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So the queen of overthinking has a book of how people think in her hands. These are just some notes I'm taking for thinks I want to have.

  • Reality isn't centered around people. Consider objectionable and disgusting things within this context.

  • Subdivisions of Philosophy: Ontology (being), epistomology (knowing), ethics (acting)

  • Monists believe that the world is all connected into a single whole. In the world of physics, isn't this M-theory?

  • Famous monists: Thales said the world is made of water, Anazimenes said the world is made of air, and Heraclitus said the world is made of fire. This sounds poetically pagan.

Date: 2008-03-02 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] specialagentm.livejournal.com
What's the name of the book? Sounds fascinating.

Date: 2008-03-03 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] takarosa.livejournal.com

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy. I wanted a primer to help me decide which camp I was aligned with for additional reading.

Interestingly, while reading it, I remembered a course I took back in college that I had forgotten about and dug up the textbook. The text is Logic and Philosophy by Howard Kahane. And that brought me right back around to my perennial favorite, Goedel, Escher & Back by Douglas Hofstadter.

Date: 2008-03-03 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] specialagentm.livejournal.com
Oh no, a Complete Idiots Guide sounds perfect for me. I tend to believe that at best, I know how deeply ignorant I am :-). I'll keep that in mind.

Date: 2008-03-03 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitchenalchemy.livejournal.com
cute and sexy.


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