Hawk – “Linguistic Herpes”

[George] Kennedy characterizes "Vitanzan Vitalism" as a type of "linguistic herpes" that comes and goes, "the historical tendency of rhetoric to slip from oral, civic, and rational discourse into written, poetic, composition with an emphasis on style" that privileges "expression over analysis" ("Some Reflections" 231)... That emotional fallacies such as associating someone with herpes come... Continue Reading →


Hawk – Obvious Terministic Screen

Rousseau also gave impetus to the subjective epistemologies of his century, favoring private, expressive, and intuitive models of discourse over formal, social or artificial ones... (emphasis added, Burton qtd. in Hawk) The terminist screen that is used in the quote above is surprisingly strong.  To say that Romanticism is intuitive while Vitalism is artificial is... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness and Identity

Are thoughts part of identity? I want to start off with that question and move on quickly to introduce mindfulness. One of the things that mindfulness therapy emphasizes is that thoughts are not real. We make thoughts real when we give them power. For example, sometimes I look at a busy street and think about... Continue Reading →

Nature of the Free-Write Category

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that my free-writes are not supposed to be academically sound. Most of the time, I am vomiting out my thoughts onto the page by typing. Typically, I just think them, but since I am working towards my thesis, I want to get them out onto paper/e-paper. Through... Continue Reading →

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