Year: 2017

  • Scientific Cosmology Today, by George F.R. Ellis

    “Cosmology is today a precision science with masses of high quality data every increasing our understanding of the physical universe, but paradoxically theoretical cosmology is simultaneously increasingly proposing theories based on ever more hypothetical physics, or concepts that are untestable even in principle (such as the multiverse). We are also seeing ever more dogmatic claims […]

  • The Adventure, by Georg Simmel

    The Adventure Georg Simmel{1}Each segment of our conduct and experience bears a twofold meaning: it revolves about its own center, contains as much breadth and depth, joy and suffering, as the immediate experiencing gives it, and at the same time is a segment of a course of life – not only a circumscribed entity, but […]

  • Why Heidegger never gets to the point

    I have always considered Heidegger as a master of intellectual suspense. In this, his book What is Called Thinking? is no different from Being and Time: they belong to the genre of the philosophical whodunit. The reader can’t help thinking at every page: “So, when is he getting to the point? Come on, lay your egg, Heidi! Tell us […]

  • The Highest Consequence of Creative Thought

    The entrance to the realm of Creal is not hidden behind a tree, a temple, or an elevator. No one can sell you a ticket to Creal. The entrance to Creal is accessible via thought — perhaps the highest faculty of thought, the capacity to modify reality according to your deepest desire. I am not […]

  • Word embeddings and collocations

    This is a very interesting article on word embedding in current vector-thought research: Word Senses polysemy The article quotes a 1957 chapter by Firth: ‘Firth’s hypothesis that a word’s sense is captured by the distribution of other words around it.’ Here is Firth’s original text: Firth linguistic theory synopsis The so-called Firth’s hypothesis sounds very […]

  • Decoding the Thought Vector

    Neural networks have the rather uncanny knack for turning meaning into numbers. Data flows from the input to the output, getting pushed through a series of transformations which process the data into increasingly abstruse vectors of representations. These numbers, the activations of the network, carry useful information from one layer of the network to the […]

  • Of Marks and Bees: Is There a Primary Unit in Crealectics?

    The purpose of this post belongs to the process of determination of a specific crealectic space of knowledge and examination, if any. I’d like to proceed in concentric circles, starting with the smallest possible unit. This would avoid dispersion and allow, perhaps, a clearer grasp and approach regarding the field of crealectics: what it might […]

  • Notes on Hegel

    Science of Logic part I Philosophy or science is after-thought. Thought is primary, not reflexive. Thought is life. “philosophy should understand that its content is no other than actuality, that core of truth which, originally produced and producing itself within the precincts of the mental life, has become the world, the inward and outward world, […]