All posts tagged: Dialectics

5: Both, and yet Neither

The concept ‘Both, and yet Neither’ means a thing and its opposite are not contradictions, but rather superpositions.

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Betweenness – A Discussion of “Ishmael”

The first event of The Open! Using Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” as our jumping-off point, we discussed topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness, to the teleology of biological life, to the fuzziness of boundaries between conceptual categories. The great achievement of the book, we decided, was its ability to engender strong, polarizing reactions.