The Rational Animal. "The philosophical process could be described as a human being noticing and then transcending her animal condition of the moment. It is thus the process of coming to the full rationality of the human animal for the time, and describing it. The description is thus the symbolic culmination of irony, at once… Continue reading The Stoned Ape.
Yes; one could say 'divinity'. I think the problem, as some people have talked about elsewhere, is what that term incorporates; hence the 'need' for commitment, what I could term, conventional commitment, or maybe a commitment to the institutionalized-ideologized State, the incorporated arena thereof that has been designated (conventionally) 'x-ism', or even for another arena,… Continue reading Concerning Commitment. Violence and Nonviolence.
Let's see how much people like stories. I investigate here the Big Story of the Bible as it may concern human history. I will try to fill in the Story with what I see as human course. In a way, it is a story of the Big Story, which amounts, I guess, to a type… Continue reading The Story; On the Big Story: An Aphilosophical Non-philosophical Philosophical Rendition.
Everyone has an idea of what is true and real. In fact, most do not see any difference between these ideas. Against this we have the notion of superstition, in the historical mythological sense. Superstition is the justification of faith, and together they form a basis by which the activities to solve the problems of… Continue reading Considering Truth and Reality. Where Science, Religion and Superstition meet; The Communicative Move.
Whew! Those Impossible essays really get thick. So perhaps a rejoining to a more approachable speaking. But hold on! The ride is just getting fun. I have been interacting through comments and replies with Dave, who writes the blog called "Big Story Guide". Our conversation is quite wonderful, so, just as I used our conversation… Continue reading The Impossible; Part 5. Existence and the Story of Death to Life.
I am offering nothing new. Yet, it seems that very few people have understood what has already been told. The fact that most people want and expect something new shows, in relief, that a new configuration of terms is needed, but I am quite sure that what is impossible again will be put into good… Continue reading The Impossible; part 2.
The impossible can be discovered along many significant vectors of reality as limit. The particular discussion that contains or otherwise accounts for the various vectorial meanings is ironic; it is the event that begins the count, that can be said to to be a basis upon which a linking of meaningful terms is made that… Continue reading The Impossible. Part 1; If/Then.