Søren Kierkegaard. D hume. Socrate atene. Socratis. Aedesia. Notes References
David Hume (1711–1776): Themes, Arguments, and Ideas. The Uncertainty of Causation Hume observes that while we may perceive two events that seem to occur in conjunction, there is no way for us to know the nature of their connection.
Based on this observation, Hume argues against the very concept of causation, or cause and effect. We often assume that one thing causes another, but it is just as possible that one thing does not cause the other. Hume claims that causation is a habit of association, a belief that is unfounded and meaningless. Still, he notes that when we repeatedly observe one event following another, our assumption that we are witnessing cause and effect seems logical to us. The Problem of Induction Induction is the practice of drawing general conclusions based on particular experiences. Religious Morality Versus Moral Utility.
Nietzsche on Love. Articles Willow Verkerk considers what Nietzsche has to teach us about love.
What could Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) have to teach us about love? More than we might suppose. Speculations about his sexuality abound: did he really contract syphilis at a bordello, for instance? And what about Lou Salomé: did he love her, or were his feelings towards her something she exaggerated? Nietzsche also did not fail to express his philosophical concerns about the idiosyncratic characteristics of love in his writings. To see how Nietzsche achieves these goals, let’s turn to a number of selections from the text. Love Is Animal Instinct Friedrich Nietzsche dressing to impress in 1868 Nietzsche undermines any self-deceiving idealism about love through the exposure of its less attractive motivations. Nietzsche’s attempts to expose the more selfish motivations that underpin erotic love are clearly illustrated in aphorism 14. Sexual Prejudice Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937) Body & Soul © Willow Verkerk 2014.
Philosophize This! Wittgenstein's Ladder: Introduction. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value (1) In the autumn of 1939, Ludwig Wittgenstein and his young Cambridge student and friend Norman Malcolm were walking along the river when they saw a newspaper vendor's sign announcing that the Germans had accused the British government of instigating a recent attempt to assassinate Hitler.
When Wittgenstein remarked that it wouldn't surprise him at all if it were true, Malcolm retorted that it was impossible because "the British were too civilized and decent to attempt anything so underhand, and . . . such an act was incompatible with the British 'national character'. " Wittgenstein was furious. Some five years later, he wrote to Malcolm: Wittgenstein’s forgotten lesson. Ludwig Wittgenstein is regarded by many, including myself, as the greatest philosopher of this century.
His two great works, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (published posthumously in 1953) have done much to shape subsequent developments in philosophy, especially in the analytic tradition. His charismatic personality has fascinated artists, playwrights, poets, novelists, musicians and even movie-makers, so that his fame has spread far beyond the confines of academic life.
And yet in a sense Wittgenstein’s thought has made very little impression on the intellectual life of this century. As he himself realised, his style of thinking is at odds with the style that dominates our present era. Wordsworth, Wittgenstein, and the Reconstruction of the Everyday. Nonsite.org - Article - Issue #3 Wordsworth, Wittgenstein, and the Reconstruction of the Everyday The idea that poetry just might be more philosophical than philosophy itself marks thinking about poetry and poetics in the Romantic tradition almost singularly.
Poetry for the early German Romantics, for instance, speaks to and actually dissolves philosophical problems better than philosophy can; it outdoes philosophy in a certain ability of “thinking.” For the Jena Romantics, it is a matter of the reversal of the genres in the ancient quarrel: poetry, in the broad sense, can for someone like Friedrich Schlegel actually do or enact something in the world of ideas that philosophy simply cannot, and philosophy thus ultimately takes second place to the Romantic poeticizing of the world.
“Where philosophy stops, poetry has to begin,” he announces.1 Early German Romantic literature not only comes into hitherto unimaginably close contact and tangled concourse with philosophical thought. Zizek - En su insolente mirada. Φ-Phi vrs ORCH-OR: As Above, So Below. Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tuscon, April 2014. Space Time Foam φ-Phi by Giulio Tononi: Evoking the paradigm as a key Synergy behind Human Consciousness, explicitly on Page 164.
Integrated, Irreducuble, Infinite Seeking a “middle path” between the Orch OR & Phi-IIT positions by exploring their common optimal, analogical geometries Some Asynsis-Constructal speculations on the relationships between the Orch OR theory of Penrose-Hameroff-Bandyopadhyay and Phi-IIT theory of Tononi-Koch-Tegmark in terms of Chalmer’s Hard problem of the subjective self and optimal, analogical geometries. Based on exchanges with the principals immediately after the TSC Conference at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, April 2014 Asynsis ConsciousnessFIN_050514.PDF Amsterdam 16th Jan lecture & debate.PDF Like this: Like Loading...