November 28, 2022

the interconnectedness of things

Arthur Koestler reminds us that each whole thing is made of its own parts, while at the same time being part of a larger whole. He called this a holon. No creature or system can exist by itself. Being part of a larger system, it must integrate or die! I’ve always had...

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November 1, 2022

The late Bruno Latour on the intricate network of things

Bruno Latour, the French philosopher who died on 9 October 2022, was a man who lived in many different worlds. As a “actor-network theorist,” he contended that everything, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, is part of intricate networks of relations. This is true regardless of the size of...

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