Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP

https://youtu.be/cjBAJpTJlZc There is no political solution To our troubled evolution Have no faith in constitution There is no bloody revolution Our so-called leaders speak With words they try to jail you They subjugate the meek But it's the rhetoric of failure Where does the answer lie? Living from day to day If it's something we … Continue reading Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP

De 德 Zhuangzi 莊子

edited by O Society September 23, 2019 19 Chi Hsing-tzu was training gamecocks for the king. After ten days the king asked if they were ready. “Not yet. They’re too haughty and rely on their nerve.” Another ten days and the king asked again. “Not yet. They still respond to noises and movements.” Another ten … Continue reading De 德 Zhuangzi 莊子

This Is Called Walking Two Roads

So he has no use [for categories], but relegates all to the constant. The constant is the useful; the useful is the passable; the passable is the successful; and with success, all is accomplished. He relies upon this alone, relies upon it and does not know he is doing so. This is called the Way. … Continue reading This Is Called Walking Two Roads

“What is Truth?” Verity and Levity on Poetry Corner Street Fight

And now for something completely different: on Poetry Corner Street Fight we have O Society and the Spicerack doing some haiku - as in verbal kung fu - when we use our pens as sWords on you- with Daniel nailing the jisei opening and yours truly bringing up the ass in arrears. by Daniel Spicer … Continue reading “What is Truth?” Verity and Levity on Poetry Corner Street Fight

What Time Feels Like When You’re Improvising

https://youtu.be/KuAXv5qaSbQ by Heather Berlin edited by O Society July 5, 2019 Don’t look at the clock! Now tell me: How much time has passed since you first logged on to your computer today? Time may be a property of physics, but it is also a property of the mind, which ultimately makes it a product … Continue reading What Time Feels Like When You’re Improvising

Do I Contradict Myself? On Autopoiesis

edited by O Society July 1, 2019 The term autopoiesis (from Greek αὐτo- (auto-), meaning 'self', and ποίησις (-poiesis), meaning 'creation, production') refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself. The original definition can be found in Autopoiesis and Cognition: the Realization of the Living (1st edition 1973, 2nd 1980): autopoiesis: It was in these … Continue reading Do I Contradict Myself? On Autopoiesis