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  1. Banned From M&M

    Let's resurrect this forum, in that case.
  2. You'd need gold Schelling star-stickers. It's more abgrund than urgrund.
  3. Self-consciousness arises from consciousness. Self-identity, properly understood, only evolves through difference. To be self-identical, one must be other-differentiated. This difference is precipitated by the apprehension that self and world are distinct, and that one is a self-in-the-world. To understand one's self as a subject, one must comprehend one's self as an object among other objects.
  4. Parfit would argue that: 1) Personal identity is indeterminate. There is no hard structuring of self-identity. 2) Personal identity is a continuum based on connections. Self-identity is established through sense of sameness.
  5. Do you have any One+ in stock?
  6. Judging the person

    Posted that almost a year ago, but the link still works for me. It may be that arXiv has undergone significant structural alterations in the last year. http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/adap-org/pdf/9808/9808003.pdf http://arxiv.org/abs/adap-org/9808003
  7. Consumable Treasures

    I wasn't subjected to any of the hype. I found it enjoyable. I didn't relate to any of the characters, and although it was a slightly drawn-out, episodic sitcom, it made me laugh and smile, and I didn't feel that it was a waste of viewing time.
  8. Consumable Treasures

    I wasn't subjected to any of the hype. I found it enjoyable. I didn't relate to any of the characters, and although it was a slightly drawn-out, episodic sitcom, it made me laugh and smile, and I didn't feel that it was a waste of viewing time.
  9. Stating the obvious

    Is meaning necessarily purpose-driven?
  10. Stating the obvious

    So, without a teleology, there's no consistency? Isn't redundancy consistent? Hermeneutic circularity for further understanding? From a non-Euclidean (say, e.g. Riemannian if not Mandelbrotian) standpoint, you are still achieving topological teleology and consistency, depending on the diffeomorphism of the 'circle' in question. What about massive similarity?
  11. Stating the obvious

    My polyvalent punning is clearly the Little Miss Sunshine of this spider thread, philosophical non-sense notwithstanding. Those interested in withstanding philosophical non-sense would do well to having passing familiarity with Deleuze's Logic of Sense, and its far less serious and substantial confrere, Lecercle's Philosophy of Nonsense, which looks at the ludic writings of both Carroll and Lear.
  12. This thread is giving me jaundice.
  13. It's hardly fair to make claims then ask someone else to prove them for you. The first article is cited as a possible source of specious causation, if my guess is right.
  14. Fuck You Avant

    Roy is enjoying the world of autoproctooncology.
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