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Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:22 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:As I alluded to in my response above, my life is as big a disaster as SK's. If you want to idolize me, feel free.
I doubt SK thought his life a disaster as he did what he set out to do, at least with respect to writing philosophically and challenging the uberman.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:23 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:As I alluded to in my response above, my life is as big a disaster as SK's. If you want to idolize me, feel free.
For sure, just let me know when you've writen a philosophy that influences other philosophers.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:Amazing! What university do you teach at?
Academia not for me as I didn't get a first but did spend three years(plus a chunk of years of my own) having to read and study pretty much the canon of Anglo-American Philosophy and commited the heinous sin of also reading the canon of Continental Philosophy. As such I tend to agree with Imp that whilst crib-notes are fine to get a two-two then don't cut the mustard when trying to create an understanding of what a Philosopher says for oneself as you're just hearing what someone else thinks they said.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:05 am
by Gary Childress
Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:22 am
Gary Childress wrote:As I alluded to in my response above, my life is as big a disaster as SK's. If you want to idolize me, feel free.
I doubt SK thought his life a disaster as he did what he set out to do, at least with respect to writing philosophically and challenging the uberman.
How could SK set out to challenge the ubermensch? Nietzsche was about 10-11 years old when SK died in 1855 and didn't write about the ubermensch until the 1880s.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:14 am
by Gary Childress
Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 am
Gary Childress wrote:Amazing! What university do you teach at?
Academia not for me as I didn't get a first but did spend three years(plus a chunk of years of my own) having to read and study pretty much the canon of Anglo-American Philosophy and commited the heinous sin of also reading the canon of Continental Philosophy. As such I tend to agree with Imp that whilst crib-notes are fine to get a two-two then don't cut the mustard when trying to create an understanding of what a Philosopher says for oneself as you're just hearing what someone else thinks they said.
You must be a genius if you read all those books and understood them all. Not even sure if most professors currently teaching in universities can brag about something like that. Most of them seem to specialize anyway.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:29 am
by Gary Childress
Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:23 am
Gary Childress wrote:As I alluded to in my response above, my life is as big a disaster as SK's. If you want to idolize me, feel free.
For sure, just let me know when you've writen a philosophy that influences other philosophers.
I've written, but it probably hasn't influenced much of anyone important, however, unlike SK I did at least work for a living for 30 years (in spite of pretty severe psychological and some physical conditions plaguing me--maybe even worse than any psychological ailments SK reportedly had).

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:54 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:How could SK set out to challenge the ubermensch? Nietzsche was about 10-11 years old when SK died in 1855 and didn't write about the ubermensch until the 1880s.
:lol: Hoisted upon the petard of my own hubris. My apologies I was misremembering my own essays where I compared and contrasted N's and SK's existentialist philosophies.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:56 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:You must be a genius if you read all those books and understood them all. Not even sure if most professors currently teaching in universities can brag about something like that. Most of them seem to specialize anyway.
Not "understood them all" just created an understanding of them for myself. It doesn't take a genius to read, just time mainly.
p.s. I'm not saying don't read commentaries just don't read them first.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:05 am
by Arising_uk
Gary Childress wrote:I've written, but it probably hasn't influenced much of anyone important, however, unlike SK I did at least work for a living for 30 years (in spite of pretty severe psychological and some physical conditions plaguing me--maybe even worse than any psychological ailments SK reportedly had).
Maybe you should have read some Kierkegaard he might have helped.

Would you have worked if you'd been left a small fortune at a young age or would you have pursued your interests?

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:30 pm
by Frank N Stein

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 pm
by Arising_uk

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:12 pm
by Frank N Stein
Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Eric Idle what a genius. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpu ... adio=1&t=0
Wonderful. Real philosophers aren't found in academia.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:19 pm
by Arising_uk
Frank N Stein wrote:Wonderful. Real philosophers aren't found in academia.
Well real teachers maybe not but I've met a few real philosophers there.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:30 pm
by Frank N Stein
Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Frank N Stein wrote:Wonderful. Real philosophers aren't found in academia.
Well real teachers maybe not but I've met a few real philosophers there.
If they do then it would be by accident rather than design, and probably more likely to be in a science or music department than a philosophy one.

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm
by Jai
In regards to -1- and his thoughts on not procrastinating in stopping ecological destruction, he is using abusive language against young people, using sexist terms to reply to "Belinda, are you a grandmother? And why are you hijacking this thread with Global Warming and Climate Change stuff when it's supposed to be about Kierkegaard?". This type of logical fallacy is called using 'authority by force'' with intimidating and insulting terms. Belinda is making a good point about how procrastination particularly by politicians is leading to environmental disaster, though I agree this type of procrastination is not exactly what Kierkegaard is referring to.