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Nietzsche's Übermensch

Most of Nietzsche’s ideas have been misunderstood and/or perverted for ideological purposes, so why not the concept of the Übermensch, too? Although the Overman was discussed in several works, it first appeared as a concept in… 870 more words


The Rising of the Masses-An October Revolution

The wild Autumn winds have finally returned off the back of Hurricane Ophelia.  They are violent in some parts of the world, particularly Ireland; but so far we have only had warm air, whirling leaves and festering discontent. 597 more words


Ray Brassier - Umieranie jako niemożliwość śmierci


Przywodzi to oczywiście na myśl kluczowy trop Lévinasowskiej fenomenologii absolutnej inności, w której radykalna pasywność przypisywana odwiecznemu śladowi „innego we mnie” wiąże się z „niemożliwością możliwości” uniemożliwiającą ogląd intencjonalny i ekstatyczną projekcję. 1,128 more words


Who is man again? As defined by philosophers

Philosophie : Qu est-ce que l’homme ?

Du latin humanitas, le terme se traduit par nature humaine, culture générale de l’esprit.

L’Humanitas est le caractère de ce qui est humain.  430 more words


Chinese landscape painting: landscape as Void, landscape as truth

The following post is based on my article “The landscape of the Void: truth and magic in Chinese landscape painting.”1

When I first went back to school to study the meaning of landscapes (rather than construct them…) I was disappointed by my discoveries: landscapes are historical constructs created by social and cultural discourses, often as a result of biased agendas. 792 more words

The metaphysics of atheism

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation…A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

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Larval Subjects, the Impetus for Communication and the Common Thought of the Past.

Prof Bryant has an interesting post today. And it inspired me to comment, below:

As I taught Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics today, I emphasized the manner in which so many of the virtues he lists are social in nature.

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