Tag Archives: Philosophy

Modern Academia And Its Conceits

I have been motivated to write a couple future posts by a book I recently read, Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction by A.C. Grayling. In place of a proper “introduction”, he belittles Wittgenstein’s prowess and contributions, as well as somehow … Continue reading

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Bad Philosophy

Leaving in six hours… A thought – I love philosophy, when applying notions to everyday life. But when it comes to professional discourse, the actual field itself – those prolix and extraneous terms and labels get wearisome, and stray too … Continue reading

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An Important Distinction

This will help structure the foundation of Active Philosophy, taken from Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: “Accordingly the Transcendental Analytic leads to this important conclusion, that the most of the understanding can achieve a priori is to anticipate the form … Continue reading

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Marx On Dialectics

I really like this, taken from Marx’s Capital. “My dialectic method is not only different from the Hegelian, but is its direct opposite. To Hegel, the life-process of the human brain, i.e. the process of thinking, which, under the name … Continue reading

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The Metaphysical Dilema

In Necessary and Contingent Truths, I asked whether you the reader thinks the metaphysical necessarily exists/functions based on the presence of the extant/physical. One way to view the Metaphysical are the laws/properties governing existence, another is God, or truth, or … Continue reading

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Necessary and Contingent Truths

This comes from Gottfried Wilhelm Von Liebniz’s essay elaborating some notions put forth in his famous First Truths: “Thus contingent truths are related to necessary as surd roots, i.e., the roots on incommensurable numbers, to the expressible roots of commensurable … Continue reading

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Free! Movie

Just got my camera in yesterday.  Filming will commence as soon as I read the owner’s manual… The enigma is not the meaning of life, but how to proceed once you (think you) know what it is. I will be posting … Continue reading

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The New Philosophy

The new philosophy will look to Europe, to the great American thinkers. But more importantly it will search for answers in blades of grass, atop the mountain, in the smallest atom and distended space. HUANGSHAN (Yellow Mountain) – Iconic Chinese … Continue reading

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Fragments from Wittgenstein’s Culture and Value

“Are all men great?  No. – Well then, how can you have any hope of being a great man!  Why should something be bestowed on you that’s not bestowed on your neighbor?  To what purpose?  If it isn’t your wish … Continue reading

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