Tuesday, December 5, 2023

a note about prospective interest

I can be analytical about any conceptual exploration, e.g., in the manner of a discourse on implicature. But analysis always presumes a scale of relevance, especially when one wants to be practical. In particular, what’s accessible to linguistic analysis may axiomatically conceal phenomenological relevance that is ordinary to psychoanalysis.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

empathing toward Andromeda

Imagine a clear, starry night (probably outside of urban light pollution). The stars are randomly scattered.

But you can see areas of the sky whose stars you regard as a group, and thereby they “belong” together, and are called a constellation.

One oddly-bordered set of stars was called the “Andromeda” constellation by classical Greeks. Why such a jagged grouping?

Someone with lasting influence “saw” the goddess Andromeda spread-
ing her arms across that area of the heavens (here depicted at 90ª rotation). In honor of—in remembrance of, in validation of incompar-
able beauty—the “presence” of the goddess is certified by those stars which belong together, by god, in her name.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

OneSelf is not basically a matter of “subjectivity”

‘Subjectivity’ is a politically-loaded term—coined in early modernity (from Latin)—which originally pertained to the condition of a person as subject to a lord.

The Greek notion of psyche was something else: a conception of Self (which I discussed briefly, a while ago) or soul. I refer to selfality, self (and selfidentity), self/[inter]personal difference, nebulous Self, and altogether a differentiated conception of oneSelf. Homogenous notions of subjectivity are relatively simplistic (as well as ideologically tinged).

Monday, May 23, 2022

loving mental playces

places of play <—> play of places—mental and / or otherwise.
  • playing place: Suppose...
  • interplacing: We suppose...
  • interplaying: We consider...
  • playtiming: “Can you come out and play?”
  • playing time: In the beginning,…
  • interplayce: We loved that…
  • playgrounding: It is the case that...
  • interplaycing: Are you wholly in play here?
Free association—reverie, “daydreaming”—has integral value for creativity inasmuch as it serves the mental efficacy which is ordinarily necessary for adaptability, for gaining options to prefer, and for shaping purposes, all of which can be individuative through self-reflective learning: advancing flexibility, enhancing scale of value, and inspiring aspiration.

That efficacy released into novel play evinces options, values, directions, etc. which can be importantly novel: creative.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022


Some values are integral, even regarded as intrinsic, unlike most values. Integrally intrinsic values have high importance which orient the relevance of other values for action; or override other values in evaluations. A holism of values is valuable as such.

To preserve the kinship of integrally intrinsic values and other values,
I capitalize the former in my offline notes; so, I want to do that online.
I place a ‘V’ at the end to distinguish the difference between using that term and ‘value’ at the beginning of a sentence (which gets capitalized).