Monday, May 24, 2010

Eo ipso

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eo ipso is a technical term used in philosophy. It means "by that very fact" in Latin. Example: That I am does not eo ipso mean that I think.
It is also used, with the same meaning, in law.
In The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress by Søren Kierkegaard, the philosopher describes the quality of Eo ipso in the following excerpt:
But to be gallant towards an artist is precisely the highest degree of insolence, a maudlin impertinence and a disgusting kind of intrusiveness. Anyone who is something, and is something essentially, possesses "eo ipso," the claim to be recognized for exactly this special thing, and for nothing more or less. (p. 69)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tt: Torquing

1. The moment of a force; the measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion and rotation about an axis, equal to the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force and the force vector.
2. A turning or twisting force.
tr.v. torqued, torqu·ing, torques
To impart torque to.

[From Latin torqure, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

Something old, something new, with a few things borrowed u but most items on the program springing from the twisting, torquing dance imagination of Donald Byrd Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school.

Ll: Loquaciousness

Very talkative; garrulous.

[From Latin loqux, loquc-, from loqu, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Skin Head Reggae

The skinhead subculture was originally associated with music genres such as soulskarocksteady and early reggae.[1][24] The link between skinheads and Jamaican music led to the development of the skinhead reggae genre; performed by artists such as Desmond DekkerDerrick MorganLaurel AitkenSymarip and The Pioneers.[11] In the early 1970s, some suedeheads also listened to British glam rock bands such asThe SweetSlade and Mott the Hoople.[19][25] During this time, some reggae lyrics featured themes of black liberation and awareness, something that white skinheads could not relate to.[26] This shift in reggae's lyrical themes created some tension between black and white skinheads, who otherwise got along fairly well.[27] (Wikipedia: Article - Skin Head)