Friday, July 01, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
A paragraph in “…still-flowering…” (below today) caused an intended short reference posting to become a long discussion.
Much as I’ve been influenced by Jürgen Habermas, I could never wholly endorse his thinking in part because of his attachment to “subjectivity” in the auspices of his centrally intersubjectivist conception of interaction.
So, see: I don’t forget sober discourse, even though I prefer conceptual play.
-- gary e. davis --- 10:12 PM
In tragic times, fidelity to still flourishing is the best response to re-realizing one’s mortality.
My new set of discursive episodes is a milestone. It’s composed of recent and new pages, altogether having variable conceptual difficulty and variable creative license—all part of being a protean kinda guy: “singularity of a still-flowering life.”
-- gary e. davis --- 12:55 AM
Monday, May 30, 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022
The postings below and the May 21 one are parts of an ongoing project. More parts are coming before gathering it all under one title.
• “loving mental playces”
• “self-enhancive love of learning”
It’s all [to be] responding to an appealing focus, but which isn’t yet intimated.
-- gary e. davis --- 10:25 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Theoretical biology advances notions of “evo-devo,” but a correlate, non-biologistic difference is expressed by the historicity of a life (developmental individuation) in a historicality of cultural evolving. “Deep heights appealing to low shallows” plays with the difference, from easy accessibility to difficult prospecting.
-- gary e. davis --- 5:01 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Friday was a happy day throughout the realm: Finals are over for Cal students, and it’s time to party.
In my own sense, this is a time for celebration. I’ve had a number of good events and things come into my life (which I may discuss some other time). My writing projects offline are growing well (new long postings coming soon); and long discussions via email with academic contacts will be melded into my Work.
Besides, we all need to enjoy the occasional occurrence of the 13th day of the month happening on a Friday. (Some tall buildings lack a 13th floor because many people lack a sufficient sense of humor.)
Also, I’m jubilant that the chronic nuisance of neighborhood partying will soon wane for a couple of months. I’m enjoying my own kind of solidarity with the “children” (who would cringe to be so regarded).
Here’s something (link upcoming): I had fun with the announcement
about that fuzzy image of the Black Hole at the center of “Our” galaxy, whose gravity makes the Milky Way spin with arms of billions of stars.
I commented at the NY Times, but would revise one phrase, deleting its “…Our evolving intelligence” and instead write: “…intelligence Out There eons beyond us….”
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Happy April sees a daze of knitted cohering offline beyond recent additions to Areas of The Project currently, which I’ve deleted from announcement at the top of that page:
• confessing a lovely integrity, January 2022My netted cohering constellates an integrally differential appreciability
• better being for beter humanity, February 2022
• generative humanities, November. 2021
• Literary university / democratic ecology, October 2021
of living conceptual appeals to be prospected through bibliophilic explorations of proteany, psychanalysis (my sense of “psychoanalysis”), leading mindfulness, literary conceptuality, and humanity’s futures (whatever).
-- gary e. davis --- 1:51 PM
Monday, March 21, 2022
—as if you haven’t read enough about humanity. But “flourishing humanity” best expresses (so far) my sense of the better continuum
of progressive pragmatics. ‘Flourishing’ is used as a verb.
Humanity is the ethical generality that we are or can be, which ideas
of “universality” and “cosmopoly” conceal, because Our locus in
the cosmos which is universal has nothing to do with Our Earthanity.
-- gary e. davis --- 8:53 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Who needs delusional despotism to remind one of what matters, when necessary defense is evinced? The principle-based international order of The Fair World will prevail, without a paranoid narcissism of power to remind Us.
The title has a double sense of ‘before’: prior to and in the face of.
It’s an elaborate postponement of detailed discussion of the current horror in Ukraine. Also, it extende an argument for why negate-ive “dialectic” is invalid.
-- gary e. davis --- 8:49 PM
Saturday, March 12, 2022
A large new project, “points of humanity,” is about lifeworldliness, self-effacing reconciliation, being, ethical sense, and bettering our futurity. It’s the first part of a larger project which will eventually list “points of humanity” as its beginning sections.
Friday, February 11, 2022
“Idealizing better being for better humanity” preludes discussions of others’ work, beginning soon.
But it’s implicitly motivated by feeling from others so much complacency (slackerism); and so much consumerist pandering
Highly engaged artists and inquirers are commonly regarded by market society as aliens—or curiosities. Highly better-advised action and expertise easily seem elitist.
I turn away into my happy excursions, which have involved more work by others than I’ve yet highlighted.
-- gary e. davis --- 9:48 PM
Monday, February 07, 2022
“What’s the better (‘best’?) cohering potpourri of this month’s leading ephemera?”
It’s anyone’s guess. Sensibility progresses—and finds progress in contemporaneity—by articulate responsiveness to news, shaping
new projects, new themes, new regions of thematics, as times call for.
-- gary e. davis --- 5:48 PM
Sunday, January 02, 2022
A problem with autobiography is that detailing the past after many decades is too time consuming: The smallest event can become stories within stories within. And I’ve still got a life to live.
So, given that there’s no perfect beginning—certainly not beginning with childhood—“In The Beginning... Once upon a time...”—I’ll just recall something that suits my mood, whatever the day.
How it all hangs together will have to emerge (if at all) somewhere ahead.
-- gary e. davis --- 8:55 PM