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I adore this quote by Arthur Schopenhauer and agree whole-heartedly. I have a hard time trusting anyone who dislikes animals.
When do we arrive at happiness? People do all kinds of things to reach happiness, to attain inner peace. Religion at large is taken up in our society as a means to reach this end, which aims at three core traits; all of which add up to inner autonomy, and they are the fulfillment, enlightenment, and deep inner peace. 776 more words
A spectre is haunting Western culture – the spectre of mysticism. All the powers of Western culture have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre.1 Mysticism, that great pornography of modern philosophy, assiduously studied and absorbed (by predominantly male philosophers) as its influence is dissembled about, denied2 - or simply not recognised – has not only been fundamental to the rise of Western culture, of Western science – and to Marx’s materialist theory of knowledge via the Christian Neoplatonist Hegel,3 but continues to be pervasive today – particularly in our philosophy, in our visual arts and in our literature.4 To progress in the most rounded manner – positioning linguistic, propositional reason as one form of thought – we must be honest and own all that has made us and the entirety of who we have become. 10,388 more words
There is one aspect I really loved about the Romantics of the first generation. They had a vision. They soon understood that the world was undergoing such a change due to the industrial revolution, whose consequences wouldn’t have been only of a social, economical nature, but emotional. 574 more words