Transcendental Scotoma

Our eyes have a natural scotoma or "blind spot" where we can't actually take in visual information because of a lack of photoreceptive cells in the area where your optic nerve connects to your retina, the tissue that collects the information that gets processed by your brain after being transferred through the optic nerve. The …

Negative Dialectics and Dialogical Process Semantics (Cursory Notes)

In order to disclose the nature of the actual world (equivalent to the settled facts of the immediate past) as openly-empty (meaning, being empty or without an ultimate foundation) we deploy the method of negative dialectics whereby presuppositions of an inherently existent entity, process or relation that could serve as the ground of the actual …

Two Different Senses of Dialectic

For me, dialectic is expressed in two different senses, and each sense can be subdivided into homological pairs of opposing dispositions, based on either dialogic or monologic orientations. One sense involves successive interlocution with a hypothetical interlocutor. This is the “constructive” sense of dialectic which merely mimics, in impure form, the form of expression peculiar …