Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Theory Of Choice

A lot of my recent posts have been revolving around this idea of a theory of choice. Choice seems like such a central concept. One that we assume is valid and real. But one we don't always define precisely. I want to be able to define choice in some meaningful way.

I was thinking about the American dream. The idea of entrepreneurship. The idea of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. I think it is a crock.

I think choice needs to be conceptualized in very different ways.

I think that Badiou's notion of the atonal world has a part to play in it.

I think Zizek's notion of retroactive freedom has a lot to do with it.

I am too tired to really write about this.

But this is the issue I am finding myself drawn towards.

The issue of action.

The issue of choice.

Really, we can just do things.

Maybe I should spend more time just doing things and less time thinking about how to do them.

Because they are in some ways incompatible.

Not entirely. Habit is a great example of how thought and action can be intertwined and made compatible.

But god dammit I spend too much time thinking.

What bull shit.

I need to do more things. I need to walk more. Go more places.


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