Coming to awareness of mortality 'raises questions about immortality, about whether immortality exists, and, if so, precisely how.
With immortality, or the lack thereof, at stake, along with one's life and the future of one's fellow human beings, especially biological and/or cultural offspring -- no wonder [awareness of mortality], as experienced, is so definitive.'
D.i.D., p. 13
'...in the world of infinity, a part may be equal to the whole!'
-G. Gamouw, One, Two, Three...Inifinity, p. 17
'THINGS (& BEING)
Question: How do you organize/group/manage everything in your life?'
To respond to that, we'll probably have to address some categories such as
'organization & chaos' and 'regularity & irregularity'
-Memento Vivere project outline, 8 May 2020, adapted
'Memento mori, as it operates experientially or existentially, asks questions such as "What does one know?"
"What does one do?"
and "What does one find oneself caught up in?"
D.i.D., p. 13, adapted
'Happy 250th birthday to one of history's great Romantic artists! People don't usually think of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel as a Romantic Hero, but he's the philosophical equivalent of Beethoven -- born the same year -- and his philosophical preoccupations were just as Romantic and Heroic as Beethoven's musical ones.'
G. Bartley, "The Biggest Picture," Philosophy Now (Oct/Nov 2020), p. 4
'At its most ambitious, memento vivere as a project is a fusion of rhetoric, psychology, and cosmology (Bloom, 1973/1997, xxvi) that can never match Shakespeare's eloquence, Hip Hop's power, the mystery of the oceans, or of the galaxies.
But this project does try to point to the same expansive, all-inclusive, singular-diverse realities that these (Shakespeare / Hip Hop / oceans / galaxies) give us in and of our lives.
One starting place for this is with
Things (& Being).'
-Memento Vivere project rough notes, p. 2
If an individual's discourse-use within a group 'is accompanied by displays of emotion' that correspond to that group's emotion, 'then that individual will be judged to be a "cooperator"...and group members will predict further cooperative behavior from that individual in relation to [their] group (adapted from Bubulia and Sosis, 2011, 365; cf. Irons 2001)'.
XJ, pp. 94-95 (adapted)
'The Franklin, also known as the "Fugio," cent [a penny coin] was authorized by Congress in 1787 and thus...predates the constitutional regime....' Its two inscriptions 'We Are One' and 'Mind Your Business' 'perfectly express a minted conflict between two national impulses....'
M. Meltzer, Secular Revelations, p. 53, adapted
'What does it look like to write about life? One version, among many others, is through biography (bio-graphy): writing about (a) life.
Another version of writing about life is biology -- the study of life -- or discourse, reasoning, and organization / ordering regarding life itself, not only individual lives but also in terms of what makes life in all its diversity.
Yet another version of working on the topic of life is psychobiography: writing about a life from a psychological perspective. ...My own version of what others have called psychobiography leans toward being more expansive and as all-encompassing as possible, both to understand and optimize life/lives. At least, that is the aspiration.'
Memento Vivere project notes, pp. 1-2, adapted
'Memento mori in an experiential sense is transformative because it brings one into awareness of truths about human existence, as an individual and beyond, in a way that may not easily be surpassed. It not only shows or tells, but it brings one into an experience of what it is, or what it is like, to be mortal. In many contexts, this experience raises questions of the most fundamental kind that are often dealt with in religion, art, and science.'
D.i.D., p. 13