Monthly Archives: March 2013

Observation, Distinction, and the Nature of a Question

No ordinary object insists on being taken for an ordinary thing, but an object that does so betrays itself by this very effort. The function of art in such a case is to reproduce the difference of art. – Niklas Luhmann . There are at least two qualities latent when regarding the problems of a […]

What is Omni-?

Although the definition of kenosis refers to a self-emptying, I find it unjust to restrict the concepts’ to a ‘loss’ or a ‘giving up’ in the negative sense.—I find this to lead to lazy theology that excludes possibility for becoming the seeming ‘other’. John the Baptist understood this concept in a constructive sense: “He must […]

Exorcizing Reductionism

Because a reductive account of being fails to account for emergence and self-organizing complex systems, an account of non-reductive physical causation is necessary for observing the intricacies of nature—such as humanity’s social abilities. Physical reductionism was a guiding principle for philosophy and science in the 20th century. As a theory, reductionism attempts to eliminate the […]