Category Archives: General Philosophies

Just post any ideas and/or thoughts you find interesting or relevant.

We Are All Connected

Mutual friend of Active Philosophy Pancho showed me this great video.

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. V – Conclusions

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

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. IV – Language Games

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

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. III

This follows Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt II. and Wittgenstein on Philosophy. We will now explore the reasons Wittgenstein gives for our philosophical misunderstandings.  “(a) The tendency to look for something in common to all the entities which we commonly subsume … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. II

This follows Wittgenstein on Philosophy.  We are beginning to plumb Wittgenstein’s concepts deeply. It took 5 books to get to this point – but I audaciously believe that I can illuminate his intentions better than the several rehashed critical essays I have … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy

This post is a response of sorts to Maya: “All Duality is Falsely Imagined.” This comes from Wittgenstein’s The Blue Book which was at first only a manuscript guarded by his students at Cambridge.  It is the most organized of … Continue reading

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Anarchy – Mission, Feasibility, and Implimentation

I remember when I first realized that the notions I had regarding politics and social affairs could most closely be called Anarchy.  I was in one of my Spanish literature class (to my delight my second major, Spanish, was filled … Continue reading

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Fichte – Free Will, Action & Consciousness

I have been reading Fichte’s The Vocation of Man, and have come away impressed, especially by Book III – Faith.  Fichte is known for promoting a so-called philosophy of solipsism, penned in an an impenetrable style, but I found neither to be valid.  On … Continue reading

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Maya – “All Duality Is Falsely Imagined”

This post is in response to Delineation. “Translated into conventional and – let it be repeated – mytho-poetic language, the knowledge of Brahman is represented as the discovery that this world which seemed to be Many is in truth One, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up…

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Tom Waits I am not quite sure what made me think of this, but I remember awhile back I watch a documentary about how dogs became dogs and what made them different than wolves. … Continue reading

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