Verzonden: donderdag 28 oktober 2004 16:43
Onderwerp: Re: Eisegesis or Anagoges of Truth
Yes, but that is only a branch of philosophy [a line leading to a dead-end
in my book]
Reason hived off [was shed] from the *macrobody of thought* as the years
went by, and reformed into separate disciplines of science. All that is left
now is the metaphysical rump for old men and spotty youths to while away
We're fast in our trenches, only gas might reach you. Your gas remark was
malicious. Did you know that during ww2 Paul Klee got a similar job as Heidegger
in the meteorological department?
'Metaphysical rump' reminds me of What is metaphysics?: "The rootage of the sciences
in their essential ground is dead." Descartes' tree of the sciences now hangs in the
air and blows with any wind, and where once was root now is nothing: a very real
nothing that sucks (nichtet) as long as it is ignored. Heidegger had the guts to tell
this to the scientists in 1929. We're held chess since.
Almost a century later these scientists, your heroes, declare that they don't know.
Fundamentalism has entered the void of the nothing, because there's no counterweight.
All widerwille against what is left of metaphysics, can only strengthen its grip,
that feeds from the nothing.
It's indeed a strange thing that the cider-sipping citizen, who minds his
own business, is not independent
from this metaphysical 'happening', it at least can't be brought closer by
historical causal reasoning.
No citizen can escape from the metaphysical brainwashing. It starts in the
cot and continues exponentially.
We poor sods don't even know we're being intellectually hung out to dry.
Your insistence on concrete things and persons cuts you off from the domain
of metaphysical history, which is also your
room to move.
No, it only cuts me off from the mindsets of metaphysicians.
History doesn't exist - only those metaphysicians who thought metaphysically
A *history* of metaphysics is imperfect account of those men and the way we
think they thought.
No - you take Plato [joke]
In no way can be explained how precisely the
historical Plato influenced Western philosophy. Reducing what the name
stands for, to an historical actual person, makes one lose philosophical
history on beforehand.
(Jud: Serious note: Excellent English Reno - *an* instead of *a* - most
English people fail on this one.)
I don't *just* reduce what the name 'Plato' stands for, to an historical
I reduce what the name 'Plato' stands for, to a *THINKING* historical actual
In other words the way Plato existed as Plato. Our imperfect perception and
understanding of the thinking man
accounts for the different versions and the constant arguments about whether
he meant *this* or *that.*
before each individual's opinion is sent *upstairs* to take its place in the
ramshackle barn of *Being.*
You don't want to know about this 'on beforehand', the
'always already', but that can only dissolve the fast-shrinking reality
still left in this process. But you probably deny 'process' too.
Oh, but I DO want to know about this 'on beforehand', the
'always already' - the difference is my view is a forensic one which
the crap and excises it bit by bit, until what's left on the slab
corresponds to some
sort of common-sense. I don't swallow the whole ontological offal in one
For me *process* is the way a being exists at a particular point in time.
At the end of
your post can be seen what you're left with and what you have to offer to us:
what exists exists. p implies p. Thank you for nothing. Maybe MichaelP can
link you to Herakleitos,
He is more likely to want to link me to an injection needle to induce
corediastasis, rather than plug me in to Herakleitos. ;-)
I only see unwill and negativism.
That's funny - that's exactly my view from this side of the chasm.
Don't take this as ad hominem, because i treat you like Plato and
Nietzsche: we only count insofar
we're thinking or refuse thinking.
I don't *refuse* thinking - I only refuse [reject after consideration] YOUR
type of thinking.
The refusal of thinking being more philosophical than it can think itself,
because it contains the nihilist cancer,
that also tyrannically forbids the passage to new ways of thinking, and
treats them like thugs and terrorists.
The refusal of METAPHYSICAL thinking is the mark of a mature thinker.
Metaphysicalism is NOT a *passage to new ways of thinking* it is a
fast-track back to barbarism which leads to war, slaughter, unhappiness,
and despair - it is bound to the concept of angst because it is
angst-producing. The thugs and terrorists of this world ARE metaphysicalists
as you would soon find out if you were abducted, or if you attended a
*religious ceremony* of American Fundamentalists - they are the scum of the earth!
regards, good cure and best wishes ad hominem Jud
I even enjoy being on the receiving end of ad hom now and again.
It affords me the opportunity to whip their little chubby transcendentalist
The metaphysical masochists called Heideggerians love a *bit of rough* -
why the whip-wielding Heidegger attracted them in the first place them. ;-)
I am willing to state publicly that any object in the cosmos exists in the
way it exists. How do I know? because if it didn't - it wouldn't exist at
if p then p
if not-p, then not-p
Brilliant - you are learning at last! Keep it up and we'll have you out of
theat library before you can say *Jack Robinson!* ;-)
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