Hemeroteca del mes junio, 2016

Past Is Prelude: Stalin Was Right About National Defence (II)

Por • 26 jun, 2016 • Category: Internacionales

«The law of the exploiters», said Stalin. There is a more generic term: in French it is the loi du plus fort, or the law of the strongest. You can see this law being applied everywhere by the United States and its European vassals. No one is spared. Look at what has happened to Greece, now a colony within American colonised Europe. Look at Brazil, Argentina, or Honduras. Or Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria; the list, by no means complete, is long and growing. And this brings me back to Stalin’s comments back in 1931. «Be strong or be crushed», he said to his fellow citizens. His methods were self-destructive without a doubt, but the basic principle was right. Russia faces the same choices now; be strong or be crushed. The US government knows and respects only one law, the law of the strongest. Conciliatory gestures in the Donbass, or Syria, or elsewhere can only be self-defeating.

China and US need each other more than ever

Por • 26 jun, 2016 • Category: Política

It’s fair to say that security checks regulating the behavior and market-access of foreign funds seems reasonable. Nevertheless, overly high security will block most candidates yet too low a threshold could be easily bypassed by those with hidden agendas. That is why, ever since its launch in 2008, the 24-round marathon battle over a bilateral investment treaty still failed to reach an agreement on the negative list. 30 years ago, neither side would have predicted the future of the two countries; 30 years later, we cannot imagine any issues of global importance that can be solved by US or China alone. The two countries might need to think twice about the bigger picture when they are entangled with their own interest.

The Indo-European Concept of Cyclical History and the Quest to Acquire Lost Wisdom

Por • 26 jun, 2016 • Category: Ambiente

The Doctrine of the Four Ages fundamentally supports the concept of humanity’s devolution or “fall” from a primeval state of higher consciousness. In fact both devolution and evolution (in the non-Darwinian sense) are in complete harmony with the beliefs of most traditional cultures worldwide. Indeed both evolution (i.e. the quest for higher spiritual awareness) and devolution (submission to materialist degeneracy) are viewed organically, as continually interacting positive and negative charges to Nature’s cosmic balance or “dance.”Thus, the concept of devolution maintains that as spiritual decadence set in among the original Hyperborean and Atlantean races, their respective cultural declines also ensued. Such devolution can be found in many other civilizations known to the historical record, perhaps most famously in the Egyptian civilization which, many Egyptologists insist, mysteriously began at its apex.

En deçà du langage : Communauté et historicité de l’antéprédicatif selon Heidegger

Por • 24 jun, 2016 • Category: Opinion

Notre étude se propose d’approcher la réflexion de Heidegger sur le logos humain par le biais de la question de la grammaire et de son origine. Par là, il s’agit de mettre en évidence la façon dont, pour Heidegger, la grammaire constitue un fil conducteur permettant d’interroger directement le langage et le rapport qui s’y tisse entre l’homme et l’étant. Cette manière de pénétrer dans la réflexion heideggérienne sur le langage possède l’avantage de mettre de côté les problèmes relatifs à l’émergence de la signification, au profit d’une focalisation sur ceux de la genèse des « catégories de signification » et des principes selon lesquels elles s’articulent les unes aux autres. Nous parlons de l’avantage de cette approche car elle interroge le langage, et à travers lui le sens, non pas comme ce qui est en attente de sa saisie dans une « configuration signifiante », qui serait par exemple la proposition, mais en tant que sa manifestation n’a pas lieu hors de cette configuration, avant toute reprise linguistique.

Grammaire matérielle et erreurs de catégories

Por • 24 jun, 2016 • Category: Filosofía

L’idée d’une morphologie pure des significations que développe Husserl dans la quatrième de ses Recherches logiques tient dans le projet d’identifier, d’une part, les « catégories essentielles de la signification » et, d’autre part, fondées en elles, une multiplicité de lois de leurs combinaisons en significations unitaires. « Faisant abstraction de la validité objective (de la vérité ou encore de l’objectivité réelles ou formelles) des significations », dit Husserl, ces « lois de la signification » sont des « lois a priori qui régissent la sphère des complexions de significations et qui ont pour fonction de séparer en elles sens et non-sens ».

Reconstructing the Theory of Uneven Economic Development.

Por • 24 jun, 2016 • Category: Leyes

In most academic disciplines the canonical texts – those containing the ‘truth’ – are periodically revised. Economics, however, is almost totally unaffected by such revisionism. A fundamental problem of the ruling canon in economics has been that it essentially lacks a theory of economic development beyond seeing it as a process of adding capital to labour. The theory rests on what Schumpeter once called ‘the pedestrian view that capital per se propels the capitalist engine’. There is an obvious connection between the lack of a theory of development as such and the lack of a theory of why the process of development is uneven. Recent economic models incorporating new factors and producing uneven growth have – mostly at the insistence of their authors – been barred from practical use in economic policy.

A Superior U.S. Grand Strategy

Por • 24 jun, 2016 • Category: Política

For the first time in recent memory, large numbers of Americans are openly questioning their country’s grand strategy. An April 2016 Pew poll found that 57 percent of Americans agree that the United States should “deal with its own problems and let others deal with theirs the best they can.” On the campaign trail, both the Democrat Bernie Sanders and the Republican Donald Trump found receptive audiences whenever they questioned the United States’ penchant for promoting democracy, subsidizing allies’ defense, and intervening militarily—leaving only the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to defend the status quo….

On Science, pseudoscience and String theory

Por • 23 jun, 2016 • Category: Crítica

The article discusses the demarcation problem; how to distinguish between science and pseudoscience. It then examines the string theory under various demarcation criteria to conclude that string theory cannot be considered as science.

A Lecture on Integration by Parts

Por • 23 jun, 2016 • Category: Educacion

Integration by parts (IBP) has acquired a bad reputation. While it allows us to compute a wide variety of integrals when other methods fall short, its implementation is often seen as plodding and confusing. Readers familiar with tabular IBP understand that, in particular cases, it has the capacity to significantly streamline and shorten computation. In this paper, we establish a tabular approach to IBP that is completely general and, more importantly, a powerful tool that promotes exploration and creativity.

Some experiments in number theory

Por • 23 jun, 2016 • Category: Ciencia y tecnología

We experiment with some topics in elementary number theory. For matrices defined by Gaussian primes we observe a circular spectral law for the eigenvalues. We look at matrices defined by Gaussian primes and look at the growth of the determinant, trace. We experiment with various Goldbach conjectures for Gaussian primes, Eisenstein primes, Hurwitz primes or Octavian primes. These conjectures relate with Landau or Bunyakovsky or Andrica type conjectures for rational primes. We also look at some graphs finite simple defined by primes. Finally we look at some spectra of almost periodic pseudo random matrices defined by Diophantine irrational rotations, where fractal spectral phenomena occur. The matrix is the real part of a van der Monde matrix.