discursive living
new in site:

April 16: Suppose that SNL rules the world.
April 8: The entire site has been reorganized.

recent weeks

sense of site, as of...--------------------apr 8 2017
being well----------------------------------apr 8 2017
  enjoying life

conceptual inquiry------------------------apr 8 2017
  pursuing high fun

good thinking------------------------------apr 8 2017
  virtuously enabling

advancing community------------------apr 8 2017
  causing excellence

being in Time-----------------------------apr 8 2017
  adapting fruitfully

furthermore-------------------------------apr 8 2017
  adventuring ultimately

-April 8:



My landscape of topics ahead feels so rich that
I want to enjoy not yet deciding where to go next. Like having a clear conception of a painting, which doesn’t determine what part to begin with or to work on next, a story may be written from scenic designs that pop up with no hint yet where in a grand narrative they are to belong. Voices play around. A jazz of characters play their lives, while the painter-writer-composer documents in witness...

In recent years, I’ve sought an accessible ground (tropography) for ambitious work to come. But, you know, accessibility is a relative thing, depending on fictions about audience.

To some sensibilities, talk of “lifeworldliness” is interesting. To most persons, I suppose, such talk isn’t interesting.

A sense of cohering scale, high and broad, may actually be a fine degree of practicality. Better conceptuality enables better whatever that pertains. Yet, such rings true selectively.

Granting an ambitious project’s purpose as open, like any experimentalism, then a clear conception of conceptuality may provide telic integration of literatures in service to the Openness, like the mystery of an upcoming great dinner party of audacious voices or seminar of inquirial happenstances.

Theory in the humanities is like that: The point
of “theory” (non-empirical conceptual modeling, e.g., “social” theory) is to integrate appealing activities (e.g., literatures, projects, organizations) in fruitful, progressive ways, as broadly and as highly as is good.

What better could intelligent virtue be for? progressive virtue, virtuous progress!

Here’s a less verbose version of my previous update sketch: The home page Areas tend toward a philosophical venue that will be integrative of all, analogously as a natural ecology of compatibles
(a bricolagy) all imply the “same” bioscience
(in different ways). But that’s just an analogy.
I don’t think biologistically. Yet, the specific conceptual design work that I want to convey
will be singularly philosophical (a high congru-ence), including formalisms, but not be ultimately formalistic.

I may have more to add—a new discussion for the site—before the end of the month, but maybe not.
I need that freedom of landscape, canvas, muse- ment. In any event, I’ll have an update here by then.

Next update: April 29

gary e. davis

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