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by odysseus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: an obituary of emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: an obituary of emotions

waechter418 : Concerning Self-realization, the most misleading emotions are wishes & hopes, as they stir the belief of Homo to be able to be someone else than he is. When you discard emotions as interfering and undermining you fail to conceive of emotions as such, that is, what they are in themselv...
by odysseus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?
Replies: 29
Views: 3604

Re: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?

It is your own understanding that is the cause of the problem. After all, a religious lie is the sort of thing that has its reach into something that does not lend itself to examination, that is, at its core. It is the kind of thing that carries metaphysical value that redeems. The matter really goe...
by odysseus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: MAN and LANGUAGE by Max Picard
Replies: 11
Views: 7973

Re: MAN and LANGUAGE by Max Picard

tbieter What do you think is the origin of language in say, for purposes of the concrete in discussion, a small child? Is language a gift to human beings? A gift? You mean are we fortunate to have it. It depends on how it is used, but in itself, it is, as Hume said, an empty vessel with no favorite...
by odysseus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Can we be rational without language?
Replies: 27
Views: 5750

Re: Can we be rational without language?

wtf: Is it simply harder or impossible to reason without language? Begs the question, doesn't it: What is language? That is, can you even conceive of language without reason? Think Kantian here: language has its expression in judgment, which is, say, the evidence before us. Is judgment possible wit...
by odysseus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 37
Views: 6945

Re: What does silence mean?

Or, silence is in play against noise such that noise would be a vacuous concept without it, much like 'up' means nothing without 'down'. As such, we think of it as an interpretative designation that makes possible discussion and possible meaning vis a vis noise/sound and the like. Silence is thus is...
by odysseus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Symbols: Art as Logic, Logic as Art
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Re: Symbols: Art as Logic, Logic as Art

Eodnhoj7Axioms: are the synthesis of symbols and in this respect, all logic has an informal element of art. However, art as an expression of truth is art as objectivity where "existence is identity." (Rand, For the New Intellectual) and "Percepts, not sensations, are the given, the self-evident." (R...