The Philosophy of John Lennon

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The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Philosophy Now » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:02 pm

What is it like to be a Beatle? Gary Tillery argues that Lennon’s pronouncements, both cynical and idealistic, reveal a sincere and original thinker.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/52/The ... ohn_Lennon

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:38 pm

Yes good old john lennon the spiky beatle definitely a history maker with attitude which made him stand out. Reckon he would have chilled a bit by now.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:22 pm

Love.Love.love by the beatles. One of the best records of all in my humble opinion.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Breath » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:45 am

Philosophy Now wrote:What is it like to be a Beatle? Gary Tillery argues that Lennon’s pronouncements, both cynical and idealistic, reveal a sincere and original thinker.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/52/The ... ohn_Lennon
I haven't read the article, but I think I can still make a comment that has merit.

At least some, and probably quite a lot of the wisdom that is attributed to John Lennon should actually be attributed to LSD.

Without exception, anyone tripping on LSD becomes an original thinker.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:42 pm

Would lsd affect the speed of light c then breath. It is a costant even in lsd terms surely.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Breath » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:36 am

jackles wrote:Would lsd affect the speed of light c then breath. It is a costant even in lsd terms surely.
Hi Jackles,

It would be interesting to read how folks would account for the clear-as-daylight time dilation that occurs under influence of LSD.

I doubt there are any constants in such circumstances.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Mic84 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:48 am

It would need to log in to read the article.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:40 pm

Yeah the constant is always in the present. No matter what.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:41 pm

Yeah the constant is always in the present. No matter what.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Bernard » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:01 am

Nice Article and observations, like:

"What if we accomplished the hardest transformation of all and overcame our possessiveness? Notice that Lennon says imagining no Heaven is “easy if you try” and imagining no countries “isn’t hard to do,” but as for imagining no possessions, “I wonder if you can.” Wouldn’t much of the world’s misery vanish if we could simply begin to do what we encourage our children to do? To share?"

Maybe a little overenthusiastic in casting JLas a philosopher, but honestly, who else was there at the time - or even now. Philosophers often don't go recognised because they have altered the philisopher's mold in becoming philosophers.
Further reading:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1980 ... atles.html

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:18 pm

John lennon talked about instant karma is all karma instant in a way I wonder.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Breath » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:24 pm

jackles wrote:John lennon talked about instant karma is all karma instant in a way I wonder.
John Lennon was shot dead. Dying from a bullet takes time. Any phenomenon takes time. Instant doesn't really mean much , except for in poetry, where it can mean anything at all.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by Immanuel Can » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:13 pm

"Was it a millionaire who wrote, 'Imagine no possessions...?' "
-- Elvis Costello.


Costello has a point.

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Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Post by jackles » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:19 pm

May be thats why then the instant karma. I think here instant means in the same life time.

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