Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Diminutive of “double.”  To doubt is to double:.
1) on the one hand and 2) yet on the other hand.
Doubtfulness as opposed to single-mindedness.

Do you prefer to be  doubtful or single-minded?
See: right there: a doubling, damnit.

The heart of thinking is  doubting: doubling,
drawing  descriptive lines of distinction and
then quite often choosing, preferring one
to the other.

The other might be sent to the attic or to the cellar.

Draw a line between what goes on in this class
and what does not. Claim that the inside of the
class  is that counts, what’s outside doesn’t.

Now you have the basis for A.D.D if not A.D.H.D

A matter of doubt and doubling. It’s called thinking.
Drawing lines of distinction and  than choosing one
for practical purposes.  An inclusive/ exclusive
activity which occludes all the rest.

Think about how you think and see if it's not
fundamentally a matter of doubting: doubling,
distinguishing,  differentiating.

Linguists and information theorists define MEANING
as a difference that makes a difference.  If you
think about that definition, it’s difficult to get more
basic. You might find strawberries and songs
meaningful, lakes and road trips, conversation and
shoes even while someone else calls them meaningless
because meaning isn’t in the things and nothings but
in the difference that makes a difference to the

Like and dis-like. Love & hate rise up, emerging
phenomenon from not just difference, but from
difference that makes a difference.

MEANING means what is meaningful to you.

Differences that make a difference. Not
differences that don’t make a difference
A distinction, a differentiation, a doubling.

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