Category Archives: philosophy
I was just browsing though one of the free articles sites when I came across an unusual article. A bit too far out for earthpages.org, I nonetheless found it mildly interesting. Not because I believe it (I don’t) but because I’d never thought this way before.
The idea is a modification of the idea of solipsism. Solipsism is the belief that only the experiencing subject truly exists. In this article, the author seems to believe that he, and a few limited others truly exist. The rest of the world are just… extras.
- Is this a cliche I see before me? Your classic existential crisis (consciousnessthoughts.wordpress.com)
- Solipsism: The Self Alone (atransitoryyes.wordpress.com)
- Solipsism (highlyirregular.wordpress.com)
- Solipsist – Trippy, Experimental Video (suloudandclear.wordpress.com)
- PAL – Chapter 9 – Autonomy and Compassion – 243 -274 (biffnet.org)
- Solipsist (rodriguefavre.wordpress.com)
This frog let us get really close to him. I have closer shots but this one most reminded me of those misguided gurus who are probably suffering from inflation (look it up… it’s a Jungian term).
If you had an iPod, would it be part of your mind? That’s one of the odder, but surprisingly most relevant, questions being discussed here in Seoul at the World Congress of Philosophy.
That’s from an interesting article that I stumbled upon at another equally interesting blog » http://milindasquestions.com/
You know, as a practising Christian I try hard not to judge others.
But there’s always the reality of people who are not sane and really quite bent on evil.
If you think I’m being xtreme, just take a look at this document. It’s a letter of agreement signed by Adolf Hitler and the British PM Neville Chamberlain.
And we know what Hitler did shortly after.
As Bob Dylan put it:
Note: Handwritten portions have been moved toward center to fit into this blogspace.
I was browsing through A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis and came across an interesting passage that got me thinking…
Jung’s main theoretical contribution to group psychology lies in his claim that it is the influence of insufficiently integrated archetypal tendencies that leads to mass phenomena such as fascism.
And that really is the bottom line.
A great leader weighs all the options and acts with his or her mind connected to the heart. But a tyrant doesn’t give a damn because he or she’s in the grip of some strange power beyond themselves, a power that Jung called an ‘archetypal influence.’
In short, the one is in control, whereas the other is controlled and wants to pass that lack of personal autonomy onto others… sort of like a disease.
Speaking of diseases, I wrote a poem called “The Disease” a long time ago, several years before 9/11. It was this kind of thing that I was alluding to.
Likewise, Greek mythology begins with one question and one question only: Who has more fun in bed, men or women?”
Read the whole story at Radar Online.