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Philosophers

Postby Cassandre » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:12 am

Are there philosophers whose work resonates with you? And why?
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Re: Philosophers

Postby fiveintime » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:35 am

I'm more interested in the philosophies than the philosophers, but there are definitely some philosophies that interest me.

Ontic Structural Realism, because it seems like an accurate way of describing our reality. I don't think a lot of people are aware of how much supports there is for this, but the evidence is overwhelming. Reality, at least as we know it right now, is relational.

Idealism, because I find it intriguing. I don't have any particular opinion or conviction on whether it's true or not, but it's conceptually interesting to think about. I actually lean towards materialism/naturalism, but I'm open and interested in idealism. I think it's an interesting thought experiment to think about the dynamics in our dreams, e.g. how we perceive a dream from a limited, personal perspective, yet what we are is the entirety of the dream. Using a dream as an analogy has a lot of explanatory power, and, even if it's not true, it seems like there's some insight to be gained there.

The philosophy of time is really interesting to me. I'm reading a couple of books on that right now. From a philosophy perspective, I'm really interested in eternalism vs presentism. This is interesting because it ties into how/why things happen, past, future, and the flow to reality that's bigger than our little selves.

I'm really interested in determinism for similar reasons to time. I feel like there's a lot more to this than most people realize. Not just mental masturbation, but real, practical stuff, like what it means to think and make decisions. Some degree of determinism is undeniable, which has a lot of implications for what it means to be conscious. Focusing on how/why we make decisions and have various thoughts is one of those things that can snowball into all kinds of insights of what's really going on here.

There's probably a lot more, but those are the top of mind.
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Re: Philosophers

Postby TheAdversary » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:12 pm

Baudrillard and the concept of Hyperreality, the psychopathic nature of the development of culture and signal value of objects. It in my opinion is one of the best theories to describe the nature of modern society and the way that people are primarily a collection of beliefs and brands that are themselves intellectual objects which come to define their personalities.
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Re: Philosophers

Postby poxalis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:45 pm

Absolutely hate philosophy to be honest. Took a course and still hate it. Hate it more the more it's talked about. I'm very ADHD and find topics based soley in the abstract a very strained thing to think about. It's requires the type of organized mind I don't have. Which is why I gravitate towards very hands on activities. :wink:
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Re: Philosophers

Postby Jonna » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:32 pm

Oh, yay, philosophers.
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