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5 of the best from the past 40 years of cinema

I’m sure we can all think back to those scenes in classic films that simply (and seemingly magically) stole our breath away.  Those brief moments where the music, visuals, & emotion all peak together to form one of those perfectly inexplicable, timeless moments in cinema history.  It’s hard to put into words, but you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about after seeing a few examples.  These are my favorite 5 timeless movie moments from classic cinema.  (Oh yeah… Spoilers!)

As I come to better understand the canon of Western Philosophy a certain thematic pattern has become apparent to me; the transcendental conflict between the view-from-nowhere and the view-from-somewhere.

In the former (the view-from-nowhere) we have philosophies that posit purely physical mechanistic universe. It is a view that attempts to step outside of phenomenology and cast it aside. The latter ( the view-from-somewhere) is rooted in a phenomenological ontology, which emphasizes the perspective-centered nature of all philosophical understandings. This view, while obvious prima facie, fails to provide satisfactory explanatory gusto.

Perhaps I am merely experiencing some sophomoric cognitive flatulence, but it seems to me that these apparently irreconcilable views on the world give us the fodder for philosophical discourse. Nearly all philosophical positions can be oriented somewhere along the spectrum between the view-from-somewhere and the view-from-nowhere. For instance, consider all the classical metaphysical dilemmas. The view-from-nowhere generally harbors the determinists, B-theorists, ethical anti-realists, reductionists, (most) analytic philosophers, etc… whilst the view-from-somewhere gathers the freewill advocates, A-theorists, moralists, irreductionists, idealism , continental philosophers, etc… Of course this is a very rough generalization, but one cannot deny that there is a thematic trend.

For my part, I am torn. To endorse one side over the other feels horribly myopic. To attempt at holism shows pragmatic promise and yet is monstrously messy. Attempting to stitch the two views together seems always to lead to dualism; opening your view up to fire on both fronts. Perhaps it is best to reject the paradigms of realism and idealism and instead take up surrealism; grow out your hair (or don’t), become a hermit (or don’t) , liberally indulge in psychedelic drugs (or don’t), drink your own urine (or don’t), and most importantly live without appeal to anything (or don’t?).


We had a chance to interview Phillip Daily with HVZ here on Study Break, about what the game is, and how its played here at Boise State University.

Imagine walking to your first college class armed with a nerf blaster and extra ammo. You scout the campus grounds for signs of the undead when suddenly you’re attacked from behind and now must walk the path of a zombie. Sounds fun right, well if you are part of the Zombie Vs Humans Club here at Boise State University, you might know what I’m talking about. 

From Indian Lakes stopped by Boise on their day off from their current tour with Relient K on November 6th. The band graced the stage with The Kickback and local band Adam Wright at the Crux. They put on a simply electric show. They played a great variety of songs from their old albums and their new album, Absent Sounds. From Indian Lakes never disappoints.

Below are photos from the show taken by Alisha Graefe and Adam Wright.

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The University Pulse has teamed up with Adam Wright Media. Adam Wright is a local musician, photographer and videographer. He has started the In The Valley Sessions which highlights local and touring bands with a special acoustic performance set in miscellaneous Boise locations.

Check out the In The Valley Session with Portland band, Lee Corey Oswald. They are currently signed to No Sleep Records and you can purchase Regards here.