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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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“I can’t resist it. I always feel the strong compulsion to build upon whatever I enjoy, to understand it better. I can’t listen to a song without harmonizing with it, and I can’t play a game without imbuing it with sheaves upon sheaves of personally relevant contextual information.”

-Jerry Holkins,  http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2008/01/11/rigorous-scholarship And the comic strip from that day:

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“Being Given” Circles in Sand and Marion’s Neuroses

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 11/28/11 Short Paper on Being Given, the finale Marion’s turn to paternity as an example of the “nameless call” remained obscure for me. It seemed to reveal more of his personal neuroses about … Continue reading

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“Of Grammatology” The Writing Meme and Its Lost History

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 10/3/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology Part 2 I first had a lot of difficulty grasping Derrida’s meaning in this reading. It was in researching the history of language (online) that I came … Continue reading

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“Of Grammatology” a Signifier of a Signifier of a Signifier of Signifieds

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 9/29/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology “‘Signifier of the signifier’ describes on the contrary the movement of language: in its origin, to be sure, but one can already suspect that an origin whose … Continue reading

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My Short Paper “Language, Truth, and Rhetoric” Published

Check out my short paper published in Chapman University’s e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work: http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/e-research/article/view/134/336 The paper was originally a final essay for the course English-307: Foundations of Rhetorical Studies taught by Doug Sweet.  Unfortunately they left out the question prompt that … Continue reading

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