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The Riddles of Shadows and Ignorance, that which is there by Absence instead of Presence

Why shadows move faster than the speed of light, what “information” means in physics, and why Albert Einstein used a geometry equation to answer George Bernard Shaw’s cheerful critique of science (C = 2πr).

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“Being Given” Experiencing Phenomena and Thought Formulas

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 11/16/11 Short Paper on Being Given, part 2 In this reading §26 particularly stood out to me. Marion begins by laying out a very enticing objection to the Cartesian-Scientific epistemological framework (262). This reminded … Continue reading

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“Being Given” A Cause is an Effect of an Effect

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 11/16/11 Short Paper on Being Given I was drawn to Jean-Luc Marion’s claim that a cause is the effect of an effect (165). It is the effect that is encountered and which is … Continue reading

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