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by Jai
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That
Replies: 10
Views: 10619

Re: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That

Now that I understand the context, it is indeed humorous. I am NOT perfectionist in these matters, but in these times the discussion can easily take on negative connotations if misunderstood. Thank you for taking the time to explain.
by Jai
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That
Replies: 10
Views: 10619

Re: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That

Thank you for the interesting article. Derrida, and the more indirect connection with Husserl, implicated Jewish men. However neither author introduced any traditional Jewish, or Hebraic teachings in their works. To align the philosophical movements here as being Jewish in a humorous way is a stereo...
by Jai
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That
Replies: 10
Views: 10619

Re: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That

Tell me what you mean 'It is mostly Jewish.' and why that is funny. This comment seems out of context of the article and discussion.
by Jai
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That
Replies: 10
Views: 10619

Re: A Gentle Introduction to Structuralism, Postmodernism And All That

I do NOT believe that structuralism and deconstructionism were meant to undermine the beliefs in a pervading truth. De-constructionism was meant for learning how to best understand philosophy in changing times, by laying bare in more simple terms the profound philosophers of the past such as J. P. S...
by Jai
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosopher as Actor
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: The Philosopher as Actor

Philosopher and Actor - The analogy between philosopher and actor gives much room for exploration. It is NOT entirely new. In the times of Socrates, the true philosopher is distinguished from the sophist; the sophist being like one who acts like a philosopher but is NOT, the sophist in ways like a s...
by Jai
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Foucault’s Fictions
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Foucault’s Fictions

It is interesting to learn some factual details of the life of M. Foucault who seemed to prefer privacy and mystery. In an interview I saw on YouTube, there was an implication that he accepted orgiastic sex as a chose lifestyle. This is NOT funny, but as a man of great energy, sex is an easy release...
by Jai
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program
Replies: 1
Views: 3760

Re: Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program

The use of the word Republican in the political philosophy of Immanuel Kant is NOT synonymous with democracy as I understand it. Rather in his time, Europe was making the transition from rule by Royalty, to a representation of the people to include a wider range of wealthy, educated and courageous, ...
by Jai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 67
Views: 4700

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

I find Nicks method of presenting his thoughts original, inspiring, elegant to some degree. The need for a humanitarian approach for understanding philosophy, science and religion in seeing ourselves as the living beings who reflect and use concepts for matters of everyday kinds of faith in the full...
by Jai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes, Lou Salome was whom I was thinking. Actually I do not know if she advocated a specific feminist philosopher; but just being a woman who achieved prominence among the high and revolutionary intellectuals of her time made her a feminist in her courage and equal status with these men whom she frie...
by Jai
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche

The writer seems to think that to say '...and suppose truth is a woman.' has no positive connotation. Any word, or expression taken in isolation is subject to negative and positive meanings. I understand this as a poetic expression, and F. Nietzsche was a poet also, to mean that truth has a beauty t...
by Jai
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Panic
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: On Panic

There is profound connection between panic as dread, morality and religion. S. Kierkegaard was an inspiration to modern psychology particularly with his book 'The Concept of Dread'. The author of this article here in PN seems to think panic is some passing fad in philosophy. Rather the truth is that...
by Jai
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 67
Views: 4700

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

I enjoy respect for equality of religious expression in the Vedas and teachings in Christianity. For me the central issue is - Can Christians advocate for Jesus Christ as an Avatar, as god incarnate in earth? I do not see reason as any aid toward justifying beliefs in Jesus as god, and Christianity ...
by Jai
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner
Replies: 3
Views: 4085

Re: Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner

For most people it is not an either/or question; we all have both evil and good in our mind. Nietzsche struggled hard to maintain his individual outlook which was severely critical of the world he lived in, and I see him trying to ward off the mass barbarian mentality that was growing in Germany. F....
by Jai
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Self and Symbolization
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Self and Symbolization

I believe the self comes before symbolization either external or internal. The symbol of the self as Atman, or Adam Kadmon is timeless, and people rediscover it in each individual if they so inclined. I think external material symbols of the self such as a church are more an expression of a feeling,...
by Jai
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci
Replies: 1
Views: 3848

Re: The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

Albert Einstein said he thought mainly in terms of music, and that art, science and religion are all branches of one tree. To seek knowledge as a kind of walk through the mountains, not knowing what to expect is an adventure Creator provides opportunity. However curiosity if not accompanied by some ...