New Publication: The Redemption of Thinking

The Redemption of Thinking: A Study in Truth, Meaning, and the Evolution of Consciousness, 2020. Truth and meaning: what is their relation? Shall ever the twain be one? This dissertation attempts to show how the ascendancy of a particular method of inquiry since the seventeenth century has forfeit meaning in the pursuit of truth. At…

New publication: Scattered Leaves

I have published a collection of poetry called Scattered Leaves that is now available in Kindle and in print. “Anthology” means “collection of flowers” or “bouquet” in Greek and this is how I saw this volume. Together with my philosophical work, I have always written poetry as another mode of striving to articulate the truth…

Waves of Thinking Lap the Shore of Consciousness

Thinking issues forth from the I and joins in identity with every object. On its return, it stamps the inverse, frozen, and summary image of this gesture into the nervous system. This impression shocks the sleeping I awake as it flashes up as representations in consciousness. But could the I remain awake and go together…

Miscellany: On freedom and authenticity

I understand the inclination to equate freedom with arbitrariness but I don’t think it’s right. Suppose someone is attempting to communicate his thoughts on freedom to another person. It is simply not the case that it would be an exercise in freedom not to conform to standards of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. In this way,…

The Archetype of Reversal: On Light and Thought

“The intellectual light dwelling in us is nothing else than a kind of participated image of the uncreated light…” —Thomas Aquinas On the trans-temporality of thought: What is the duration of a thought? If the duration is infinitesimal, then how do we become conscious of it? If the duration is infinite, then how does one…

Miscellany: On issues surrounding vaccination mandates

On corporate capture of regulatory and legislative bodies:  I don’t think it is remotely controversial to propose that our regulatory and legislative agencies subsist in a state of capture by corporate interests—specifically Big Pharma, in this case. We have repeatedly observed an analogous phenomenon in the “Military Industrial Complex” that Eisenhower famously warned about in…

On Theoria, the persistence of vision, and the consummation of dialectic

In traditional analog television sets, the visual image is generated by a single point of light. The process is called “raster scanning.” The term comes from the Latin word for “rake” and refers to the linear pattern that the point traverses to travel across the screen. From a single scanning point, the raster scan on…