Strawson’s Idea of Perception as Theory-Laden for the Philosopher, Alva Noe’s Action in Perception, and the Larger Transcendental Preconditions

By: Jay (c) copyright, all rights reserved. A.J. Ayer and other logical positivists have contended that the problem of perception is a central issue in modern epistemology and metaphysics. Ayer himself argued from a position of phenomenalism to what he termed “sophisticated realism.” Ayer represented more or less the end of the “psychologistic” approach to…

Jays Analysis Exclusive: Col. Anthony Shaffer Interview (3 pts)

In a Jay’s Analysis exclusive, I talk spycraft, espionage and current policies and strategies with Col. Anthony Shaffer. Col. Shaffer is a Bronze Star Medal recipient and CIA-trained senior intelligence officer with more than two decades of experience in intelligence. He is currently a Senior Fellow and Special Lecturer at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in…

Peter Gabriel Tells Us Who Made Him ‘Big Time’

Usually I end up disagreeing with a lot of ‘conspiracy’ sites’ analyses of symbolism. One good example is the All-Seeing Eye and the pyramid. For example, Solomon says in Proverbs that God’s “eye[s] are all-seeing.” I’m not sure we know the origin of the Egyptian usage of the All-Seeing Eye, but what determines the meaning…

“Our Destiny: Digital Nomads in a Virtual Void”

David Richards Infowars.com November 12, 2010 Britain is a surreal place to be living right now. The infamous Ministry of Defense trend report for 2007-35 projects the British middle classes ‘becoming revolutionary, taking on the role of Marx’s proletariat.’ I should be seeing the start of the ferment. Our living standards are being attacked: people…

Decoding Donnie Darko – Esoteric Analysis

By: Jay Donnie Darko is, on its most basic level, a film that is homage to 80s culture. It’s a cult classic (like many 80s films!) that references other 80s films, uses popular 80s film themes, and is set in 1988. But that is not all Donnie Darko is about. The film also makes statements about the socio-political and cultural…