December 2002: Reductionism is Monochromatic

I wrote this in my journal on Christmas: ‘Hegel is more poet than philosopher. He calls reductionism thought that “culminates in a style of painting that is absolutely monochromatic.” (Phenomenology of Spirit, 31) Reductionism has lifeless determinations, but the universe is a living thing. No, it is more than a thing. Whatever the universe is, […]

May 2002

I was living in a Victorian on Frederick Street between Waller and Ashbury. I was living with 6 other people. Half of us were part of Spinoza’s Coat and the other half weren’t. Not that created any tension, or anything. The first big outing I went on after returning back home in San Francisco was […]