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gary e. davis

June 2017
May 2018


Coherence of the five Areas as singularity will be in terms of integrating the topics that are to compose each Area. That integrating will derive from inter-textual work with others’ research that has been influential in recent years but not yet appropriated for presentation. The appropriate consolidation will evolve relative to development of those listed topics, through appropriation of others’ work, emergence of new relevant work by others, and the effect of all that on my developing sense of appropriation (fruitful practicality) that I have at whatever period along the way.

No wonder, then, that articulation of processes of development—reconstructive and reflective—might be (is) integral to my conception of The Project. That is, The Project is also about itself, as is conceptual inquiry—and being well, etc.

The Areas are proximal entrances into a highly conceptual venture that is beyond the scope of any one Area (or any subset of Areas...). The cohering of It all is necessarily a future discursive formation to be parsed into a cogent path (via topics), while implicitly being a comprehensively evolving conceptuality, presentably attuned fruitfully with how humanistic world and human life evolves. In short, presentation would seek to express a hermeneutical pragmatics that is integral to the conceptuality of The Project.

The Project may seem to be too expansive, too abstract, even foolish, suggestive of fantasized ontologism. But I don’t believe so. Tendencies toward ontologism belong to common stances toward familiar topics, thereby themes for deconstructive work. Such tendencies are a “client” to work with, since someone’s ontologism is always the issue; e.g., Habermas’s “ontological monism” may be ultimately untenable, but fruitfully prospective for an “evo-devo” approach to conceptual inquiry. Through deconstructive work, specific ontologisms can be shown to be developmental (or ontogenic) precursors of better ways of thinking, which ontologisms anticipate.

P. S. Wanting formalizability in aiming for careful expression serves formal interests, which may be appropriate. But aiming for formality tends to be unduly logocentric in exploratory inquiry, thus risking exclusion of potential for discovery and insight. Logocentric desire excludes that which is incongruent with such desire for formality, thereby self-concealing that which would frustrate some implicit value of technical efficacy (e.g., valuing pyramidal organization, values of axiomization—which indeed have an appropriate place in systemic action). Careful attention to conceptual meaning is not equivalent with working toward formalistic analysis. But desire for formalism has its place—which I do enjoy, too. But I’m into another story.

furthermore | May 26, 2018

Until today, the site home page listed a sixth Area, titled “furthermore,” listed at the bottom of the right column. Its Area page indicated that

This page will list new work that doesn’t especially belong within any of the other Areas. For example: work that’s especially relative to previous work online grouped as aspects of “creative conceptuality of genesis” in “philological play” “of self-designing life.”

In other words: interests which are salient for my other website.

Or, to be light about it: We’re a form of life whose self-designing potential is fairly storied by philological plays of creative conceptuality facing ultimate mystery.

And ultimately, we have to be light about it, of course: our S.E.T.I prospecting, the Dark Energy, other universes.

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