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by Exan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

There are tons of sentences precisely similar to "I speak" one can generate in his own spare time. "At eight o'clock I am." "Zsuzsi is." "Money is going to." "Just do, or be, your choice, cutie pie." "Existentialism exists." Those are good examples of why "I speak" is still a problem. All these utt...
by Exan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

I think Foucault et al are saying "what do you say after someone uttered, "I speak"?" It is a perfectly normal utterance, it is true to the bone, but there is nothing it says beyond what it says, which is that it says "I speak". This is not a problem;it is a special case of lingual example, which n...
by Exan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"A little thing called Cartesian dualism. Regardless of Descartes' view of god, he believed the temporal world was made of mind and matter." I am not sure in what I say, and I am not an expert at all. :) (though I was reading some of Descartes's texts). I am just interested in some contemporary inte...
by Exan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Thank you for your response! By the way, it is a very good illustration of what this Foucault's quote says about
the meaning of "I speak"!
by Exan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Re: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Maurizio Lazzarato in his book "Signs and Machines" wrote: " In fact, " I speak" cannot be a performative since the result of the utterance is mere information from which no obligation follows. It institutes no "right", no convention, no role, no distribution of powers. Even if it accomplishes what...
by Exan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The "I" as Quantitative
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: The "I" as Quantitative

"we are still left with the problem of consciousness as one of "degree" where the greater or lesser number of "I"'s determines the level of consciousness...in these respects the nature of consciousness as degree is still a facet of consciousness as the "degree" is merely a means of relation. One cou...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

Nietzsche in aphorism 17 (BG&E) advanced a doubt in the existence of "I" with the empirically correct observation that "a thought comes when it wills" and not when this 'I' thing wills it. Therefore if thought simply comes when it wills and is not generated by the entirely presumptive 'I', we must c...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"Yes, but as I said above, you can't do anything with it logically unless you accept as true some axioms that you cannot prove, which in Descartes' case was that a good god exist that would not allow Descartes to be mistaken about his 'clear and distinct' ideas." Probably you are right that Descarte...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"To observe "I" as non-active and "am" as active observes an inherent dualism where "I" maintains a nature of "non-active" with the "am" as active with this dualism between active and non-active observing the statement of "I am" as being the neutral axiom in itself. Reversing the values of "I" and "...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

" I think therefore I am " assumes a fundamental split into the existing "I" and the thinking "I". If by 'existing' you mean 'physical', then yes, Descartes thought he could prove his existence as a 'thinking thing'. Frankly, since he would have to think to do so, it's in the bag; but it doesn't fo...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"I think therefore I am" Observes the act of thinking as an action that determines the "I", but it is the "action" that determines the existence of the "I". This action does not have to be limited to "thinking", it can be any action as a form of "movement". In these respects "I think therefore I am"...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?
Replies: 23
Views: 2050

Is the utterance "I speak" a performative?

Maurizio Lazzarato in his book "Signs and Machines" wrote: " In fact, " I speak" cannot be a performative since the result of the utterance is mere information from which no obligation follows. It institutes no "right", no convention, no role, no distribution of powers. Even if it accomplishes what ...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is more authentic?
Replies: 16
Views: 708

What is more authentic?

Cultural differences struck many travelers, coming to North America from Europe. One of the frequent observations is that Americans are much more confident and natural in maintaining all kind of communications, ranging from business ones to private. Jean Baudrillard in his book “America” noted: “Jus...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"This aspect of the "I" as means of change, or the degree in itself, necessitates the temporal or finite nature of the "I" as one that it is inherently quantitative in the respect its means of change through continual multiplication and division of realities effectively exists through the actualizat...
by Exan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5647

Re: Failure of "I".

"The nature of "I" as qualitatively dependent upon the culture which we both form and forms us takes on a dual quantitative nature in the respect the "I" as both groups and composing groups exists as temporal."

Could you specify related to our Culture?