Just added Cornel West to my philosophy posters. Ten hours left!
An interesting outlook.
Hello Followers. (I feel like a cult leader saying that, but philosophy really is a cult, so whatever.) I am in the midst of trying really hard to write my thesis that I have to defend in about a week and a half, so I’m sort of on hiatus for Philosophy Problems because of that and the rest of the things I need to do in order to graduate. So, I apologize to all of you for my lack of posting. I hope I will not lose your readership because I will be back in full swing in about 2 weeks. I miss posting things here, I truly do. If I find some pictures in between my writing, I will definitely send them along here, but I can’t promise any really good articles because I don’t have time to read them. Wittgenstein and Brandom are occupying my every thought. I’ll be back soon! Wish me luck!
Heraclitus (via olearstudios)
… who thought that everything was made of fire and that everything is always changing.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word “philosophy” comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means “love of wisdom“.
In this case, Max Temkin, the artist, wanted to create posters with quotes that motivated people to think ‘different‘.
One of many definitions for philosophy.
Schopenhauer despised Fichte and Schelling, but he hated Hegel and described him as ‘that clumsy and nauseating charlatan, that pernicious person, who completely disorganized and ruined the minds of a whole generation.’ On almost any square foot of ground in the landscape of his writings a geyser of wrath may suddenly erupt, spewing out imprecations against the same three men. ‘What was senseless and without meaning at once took refuge in obscure exposition and language. Fichte was the first to grasp and make use of this privilege; Schelling at best equalled him in this, and a host of hungry scribblers without intellect or honesty soon surpassed them both. But the greatest effrontery in serving up sheer nonsense, in scrabbling together senseless and maddening webs of words, such as had previously been heard only in madhouses, finally appeared in Hegel…’ Hegel, said Schopenhauer, was ‘a commonplace, inane, loathsome, repulsive and ignorant charlatan, who with unparalleled effrontery compiled a system of crazy nonsense that was trumpeted abroad as immortal wisdom by his mercenary followers…’ I do not think anything in the whole history of philosophy compares with this invective by one now world-famous philosopher against another, especially when one considers that they were near-contemporaries and colleagues.
Bryan Magee (from Confessions of a Philosopher, 1997)
Philosophers can be so mean to one another. I love it.