Monthly Archives: April 2011

Catastrophism: Creation Through Destruction

Perpetual Restlessness and Endless Revision in the Absence of an Original: In the last decade, F. W. J. von Schelling has emerged as one of the key philosophers of German Idealism, the one who, for the first time, undermined Kant’s … Continue reading

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Varieties of Morphology

An infinite variety of possible forms, though not all forms are possible. Introduction: Morphology, Shape and Phylogenetics, N. Macleod and P. Forey 1: Homology, Characters and Continuous Variables, C.J. Humphries 2: Quantitative Characters, Phylogenies, and Morphometrics, J. Felsenstein 3: Scaling, … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Will Be Archived: Our Culture of Disaster

The Kantian turn in philosophy marks a point at which the familiar opposition between Culture and Nature is problematized. Each becomes the ideal means through which to view the other. We will never adequately understand and explain living forms and … Continue reading

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A “Beautiful” Mind

If we wish to discern whether anything is beautiful or not, we do not refer the representation of it to the object by means of understanding with a view to cognition, but by means of the imagination (acting perhaps in … Continue reading

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Rossy de Palma

Flowers are free beauties of nature. Hardly anyone but a botanist knows the true nature of a flower, and even he, while recognizing in the flower the reproductive organ of the plant, pays no attention to this natural end when … Continue reading

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The Instruments I Used – Brian Kubarycz

They cleared off the dogs while I still had feeling in my feet.  I was beginning to feel for the safety of the changelings.  Some of them had been brought down from the country above where the dogwatch house was … Continue reading

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Spending One’s Life in The Pursuit of Spectacular Failure

Mocking monumental genius? Certainly. But why claim that Martin Kippernberger was specifically mocking Galileo? Why would anybody want to mock, amongst other geniuses, Galileo, or his huge tighty-whities? Is that alright to do? I mean, has anyone ever mocked Galileo … Continue reading

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