Philosophy

Albert Camus - the absurd

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Latin absurdum  - out of harmony

To abolish concious revolt is to elude the problen - the theme of permanent revolution is thus carrie into idividual experience living is keepin the absurd alive - keeping it alive is above all contemplating it ... just as danger provided man with the unique opportunity of seazing awareness so metaphysical revolt extends awareness to the whole of experience 

Meditations Marcus Aurelius

17.42 Throw away your books

11. -22.47 You can leave life right no let that determine what you do and say and think. If the Gods exist then to abandon human beings is not frighting? the gods would never subject you to harm, and if they dont exist and dont care what happens to you what would be the point f living in a world without gods or providence 20.04 neither good nor bad

Leibentz and the Kabbalah

Vaclav Havel

We all know that funny feeling of filthiness of ickiness it's a feeling we call the prick of conscience
Vaclav Havel when we make a compromise that we have doubts about so we think about it again and again
My bravery comes out of a cowardnes because I am afraid of feeling that ickness that i have made an undesirable compromise that I have sidesteped Comversly 
when I have done somthing I know is rright even have a feeling of euphoria 
 

The Best of All Possible Worlds: Modal Metaphysics and Possibilia, by James Shapiro

Even granting the rationalists’ definition of God as the unification of all perfections, I am inclined to side with Spinoza’s anti-“pure possibles” argument. The question of the “best possible world” seems to be a moot one. There simply is a world and there seems no reason to imagine that it could have been any different. Furthermore, Leibnizian Optimism seems to have undesirable consequences in practical life, namely encouraging passivity. For, if we believe that “all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds,” why attempt to change anything?

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) Was one of the great thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is known as the last “universal genius”. He made deep and important contributions to the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of religion, as well as mathematics, physics, geology, jurisprudence, and history. Even the eighteenth-century French atheist and materialist Denis Diderot, whose views were very often at odds with those of Leibniz, could not help being awed by his achievement, writing in his entry on Leibniz in theEncyclopedia, “Perhaps never has a man read as much, studied as much, meditated more, and written more than Leibniz…            Stanford.edu

Section 205 of Daybreak

1881

 

Death is the proof of a just God

The aesthetically best choice is the most just, but what do you call just?
The philosophies of reason that made our nation did so by abstracting what it is truth from the rubbish. Truth is easily buried, yet is distinguished by it's luster as separate as the diamond from the dung hill.
Where did we get the ten commandments?  
Laws written by the finger of God on tables of stone which were destroyed by Moses.

Pantheisticon John Toland

Pantheisticon: or, the Form Of Celebrating the Socratic-Society. 
Divided into Three Parts. 
Which Contain, 
I. The Morals and Axioms of the Pantheists; or the Brotherhood. 
II. Their Deity and Philosophy. 
III. Their Liberty, and a Law, neither deceiving, nor to be deceived. 
To which is prefix'd a Discourse upon the Antient and Modern Societies of the Learned, as also upon the Infinite and Eternal Universe. And subjoined, a short dissertation upon a Two-fold Philosophy of the Pantheists, that is to be followed; together with an Idea of the best and most accomplished Man. 

Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius writes the book as a conversation between himself and Lady Philosophy. She consoles Boethius by discussing the transitory nature of fame and wealth ("no man can ever truly be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune"), and the ultimate superiority of things of the mind, which she calls the "one true good". She contends that happiness comes from within, and that one's virtue is all that one truly has, because it is not imperilled by the vicissitudes of fortune.

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