Life requires judgment. Judgment is always incomplete, yet it is necessary. Everybody makes judgments. In fact, all choice is a form of judgment. Those who would say otherwise, claiming that they live in a morality free universe, one where they do not impose their will on surrounding events are lying to themselves. For to make […]
The following is a poem written by W.H. Auden on the day that World War II broke out. It is called September 1st, 1939, and it is the mirror I hold up to all of us on this day when we remember our own tragedy 8 years ago. September 1st, 1939 W.H. Auden I sit […]
Imagine the following scenario: An alien form of consciousness with an extremely advanced level of intelligence sets up a transmitting device on another planet, let us say Jupiter, and this object transmits a constant signal toward earth, a sub-atomic field of particles that interacts with our neural patterns in such a way that every time […]
Aphorism 1: The spirit hits you when your artfulness–your capacity and willingness to describe truth in a contingent yet sincere way–supercedes your insistence on a truth that corresponds with absolute fidelity to language. Because I am (at least for now) an historian, I like to tell stories. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. However, […]
Globatron’s Universals #1 – All art relies upon a context that it utilizes to identify itself as art.
All art relies upon a context that it utilizes to identify itself as art. Because of the semantic problems found in using the word laws to search for universal principles we have decided to take a new approach to this investigation into the nature of art. The art laws were always seen as overtly provocative […]