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by mikesutton161
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Concept of Death
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: The Concept of Death

Thank you, Greta. A thoughtful and sympathetic response. The poetic version of what we are saying was well put by Nietzsche in Thus Spake Zarathustra, Book II: "And you yourselves should create what you have hitherto called the world: the world should be formed in your image by your reason, your wil...
by mikesutton161
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Concept of Death
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

The Concept of Death

For a more detailed version of this argument see https://www.academia.edu/21246511/The_Concept_of_Death_in_Philosophy_and_Experience What do we make of death? Is it something that we don’t think about until we are older? Or is it something that dominates our lives because we know we are finite and w...
by mikesutton161
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What Ideas Struck You Hardest in Philosophy - Some "Chapman's Homer" Moments
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

What Ideas Struck You Hardest in Philosophy - Some "Chapman's Homer" Moments

"Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I hea...
by mikesutton161
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Hegel Still Relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 8628

Re: Is Hegel Still Relevant?

I think Hegel's main lesson's just each philosopher and each philosophy are relevant. For they are a necessary step to the development of human thought, a not casual process but needful for Reason. You have not mentioned Reason, at all; which is the most relevant argument in hegelianism. He thought...
by mikesutton161
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Hegel Still Relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 8628

Re: Is Hegel Still Relevant?

As to your title question. Hegel is a man that first and foremost today offers you a perspective. I've engaged with a lot of Hegel lately in the last few months through an intensely detailed YouTube series by an American professor following him paragraph by paragraph in The Phenomenology of Spirit....
by mikesutton161
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Hegel Still Relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 8628

Re: Is Hegel Still Relevant?

I really hate it when people can't answer a simple question but instead refer you to a book, an article or a body of text. If you are certain of your claim, plz just give me the abstract of it since you surely must know it! My claim is substantiated in the text, lower down: "Let’s take Popper first...
by mikesutton161
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Hegel Still Relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 8628

Re: Is Hegel Still Relevant?

and Popper blamed him for the rise of totalitarianism. Do you happen to know how on Earth Popper came to that belief? I mean, does Hegel directly empower a totalitarian ideal in any way? There are loads of refs to this which you'll find if you Google "Hegel Popper". Singer, at http://www.utilitaria...
by mikesutton161
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The Ten Main Issues in Wittgenstein
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

The Ten Main Issues in Wittgenstein

The Ten Main Issues in Wittgenstein Language is what separates us from other animals, and is why we are able to solve complex logical problems, and, as far as we can tell, experience consciousness. Wittgenstein is the philosopher of language par excellence. He asks: what is the role of language in ...
by mikesutton161
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Hegel Still Relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 8628

Is Hegel Still Relevant?

Is Hegel Still Relevant? Of all the great philosophers, Hegel is one of the most difficult to understand, and, at least by some philosophers, one of the most despised. Russell and Schopenhauer thought that his philosophy was devoid of any useful meaning, and Popper blamed him for the rise of totali...
by mikesutton161
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Limericks Concerning Philosophers
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Limericks Concerning Philosophers

Limericks Concerning Philosophers A Scottish agnostic called Hume Pondered cause and effect in his room He could see, on reflection No causal connection And he carried that view to his tomb An enlightenment thinker called Kant Said, “It’s not good to rave or to rant For it’s quite clear that reason...
by mikesutton161
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Re: Sartre: How Do We Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Re comments by GreatandWiseTrixie: I'm inclined to think that Sartre sees choice as a hierarchical and somewhat random shuffling of factical experience. Hence my reference in the text to facticity (much the same as your "natural causes"). Whether you call such an arbitrary process "choice" is a matt...
by mikesutton161
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Sartre: How Do We Get from Nothingness to Freedom? See also:mikesutton161.wordpress.com Introduction: There seems to me to be a problem with the interpretation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s use of the words “being” and “nothingness” in his philosophy. Is his idea of being the same as that of Heidegger? Whil...