The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident.
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.
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Get a little something for yourself at 15% off today with the code ANEWYOU 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 "Jean-Paul Sartre Seduction" T-Shirts & Hoodies by deadphilosopher
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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.)
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. Dressing for the Occasion
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. Wittgenstein shows everyone his doodle
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