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Anne Silk

waving in every cell and calcite crystals surrounding the pineal gland which, when subjected to energy input, emit piezo-electric signals. Magnetosomes and greigite in the brain will spin when in a magnetic moment, whether this is seismic, human-made, or from solar flares. Intuition and the Mind

Gerald Cipriani

orientations into a single brush-stroke, word-stroke, sound-stroke, or body-stroke. Creativity in art becomes almost a-temporal and therefore eternal. It is the unfolding of the worldly scroll; the breath whose ethical essence owes to its nearing eternity; a virtually non-dual energy that conflates the

Critique of Rationality

Judgement and Creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty


John E. O'Brien

In his Critique of Rationality, John Eustice O’Brien proposes a fascinating rectification for the distortion of technical necessity in Western Society due to unbridled instrumental reason. He begins with a review of this issue first raised by the Early German Romantics as discussed by Isaiah Berlin and Walter Benjamin. Following French social philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s radically different apperceptive epistemology, he explores the possibility of a social world in which each is anchored by a préobjective disposition to meaning based on the intersubjective presence of all. This justifies the postulate of aesthetic-consciousness as the site of socialization in communities of meaning, as a frame for judgment and creativity. The struggle must continue for awakening that consciousness if an open society is to be realized.

Paul Shrivastava, ポール・ シュリヴァストラヴァ, Carmela Cucuzzella and カーメラ ククゼラ

have achieved a great deal of scientific understanding of global sustainability challenges to climate change, biodiversity, population increase, urbanization, energy consumption, and pollution, sustainability performance indicators such as, carbon in earth’s atmosphere, rate of species extinction and

Brad Monsma and ブラッド モンスマ

a mountain down to a gentler slope. In a related method villagers used bends in the river to carve out a flat suitable for planting. The human practice of adapting the sometimes-dangerous energy of landslides and rivers is an important context for both Kan’s and Isobe’s projects and a comment on

John Rippey and ジョン リッピー

urbanization over the twentieth century, however, the sustainable satoyama has become obsolete. Rural regions have been depleted of population and vitality, and satoyama environments have fallen into neglect. A significant amount of energy and attention is currently turned to preservation, restoration, and

Martin Sahlén

discovery of the enigmatic “dark energy” that appears to be a significant part of the Universe yet, defies our current understanding. A popular account of all these developments can be found in Simon Singh’s Big Bang (2005). 2 Thanks to this considerable progress, we are now able to give empirically

Tiziano Tosolini

irruption of the sacred, it at the same time represents an irruption of creative energy into the world. Every creation springs from an abundance. The gods create out of an excess of power, an overflow of energy. Creation is accomplished by a surplus of ontological substance. This is why the myth, which

Laura Fisher and ローラ フィッシャー

urban citizens’ everyday reliance upon rural food and energy production. This entrenches a pattern of political debate in which conservation is pitted against economy in a very crude way. In this essay I explore two interlinked art projects in which the cultural perceptions that underlie the rural

Karenleigh A. Overmann and Thomas Wynn

Dolphins and bluefin tuna, as philosopher Andy Clark pointed out in 1997, have a greater-than-predicted swimming efficiency. They appear to realize this exceptional performance by exploiting the water’s kinetic energy, something they either sense in the oceanic currents or create themselves