If this can ever be, then one must look for a cure against it. Praise be to God that such a cure exists – to quietly make a decision. A decision joins us to the eternal. It brings what is eternal into time. Dare to Decide! by Soren Kierkegaard
Martin Heidegger March 2, 2005 The Letter on Humanism, written in 1947 in response to questions circulating about the relationship of Heideggers philosophy of Being to humanism, Christianity, Marxism, and the new philosophy of existence expounded by Sartre, Jaspers, and others, has been called Heideggers greatest effort. It was written at a time of great personal struggle for Heidegger: he had just been indefinitely banned from teaching following the Nazi war-crimes hearings, and he had undergone a kind of emotional breakdown as a result. Nevertheless, the Letter on Humanism virtually catalogues the most important strands of Heideggers entire later philosophy the meaning of the history of Being, the way Heidegger sees to the re-awakening of that history, its relation to the philosophical tradition, the meaning of action, the role of technology, art, and language in the historical destiny of Being, and above all the need of a new thinking to prepare that destiny.
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Don’t fall in love with your neighborhood barista | Capitol Hill Great customer service or coffee shop love? I have this friend, let’s call him John. He works at a popular grocery chain where he and other lost 20- and 30- somethings toil away their days until they embark upon their next journey in life. John has been flirting with one of his customers for months. Last week she handed him her phone number. It’s a typical Seattle story.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement. The agreement aims to establish an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet, and would create a new governing body outside existing forums, such as the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, or the United Nations. The agreement was signed in October 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States. In 2012, Mexico, the European Union and 22 countries which are member states of the European Union signed as well. One signatory (Japan) has ratified (formally approved) the agreement, which would come into force in countries that ratified it after ratification by six countries.
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On May 17th, a black-tie audience at the Metropolitan Opera House applauded as a tall, jovial-looking billionaire took the stage. It was the seventieth annual spring gala of American Ballet Theatre, and David H. Koch was being celebrated for his generosity as a member of the board of trustees; he had recently donated $2.5 million toward the company’s upcoming season, and had given many millions before that.
About us: Daniel Walsh is a PhD student in Physics at UC San Diego. He has a BS in Physics from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Britta Gustafson has a BA in Literature from the same college. It’s a good place for finding friends who like to do complicated projects for fun. Other CCS alumni friends include Katie, Rebro, and Sarah. Dan's Geometrical Curiosities - Table of contents
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All the Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law and How to Contact Them I thought I saw a comment about Google changing their site to raise awareness about these crazy laws. I wrote an open letter to Google on my blog, I've posted the contents here: Dear Google, I'm writing this letter to ask for your assistance in a campaign of awareness.
…for the being of the entity whose being is an issue for itself, historically thrown in the world, simultaneously falling towards finite possibilities, including the ultimate possibility of negation – death – that in an immediate authentically concernful circumspection – care- dwells unified in the present-at-hand spatiality amongst Others, always already in the ready-at-hand negational violence of meaning – language – dis-empowered on the margins of the enframing phallologocentric teleological natural weltanschuaang – power – intentionally deconstructing the priority of the ontological difference – zizany -, repetitiously dis-covering an a priori existential phenomenological ontology. Plato- Because there are two sides to discuss, that’s why. Aristotle- Because its logical, that’s why. Got Doubt? | We view the world through the lens of doubt, the root of critical thinking.
The History of Philosophy Over-Simplified: | Got Doubt? Plato- Because there are two sides to discuss, that’s why. Aristotle- Because its logical, that’s why. Dark Ages- …cricket ‘s chirping… Renaissance – Because Aristotle is pretty, that’s why. Enlightenment – Because of Nature – no, the Mind – no, both, that’s why. Hegel- Because you got me spinning right ‘round, right ‘round, like a record baby – well, ‘til the music stops, that’s why.