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Today, Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are gathering thousands of right-wingers near the Lincoln Memorial. It is somewhat ironic, given that they are equating their cause (free market fascism) to the civil rights movements of the 60’s. Palin, an ex-governor, and … Continue reading
We are traveling into a new logic beyond age, beyond race, beyond gender, beyond subject, beyond genre, beyond theism and atheism, beyond capitalism and socialism, beyond nation and tribe, to where? to where? to where?
Every moment is spent in search. Is it really right in front of us? – Satori? And what happens once we’ve found that moment? Should we drop everything and clutch it for the remainder of life? Is it to be … Continue reading
The purpose of life is to live. I cannot remember a beginning – it is as though I’ve been here eternally. I fear death because I cannot comprehend eternity ending. We are time, fearful of itself. We are surrounded by … Continue reading
A couple days ago we reached 50,000 hits. My typical take on this would be to disregard the mark as an arbitrary number. That is to say, it possesses a weight that 23,766 does not, and we can explain this by … Continue reading
Mutual friend of Active Philosophy Pancho showed me this great video.
Hey There! So I basically agree with this post. However, I want to state what I believe is a TRULY important distinction. You say, ‘There are many scientists that entertain and encourage these trains of thoughts, so one cannot simply … Continue reading
This is in response to Universe. At times The Universe feels like God in new robes. The Big Bang (it’s capitalized!) has a remarkable amount in common with Genesis. Many scientists at the beginning of the 20th century including Einstein were … Continue reading
This is the final post in the series about Wittgenstein – what he wished to accomplish with philosophy and a summary of his thoughts. The following are taken from Culture and Value and Philosophical Occasions. “People say again and again that … Continue reading
The following passages come from Wittgenstein’s magnum opus – Philosophical Investigations. An understanding of language games is essential to his philosophy. A langauge game relates to philosophy in ways described in the previous three posts – it deceives us into belief … Continue reading