Marina Ludwigs on the Narrativity of Science, a Solution to Scientism.

Stories as the cognitive frame:  We resort to functional and genetic explanations all the time. To explain any emergent happening, we tell a story that leads up to it, in which appeals to origins and goals are often combined.  In his Work on Myth, Hans Blumenberg, for example, quotes Flaubert’s diary entry from the latter’s …

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Marina Ludwigs on the Three Transcendences of Language.

The first transcendence of language: contingency vs. the unconditioned:  This idea of the transcendent is closely bound up with our kinesthetic sense—the dynamic corporeal consciousness of our movement and physical orientation. For Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, the kinesthetic sense of self-movement, which allows us to localize our movements and perceive their qualia is the main faculty that …

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Excerpts from Wolff’s “Consciousness without an Object.”

Transcendence of time leads to an ever-present:  I do not need to become so.  The supersensual world is no future world; it is now present; it can at no point of finite existence be more present than at another; not more present after an existence of myriads of lives than at this moment.  My sensuous …

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