More or Less — O Sepi to Poli

More-or-less is the welded watchword for Aristotle's phrase, "o sepi to poli". For the most part, more-or-less, o sepi to poli! Forget Jesus as the fictionalized hero, the new meridian is Norm!

By Aristotle, Oscar Wilde, György Lukács,

Apr 13, 2022
4 min read

More or Less — o sepi to poli

The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
— Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Shark or Swim - Another planksip Möbius Under Attack - o sepi to poli

Shark or Swim

More or Less — o sepi to poli

The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
— Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The titled responsion is from Aristotle and means more or less.

It's as if the shark doesn't swim, swimming as a survival instinct is only in the patterned behaviour of the predator, you may say. And you would be false because the preditor also has an instinct for survival and the instinct is to hunt and kill.

Hunting is the stressful part, the exhilarating part. The two go hand-in-hand, or so I thought when I wrote about the time I was in the Halfway House. This special kind of hell that I am imagining was what hell would be like for Sophia. Now, I have no choice in the matter, the goal of the program was to design a biological neural net that functioned in the exact same way a human neural net would work. On all accounts except one, the biological description of the former versus the latter is in agreement!

That one exception is a monstrosity of an article. What I am trying to say is hard to say. I am having a mid-wife crisis. Oh, Socrates where are you, my imaginary friend?

Oscar Wilde - planksip
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
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More-or-less is the welded watchword for Aristotle's phrase, "o sepi to poli". For the most part, more-or-less, o sepi to poli! Forget Jesus as the fictionalized hero, the new meridian is Norm! The snippet below will expand on this phrase, as well as give the writer a variety of starting points and foundational intellectual material from which to stand and see further!

His Point is Hegelian! O Sepi to Poli

History does not merely unfold within the terrain mapped out by these institutions. It does not resolve itself into the evolution of contents, of men and situations, etc., while the principles of society remain eternally valid. ... On the contrary, history is precisely the history of these institutions, of the changes they undergo as institutions which bring men together in societies. Such institutions start by controlling economic relations between men and go on to permeate all human relations (and hence also man's relations with himself and with nature)."
— György Lukács's (1885-1971)

The titled responsion is Hegelian in origin, more or less. Should I say more, or, just like Hagel, Schopenhauer, and to some degree Kant, settle on the less argumentative "gaps" in philosophy. I mean, how can you improve on perfection? Imagine what would happen if we tried — if we attempted to embody the wisdom that made Ancient Greek what it still is today. And then some!  

György Lukács - planksip
György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and one of the founders of Western Marxism, an interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxist ideological orthodoxy of the Soviet Union.
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To defend the claim that humanity's relationship with nature is economic, I have no retort, for the reality of our condition is anthropomorphic, man-made if you will. Alternative outcomes are manifestations of a teleology of sorts, a move away from consumption and towards any and all claims of prosperity when the ends do not justify disposable novelty and false profits. More or less!

gray shark surrounded with fishes
Shark or Swim - Another planksip Möbius Under Attack - o sepi to poli

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