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Buddha’s Advice On Belief And Scepticism

You have to give Buddha a lot of credit.  This is a guy that in ~400 to 500 BC celebrated the law of conservation of energy as a truth to be internalized and made the basis of philosophy/religion. The notion … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Gospel According To Zen: Beyond The Death Of God

“A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: ‘Have you ever read the Christian Bible?‘ ‘No read it to me,’ said Gasan. The student opened the Bible and read from Saint Matthew: ‘And why take ye thought for raiment?  Consider … 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

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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