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Visualizing the History of Philosophy as a social network: The Problem with Hegel | Design and Analytics Introduction This is Part I of a series. Part II is available here, and has an updated graphic. How Important is Hegel?! I was surprised I hadn't seen this graphic at Drunks and Lampposts made with Gephi until a friend posted it on facebook last week. Using a scrape of the data behind wikipedia's sidebar for philosophers, Simon Rapier put together a fantastic visualization of the schools and interconnections among philosophers. That's a solid aggregation of a lot of humanities information. However, looking at the original graphs on D&L and Griffs, I was struck that Hegel seems far too influential in the domain of philosophers---if you've ever taken the singular continental philosophy course offered by your local analytic university department, you'll know what I mean, that that simply isn't his status in the field. So, to explore why this was the case, I replicated this graph based on Simon's excellent instructions. What I Really Want to do is Direct What happened when I ran it? Undirected

Rocketboom 50 Amazing Life Lessons Everyone Needs. These Will Change Your Life. Its easy to lose ourselves in life sometimes. Life isn’t always easy, after all. Bad phases can come and go, or come and stay for a long time. But, we need to go on, and if we do we often come out stronger than we were before. Below are the best inspirational quotes to help you out during those tough times and hopefully give you some motivation, or at the very least something to think about. Comments

Visual Social Network Analysis in R and Gephi Part II | Design and Analytics Resuming from last time, I've made some updates to the philosophers' social network including publishing two interactive maps. Quick introduction: you know that sidebar on wikipedia where it tells you someone was influenced by someone else, linking to them? These graphs are generated from asking wikipedia for a comprehensive list of every philosopher's influence on every other. There are some sample-bias issues and data problems I went over in the first part of the series, but overall it's both beautiful and interesting. Interactive visuals The first lets you zoom dynamically and makes it easier to see local networks. Go ahead, click it. The second lets you actually grab nodes and move them around. Click this, too. Moral of the story The first graphs were pretty, but interactivity is a pretty big deal. Live world tour (of Chicago) ...one day only. I'm presenting this general topic at the Chicago R User Group's meetup October 3rd. Next up And the code

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Systems philosophy Systems Philosophy is a discipline aimed at constructing a new philosophy (in the sense of worldview) by using systems concepts. The discipline was founded by Ervin Laszlo in 1972 with his book Introduction to Systems Philosophy: Toward a New Paradigm of Contemporary Thought.[1] It has been described as the "reorientation of thought and world view ensuing from the introduction of "systems" as a new scientific paradigm".[2] Overview[edit] Soon after Laszlo founded Systems Philosophy it was placed in context by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, one of the founders of General System Theory, when he categorized three domains within the Systemics namely: Systems Philosophy consists of four main areas: The term "Systems Philosophy" is often used as a convenient shorthand to refer to "the philosophy of systems" (e.g. here), but this usage can be misleading. Origin and development of Systems Philosophy[edit] The Founding of Systems Philosophy[edit] Laszlo and Evolutionary Futures[edit] Perspectivism vs.

Offener Brief an den Partei-Bundesvorsitzenden der F.D.P. Sehr geehrter Herr Rösler, warum haben Sie nicht endlich offen ausgesprochen, was bereits in ihrem Parteinamen verankert ist? Warum sagen Sie nicht offen und ehrlich “was Sache” ist? Im ARD-Sommerinterview (in Bericht aus Berlin) fragte Sie der Reporter Herr Reinald Becker: “… Herr Rösler, die Frage an den FDP Parteivorsitzenden muss doch in dem Zusammenhang lauten: Warum wendet sich Ihre Partei immer so vehement gegen schärfere Kontrollen im Internet? Da kommunizieren diese Gewalttäter. Ich hätte erwartet, dass Sie zu ihrer Partei stehen und vehement opponieren. Sie hätten argumentieren können, dass das Internet eine Plattform zur freien Kommunikation und Informationsverbreitung ist. Sie hätten herausheben müssen, dass Extremisten und Terroristen nicht mit Waffengewalt, Richtsprüchen oder Gesetzen aus unserer Gesellschaft entfernt werden können. Sie wiesen statt dessen auf die Balance zwischen Sicherheit und Freiheit hin: Mit freundlichen Grüßen, --ein besorgter Bürger

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics by Maria Popova A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation. Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Skepticism True knowledge or certainty in a particular area is impossible. The skeptics (in the colloquial sense of the word, although its roots are, fittingly, philosophical) should remember that rather than an exercise in reckless reductionism seeking to dumb down some of humanity’s most complex ideas, the project is instead a playful and thoughtful celebration of symbolic and metaphorical thinking — that distinctly human faculty that is the hallmark of our imagination. Carreras writes: The visuals [are] open to different interpretations, allowing the reader to draw their path to connect the idea behind each theory with its form. Relativism Absolutism An absolute truth is always correct under any condition. Stoicism Positivism Empiricism Humanism Holism Authoritarianism Solipsism

Adding Depth To Illusions Copyright © Donald E. Simanek, December 1996 Older computer screens don't have have precisely linear geometry. Disclaimer: Some of the isometric illusions below were creations of Swedish Artist Oscar Reutersvärd. Since many of the common illusions seem to depend on "false" perspective, or on the lack of true stereoscopic depth, we might inquire how illusions could be constructed with true perspective, and possibly even in full stereo depth. The ultimate challenge would be to create illusory sculpture. We will begin by considering whether some of the common illusions could be altered to include perspective. Many classic "tribar" illusions are conventionally drawn in isometric fashion, in which parallel lines are rendered parallel on the page, there being no convergence toward a vanishing point. Isometric drawing is essential for some of these illusions. Isometric illusions depend upon two deceptions. The false perspective in which even supposedly receding parallel lines remain parallel.

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