On the Violence of Social Media 

In the 1960’s, the French social critic Guy Debord inscribed his magnum opus The Society of the Spectacle, where he argued in Wittgenstein fashion that capitalism — as it was in the 1960’s — impressed upon the world a shift from a society that seeks to ‘have’ to a society that seeks to ‘appear to … Continue reading On the Violence of Social Media 

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A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

1 — Introduction  Putting forth the question of analyzing the efficacious existence of Unicorns may seem from the onset as a futile exercise in sophistry and as reasonable as this concern is, the quick to the hip counter-argument would be if it does not exist, then how on earth do you even know what I am … Continue reading A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

On September 15th, 2016, less than two months until the U.S. presidential election, the New York Times posted an opinion editorial titled When a Crackpot Runs for President, which asked — or, rather, fervently challenged — if the media is failing in their duties to honestly frame the narrative of Donald Trump relative to Hillary … Continue reading Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression

Carnivorous Vulgaris[i] — Omnis Determinatio est Negatio[ii] 1— the Coyote             In 1949 the LooneyTunes animation studio released the first episode of a long series that is casually referred to as, The Coyote and the Road Runner. This cartoon series had a formulaic plot that was repeated throughout every episode and … Continue reading Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression

The Synthetic Negation of Human Progress

1. The purpose of this paper is analyze our (human) relationship to the non-human universe and how our relationship adversely impacts the environment around us; and, from this, where does this relationship come from and, more importantly, where are we going with it?  As part of this process I will contrast two different metaphysical views:  … Continue reading The Synthetic Negation of Human Progress

Irrational Rationalism

As Freud would see me, I am either in a pendulum swing towards neurosis, in which I am repressing my desires in order to acquiesce to the real, or I am swinging towards psychosis and actualizing my desires, notwithstanding the real. Am I sitting in the midst of a straight line, a vector, in which … Continue reading Irrational Rationalism

The Coyote, the RoadRunner & the Genesis of God

The storyline of the Coyote and the Roadrunner is pretty straight forward and, generally speaking, goes as follows: Coyote designs an elaborate plan to capture the Roadrunner Coyote poorly executes the elaborate plan The Roadrunner is dismissive of the Coyote and taunts him with a Beep Beep The Coyote is met with a tragic, yet … Continue reading The Coyote, the RoadRunner & the Genesis of God

Escape and Release

Part 1, Escape             All of this started several Sundays ago while I was minding my own business and doing my normal Sunday things. I woke up, made coffee, took the dog for a walk and then took a nice long shower. But afterward, I went back to bed, as I was feeling especially lazy … Continue reading Escape and Release