Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Quote: William James

‘The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It ‘becomes’ true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process, the process namely of its verifying itself, its ‘verification.’ Its validity is the process of its ‘validation.’ ‘

From the Preface to ‘The Meaning of Truth,’ 1909.

Monday, January 15, 2018

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mushrooms


Quote: Gregory Bateson

"... mere purposive rationality unaided by such phenomena as art, religion, dream and the like, is necessarily pathogenic and destructive of life; ... its virulence springs specifically from the circumstance that life depends upon interlocking circuits of contingency, while consciousness can see only such short arcs of such circuits as human purpose may direct."

from Steps to an Ecology of Mind, 1972

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quote: Gaston Bachelard

"The reality of love is mutilated when it is detached from all its unrealness"

Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie