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by cybrwurm
11-14-2011 10:39 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

You're quite right, bobbo. Quibbling IS a large part of philosophy.
And philosophy is often assisted by what we might call a flexible and imaginative mind. You will no doubt have other words for it. Bloody technocrats! :D
by cybrwurm
11-14-2011 07:05 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

more foggy defining antics

] On 7Oct bobbo say: ... a philosophical attitude . wurm say: Actually, existentialism is much more than a mere attitude, although attitude is certainly an important element in the mix. One more effective element distinguishing existentialism as a unique sort of philosophy is vision. We are all focu...
by cybrwurm
11-14-2011 06:44 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: You've been called out
Replies: 52
Views: 17512

How to Talk to the Masters of the World

] Andrew Gavin Marshall say: ... If we want the ‘true liberation,’ we must ] understand the true system of power that confines, oppresses, segregates, ] exploits, impoverishes, and controls us ... First we must tear down the ] barriers that bind us from ourselves, and then we may truly understand ] ...
by cybrwurm
11-14-2011 04:32 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: You've been called out
Replies: 52
Views: 17512

] Herman Cain say: It is not a person's fault because they succeeded, ] it is a person's fault if they failed. And so this is why I don't understand ] these demonstrations and what is it that they're looking for. . wurm say: What many people want, and not just the occupy-wall-street protesters, is e...
by cybrwurm
10-06-2011 08:43 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

Fan say: I think reality is subjective, not collective. I think that human-reality is both subjective and collective, both individual and social, and both equally active and present within the eternal-now; with the subjective perhaps having a very slight more primacy within the world of the individ...
by cybrwurm
10-05-2011 11:45 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

We know it (ie. reality) through the language we use; through the words, ideas, and concepts which only an advanced and highly sophisticated language can provide for a superior vision of reality (in whole and in part). The better the language, the "better" the reality we see ...
by cybrwurm
10-05-2011 10:33 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

HB3 previously say: ... and why Barrett's book ended up bugging me. But it'd be hard for me to explain why in detail. wurm say: I know what you mean. I feel the same way about 'Atlas Shrugged'. There's something odd about that Reardon guy that I just don't like ... grrr HB3 say: Yeah, Barrett. Don'...
by cybrwurm
10-05-2011 12:26 AM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

HB3 say: Your last paragraph sums up why I don't like it, and why Bennett's book ended up bugging me. But it'd be hard for me to explain why in detail. I didn't like his defense of the modern (particularly modern art) as simply, "that's the way it is, there's no going back," particularly when it co...
by cybrwurm
10-04-2011 08:54 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

HB3 say: Yeah, I don't think so. I think you'd have to contextualize "Existentialism" as having to do with the concept of "existence before essence" as defined by Jean-Paul Sartre. . E-before-E is an important insight, to be sure; and something that also distinguishes it from other theologies and p...
by cybrwurm
10-04-2011 03:51 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

a little Q & A

On 4Oct Fan say: The answer is 42, but the problem is we have never known what the question is. . Right. That's why humankind invented myth and religion, philosophy and science, and literature in general; namely, to answer questions that can't be asked. But while philosophy also answers, it also se...
by cybrwurm
10-04-2011 01:54 AM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Best Definition of Existentialism?
Replies: 37
Views: 13854

Best Definition of Existentialism?

The philosophy known as Existentialism is actually not too difficult to define. Confusion obtains solely because there are as many bad definitions of existentialism as there are good ones; and few are astute enough to consistently distinguish between them ... The best definition of existentialism th...
by cybrwurm
10-03-2011 09:43 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: How Economics Morphed into a Science
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

So it may seem that the above article is rather on the longish side ... ???
But actually it's less than five printed pages ...
Not that long for a philosophy essay really. :D
by cybrwurm
09-30-2011 06:46 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: How Economics Morphed into a Science
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

. Epicurus say: A firm understanding of these things enables us to refer every choice and avoidance to the health of the body or the calm of the soul, since this is the goal of a happy life. everything we do is for the sake of this, namely, to avoid pain and fear. . The world's various stock-markets...
by cybrwurm
09-30-2011 06:44 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: How Economics Morphed into a Science
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

How Economics Morphed into a Science

. True knowledge derives from existing things -- Epicurus . One of the stranger tasks that can fall only to Philosophy is the division and organization and classification of all human knowledge. This is, of course, a thankless and on-going labor made necessary by philosophy's current servitude to th...
by cybrwurm
09-13-2011 04:07 PM
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: The Panther
Replies: 7
Views: 4867

thx dale, I love your graphic and will use it on my website eventually, but it seems a bit big to function as an avatar. Anyway, I already have a custom avatar ready to go, I just need to know how to upload it ... ???

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