Friday, October 21, 2011


‘Sublimate’… Yes, folks, we know what it means (quoting from today’s email): “1: to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state 2: to direct the expression of (a desire or impulse) from a primitive to a more socially and culturally acceptable form.”

Sunday, September 18, 2011

willful subjectivity vs. egocentric happiness

Subjective life is subject to its Whatever or embodied lifeworldliness. Though it may aptly be willfully egoistic (especially for the child learning to assertively live), subjective life isn’t yet egocentric in its ownmost sense, which no longer needs to defend against its subjectivity, instead welcoming that into its ownmost love of life. Adult life remains egoistic, in part, inasmuch as finding one’s ownmost way (authentic egocentrism) has remained subjected to dependencies that must be willfully presumed to not be oppressive (e.g., identifying with self-esteeming dependencies as if they are autonomous preferences—but which were never really chosen). Post-egoistic egocentrism of authentically loved living is happy to yield to feeling and others’ stances. Truly egocentric life lets go of attachments without mourning. Egoistic life is easily intimidated by feeling, others’ stances, and lack of control.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

differencing: being variably a part

1 | Variability shows in varying. I witness varying. I vary, I do varying. Through varying, a sense of variability may emerge, refineable into a conception which may be emblemized by a concept of variability. Differences belong to varying, emergent differentiations belong to a variability. Differentiating belongs to varying. The differences in/of differentiating can be joined as a notion of differencing.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

normativity is about temporal reliability for interaction space

It’s action orienting, not as such regulative.

What am I going to do about having thousands of notes that only I understand?

To wit: Planning and policy belonging to ordinary action orients at best by setting purposive temporal continuity openly (i.e., flexibly, sensitively, adaptively), thus gaining and expressing a “normativity” of self efficacy for one’s Project-ive life.

Friday, April 15, 2011

about psychological exploration

Psychological reflectivity as conceptual prospecting is based in psychal (¶ 12) self-understanding, which is ontogenic. Conceptual prospecting is pre-ontological, i.e., not yet venturing to claim a primordial focus. Inasmuch as such prospecting has constitutive merit for ongoing inquiry, then the prospecting might be appropriately called ontic (and its aspects ontical), but that’s about a provisional efficacy of conceptuality for discursive inquiry. It’s no metaphysicalism, to my mind. Onticality is a relative notion of inquiry, as a topography may be relative to a preceding topology, which is developed from evolving backgrounds. The nature of developmental evolving (presently: a humanistic phenotype—this writer—in a historizing ecology, so to speak) is a primordial interest of inquiry in itself (as discursive inquiry, not exemplifying the writer as such—not merely self serving).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

designing minds

I can free associate irt someone else’s work. I can free associate irt a sequencing of recent themes from my writing. Such exploratory work might be useful for design—terminological design, thematological design, literary design—psychological design?—conceptual design.