its nerve?

I signed Alan Grayson’s petition for no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security, and posted a link for it on the blog. But according to this story 75% of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) have yet to sign a … Continue reading

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More on Gazzaniga

A few comments on the last post, then some new information. He is making a clear distinction between brains and minds. Brains are determined, people with minds are not, at least completely. This is in part because the mind is … Continue reading

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Michael Gazzaniga on consciousness, top-down causation, responsibility

Some excerpts from this article: Quoting The Ethical Brain: “Should we abandon the concept of personal responsibility? I don’t think so. We need to distinguish among brains, minds, and personhood. People are free and therefore responsible for their actions; brains … Continue reading

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How awareness changes…human decision making

Stanislas Dehaene was one of the researchers in the paper “How awareness changes the relative weights of evidence during human decision-making.” Excerpts of the abstract follow: “Human decisions are based on accumulating evidence over time for different options. Here we … Continue reading

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Colbert on the "Friends of Hamas" hoax

Colbert exposes yet another regressive fantasy, of which there have been many, and will no doubt continue to be. Just the latest hoax in a never-ending cavalcade is that Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is associated with the terrorist … Continue reading

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Aufhebung and Differance, or what difference does differance make?

<div _emptydescriptionerrormessage="Please write something for your reply." _setvalueurl="http://integralpostmetaphysics.ning.com/forum/comment/update?id=5301756%3AComment%3A45438&quot; _value=" Earlier in the thread in this post Balder responded to my statement “Differance does not include ontotheology but rather refutes it” with this Derrida quote: “Différance is not only irreducible to any … Continue reading

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Norris on Badiou on Derrida

Along the lines of  the the last post and its referenced thread (intra- and intertext intertwining…), I just read an article by Christopher Norris in the Speculations III, “Diagonals: Truth procedures in Derrida and Badiou.” Therein he explores Badiou’s reading … Continue reading

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Recalling real and false reason

<div _emptydescriptionerrormessage="Please write something for your reply." _setvalueurl="http://integralpostmetaphysics.ning.com/forum/comment/update?id=5301756%3AComment%3A45636&quot; _value=" In re-reading yet again this fine thread I was struck today by this post on Badiou’s version of mathematical set theory, reminding me of Byrant’s withdrawn. “As the name implies, a subtractive … Continue reading

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