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That of which tragedy died, the Socratism of morality, the dialectics, frugality, and cheerfulness of the theoretical man – might not this very Socratism be a sign of decline, of weariness, of infection, of an anarchical dissolution of the instincts? 532 palabras más


καὶ μαίνομαι κοὐ μαίνομαι

Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris?

Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

Ἐρέω τε δηὖτε κοὐκ ἐρέω,

καὶ μαίνομαι κοὐ μαίνομαι.

Zen & The Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Nietzsche views Buddhism as a passive kind of nihilism, a sign of weakness. Contrary to Nietzsche’s opinion of Buddhism, the historical Buddha wanted to “steer clear of notions of permanent existence and nihilistic nonexistence.” Within the context of the historically later Mahayana Buddhist philosophy, classical Madhyamika thinkers, for instance, emphatically rejected a nihilistic interpretation of the doctrine of emptiness. 1.299 palabras más



Seven Basic Things You Won’t Believe You’re All Doing Wrong


“Sitting fixedly, think of not thinking. How do you think of not thinking? Nonthinking. 46 palabras más

Why Stephen Hawking is Wrong

Is Philosophy Dead?

Why Stephen Hawking is Wrong

Published on November 24, 2010 by Paul Thagard in Hot Thought

In his recent best seller, the world’s most famous scientist proclaims that philosophy is dead. 1.027 palabras más


White Noise

What if there were a pill that cured the fear of death?

@Don DeLillo: My apologies for chopping your novel up, but I’ll try to get the point across in the sections I use. 2.270 palabras más


What's on the Agenda

I remember, in my youth, feeling a certain sense of loss when I realized that the WWF was scripted. In the same way, reality television fans would be bummed to find out that their favorite show is scripted. 78 palabras más