Friday, August 25, 2023

summer 2023

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My conceptual venturing has prevailing interest in usefulness rather than showing expert fidelity to academic topics (which I can do).

So, giving time to narrative about “proximal cohering of ordinary life” (Aug. 20 below) expresses shared ground (maybe oddly so, for my part) prior to venturing which is very different (but to be shared), which isn’t abandoning (let alone devaluing) ordinary life by pursuing specialist topics, because returning to practicality is always my aim.

Concepts and themes about ordinary life (or any focus) are, to me, aspects of feasibly useful—and usefully applicable—analysis for actual venues which matter, not for seeking Positions (or “ontic” pretenses) wanting admiration.

That said, upcoming postings will be more themically analytical and focused on some specific aspect of a conceptual landscape which doesn’t have an online prospectus; so, the Point may seem absent. Aspects will constellate from the sequence of topics, probably as if they have (or: as if It has) no practicality. But I have a practical horizon in mind, which time will attest and detail.

Postings seem to emerge in small sets (with weeks lacking new postings) because I’m making main topics from component topics, and provisionally main topics will become componential. The ultimate scale of my unnamed project (“the Project currently”) is quite large.

Aug. 20 | Following after "proximality and everydayness" (Aug. 16) and "acting in ordinary attitude” Aug. 17), I’ve added six topics: “personified psychal cohering,” Altogether they comprise “proximal cohering of ordinary life.”

Aug. 14 | “Importance and nature of caring” is a midstream point in a project on value conceptuality.

So, “the Project currently” will emerge in terms of its parts, not at first as main headers: discursive parts of small multi-part projects which gradually become a 2- or 3-level table of contents.

There is a large-scale plan, quite beyond the December 2020 “sense of site.” I want to re-do that, but venturing freely through a land-scape is more interesting than giving time to sending back home a re-vision of my map.

July 29 | “Anomie of ordinary luck in a time of heat and war” is a moment of handwringing about the tragedy of impotent sanctions against a beast backed by other dictators’ resources.