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Alexander Lee replied to Keith Hart's discussion From the Center for Peripheral Studies (OAC Branch). After Lance, the sky's the limit!
"Sorry for the lag.  You all have been very productive in discussion.. I haven't taken the time to read everything that has been written but will offer my own two cents about zombies and vampires. I would read the logic immanently within…"
May 2, 2014
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On incidental Truth, consistency and belonging

The reversal of Doxa ("opinions/metaphysics") and Episteme ("truth/knowledge") happened around the time of the early 20th century. The theory of relativity seems to be the discovery that sparked it, but really this theoretical discover is merely the "best example" of the reversal in knowledge types that I am pointing out.Once Newtonian physics lost its bearing as being Truth -- which coincided with the scientific method being formulated as a method for truth -- incidentally, we also gradually…See More
May 2, 2014
John McCreery commented on Alexander Lee's blog post being and identity and reality
"A bit peculiar, isn't it, starting a questioning of self with, "I think"? Otherwise a nice statement of stuff that has been pretty much common knowledge since George Herbert Mead's Mind, Self, and Society (1934).…"
Apr 26, 2014
Alexander Lee commented on Alexander Lee's blog post Review of Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
"John I was being kind of tongue in cheek.  I haven't read any of his other works, and while there is a small part in this very dense book where he steps out of academic writing to directly ask something to the effect of "can we know…"
Apr 22, 2014
Alexander Lee's blog post was featured

being and identity and reality

I think much of politics stems from identity construction. Most discussions about identity are approached from the question of the Other -- include them or teach them or change them. But really, any position of otherness must be mediated by what the Self is. The self mediating the self is the "invisible" point of reference that creates this initial distortion.Post race isn't exactly the same as post identity. Even if it's a class distinction or, say, identifying as a "punk" which means "I'm…See More
Apr 21, 2014
John McCreery commented on Alexander Lee's blog post Review of Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
"Hi, Alexander. Thanks for the pointer. Just read the Wikipedia entry on Imre Lakatos, a fascinating man, indeed. But I think you misread him if you see him as an idealist who believes that we can know everything. His most intriguing idea to me is…"
Apr 21, 2014
Alexander Lee replied to Keith Hart's discussion From the Center for Peripheral Studies (OAC Branch). After Lance, the sky's the limit!
"That's brilliant!   It's like Lance Armstrong's ego popped under all the pressure, the distinction of being pure vs not pure, and somehow pure was good, and worthy of note to be praised and awarded to be something or nothing.…"
Apr 11, 2014
Alexander Lee posted a blog post

being and identity and reality

I think much of politics stems from identity construction. Most discussions about identity are approached from the question of the Other -- include them or teach them or change them. But really, any position of otherness must be mediated by what the Self is. The self mediating the self is the "invisible" point of reference that creates this initial distortion.Post race isn't exactly the same as post identity. Even if it's a class distinction or, say, identifying as a "punk" which means "I'm…See More
Apr 11, 2014
Alexander Lee's blog post was featured

Review of Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes

After the enlightenment, people started to seriously make a distinction that how they distinguished what they really knew from what was really going on around them. The actual knowledge, epistemes, were favored over "opinions" or doxa. The debate that surrounded that distinction amid the turmoil of increasing technology and religious unrest eventually flipped around: doxa became the norm with epistemes being questioned as being attainable. With this flip, after the revolution of special and…See More
Apr 4, 2014
Alexander Lee posted a blog post

Review of Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes

After the enlightenment, people started to seriously make a distinction that how they distinguished what they really knew from what was really going on around them. The actual knowledge, epistemes, were favored over "opinions" or doxa. The debate that surrounded that distinction amid the turmoil of increasing technology and religious unrest eventually flipped around: doxa became the norm with epistemes being questioned as being attainable. With this flip, after the revolution of special and…See More
Mar 31, 2014
John McCreery commented on Alexander Lee's blog post Rational Choice Theory at the Work Place
""We have to rethink authenticity because we might have to deal with multiple subjects."   Nice point. When X speaks for native community Y, does it matter if X is a young radical or a tribal elder? A man, a woman, a member of this or…"
Sep 6, 2011
Alexander Lee commented on John McCreery's blog post Amazing, Inspiring, Challenging to Think About
"@John I may be cutting corners but brand new business plans are risky because they haven't been tested.  I am not sure that everyone can or should try new things. We do need ppl to do what has been tried, at least to guarantee that things…"
Jun 30, 2011
Alexander Lee commented on Eugene L. Mendonsa's blog post How and why did inequality arise in history?
"I would have assumed that inequality has always been a part of social hierarchies including ones we might find in the animal kingdom.  Are you suggesting that there weren't alpha- personalities in paleolithic societies?  Perhaps I…"
Jun 30, 2011
Alexander Lee commented on Eugene L. Mendonsa's blog post NEO-FASCISM IN AMERICA
"One of the 'hidden' horrors of democracy is fascism.  I think it's also important to point out that what's intrinsically oppressive about fascism is that it promotes the power of the state to structure the…"
Jun 30, 2011
Alexander Lee commented on Alexander Lee's blog post from Social to Universal, what comes after a Monetized Economy?
"Speaking from the people I know, there are many intelligent individuals who see the problem but prefer to drink and party themselves silly instead of doing anything about anything.  Productivity is for chumps.  I don't know anyone who…"
Jun 30, 2011
Alexander Lee commented on Alexander Lee's blog post Rage in the Age of Mechanical Twinkies
"Thanks, I'll check him out."
Jun 30, 2011

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On incidental Truth, consistency and belonging

The reversal of Doxa ("opinions/metaphysics") and Episteme ("truth/knowledge") happened around the time of the early 20th century. The theory of relativity seems to be the discovery that sparked it, but really this theoretical discover is merely the "best example" of the reversal in knowledge types that I am pointing out.

Once Newtonian physics lost its bearing as being Truth -- which coincided with the scientific method being formulated as a method for truth -- incidentally, we also…

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:34am

being and identity and reality

I think much of politics stems from identity construction. Most discussions about identity are approached from the question of the Other -- include them or teach them or change them. But really, any position of otherness must be mediated by what the Self is. The self mediating the self is the "invisible" point of reference that creates this initial distortion.

Post race isn't exactly the same as post identity. Even if it's a class distinction or, say, identifying as a "punk" which…

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

Review of Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes

After the enlightenment, people started to seriously make a distinction that how they distinguished what they really knew from what was really going on around them. The actual knowledge, epistemes, were favored over "opinions" or doxa. The debate that surrounded that distinction amid the turmoil of increasing technology and religious unrest eventually flipped around: doxa became the norm with epistemes being questioned as being attainable. With this flip, after the revolution of…

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Posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:12am — 2 Comments

the violence of subjectivity complements our lack of negativity

There is an inherent violence in being a subject.



AS what Slavoj Zizek calls the universal exception, our subjectivity each is an exception of the unbreakable rule of the universal.



This subjectivity must be "non-all" an untotalized whole which prevents the universal from foreclosing.



Part of why I think so much continental philosophy goes on and on about subjectivity and cannot bridge the gap between subjectivity and society remains in this gap between the… Continue

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:06pm on January 17, 2011, Keith Hart said…
Welcome to the OAC, Alexander. Interesting blog. I hope you find a place here. Keith
 
 
 

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