PH: Because we know that the subject of reason rejects contradiction, we know one parameter of the modern subject. Me: What is the definition of subject? I honestly do not know the meaning of subject in this context. — you are not wanting to paint yourself into a corner, is what is happening. You know … Continue reading Subject and object
In reply to this post. A route is a path. There are two routes in philosophy. What are the two routes? I read to the end. lol. Good read, by the way. A route, is also a retreat. By "retreat" you mean a route of escaping from what? This is a metaphor that assumes something … Continue reading Reply: routes
A reply to preliminary-comments-on-the-existence-of-concepts First, a delineation. The idea that philosophy must be about finding or asserting what is more true of a situation is but one manner of philosophy. So the issue, really, for the existence of concepts, in answering the question of their existence, one should first address: what is being attempted in answering … Continue reading From concepts to Kierkegaard: a reply
A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: 'Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?' 'You have something very strange,' replied Bankei. ' Let me see what you have.' 'Just now I cannot show it to you,' replied the other. 'When can you show it to me?' asked Bankei. 'It arises … Continue reading A Zen story
I am utterly serious when I say I do not believe concepts as things. I am not trying to be clever, only to point out that language fools us into believing that concepts exist as things. The self referential aspect of "concept" is what I am talking about. We can never escape concept-as-thing because this … Continue reading A serious “concept”
I like lightning strikes. As an event they are dramatic and violent. They cause damage and they may even kill. But I cannot "catch" a lightning strike like I can catch a lion or a tiger. It is an event, process, action of a thing, not a thing in itself. It is language that "catches" … Continue reading Do concepts exist?
This is a continuation of a conversation about the topic of unicorns with Hack. Here is the list of the conversation (correct me if I am mistaken, Hack) Hack: I say, "unicorn" and you know what I am talking about. 103 (me): Yes. Hack: So, because you and me know what we are talking about … Continue reading Unicorns