John Dunn

John Dunn home page
Book sales
Thought Pieces
Blog
Oxford to Cambridge
Something said
Motorcycling
Archive
Links
Contact

Thought Pieces

Encounter image on Dr John Dunn. Doctor John Dunn

'Violating 0', '1=0', 'New life v 0' and 'Violation comes first'

'Violating 0', '1=0', 'New life v 0' and 'Violation comes first'


'Violating 0'
For to break free is a coming to being, with the implication that not to break free is to exist in a state of non-being, or locked in the closed circle of 0.
John Dunn

'1=0'
Without man’s powers of distinction, i.e. the ability to distinguish one thing from another, there would be the polar-opposite of biodiversity, or any diversity for that matter; there would be a return to amorphous oneness; nature would be one viscous soup.
John Dunn

'New life v 0'
A race stands culturally distinct, or it is nothing. An individual emerges as a self or does not rise above the animals.
John Dunn

'Violation comes first'
Man, in the image of the first Violator, is the proof of God.
John Dunn

'Love destruction', 'Violated', 'Outsider' and 'Siege mentality'

'Love destruction', 'Violated', 'Outsider' and 'Siege mentality'


'Love destruction'
To love is to be human, whereas the worshippers of the One reject Love for a soulless sub-human existence. See though their corrupting influence. The kabbalistic fable of exile and return is their tale, not ours. A return to time and necessity is death. The struggle against time and necessity is hope for Heaven and Love; and God is Love. The pro-life struggle against the death cult is ages-old and must continue so long as life clings on.
John Dunn

'Violated'
What of the Orphic egg metaphor? It has its chicken and egg limitations. Yes Eros broke free; but only after egg itself was penetrated and fertilised.
John Dunn

'Outsider'
With metaphors man created the world, cut out a space from the forest, burnt down a clearing for himself, and started to distinguish one facet of the forest from the other, the wood from the trees, the tree from the wood, the falling tree from the other trees
John Dunn

'Siege mentality'
Love emparadised is something that imprisons, something stifling and claustrophobic, something complex and sometimes horrific. It needs a second awakening. Loss and unrequited love are where open airy uplands lie… across the lonely wuthering heights of heath and cliff.
John Dunn

'Holy Fool', 'Illusory manifestation' and 'One like the others'

'Holy Fool', 'Illusory manifestation' and 'One like the others'


'Holy Fool'
The Fool is the son of Isis who exclaimed "I am all that has been and is and shall be”. Isis is all - begetter and devourer. The Fool is the son of the god “I am”. He is the holder of the Word. Logos.
John Dunn

'Illusory manifestation'
Being the messenger, he is the transmitter of the Truth, the Logos; but manifestation is not the Truth or Logos. Itis an illusion created by deftness of hand.
John Dunn

'One like the others'
What does not change in evolutionism is the Law, the continuous unfolding of the Law of Evolution. The individual remains subject to the Law of Evolution.
John Dunn

Ananke - Eros

Ananke - Eros


Ananke - goddess, indestructible force, bestower of love and life, upholder of the law of fate and ultimate destruction, giver and destroyer.
John Dunn

'Anti-entropic' and 'Smashing eggs'

'Anti-entropic' and 'Smashing eggs'


'Anti-entropic'
As the highest expression of the anti-entropic development of the universe man is capable of continuing the creative development of the universe insofar as he the living image of the first Creator.
John Dunn

'Smashing eggs'
To accept a system as closed, to accept freedom as necessity, is to withdraw into nature, to return to Mother Nature, to Ananke and an amorphous state of pre-Eros, pre-Love and pre-Being. Closed systems are the path to entropic death.
John Dunn

How happy ye mortals

How happy ye mortals


The Orphic and Hellenic tradition on Eros is certainly important to understanding the true meaning of love in the Johannine corpus of the New Testament.
John Dunn

'Heidegger and improvised being' and 'The machinations of Heidegger'

'Heidegger and improvised being' and 'The machinations of Heidegger'


'Heidegger and improvised being'
Between birth and death a clearing emerges, in which we can decide to choose our world. It is a place in which authenticity demands that we undertake a ‘critical ontology of ourselves’ in order to escape the banal clutches of Das Man, or ‘the they’. We can inscribe this place of temporality with the temporarily improvised self-expression of our own being. This, for Heidegger, was freedom.
John Dunn

'The machinations of Heidegger'
He was wrong in this idealistic and naive belief. The truth is that deconstruction has evolved into a new logocentrism.
John Dunn

'Demolishing the house of being' and 'Lurianic Derrida'

'Demolishing the house of being' and 'Lurianic Derrida'


'Demolishing the house of being'
In the mould of Martin Luther, Heidegger may only have wanted to ‘stake out the positive possibilities’ of tradition, but he opened a Pandora’s Box in doing so. Derrida delved into the box and found a way of deconstructing the whole of tradition rather than revitalising it.
John Dunn

'Lurianic Derrida'
Like Luria and Spinoza before, the exiled Derrida found a home in the One by deconstructing the sovereignties of the many.
John Dunn

Shunning idolatry

Shunning idolatry


Nietzsche declared God to be dead, i.e. that God the idol is dead.

Perhaps the corollary of this is that God, the metaphorical concept associated in some way with the active creation of the cosmos, is very much alive as aesthetic life.
John Dunn

Website design and CMS by WebGuild Media Ltd
This website ©2009-2020 John Dunn