"Even though human life may be the most precious thing on earth, we always behave as if there were something of higher value than human life."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight
Well, I’m half Swedish, a 1/4 Sicilian and my English grandfather is rumored to have the quivering buttocks of a Frenchman somewhere back in his lineage, so maybe that’s it.
Anonymous said: I was wondering... Are you currently studying philosophy in a university at any level? Or is the academy as chief disseminator of philosophical inquiry a distasteful proposition for you?
I’m a senior philosophy major. I’m almost 23. I began in creative writing and psychology but found them wanting so moved to philosophy. From there I felt it was part of the intrinsic logic of philosophy to pursue subjects unlike it; after about 2 years of largely wasting my time interdisciplinarily I find myself in a state of regret over not pursuing philosophy in a hardline fashion.
Philosophy, or rather “philosophy” learned in a university however is “philosophy” yes. I’m one of those types that thinks he can beat the system from working from within it, though, so make sure to meditate on my bias. From my experience if you try to wax philosophical in non-, anti-, or even pro-philosophical courses you will be alienated and scapegoated; you have to exercise more caution than you would expect; things are more corrupt than you might want to believe.
So much of philosophy is CRYPTO-SCIENCE and/or CRYPTO-RELIGION. If you decide to take the university-path you need to learn to accept this. It’s not easy but it’s necessary if you want a degree and a card that says “this person can talk to impressionable kids rather uninhibitedly”. That is the goal fundamentally, btw, to Pollute the Youth.
I am in philosophy academically now and am determined to get my degree since I’ve already gone this far. But if I could go back I would definitely find some commune where I could trip and lose my ego under the guidance of a shaman TBQH. Working a minimum wage job and reading on my own time didn’t work, I tried it a couple semesters. It pisses me off really bad and distracts from intellectual pursuits.
Thanks, you ask a timeless question.
Edit: I agree with this sentiment to the T.
Anonymous said: Concisely, what do you think of analytic philosophy?
Ohoho. I like my philosophy “where the rubber meets the road” - I like it concrete and dealing with freedom, friends, family, self-esteem, and the fact that we’re going to be wormfood one day. When it’s not that it’s nothing more than an elaborate distraction, a circle-jerk at any price, a self-deception so desperate it’s virtually impenetrable, that’s it.
Quinn is the Wagner-guy so. He’s a Nazi, don’t trust him. Nietzsche is the good guy, fuck Wagner, case closed!
Hahahaha…. increase the dose…………
Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate)
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Ostensibly good, but for so many Nietzschean and psychoanalytic reasons, probably not so good at all.
I feel you Oxy. He also accused him of being a pederast, right? (perhaps—hopefully—a la Socrates?) But on the other hand, I feel embarrassed for Wagner for having to bring that up and vilify Nietzsche; there were serious shots fired when Nietzsche published the first volume of Human, All Too Human - Wagner (reminiscently of Freud) was scared out of his wits at the prospect of the dissipation of his legacy: he had to attack, seemingly kneejerkily. In this way, Wagner was not Ubermensch-like, he did not proceed from abundance for the sake of his friend… he mercilessly spread humiliatingly personal information about his former friend (who he more than once designated as a genius before being parted ways with). For that reason, fuck Wagner.
But on the other other hand, yeah, that statement of Wagner funnily reflects on Nietzsche’s philosophy/prose, which is publicly-masturbatory.