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Picture in your head the whole of your experience. Imagine a vast field, where each point in the landscape is an experience you had. Where each particular configuration of retinal stimulus is a place, each sound a turn, a smell a mound. Every experience you ever had placed in this field, into a continuum, into an continuously expanding space.

Now think about the gaps in this field. Read More »

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There are a lot of things we call beans. Black beans, green beans, and so. Some can’t tell the difference between 2 kinds of them. Then again, every single bean is unique. It seems obvious that beans are not, say, peas or pears, but why? They are all plant with similar enough forms. In the end, all things are just perception (percepts). The typology-building mania is just a bad habit. What is more interesting than the types — the continuity of perception — are the gaps in our perceived universe: that there are so few things between peas and pears, between beans and pearls.

No discourse (or idea-set) can have an ontological root other than the speaker’s life.

That assumes the discourse-maker as a complex being. Therefore, no discourse can be decoupled from the act-of-discoursing, that is, understood as something else than a real performed action.

Needless to say, then, every idea-set can only exist inside an specific circumstance. That is, every idea is itself part of a complex process. Read More »

There is no past.

We have memories, but memories do exist now. There is no root in some time that once was and is no more, there is no absolute fact that we can contact and verify.

There is a now. We can assume order in actions, we can use some supposed sequentiality in the world, but that is just a tool for life, it is not hard-reality.

We do have histories, but those are whole into our own beings. Now.

I wanna see you learn to live with that.