The Egg - StumbleUpon. The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. And that’s when you met me. “What… what happened?” “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…” “Yup,” I said. “I… I died?” “Yup. Nietzsche Quotes: Christianity.
Christianity as antiquity.-- When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible!
This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. From Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.405, R.J. Hollingdale transl. Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life's nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in "another" or "better" life. from Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, p.23, Walter Kaufmann transl.
Change of Cast. -- As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples. Speaking in a parable. The perspectives of Nietzsche. Deadphilosopher: Art, Design & Photography. "Jean-Paul Sartre Seduction" T-Shirts & Hoodies by deadphilosopher.
The New Yorker, on Sartre’s sex appeal: “Sartre was about five feet tall, and he had lost almost all the sight in his right eye when he was three; he dressed in oversized clothes, with no sense of fashion; his skin and teeth suggested an indifference to hygiene.
He had the kind of aggressive male ugliness that can be charismatic, and he wisely refrained from disguising it.” I’ll bet if you told someone how wise they are to refrain from disguising their aggressive ugliness they probably wouldn’t take it as a compliment. Tags. "An Educational Diagram" T-Shirts & Hoodies by deadphilosopher. Tractatus Fuselagico-Umbilicus. Part of Nietzsche's problem with history, science, and the knowledge... - StumbleUpon.
Part of Nietzsche’s problem with history, science, and the knowledge drive in general is that these activities typically presuppose that "knowing" is possible, and that truth is more valuable than untruth, or appearance.
It is supposed that there is another world, one free from our perceptions, which can be known if we can find an objectifying lens through which the real nature of things, i.e. inherent properties, things-in-themselves, essences, can be understood. Nietzsche sees most endeavors concerned with discovering the truth as attempts to separate the knower from the known in such a way that they can separate their perceptions (the way the world seems) from the perceived object (an entity that has an existence free from what we bring to the word.) Squashed Philosophers- Condensed Plato Aristotle Augustine Descartes Hume... - StumbleUpon.
Dressing for the Occasion. It’s a little difficult to make a segue from a comic about cheese and sodomy to a blog post about a serious natural disaster.
Actually, it’s impossible, but I’m going to do it anyway. Prepare to be slightly bummed. We had an earthquake down here – you might have heard about it. New Zealanders aren’t really psychologically equipped to deal with natural disasters. They don’t really happen to us. Anyway, if you like our comic and have ever thought of donating some money or buying a t-shirt to support us (or if you’re just one of those old-fashioned humanists), you might like to donate a little something to here instead. Not that I’m saying anytime could possibly be a bad time for cheese and sodomy mind…
Wittgenstein shows everyone his doodle. I was going to do my honours dissertation on Wittgenstein.
I spent pretty much all of last year reading from the Tractatus to On Certainty. It almost killed me. Reading Wittgenstein is like siege warfare – it requires total commitment combined with the expectation of intense suffering. You have to be OK with reading 80 pages of impenetrably fragmented argument without knowing if you are completely wasting your time or not. I think, best case, I probably understand about 1/10th of what he was on about, and yet I’m pretty sure he was right about absolutely everything. That said, I’m also cool with completely trivialising his philosophy if it makes me giggle. For other Ludwig-heads out there, did you know the whole Derek Jarman film is on youtube? - Matt It’s very late, and I’ve just spent way too much time putting a microwave in Jerry Lewis.
Found this while searching for zebra photos earlier, thought I’d share. Discourse. Dead Philosophers in Heaven.
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