Philosophy - The Game

Half-formed posts, inchoate philosophies, and the germs of deep thought.

Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby gib » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:43 am

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Begs the question:

Are we on the threshold of yet another reversion of extremes?


If American politics keeps going in the direction it's going, then most likely; but it would spark a fire in political philosophy only... and even then, maybe only incite a reversion back to an older philosophy.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:If so ... Gib ... would you prefer to carry the torch in the vanguard Hell no! :o or report from the rear?


I don't think I'd want to report from the rear either. I'd want to sit on the sidelines and watch (assuming it's entertaining).

Now if society was somehow all of a sudden inundated with psychedelic experiences or altered states of consciousness--something like the 60's for example--then I could offer a philosophy that would prove quite useful.
My thoughts | My art | My music | My poetry

In fact, the idea that there's more differences between groups than there is between individuals is actually the fundamental racist idea.
- Jordan Peterson

right outta high school i tried to get a job as a proctologist but i couldn't find an opening.
- promethean75

Ahh... gib, zombie universes are so last year! I’m doing hyper dimensional mirror realities now.
- Ecmandu
User avatar
gib
resident exorcist
 
Posts: 8929
Joined: Sat May 27, 2006 10:25 pm
Location: in your mom

Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:19 am

gib wrote:If so ... Gib ... would you prefer to carry the torch in the vanguard Hell no! :o or report from the rear?


Perhaps todays' philosophers lack the courage/fortitude to stand in the line of fire. :-k

gib wrote:I don't think I'd want to report from the rear either. I'd want to sit on the sidelines and watch (assuming it's entertaining).


Gib ... your 8,563 posts don't support your above statement. :-)

gib wrote:Now if society was somehow all of a sudden inundated with psychedelic experiences or altered states of consciousness--something like the 60's for example--then I could offer a philosophy that would prove quite useful.


That's exactly what society wants ... the 'magic' without the drugs. :-)
"Do not be influenced by the importance of the writer, and whether his learning be great or small; but let the love of pure truth draw you to read. Do not inquire, “Who said this?” but pay attention to what is said”

Thomas Kempis 1380-1471
User avatar
pilgrim-seeker_tom
Philosopher
 
Posts: 1858
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:16 am

Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby gib » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:27 am

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Perhaps todays' philosophers lack the courage/fortitude to stand in the line of fire. :-k


Or faith in the cause.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Gib ... your 8,563 posts don't support your above statement. :-)


And maybe 3 of those deals in political philosophy.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:That's exactly what society wants ... the 'magic' without the drugs. :-)


Well, they have to believe in magic first... then they'll want an explanation.
My thoughts | My art | My music | My poetry

In fact, the idea that there's more differences between groups than there is between individuals is actually the fundamental racist idea.
- Jordan Peterson

right outta high school i tried to get a job as a proctologist but i couldn't find an opening.
- promethean75

Ahh... gib, zombie universes are so last year! I’m doing hyper dimensional mirror realities now.
- Ecmandu
User avatar
gib
resident exorcist
 
Posts: 8929
Joined: Sat May 27, 2006 10:25 pm
Location: in your mom

Previous

Return to The Sandbox



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]