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Philosophy and Φ, lo, sophia...
10-08-2010, 12:25 AM,
RE: Philosophy and Φ, lo, sophia...
nice gif
i wouldn't give one of those philosophers house room... well Nietzsche perhaps
Vitam Impendere Vero
10-08-2010, 03:36 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-08-2010, 04:40 AM by capmtripps.)
RE: Philosophy and Φ, lo, sophia...
(10-08-2010, 12:25 AM)mothandrust Wrote: nice gif
i wouldn't give one of those philosophers house room... well Nietzsche perhaps

Nietzsche and I are kindred souls...except maybe the syphilis...

Aside from he and the ancient Greeks listed there I don't have much taste for philosophy if those authors/schools are all that someone offers as philosophy.

I read Ayn Rand in high school and her work helped me get through some troubled times, but aside from that I think objectivism is bunkum:

"Objectivism holds that reality exists independent of consciousness, that man has direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive and deductive logic, that the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest, that the only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights, embodied in pure laissez faire capitalism, and that the role of art in human life is to transform man's widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of reality, into a physical form—a work of art—that he can comprehend and to which he can respond emotionally."

Simple understanding of quantum mechanics and the construction of specific experiments show that 'reality' is much more a participatory event than an observed or objective one. (Quantum Mechanics - The Measurement Problem)

"What all this adds up to is that basically from time immemorial we have been accustomed to lie. Or to express the matter more virtuously and hypocritically, in short, more pleasantly: we are much more the artist than we realize"

- Nietzsche

We necessarily lie to gloss over the fact that we don't know everything. Nor [/i]can[i] we... only that we need to recognize how our metaphors for describing experience is temporary, transient, transcendent, or what have you, but nothing remotely close to objective.

To put it in the words of Alfred Korzybski, a well known semanticist, 'the map is not the territory,' so don't confuse the experience of consciousness with something totally objective.

Oh, and, Qleaner, go get your own weed. what makes you think I'd want to chill with you anyways? You gonna tell me about Dawkins or something? Go smoke with Ayn...


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