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  • A lot of things associated with 'transcendance', ie extended lifespans, planetary colonization, virtual reality, etc will be well on its way before the singularity even happens, if it does...

    The Speculist: June 2006 Archives

  • It's really a mythical tale of transcendance, a lesson in how to live a life making every day count.

    Happy Groundhog Day

  • It's the sort of subject where I am pretty opinionated meself -- opposed to anything which implies transcendance of the flesh, the whole Cartesian duality of soul and body -- but with the so much depending on how you define your terms, it's the sort of subject where people can be talking at cross-purposes at the best of times.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • It's themes of death and particularly a death in the absence of transcendance are not bright and cheery.

    A Difficult Woman

  • (This was the mid-Seventies, when high schoolers looking for stirrings of transcendance felt obligated to read Siddhartha and Steppenwolf.)

    Fifteen books that given the way my life has turned out I probably shouldn't have read

  • In addition to all of this, Media Matters points out that he's not exactly worth hoisting on the pedestal of racial transcendance either:

    Kevin Pezzi, Big Government's Bizarre Racial-Relations Expert, Is Quite The Sexpert

  • The Information Age wonders of Singlarity fiction, it should be noted, could be considered a sort of idyllic/baroque/grotesque depending on one's level of investment in the dream of transcendance; you could see the futureshock of modernity in there or a new frontier myth.

    Of Genres and Sub-Genres

  • Perhaps Sotomayor also believes that judicial transcendance of personal sympathies and prejudices is a desirable goal; but since in her view it is probably impossible to achieve in a large number of cases, it will often be a “disservice” to pursue it at the expense of denying the special insights that might sometimes be had by relying on those “prejudices” after all.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sotomayor’s “Latina Judge’s Voice” Speech Revisited:

  • The abject suffering of our material lives is being drummed into us time and again; we're being told we should surrender, seek peace in acceptance of our lot, seek solace in our spiritual transcendance of the inherent misery of this world of dust.

    A Dark And Hidden God

  • Of course, it gets tricky with VELLUM because this is where the exceptions come in ... because I want to tackle the other side of the argument, the essentialist metaphysics which promises infinity, eternity, transcendance of that finite, manifest existence.

    Archive 2006-07-01


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