I belong to a very new group, a “theory reading group”. There are seven of us, four women and three men. One of the women is in her forties, but the rest of us are over 60. 3,936 more words
Nietzsche is one of my favorite philosophers because he was so concerned with actual human life. So many philosophers are interested in nothing other than a circle-jerk about metaphysical nonsense that doesn’t actually have any bearing on our real, human lives that we all experience. 970 more words
…a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them.62 more words
by Shea Robison
Idaho State University
As an administrator, and as a person, what is the source for good action in this world? On the surface, this appears to be a sophistic or obtuse philosophical question, but it is a question that actually lies at the heart of not just public administration, but of living in the world itself: Not only how are we to administrate well, but also how are we to live well in this world? 598 more words
Mark Twain: “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not”.
Nietzsche (from yesterday’s post) could have used Mark Twain’s ability to forget (especially the stuff that didn’t happen).
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race. –Giambatista Vico
The ingenuity of creative theologians; the living artists that invents new powers and weapons, can be described as weak and irrational, while the power of the oppressors can be traced from the commonsensical; the common judgment that is distant from both reflection and the will to movement.402 more words