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When logical justification becomes the only justification [May. 21st, 2009|12:34 pm]
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Jack: Don't kill people.
Dick: Why not?
Jack: It's bad.
Dick: Why?
Jack: Because if you kill people, you land in jail.
Dick: No I won't. I'll do it in a really sneaky and stealthy way. Nobody will find out.
Jack: Yes people will.
Dick: No THEY WON'T. There are unsolved cases. Those people never got found out.
Jack: Well shit. It's just wrong, okay? Even if the cops don't get you, God will.
Dick: What?
Jack: Nevermind. Killing is bad. Didn't your parents ever tell you that?
Dick: No.
Jack: Didn't your friends ever tell you that killing is bad?
Dick: They say killing could be pretty fun, like in the video games.
Jack: How would you like to be one of the people that are killed?
Dick: I'm not going to be one of those people. Besides, if I die then that's just the way it is. I'm not as skilled. Isn't that evolution?
Jack: No that's not evolution. Anyways, back on topic. Killing is BAD. Don't do it. What if everyone does it? You'd be screwed.
Dick: You wouldn't, Jack.
Jack: That's not the point. The world is going to the shitters if everyone thinks like you.
Dick: No it wouldn't. Look at all the people in jail. I just won't be in it.
Jack: *Sigh* Look, do you know what's good and what's not?
Dick: Of course I do. People say things and change their minds about those systems all the time though, so why should I be an exception?
Jack: Because you would be a bad person if you're one of those people.
Dick: So?
Jack: Don't you want to be one of the good guys?
Dick: Why?

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Just Wondering... [Mar. 20th, 2008|06:08 pm]
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How's life?
How would you rate your life?
My life sucks
I have serious problems, but it could be worst
Below average
Above average
With just a little tweaking, my life would be perfect
Nobody has a better life than me

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From a review of "Elucidating the Tractatus" [Jan. 17th, 2008|07:03 am]
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I find McGinn's discussion of the details of the Tractatus' logic engaging and illuminating. She also manages to give a concrete feel to Wittgenstein's idea of philosophy as the dissolution of problems, as illustrated by her discussion of Wittgenstein's response to Russell's paradox, for example (168-171). This is the general pattern of Tractarian clarifications as described by McGinn: rather than answering problems, Wittgenstein aspires to make them disappear by rendering perspicuous the logic or function of relevant expressions (31). Here philosophical progress then emerges as a matter of coming to see matters more clearly and in sufficient detail, rather than as something achieved by theory construction, the postulation of theoretical entities and principles. When logic is clarified, the problems that seemed to demand answers no longer arise and, therefore, there is no need for theories that were intended to solve those problems. But this is not because one comes to realize the necessity of being quietist about such problems, or their illegitimacy. (This would leave the desire for theory in tact, and not bring the right kind of satisfaction.) Rather, when clarity is achieved what seemed problematic loses its problematic character.

From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

2007-07-21 : View this Review Online : View Other NDPR Reviews

Marie McGinn, Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language, Oxford University Press, 2006, 316pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 0199244448.

Reviewed by Oskari Kuusela, Academy of Finland/University of Helsinki

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Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech [Sep. 23rd, 2007|11:30 am]
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Found this on antitheism

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jnD4Mc3VUw
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taken from tgjerusalem [Sep. 18th, 2007|07:05 pm]
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LJ's going to be stepping up the data-mining. Announced in LJ_Biz, they're going to collect data from regular entries (page hits, who's visiting, where they exit to, their browsers, etc) rather than just from public pages. But you can opt out of it

To opt out of this crap -

Go here: http://www.livejournal.com/admin/console/

To opt out yourself, Type in "set opt_exclude_stats 1" without the quotation marks.

To opt out communities, put in "[comm name] opt_exclude_stats 1"
Note: set "for" (community name without quotation marks) opt_exclude_stats 1
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comic [Sep. 15th, 2007|10:13 am]
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falsifying statistics [Sep. 13th, 2007|09:30 pm]
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The following is a message that is being spread across LJ:

Apparently there's a conspiracy afoot to make "falsifying statistics" the most common interest on LiveJournal.

To make it absolutely simple to do so, I've included this link, which will add it to your interests.

link: http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?mode=add&intid=11034031
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LatIN LatERalNEss [Sep. 5th, 2007|10:01 pm]
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The latin alphabet presented as a geometry formula learning tool. and much more.. just look and see the letters we use to do so much communicating have much deeper than face value usefulness in the grand scheme of things.

We love that we had to be philosophic and imaginative in order to get this far. If we ditch knowledge we probably never would arrive to something like this. Creativity is a stem of knowledge.

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anti-philosophy inaction [Aug. 23rd, 2007|01:27 pm]
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I have been very much neglecting this community. What was I thinking when I created this place?--I'm not sure. But I see that it has become far more philosophical than anti-philosophical... Which is probably to be expected. "Anti-philosophy" does sound a bit pretentious, doesn't it? I suppose it would end up tempting the philosophic streaks in people. Apologies.

I suppose the only true why of expressing anti-philosophy would be to post sarcastic, absurdist rants and troll-ish spam...

Which I haven't seen much of here.

...I mean, who cares what "anti-philosophy" means, anyway?

Well, I just thought I'd put in my two cents. There--I'm an active member of the community again.

Oh, and by the way, feel free to tag you posts with whatever you see fitting. This community has no actual organization.
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Utopia, Sedition, and The End [Aug. 23rd, 2007|09:07 am]
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From the beginning of western philosophy, that of Socrates in Plato, we see that philosophy has a center on the battle between culture and the movement towards "the good" as counter-culture. Socrates trial and sentence for sedition was because he was teaching young men to think and bring about a new culture, a culture judged to be superior by its sheer impetus in seeking "the good" as better than the historical and so in opposition to tradition and those who had garnered traditional power. This moment of counter-culture becoming culture, which it always must become, is then in time the target for a new philosophical attack. We can only see such action over time to be centered in a paradox.

For anti-philosophy, we might only take notice that we can only become aware of such a situation even if it is impossible to transcend it. Of the link between rebellion and revolution. Of living in a time that will become seen as a culture in history by reflection of our acts and moments in change. The end is that there is no end. The paradox is that philosophy must continually turn against itself in history. And only by conjuring up "anti-philosophy" are we made aware of its plight.

Sophocles gives us a different warning with Oedipus Rex. That the play opens at its tragic end with Oedipus hung by his ankles, and with Oedipus being able to be roughly translated as "know foot", we see our philosopher, with his ability to know where to step into the future, hung against fate. Aye, he can answer the riddle of the Sphinx, and knows a bit of his fate, yet he cannot recognize mother and father and so cannot escape a certain tragedy, the urging of a blind will which in the end binds up and overturns even the most knowledgeable of men. In another story, Sisyphus would walk on despite the end, looking back imagining he is seen.
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