Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cartamania

Cartamania (A pk coinage): Preferring the Menu to the Meal: a Pandemic Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Reality / Mission: to discuss the lack of empirical basis for kleptocratic ideals Cartamania Realism Cartamania Scholastic Realism & … Continue reading

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Motives, Ambition, Accomplishments

pk Motives, Ambition, Accomplishments … Knatz.com / Personal / Overview / pk “Motives” / @ K. 1998 04 Above I report my ambition and its evolution. I detail my strategies. Some of the evidence that it’s so is in the … Continue reading

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Ambiguity of Memory

When I was a kid the family told a story about my Uncle Charlie, when asked if he could play the violin, replying, “I don’t know, I’ve never tried.” I understood that it was supposed to be funny: a funny … Continue reading

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Motives: What Makes pk Run?

Why Do I Bother? Knatz.com / Personal / Overview / pk “Motives” / Science posits identicality and interchangeability for physical particles. (Of course we don’t know such particles well enough to be sure.) (It’s people who don’t know the Chinese … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Holliday Greetings to John Quintero. John Quintero is a fellow disciple of Ivan Illich. John Quintero is the Illich disciple I didn’t meet until a year or two before Ivan Illich’s death. Other Illich disciples I met by going to … Continue reading

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Jesus, Darwin, Dostoevsky

A Note to pk Motives module: Knatz.com / Personal / Overview / pk “Motives” / @ K. 1998 04 28 Some of my points, however important, were distracting from the simple shape of this section: /Overview / pk “Motives” /. … Continue reading

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Unbearable Commissars

/ Movies / The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a novel by Kundera was filmed for 1988. Tomas is presented as a doctor, a brain surgeon. Mostly though we only see him seducing women. “Take off your clothes,” Tomas instructs a … Continue reading

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