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The Spaces in the Looking Glass: Stilling the Frame/Framing the Still

Philosophy and Cosmology Vol. 15 pps 62-83 (2015)

22 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2009 Last revised: 15 Oct 2016

Marvin Eli Kirsh

California State University, Los Angeles

Date Written: April 8, 2015


The purpose of this writing is to propose a frame of view, a form as the eternal world element, that is compatible with paradox with in the history of ideas, modern discovery as they confront one another. Under special consideration are problems of representation of phenomena, life, the cosmos as the rational facility of mind confronts the physical/perceptual, and itself. Current topics in pursuit are near as diverse and numbered as are the possibilities for a world composed strictly of uniqueness able to fill infinite space. It is assumed that not all of the paths chosen in contemporary pursuits will produce coherent determinations in an appropriate frame able to accommodate a world of nominals in motion, containing motion, and is commensurate with basic physical law, action, reaction, and the propagation of form, change from within. Intended as a potential guiding post for the aim of reason seeking to select, define and capture topics, chosen as special examples are the works of logistician/mathematician Lewis Carroll as he presents a paradox of actuality verses the reality of perception in Alice in Wonderland, the theory of relativity of Albert Einstein as he fails to elaborate a mathematics to communicate an inertial frame of reference, and the reconstruction ideas of Jacques Derrida as he refers for contrast with the scientific world view constructed of dualisms, monisms that are conceived to have no opposites. Supporting discussion is evolved from the works of Bertand Russell, Erwin Schrodinger, Jurgen Habermas, Bronislaw Malinowski, Michel Foucault.

Keywords: rationality and imagination, nihilism, first/third perspective, number/mass, supervenience, social and natural evolution, shape/form, 'the concept', natural ethic

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Kirsh, Marvin Eli, The Spaces in the Looking Glass: Stilling the Frame/Framing the Still (April 8, 2015). Philosophy and Cosmology Vol. 15 pps 62-83 (2015). Available at SSRN: or

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