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Intuition as a Method in Philosophy

Intuition as a Method in Philosophy by Adrian Lessegers In Chapter 1 of his book entitled Bergsonism, Deleuze emphasized that intuition is a method of ‘precision’ that follows a set of ‘strict rules’. This is indeed counter-intuitive to what we usually think as ‘intuition’. Intuition is not a gut feel; neither it is the feeling that wins you over a bet or a game of luck. It is, for Bergson and also for Deleuze, a philosophical method, a decisive turn in a given duration or state of things. Intuition provides us precise ways of knowingand differentiating lived experiences and reality itself. Deleuze wrote that Bergson considers intuition as a…

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves,

George Church from NBC by Alan Boyle Interview with George Church on his new book with Ed Regis Regenesis In the future, genetically modified organisms could be making our medicines, our fuel, our housewares, our houses — and they could even help us remake ourselves. All that may sound like science-fiction, but the future is already arriving, in the form of the bioplastic bottle you may be holding in your hand. Harvard geneticist George Church lays it all out in a new book, "Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves," written with Ed Regis. We are already remaking ourselves and our world, retracing the steps of the original…

Seamus Heaney– The Poet and his Tradition by Suzana Stefanović

SEAMUS HEANEY – THE POET AND HIS TRADITION SEAMUS HEANEY – THE POET AND HIS TRADITION
UDC 820.09-1
Suzana Stefanović
Faculty of Philosophy, Niš, Yugoslavia Abstract. This paper explores the influence that the English literary tradition has had on the poetry of Seamus Heaney, notably the work of William Wordsworth. That Heaney epitomizes the dilemma of the modern poet is evident from the tension between the two poetic modes that inform his writing, the "masculine" and the "feminine" mode respectively, or the poetry of the "makers" and "takers." Heaney oscillates between these poetic modes as he struggles to come to terms with his…

First Synthetic Life Created!

Craig Venter From Calgary Herald In a feat of genetic engineering heralded by philosophic quotations and dark fears of a Frankenstein future, a team of scientists in a Maryland laboratory have brought to life the world’s first synthetic cells. The microbes -- a tiny clump of blue cells -- came to life about a month ago. They are controlled by a chromosome made by a team led by maverick geneticist Craig Venter, who has dreamed of creating artificial life for 15 years. Mr. Venter and his colleagues have now accomplished the feat and inscribed their names -- along with a…

“The Future of Poetry”: An Editorial by John Crowe Ransom with a Reply from Allen Tate

Allen Tate "The Future of Poetry": An Editorial by John Crowe Ransom with a Reply from Allen Tate The Future of Poetry The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism--how should poetry escape? And yet what is Modernism? It is undefined. Henry James stopped before a certain piece of sculpture to apostrophize "beautiful modern spirit"; but he did not attempt a definition where a more incompetent man would surely have done it. In poetry the Imagists, in our time and place, made a valiant effort to formulate their program. Their modernist manifestoes were exciting, their practice was crude, as was…

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