On the Limits of Panpsychism and Eliminative Materialism

I used to flirt around with the view of “Panpsychism,” the general idea that everything that exists has some degree of consciousness in it, which entails that mind is ubiquitous throughout the universe. There are many different versions of Panpsychism, all which in their own way try to explain the relationship between the physical constitution … More On the Limits of Panpsychism and Eliminative Materialism

COVID-19: When the Outside Erupts Inside

On one level, the viral pandemic seems to be an accident, or a contingent arising whose unwelcome emergence on the global stage disrupts the otherwise smooth functioning of the present order of things. From this view, the pandemic is a “necessarily contingent” phenomenon, bearing no essential relation to the structure of society itself, arising from … More COVID-19: When the Outside Erupts Inside

On Pragmatism

A pragmatist theory of truth (broadly defined as a theory of truth based on the value of the utility of any given set of procedures in terms of their ability to produce their intended effects) may be more adequate to experience than either a naive realism that considers truth to be a simple, absolute correspondence … More On Pragmatism

On the Communist Hypothesis

I think communism is best understood not as the necessary conclusion of some progressive world-historical process nor contingent on the voluntary will of some organized party-mind but rather as a working hypothesis that is continuously modified until the conclusions of experimental practice perfectly coincide with that hypothesis. This forecloses a number of possible ways of … More On the Communist Hypothesis

On Reified Cognition and Class Society

At absolute polar extremes of the radical left we have on the one hand, an anarchist primitivism which considers the erection of class society and the development of technical civilization as an unjustified contingency initially resulting in the death of freedom and the birth of domination, and on the other a communist prometheanism that considers … More On Reified Cognition and Class Society

[Femme Theory] The Artificial is as “Real” as the Natural

Rather than considering my “natural” face, when lacking all cosmetic additions, as my “real” face, and my “artificial” face formed by cosmetic procedures as something “superfluous” or even “fake,” I prefer to think of what is usually considered my “natural” face to be but one face among many, albeit one that also has the additional … More [Femme Theory] The Artificial is as “Real” as the Natural