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6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anybody who grew up in the 1960s (and still remembers anything about it) can tell you what Lewis Carroll's classic children's book was really all about: A girl takes a "trip" down the rabbit hole and finds herself in a surreal world where animals start talking to her. After she eats some "mushrooms," everything starts to change sizes before her eyes. She meets an over-stimulated "white rabbit" and a stoned caterpillar smoking a "shitload of drugs. " We didn't really need Jefferson Airplane to clarify it; Alice in Wonderland is the Fear and Loathing of fairy tales. What it's really about: Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the very conservative Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Anglican deacon and professor of mathematics.

All the weird drug-trippy stuff that's been misinterpreted since Woodstock is, we're sorry to say, really just an elaborate satire of modern mathematics. Dodgson to new mathematics: "Get the hell off my lawn. " #2. . #1. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Kostas Kiriakakis. Ian Hacking. Ian Hacking, CC, FRSC, FBA (born February 18, 1936) is a Canadian philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of science.

Ian Hacking

Life[edit] Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he has undergraduate degrees from the University of British Columbia (1956) and the University of Cambridge (1958), where he was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hacking also took his Ph.D. at Cambridge (1962), under the direction of Casimir Lewy, a former student of Ludwig Wittgenstein's. He taught at UBC in Canada as an Assistant Professor, then an Associate Professor, spending some time teaching at the Makerere University in Uganda. He became a lecturer at Cambridge in 1969 before shifting to Stanford in 1974. Works[edit] In his later work (from 1990 onward), his focus has shifted somewhat from the natural sciences to the human sciences, partly under the influence of the work of Michel Foucault. Awards and lectures[edit] In 2003, he gave the Sigmund H Danziger Jr Memorial lecture The Sigmund H. Alain de Botton: Het glas van het leven is half leeg - Video.

Het Woordenboek van de Skepticus - vrije wil. Vrije wil is een begrip in de traditionele filosofie dat gebruikt wordt om te verwijzen naar de overtuiging dat het menselijk gedrag niet absoluut bepaald is door externe oorzaken, maar het resultaat is van keuzes gemaakt door de handelende persoon.

Het Woordenboek van de Skepticus - vrije wil

Die keuzes zijn op hun beurt niet bepaald door externe oorzaken, maar worden bepaald door de motieven en voornemens van de handelende persoon, die zelf absoluut niet bepaald zijn door externe oorzaken. Zoals steeds zullen zij die het bestaan van vrije wil ontkennen kijken naar het lot, bovennatuurlijke krachten or materiële oorzaken als de beslissende factoren van menselijk gedrag. Thoughts from a NON-activist. - I Power. This is somewhat an answer to the "should we care" post and to all the hate that was put on the "idiots" that don't want to change the world.

Thoughts from a NON-activist. - I Power

But at the same time, it's a whole new discussion that's why I posted it here instead. No need to go read that other post to understand what follows. First of all, sorry for the obnoxious title, I had to draw your attention. Two things to remember as you read my post, before I start: Firstly, keep in mind that the state of mind that I am presently in is probably temporary, maybe not but I don't know, it's just where I'm at in my self development.

Secondly, the title of this discussion may sound controversial on such a pro "sacrifice-for-others-and-for-a-better-world" forum, but hear me out as I try to defend my view, and please try to be open-minded while reading and also while writing me your thoughts. Presently, I consider myself a non-activist, meaning that I don't try to change the world, or to make it a better place, in any way. P.S. Thebigview.com - Pondering the Big Questions - StumbleUpon.