Category Archives: Philosophy

Automatons – Life Inside the Unreal Machine

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ɔːˈtɒmət(ə)n/ noun a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being. a machine which performs a range of functions according to a predetermined set of coded instructions. used in similes and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Synecdoche, New York

Exploring Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York”: A Philosophical Analysis By Jordan Siron Source: Deathbed Decameron PREFACE “There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care … Continue reading

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Phantom Performances – The Rise of the Spectacle

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ˈspɛktək(ə)l/ noun a visually striking performance or display an event or scene regarded in terms of its visual impact “Now the death of God combined with the perfection of the image has brought … Continue reading

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A New Aesthetic

By Damaris Zehner Source: Resilience There are all these good ideas – intensive agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, the local food movement. But why is most food still not grown this way, if it really is better? Why don’t farmers switch … Continue reading

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A Taoist Master Explains the Difference Between Religion and Individual Spiritual Cultivation

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times “The modern world needs true spiritual guidance and development.” ~ Taoist Master Hua Ching Ni A spiritual war is upon us and the individual is challenged to maintain integrity in a sea of greed, … Continue reading

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Let us now stop praising famous men (and women)

By David V. Johnson Source: aeon.com After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri Pinault was celebrated for committing €100 million to reconstruct what he called ‘this jewel of our heritage’ and … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Conspiracy Revealed

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com It’s a trip how much mental energy people pour into arguments about world affairs while devoting almost none to the way their understanding and perception of those affairs is happening. People will happily argue day … Continue reading

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