Want something for free? The world, the oyster, are given to you. Giveness is a quality of the world bestowed to anyone who cares to perceive.
To write a defence of masochism is a brave and difficult task. Weak claims about pain and pleasure undermine the effort.
Phenomenology can seem like a lot of long words and concepts but it’s really a process for seeing the world as it is.
Too often, phenomenology is made into a step-by-step process that claims a knowledge outcome. Knowledge, however, in a phenomenological study, is an altogether different beast.
A lot of what is ‘peer-reviewed’ and published as phenomenology is, my stupid detector reports, stupid. But why?
To write a description is to wield a special magic. Description moves us from being blind, dull and predictable into being visionary, original and of truth.
Some things do not ask to be explained, but understood. Cognitive models of touch, philosophy of mind and consciousness studies fail us.
Writing phenomenology is how phenomenological discovery is made when the writing is active and poem-ing.
Einfuhlung, as practice of seeing beyond the visual, might help us grasp more from contemporary art.