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Irreverence and Foolosophy

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2009 04:40 am
I like to quote a good line as much as the next guy. Show respect to your sources. I agree. But my ultimate goal is wisdom-power-cunning-charisma. What do we want with books? It's not just entertainment, however (for me) entertaining.

The point being this: it's not what so and so said, but what you, a living human being, can make of it. Urinate lovingly on their graves. Assimilation is the sincerest form of flattery (don't forget to excrete what you can't use....)

Anyone feel me?
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Reconstructo
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 11:54 pm
@Reconstructo,
I'm going to bump this only once, to see if it lives this time.
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Reconstructo
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 04:14 pm
@Reconstructo,
I lied. I'm going to bump this twice.
rhinogrey
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 05:43 pm
@Reconstructo,
I feel you; every philosopher is Frankenstein, robbing the graves of past ideas and putting them together into a new, unrecognizable monster: when Plato's eye appears in a cyclops with Kant's torso, you've done your job.

It takes an ingenious work of making interconnections to assemble the beast. And it requires that spark of electricity, of genius, madness, to make the ideas come alive. It amounts to a sacrifice on the part of the thinker, whose own identity dissipates into a vacuum when his life flips inside out and gets overrun by the ideas that he created, such that the ideas begin to work back on him, shaping a new and (ideal) man, like a sculpture becoming carved out of stone. Existential philosophy posited this motion as the goal of philosophy and of life itself.

Is Frankenstein responsible for the travesties carried out by his beast? I'd say so. But such is the absurdity of mankind's plight: we can only go over by going under; and in that way we will have gone through. We must gracefully accept responsibilities that accompany freedoms; or we will deny ourselves the freedoms as well.

Disorder, a lack of control: is required. OCD people, check out now. Chaos will make its own work of 'your' ideas, you egoists! Let it slide out of your control, let it overrun you. Only then will Sophia de-robe and show you her nature in all its naked glory!
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Jebediah
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 05:51 pm
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;115248 wrote:
I like to quote a good line as much as the next guy. Show respect to your sources. I agree. But my ultimate goal is wisdom-power-cunning-charisma. What do we want with books? It's not just entertainment, however (for me) entertaining.

The point being this: it's not what so and so said, but what you, a living human being, can make of it. Urinate lovingly on their graves. Assimilation is the sincerest form of flattery (don't forget to excrete what you can't use....)

Anyone feel me?


I think this is very true. You should absolutely be asking "what do I get out of this?" and not just reading because you feel that you should.
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Alan McDougall
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 12:53 am
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;115248 wrote:
I like to quote a good line as much as the next guy. Show respect to your sources. I agree. But my ultimate goal is wisdom-power-cunning-charisma. What do we want with books? It's not just entertainment, however (for me) entertaining.

The point being this: it's not what so and so said, but what you, a living human being, can make of it. Urinate lovingly on their graves. Assimilation is the sincerest form of flattery (don't forget to excrete what you can't use....)

Anyone feel me?



Maybe I am ignorant but I just cant rap my brain around your comments.There is no such thing as .Foolosophy We can debate anything we like under the umbrella of philosophy
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 03:38 am
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;130111 wrote:
I lied. I'm going to bump this twice.


Laughing:bigsmile:I failed twice too answer

Remmember Gothland and Jutland ?
I never pr. found out the Welffs

Lied means song in my Language

I want my Birthday Song; some UN-ambassadeuurs singing a song of Peace on Earth. A common goal beats a commomn economy or just one religion. Change batteries NoW. Bye [email protected]:a-thought:HARPO
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