In the condition often called mindfulness, one lives now rather than in memory. We see what we see rather than what we expect to see
Every personal experience is an observation, and all observation is based on distinctions. There is no pure, unfiltered reality that we directly experience. If I
What makes hope such an intense pleasure is the fact that the future, which we dispose of to our liking, appears to us at the
Søren Brier wrote, In accordance with Peirce’s semiotic phenomenology, which he calls phaneroscopy, an unlimited continuous stream of experiences (Firstness) is the force that gives
When people say things like “We can balance economic growth with environmental protection” they are just kidding themselves (or lying). What they really mean is that we can have economic growth without causing excessive damage to the natural environment. Then we have to talk about what excessive damage means. But we can’t honestly claim that we aren’t damaging (or at least destabilizing) the natural environment.
When we say that social systems have their own cognitive capacity that is qualitatively different from the cognition of human beings, we mean social systems