The 1st Item of the night is: # GUEST WRITERS ESSAYS 27 /// Apian Semantics by Matthew Clements hosted by The Funambulist.
This is a good artical about bee communication.
The 2ed Item of the night is: NOISE. Music documentary by N.O.Smith(preview).
The 3ed Item of the night is: prospects and concepts from What is Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari.
This chaptor, chaptor 6, is about judgment. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (D&G) start the chaptor off delineating a philosophy of the consept from a philosophy of the function. As D&G would have it the logic of the likes of Frege and Russel are reductionistic and turn the consept into a function. In these kinds of logics thought is built up on propositions that "function" as suports for other ideas, the philosophical concept on the other hand is destigished by such carictoristics as its "self-reference, its endoconsistency and its exoconsistenct," which means it its identity comes from its standing in the community of other ideas.
As D&G report, "Instead of string or linking propositions, it would be better to isolate the flow of interior monologue, or the strang forkings of the most ordinary conversation." D&G say that thought in these forms are more "intrestiong" and are more able to reconquer an "immanet power of creation," then propaitional logic is. This means that although propositional logic can show you the implications of well-tried ideas, ordinary conversation on the other hand is actually better at showing new possibilities and making new ideas.
By internal affection they mean the way opinions can shift you from one mood to another, and by external perception they mean, whatever surrounds a subject is by extension the state of that subject, as in the subject is in trouble if something threatens it, and it is. But there is one form of proposition that D&G values as creative and interesting, and that is Prospect, or the proposition of opinion. D&G talk about the 2 references of opinion, "hence a concept must be produced that takes account of this situation: what opinion proposes is a particular relationship between an external perception as state of a subject and an internal affection as passage from one state to another (exo- and endoreference)." By internal affection they mean the way opinions can shift you from one mood to another, and by external perception they mean, whatever surrounds a subject is by extension the state of that subject, as in the subject is in trouble if something threatens it, and it is somber or serene respectively if its surroundings are still. The point is that the play of affections moves the moods along in such a way that the subject has enough to give back to the external perception, thus forming the individual experience.
One of the most remarkable things about this chapter is that D&G manage to show how even opinion has its start in the empirical world, in this way their philosophy manages to be realist. For D&G a prospect like smelliness is abstracted from something say like a block of chesse and that quality immediately becomes an argument about cheees, that is then compared to other qualities of cheees which are also already arguments about cheese, in this way opinion is an extension, mode, or proposition of the "real" world instead of being just- well some ones opinion. This is interesting because this makes D&G's philosophy true realism, and at the same time something of a phenomenology or study in direct experience. Phenomenology and realism have long been thought of as apposed schools of philosophy. Here they come together!
The 4th Item of the Night is: Viva La Revolution- The Adicts
The 5th Item of the night is: Max Keiser talks about fraking.