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About vera dumont

Eternal philosophy student

dream october 2nd

All I could see were my two feet, in sandals, walking, dragging, tired, kicking up a cloud of sand sand off a dirt road.  Looking up and around, the road was flanked by horizons of dry,  forgotten layers of earth. … Continue reading

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bible study in little portions

So, there I was at the Bible study that would  have gone on without me — but I was moved to go.  First, I got there at 10 am, worried I might be late because I had no idea when … Continue reading

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ethics and self care

It’s okay to include technology of the self in ethics.  Technology of the self is not my idea, the early Greeks had it first.  Foucault pointed it out in my favorite chapter with the same title (technology of the self) … Continue reading

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is there no such thing as meaning, Dr. Quine?

…it is discussed in semiotic circles that there is no such thing as meaning.   That is, words can change meaning.  Meaning is a convention we accept in the cultural form of language. For example, due to unmitigated code switching which, … Continue reading

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“…because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do…” The power of advertising.

The most talented and creative minds work in advertising. When the campaign is good and the client is ethical, the writers open wordsmithing art to the cadence of thought from overture to a conclusive catch of phrase that doesn’t end … Continue reading

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free will

Only a reflective action is free — I wish this was my conclusion, but it’s Habermas.  Then free decision requires options. That is, free-will is affirmed as existing whenever there is a choice.   But it is not that easy — … Continue reading

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life between right and wrong

In western society, the law divides actions in two directions: right and wrong via legal and illegal. This, as you obviously noticed, is a huge simplification of life. We do not live in a binary, dichotomized, manner. Life, in its … Continue reading

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