Dialectical Perception

Dialectical Perception: A Synthesis of Lenin and Bogdanov Edmond Wright Ernst Mach (1976, 122) has a story about a savage who was surprised to discover the power of written symbols. The savage was ordered to take a basket of fruit, say, mangoes, from one colonist to another, a basket that, as well as the fruit, […]

Brain waves, transcendental fields and techniques of thought

Now I say that mind and anima are held in union with the other, and form of themselves a single nature, but that the head, as it were, and lord in the whole body is the reason which we call mind or understanding, and it is firmly seated in the middle region of the breast. […]

Towards a phenomenology of racial embodiment

When one realizes the indeterminacy of racial categories, their fluid borders and cultural variety, it is often tempting to adopt a nominalism about race: that race is no more real than phlogiston or witchcraft. In this essay, I resist this conclusion primarily on phenomenological grounds. Race is real, certainly more real than phlogiston, though like […]

The aesthetics of appearing

If for a moment we were to imagine aesthetics as an expansive building that has been worked upon continuously for centuries, that has undergone many redecorations and acquired numerous extensions – letʼs say, as a museum that has become somewhat labyrinthine in the course of time – then we could consider which of its many […]