Ad hoc heuristics for approaching complex systems and the "unknown unknowns". Techne & episteme. Verum ipsum factum. In the words of Archimedes: "Give me a lever and a place to rest it... or I shall kill a hostage every hour." Rants, share-worthy pieces and occasional insights and revelations.

The Body-Without-Organs: The Primordial Recording Apparatus of Constituting Actualizations and it's Relation to Technology

19 Apr 2021 2 minute read 1 comment rhyzom

I just posted this blog entry at Substack. Hopefully it might stir up some discussions or interesting observations/insights, or criticism perhaps.... Anyway. Deleuze defined the function of philosophy as that of creating concepts - concepts which, li...

From Bioeconomics to Degrowth (Mauro Bonaiuti)

19 Feb 2021 11 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

Link to full paper here: Mauro Bonaiuti The first conclusion is that the basic objective of the economic process, i.e. the unlimited growth of production and consumption, in being founded on the use of non-renewable sources of matter/energy, contra...

Vico, McLuhan and The New Science (Media Studies)

31 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

McLuhan's "media studies as radical form of anthropology" actually follows in the steps of Vico's tradition of "new science" or approach to what can be considered science. Anyway, written in the 17th century, Scienza Nuova describes the Universal His...

Stages of Collapse (According to Dmitry Orlov) and Provisional Mechanisms to Prevent Them at Each Level

31 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

Some ideas, proposals and examples I can think of, feel free to (actually, encourage you to) add some further, is the purpose of this post. Stage 1: Financial collapse. Faith in “business as usual” is lost. The future is no longer assumed to resemble...

Henri Bergson and Soros' Mission of "Opening up" Your Societies

31 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

Now, I was recently a bit shocked to discover that Henri Bergson, whose main corpus of work I've found mighty useful and generally a figure I admire (his so-called "method of intuition", or immediate access to absolute knowledge in the process of "be...

Efficient Propaganda as a Crucially Important Tactic

31 Jan 2021 9 minute read 1 comment rhyzom

Both Feyerabend in "Against Method" explain in detail how Gallileo's theory prevailed first and foremost because of its efficient propaganda and we have also seen how Bitcoiners fully realize the power and perhaps even necessity of that (again, no su...

War Machines as Difference-Engines Against the State Apparatus

31 Jan 2021 10 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

“The fundamental problem of political philosophy is still precisely the one that Spinoza saw so clearly (and that Wilhelm Reich rediscovered): Why do men fight for their servitude as stubbornly as though it were their salvation?” ― Gilles Deleuze & F...

Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Semiosis: Ontologies (categories of being and possible relationships between them) Define The Possible Epistemologies (or ways of knowing something within the means of how can formulate it)

24 Jan 2021 6 minute read 4 comments rhyzom

                                             Stumbled upon this in Twitter and couldn't help share it and then got carried away expanding on it all a bit..... Wow! Nicely put! The schizo state of psychotic free-flowing semiosis and loosened associat...

The Socratic Method and it's Universal Usefulness. And Korzybski's General Semantics and Structural Differential.

24 Jan 2021 2 minute read 2 comments rhyzom

The Socratic method refers to a mode of cooperative argumentation or discourse between two or more individuals (in good will, that presupposition is really important - that is, the argumentation's purpose is to discover the truth, not to win an argum...

The Five Stages of Collapse According to Dmitry Orlov

23 Jan 2021 5 minute read 0 comments rhyzom

Some of you may be familiar with Dmitry Orlov. He's one of the immanent collapse doomsday sayers, like Joseph Tainter and some of the Cliodynamics people. Engineer by education and WITH a sense of humor (as you'll notice in his excellent talk here):...