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Monthly Archives : February 21, 2011

To Exist

archetypal / February 21, 2011 / No Comments

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? but rather, what is it that my own understanding can tell me about what it means to exist (From A Commentary On Heidegger’s Being And Time, by Michael Gelven)?  This …..

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Tempus Fugit!

Uncategorized / February 14, 2011 / 2 Comments

 It 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 them. The mundanities of life require much more time than things with real intrinsic value. I suppose the mundanities also have their place; we would not be able to continue …..

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Heidegger

Uncategorized / February 11, 2011 / No Comments

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 Heidegger. I figured that he must be someone worth investigating, if he was so disliked by a conservative. What I found was not at all what I had been led …..

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Rick Roderick

Uncategorized / February 4, 2011 / No Comments

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

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