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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:24 am

Honorable mentioning of Lennert Hillege

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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:05 pm

Of all superstitious philosophers, Descartes was the most lucid.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby promethean75 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Because the prose in the meditations is very, very slow and careful.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:46 am

As a man goes up a darkened staircase.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:31 pm

Anyone know some Baudrillard?
The Simulacrum.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:38 pm

The simulacrum is incredible. It is almost true that we are nothing besides text - we are at heart infinitely more active than text but all that is not pure heart is text.

So our states of mind, emotion, physical body, all that is for a good deal text.

Meaning, content which is altered by thought and by contact with other content.

The simulacrum (Im not confusing Lacan and Baudrillard, they're just both post-deconstructionalist) is a matter of superior text. Meaning, I suppose, more skillfully arranged and more to a point, than most human beings.
So you have a thrust of a main storyline in which commands are embedded, in the stream of which the texts of individual persons whirl around in constant self-discovery.

Who is driving this boat?
The notion of a driver is text, though.
What is "the driving of the boat"?
Or some such.

I mean, thats a real question though.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:41 pm

Also I have to make this shitty confession.
I had a couple of Tesla shares, and then I was planning to go to Montreal this winter and I sold them on that account. The price has quadrupled since then.
That shit is bad feels.

Bad bad feels which is the main obstacle to becoming a trader. How can you get motivated after such a stupid thing? I never even went to Montreal.
Just, fuck. Its like, yeah. Just fuck. FUCK.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:46 pm

Thats such a vacuum. Wealth that with less effort than I made wold have been mine. Make one bad trade like that and you can see how people jump from buildings from bad trading shit.
The power of value. we are puppets on its strings. Dangling.

Oh thats what my song Chapter of Eve is about! Now I get it.
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Re: The Philosophers

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:10 am

Where the fuck is Capable.

He really didn't like my loyalty to Trump or my inability to express precisely what I thought was going on. Still I cant express that, its too fucking complex even what I do know, and I know exactly how much I don't know, namely a lot.

Its gotten to the point where I think Joe Rogan is right when he says

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