Sunday, January 28, 2007


now, there has been some criticism of my approach to philosophy recently and so i`d like to adress the issue now that i have a moment.

i am a reasonably well educated man and back that up with some experiential knowledge in what some refer to as the "real" world, and what i`ve discovered about philosophy is this.

you have to get in to get out.

that is, you have to learn the codification of the language used by each philosopher in turn to be able to have a philosophical discussion with those who hold philosophy out as valuable.

the process of reading and attempting to understand what these people are doing with thier writing claims your mind.

you are forever then changed by the process of trying to understand thier points, valid or not.

just as the observer effects the outcome of experiments in quantum mechanics........and everything else.

i have been accused of being closed-minded for not wanting to expose my mind to yet another position so that i may have a discussion with someone..........

i am doing a similar thing here in that i would like to think that people can give themselves the permission to walk away from some of the limits imposed by a dogmatic and repressive i know the game.

and the intellectual niavete of some people is staggering.

especially the religious or political.

and i will now include the terminally philosophical.

i can understand the romantic idea of aligning one`s self with the existentialists or nihilists or the ancient greeks, and when you steep yourself in thier work you relive the time and culture that they lived in.

much as you would studying the work of pollock or debussy or andy worhol or jimmy hendrix.

but i don`t want to be those people, or live in thier world.

i prefer to be in this one.

and laugh.

and i`ll spare myself the dogmatic and pedantic heart pain.

1 comment:

BBC said...

If you have things to share the other idiots want to call you a philosopher, they never think of you as a mentor or teacher.

They just won't fucking sit in their desks and pay attention, they don't understand that though life that there are tests and they are suppose to be learning the answers.

“you alluded to a dream you had some time ago that set you on a to elaborate?”

Not at this time, I’ve only shared it with one person so far, and that was about ten years ago. It’s a journey.

Tit's, breasts, who cares. Words are just for the uptight. Well adjusted people don't care which word you use. I'll be posting more boobs each day for a while. Until my art collection is all there. If you are looking for pictures of vagina's you will have to look somewhere because I don't consider that art, more like porn. I don't find them that interesting to look at. I've admired a few with my tongue though. He, he, he.