Month: March 2019


  • Conscientizing Artificial Intelligence

    There is no such thing as intelligence as a separated thing out there. It can not be localised in a machine or a brain. Intelligence is an act, a process of conscientization. It is a never-ending creative and asymptotic process towards existential, cosmological and political lucidity that uses disparate and ever-changing strategies. This process of […]

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  • The Absurdity of Death: A Consolation in the Form of a Philosophical Meditation

    What follows is a short philosophical meditation on death. It is meant to help those who fear death or are experiencing its power. Have you had this sharp and unique realization? Let’s call it “the absurdity of death”: a deep emotion simultaneous with the perception of you or someone else you love disappearing. He is […]

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  • Complex systems, by Louie and Poli (2017)

    Abstract Traditional modes of system representation as dynamical systems, involving fixed sets of states together with imposed dynamical laws, pertain only to a meagre subclass of natural systems. This reductionistic paradigm leaves no room for final causes; constrained thus are the simple systems. Members of their complementary collection, natural systems having mathematical models that are not dynamical systems, are the […]

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  • Re-visioning the Eye of God: On the Disciplinary Society’s Will to Omniscience

    Originally posted on Questing for the Mindnut:
    In his interrogation of disciplinary society in Discipline & Punish, Michel Foucault comments on the common Western belief that, “Every detail is important since, in the sight of God, no immensity is greater than a detail” (Foucault, 1977, 140). This notion of the eye of God, the eye…

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  • On Neon and Creal, an interview

    Listen to the show here “On today’s show, guest host Chali Pittman examines the magical world of neon signs, with three guests. Luis de Miranda is a philosopher and author of Being and Neonness, a new cultural history of neon that will be published by MIT Press next month. He’s an international philosopher whose thinking centers […]

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  • On Histosophy (New Paper, Open Access)

    Luis de Miranda  Emile Chabal, Global Intellectual History ABSTRACT In this essay, we sketch out a method, histosophy, which makes possible the study of intellectual history and conceptual genealogy both in depth and over long periods of time. Histosophy uses digital tools to survey ‘large issues within small compasses.’ A genealogy of signifiers, it considers metonymic parts of a problem […]

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  • Lacan and the Truth of Capitalism

    Abstract International Society of Psychoanalysis & Philosophy Conference Stockholm May 2-4 2019 Luis de Miranda, Ph.D., Örebro University Anna Cabak Rédei, Ph.D., Lund University   Lacan and The Truth of Capitalism   Analyses of social phenomena such as capitalism are often connected to Marx directly, but in order to question the “truth of capitalism”, we […]

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