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Kant and St. Gregory of Nyssa: The immortality of the soul

A thought occurred to me a few days ago about how much alike Immanuel Kant and St. Gregory of Nyssa are, at least on the issue of the immortality of the soul. 454 more words


Freedom and Purpose

Commuting days until retirement: 34

Retirement, I find, involves a lot of decisions. This blog shows that the important one was taken over two years ago – but there have been doubts about that along the way. 1,909 more words

What Are We, Really?

The Signifier in New Media

By Coral Patola


Expanding on notions of post-authorship and ways that illustration can counter the increasingly stagnant illustration industry through new media to address social and political issues in a nuanced way. 1,095 more words


Engels on materialism: part 3 - you don't get philosophy like this in the bourgeois academy

…during this long period from Descartes to Hegel and from Hobbes to Feuerbach, these philosophers were by no means impelled, as they thought they were, solely by the force of pure reason. 97 more words


Time and Events

I just came across Massimo Pigliucci’s interesting review of Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin’s book The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time. There are more than a few Whiteheadian themes explored throughout the review, including Unger and Smolin’s (U&S) view that time should be read as an abstraction from events and that the “laws” of the universe are better conceptualized as habits or contingent causal connections secured by the ongoingness of those events rather than as eternal, abstract formalisms. 941 more words


Keep Your Lips Off the Blarney Stone (if you don't want to piss of kant)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately.

They say that a philosopher is by definition a lover of wisdom.

Because the philosopher loves wisdom, he realizes that to genuinely know something, that something must be true. 1,290 more words

Engels on materialism: part 2 - the ideological function of Hume and Kant

…there is yet a set of different philosophers — those who question the possibility of any cognition, or at least of an exhaustive cognition, of the world. 371 more words