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Month: February 2011

To Exist

To Exist

From the many ways in which I exist, I am searching for an answer to the question what it means to be. Now I can easily enough impose or force a meaning to my life: through a religious belief, national commitment, or psychological attitude, as do dedicated monks, enthusiastic patriots, and pathological sadists. But the question here is not one of morals, or even behavioral modes; it is not What modes of action ought I to impose upon my life?…

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Tempus Fugit!

Tempus Fugit!

┬áIt feels as though time is racing faster and faster in my brain as I grow older. Tempus fugit! I suppose that Virgil experienced the same phenomenon, having been the first to write those words. He said, Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus, singula dum capti circumvectamur amore, (But meanwhile it flees: time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail (Georgics). There are always a million things to do and not enough time to do…

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Heidegger

Heidegger

I have recently become enamored, once again, with the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. This came about because of my study of archetypal psychology, which has been underway for about 15 years or so. I began my philosophical journey several years prior to that, becoming interested in Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and existentialism in general. So, I’ve really come full-circle. I grew interested in Heidegger after reading comments concerning him by Francis Schaeffer, the evangelical theologian, back about 1986. Schaeffer did not like…

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Rick Roderick

Rick Roderick

One of the best philosophy profs I have ever heard: http://rickroderick.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Roderick There are many of his lectures on YouTube. Take a listen. Z