Knowing and Not Knowing
There are a few things that one can feel when one starts to know, to learn, or gain wisdom. 1. [I feel like…] I know everything. 2. [I feel like…] I don’t know anything. Or a combination, in varying degrees of the two. For me, the more I know, sometimes, the more I feel like I don’t know anything. Going back to Socrates here. But I’m being honest with myself...
Philosophy Agenda for a Student
1. Do not feel certain of anything. 2. Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for he evidence is sure to come to light. 3. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed. 4. When met with opposition, even if it should be from your spouse or your children, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon...
The Binding Problem
My posts on consciousness is more for me than it is for the reader (you). I am not trying to excuse my lack of clarity, or misunderstanding, in fact I am trying to reveal them to myself; and that is how my posts on consciousness is more for me. I need to know if I have any of my own “explanatory gaps” in trying to explain the problems of consciousness to someone, or a paper— this...
Every person is a mortal, what makes a person immortal is not how many crash, bashes one survives, or how many bullets lodged in one’s body, or the unnatural undertaking of one’s physic. It is the person’s words, ideas, emotions set on paper with ink, freed from the heart and mind, that makes us immortal. For the poet, the musician it is pleasing to hear it...
Sartre's Existentialism and Freedom
A common claim against the atheistic existentialist is with God out of the picture there is no morality, that everything is permitted, that there is no end to what is right and what is wrong. The existentilist will have no trouble with those allegations. Sartre write’s ‘If God didn’t exist, everything would be possible.’ That is the very starting point of existentialism (...
A thousand years ago five minutes were Equal to forty ounces of fine sand....– Vladimir Nabokov - Pale Fire (via viciousnessinthekitchen)
adropofwater: I feel like Socrates (In Plato’s Republic) might as well be talking to a wall. Seriously? Adeimantus’ lines pretty much go like this (In general): “I agree.” “Yes.” “That is reasonable.” “True.” “What?”
A midwife on “Frontline: The Vaccine War,” put it this way, ” this is the major thing we are always up against, public health officials are looking at the good for all, mothers’ are looking for the good for their one child, and that is very important for them, it is the most important thing— it’s their world.” Then the question becomes “do you think...
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