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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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Boiling Spirits

This is a great story with many applications: There’s an oft told anecdote about a medical missionary in a remote place, who watches, in horror, as people give untreated well water to their babies.  The children regularly get diarrhea, and … Continue reading

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Salvation Or Satori

Sesshu Toyo “One of the errors which most surely hinder man’s intemporal realization is that of seeing in this realization a compulsive character.  In many “spiritual” systems, religious or otherwise, man has the “duty” of achieving his “salvation”; he denies … 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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Bigger Houses

I read this on a wall at a good friend’s family home: “We have bigger houses but smaller families: We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgements; more experts but more problems; more medicines, but less … Continue reading

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Atheism – A Defense part 1

This post in a follow up/response to recent post by my co-blogger on Atheism (See Atheism and Atheism Cont.). I changed a lot in this post when I proofed it. It’s kinda late… I’ll read it once now and then … Continue reading

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Atheism

This is inspired by Reincarnation And Life After Death. My co-blogger had an interesting thought that Buddha was the most badass atheist off all time. I am fond of this. Namely, because Buddha was anti-doctrine, anti-ceremony. At the same time, … Continue reading

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