Rhetoric, propaganda, and the “magical” qualities of language have been used as a means of controlling mass opinion for thousands of years. First codified by Aristotle in his Rhetoric, the art of using language as a means of persuasion and increasing suggestibility has been at…
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Originally published by UK Column The experience of great art is similar to the experience of a great scientific discovery. There is a common sentiment…
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Our modern Western Narrative Matrix can in many ways be characterized as a series of “double binds.” These binds, dubbed “illusions of choice” by…
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Philosophical Vignettes
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They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must…
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In Friedrich Schiller’s poem “The Cranes of Ibykus,” when the poet Ibykus is murdered in a forest by a troop of thugs, he thinks himself alone. There…
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Every healthy human child is naturally filled with wonder and awe. This wonder, associated with early childhood “enchantment,” is one filled with a…
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