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by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: I am becoming

Age If one is still searching in knowing thy Self, then there will be a perceived conflict in the above. But once thy Self is known all the above becomes crystal clear. Levinas wrote, the true life is absent. i actually, though don't tell anyone, have a soft spot for NDE'ers, near death experiencer...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: I am becoming

Nick_A All this makes perfect sense to me once I remember that a human being is a seed. The shell of a human being, their personality, cannot exist as I Am but requires a qualifier. I Am a this or a that but I am not I Am which is the potential for the seed. An acorn is becoming. The oak is I Am fo...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: I am becoming

commonsense Where is there a contradiction? I'll take that as a response to the issue presented. The contradiction lies with on the one hand acknowledging that consciousness is bound to time as a structural feature: all events have a present that is "in flight", that is anticipatory in nature, and ...
by odysseus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 194

I am becoming

It is an odd thing to say, really. A contradiction: If I am, then, in order to be becoming, I have to not BE, but in a process of becoming to be; a kind of yet-to-be. It is familiar territory if you have read the presocratics. Parmenides and Heraclitus presented the conflict between these two concep...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?

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Most of us on this forum can't read. There are others, a handful, or maybe half a dozen, who can, and they put forth these ideas that sound ridiculous to us, but we drown them in stupid opposition.
I'll take that as a "no, I'm not interested either" then, shall I?
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 35
Views: 835

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Skepdick Begging the question. What is decency? The question is not begged for there is no designation of the decency is about, only that it is not philosophy's affair to morally (to instill a sense of moral decency) educate. Indeed, the purpose of the post was to make a disclaimer regarding this m...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 35
Views: 835

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Alemm: Academic philosophy should concern itself with helping to connect together the various disciplines and looking to build a framework which helps make them intelligible to each other--and to the general educated public. In society: To achieve social peace, by encouraging power to moderate itse...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time as Isomorphism of Infinities
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Time as Isomorphism of Infinities

Eodnhoj7 Time is the fragmentation of one infinite nature into many. Take for example a simple squirrel running across the street. The event, may last only 5 seconds. It is a localization of one set of movements out of many (the squirrel getting up in the morning, gathering acorns after the run, th...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Expressing Emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Expressing Emotions

I Like Sushu What comes more natural to the human heart the desire to express “positive” thoughts of joy, hope optimism and love, or the desire to express “negative” thoughts of pain, suffering, hate, rage and pessimism? My view is that people generally have a natural disposition to express more “n...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: My name is Jeff
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: My name is Jeff

Jeff
My main areas of interest are Philosophy of the Mind, Free Will, and Ethical Philosophy.
So what are you reading, Jeff? Who would you like to discuss?
by odysseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?

I am reading his essays on technology, art, and others. Also Being and Time. obviously. If anyone has an interest in such things, let me know. I also am (always already) reading Levinas, Kierkegaard, Husserl...
by odysseus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 2878

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull Philosophy is an exploration of Ideas. If you think philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy.... tell me... when was this state achieved? Last week? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 3000 years ago? When? The state I guess you are talking about is the original state of...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 2878

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can ..the self as an historical dasein. No way around it: why do my sentences rise on a question, possess subject then object structure; why is it that I wave my arms a certain why to make a point, and so on, and so on? I learned these during infancy. Well, look at it differently. Ask your...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 2878

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_seagull Thank you for that. However I think you have a very limited understanding of what philosophy is. You seem to think that philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy, surely a naïve view. Philosophy is much more than that. You are right, Seagull. Teach me. I need to lear...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 2878

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can Ah, but we are not computers. If we were, then the input "public concepts" would be processed by each in exactly the same way, and with the same results. Nor, contrary to Foucault, are we "ventriloquized by history" For if we were, then "history" would be only one thing, and the "hand ...