Does a dog have any ideas?

The “third man” objection The philosopher Martin Legros observes his dog confidently recognizing his peers, even though they sometimes look very different, and wonders if he has any ideas. Thought is often schematized by making ideas —idein (ἰδεῖν) means “to see”— abstract, ideal and general forms, like the shape of a man or a tree, … Read more

Clairvoyant feminism

Abstract: Militant feminism suffers from several problems: 1) Blurred definition of feminine, lost rather than clarified by sex, gender; I show that it is better found in a temperament trait. 2) Collapse of collectivism supported until then by women and not taken up by men. 3) Debacle of heterosexuality which is a complementary pair and … Read more

The world only works through misunderstanding

The misunderstanding is universal In My heart laid bare, Charles Baudelaire writes: “The world only works through misunderstanding. It is through universal misunderstanding that everyone agrees. Because if, unfortunately, we understood each other, we could never agree.” At first glance you might think that Charles has it all backwards. Aren’t those who understand each other perfectly … Read more

1000 brains gathered to vote, it’s you!

Cardinal principles from ‘1000 Brains’ by Jeff Hawkins: 1. Modular brain: The brain is not a monolithic entity but composed of countless modules that function independently. 2. Functional uniformity of the neocortex: The modules are the columns of the neocortex. They are versatile and deal with reasoning as well as perception or language.3. Repositories: Repositories … Read more

Temporium, the mille-feuille of subjective time

Abstract: ‘Time’ is an amalgamation of two independent concepts, dimension and passage of time. Within ‘dimension’ exist two sub-concepts, course and arrow of time; the course is the sequence of states and the arrow the idea that the sequence has a preferential direction. The passage is the very different idea that the sequence is animated, … Read more

The political philosophy of Michel Foucault

Abstract: Foucault clearly saw the bilateral relationship established between the State and citizens. When it is fluid, freedom comes out reinforced, fuel in one direction, production in the other. But Foucault lacks a transdisciplinary methodology on society and his positivist view conceals the gaps between individuals, in particular their propensity to have a social conscience, … Read more

Adolescents, the aborted rebellion

A physiological stage Adolescent rebellion is a systematic stage because it is physiological. Hormonal remodeling causes a surge in individuation. The delimitation between the world and oneself is unclear in childhood, with puberty bringing a split. The adolescent is pushed to choose and express a personal identity. The easiest thing is to mimic those of … Read more