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by ihoardpoetry
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Proof-Read Exchange For Essays/Pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Proof-Read Exchange For Essays/Pieces

Hi there guys!

I have recently written an essay, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to give it a proof-read, perhaps with some criticism? I'd love to do the same in return for anyone else.

If interested, the essay is on Sartrean concepts of freedom and choice.

Thanks,

ihoardpoetry
by ihoardpoetry
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

I tried to read Sartre's ''Being and Nothingness'' book...it was a present to me from my Brother. Had to put it down, since I found it to be too deep, in fact I couldn't make head nor tail of what he was talking about, no matter how many times I tried to. . Admittedly, I haven't read it all - time ...
by ihoardpoetry
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

Ihoardpoetry wrote: Though I don't think the comparison between Sartrean conceptions of freedom and the fall necessarily fit. In fact, I'd say minimally so because Sartrean conceptions of freedom begin from an atheistic premise: that objects, which have a predetermined functionality - i.e. a knife ...
by ihoardpoetry
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

Ihoardpoetry wrote: Of course, this radical freedom arises from the ability to separate - or, as Sartre calls it, nihilate - since we can always reject any current influence (facticity about ourselves, such as past events) on our behaviour and radically choose something for ourselves. Nothing const...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 27
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

I hear you, IHeardPoetry, on all fronts. I am a fan of long sentences. I'd rather read and write a bunch of run-in sentences than get through the hacking cough-like style of Hemingway-like writers. Hemingway, being American and a Nobel-prize winner, had enough clout to poison the writing of North A...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 27
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

There were a number of songs in the sixties about the colour yellow: The Call Me Mellow Yellow, by Donovan, Yellow Submarine by the Beatles, Yellow is the colour of my girlfriend's dress, (line from a song), Yell, oh, yell truth into the world! If you think Instagram quotes are bad, then try opposi...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

Ihoardpoetry wrote: Yeah that's interesting. I think this again relates to Sartrean nothingness: we are aware that our awareness is not the object, we see ourselves as something entirely distinct from the object: in being able to isolate an object as "That is a tree" it is implicit that we are also...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

I find this super interesting - perhaps there are even links to be made to Sartean conceptions of Nothingness and how this allows us to separate ourselves from other things: we recognise what we are because we recognise what we are not; as such, when viewing a chair I am explicitly aware of the cha...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1069
Views: 152818

Re: Poetry here.

I would love to hear some critique on this particular piece I'm working on! Rosemary & Time Behind your herb-stuffed ribs, a clock regulates your pulse Lightly salted cogs create tremors in your kneaded fingers Your body finds routine in a rusted Grandfather clock Rhythmic restriction providing a t...
by ihoardpoetry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Introductory Reading List?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Introductory Reading List?

Impenitent wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:36 am
Contemporary Philosophy of Art by Bender and Blocker

http://aesthetics-online.org/?page=1997BlockerRead

-Imp
Thank you, I'll be sure to check these out!
by ihoardpoetry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 1384

Re: You have no image of yourself.

I find this super interesting - perhaps there are even links to be made to Sartean conceptions of Nothingness and how this allows us to separate ourselves from other things: we recognise what we are because we recognise what we are not; as such, when viewing a chair I am explicitly aware of the cha...
by ihoardpoetry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 27
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

Don't listen to Peter Singer! He's full of shit. Yeah, interestingly I found his work dissatisfying, but I'm not sure to what extent that was because I had already made the lifestyle choice to become vegetarian, and thus found his work unconvincing, and not as radical as I thought it could be. Addi...
by ihoardpoetry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Valintines
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Valintines

I think perhaps love and loss are two sides of the same coin, each providing mean to the other. We can appreciate love much more in the awareness of loss (absence makes the heart grow fonder) and the reason we experience loss is precisely because we felt such love. Personally, I'd rather have loved...
by ihoardpoetry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 27
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

Hi, continuing your welcoming, you will notice, IHordpoetry, that here we are divided into two bitterly antagonistic, die-hard fighting groups of atheists and religionists. The atheists are more-or-less united under the flagship of science, reason, healthy common sense and good looks, while the rel...
by ihoardpoetry
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Introductory Reading List?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Introductory Reading List?

I am considering getting into aesthetics as it is one of my modules for next year (I'm studying BA Philosophy). I am looking for recommendations and suggestions for readings over the summer to prepare myself, whether that be introductory texts, study guides or individual texts of philosophers. Many...