I have a basic knowledge of Hegel, and I am still finding some of Marx's writings in the manuscripts to be incomprehensible. What exactly does he mean in passages like this? I found the passages on alienation to be easy to understand, but I've read this passage below 5 times and don't know what Marx is trying to say. Does anyone understand this?
"As we have seen: the appropriation of what is estranged and objective, or the annulling of objectivity in the form of estrangement (which has to advance from indifferent foreignness to real, antagonistic estrangement) means equally or even primarily for Hegel that it is objectivity which is to be annulled, because it is not the determinate character of the object, but rather its objective character that is offensive and constitutes estrangement for self-consciousness. The object is therefore something negative, self-annulling-- a nullity. This nullity of the object has not only a negative but a positive meaning for consciousness, for such a nullity of the object is precisely the self-confirmation of the non-objectivity, of the abstraction of itself."
when I tried LSD trip (very very mild one, not what I expected, it was probably not as potent as I thought) I had some experience only with alcohol and nicotine. That means, I've had LSD sooner than weed. First time I tried weed, I've seen visuals and was extremely vibing with music. I really often experience philosophic states of mind when high on weed.
Do you think it is caused by LSD experience I've had? What are your thoughts?
So I was thinking how we have more knowledge than someone else and also less than someone else. I'm having difficulty assembling the words. So What would I say? I was thinking something along the lines of "we always/constantly know more/(or better?) Than Someone does and also less than someone does"
Some quick context for the topic at hand. Ok so- Shit maybe it was 18 or 19 when the ole youtube rabbit holes shook me in an unconventional way. I NEVER sought any spiritual depth - nor was I academically inclined before then. Before the “deep thinks” i was Christian, a HS drop out, etc. I never asked to switch off autopilot but im unable to find my way back, at least completely. Im only interested in far deeper subjects than my friends- Small talk or surface level exchanges are incredibly underwhelming! So wtf- Why am I a nerd now? My family jokes all the time about it yet im still confused whats really going on here. Meditation works- though sometimes it fuels it 😶
It's causes, how to deal with it, why humans are jealous in general, where its rooted, etc.
Thought experiment for me if you will. Is it possible to reduce some quantitative amount of evil done on this planet? I haven't learned much about Taoism, but it seems to indicate no matter what good we do it will always be matched with some kind of bad. The coronavirus got me thinking one day. So we save animal and human lives by our actions and reduce suffering, will that bad just crop up somewhere else? It's like that cartoon illustration of a man trying to remove a lump on a car, and when he hammers it flat it just pops up somewhere else. Does us doing what we think is good just cause people to do more bad? I've been vegan for about five years and I hope we can truly improve this planet. Regardless of the outcome, I'd rather live in the light than in the darkness. I want to be on the good side of history. If evil is really a thing, then I wish for it to go into the voids of space or something. I don't see the world temperature dropping any, and even though the amount of vegans is increasing, what if the amount of sickness elsewhere is increasing? Thoughts?
I’m considering to write a thesis on philosophical considerations concerning the platform economy. Looking for some recommendations.
In preparation, so far I’ve read up on several aspects of the emerging platform economy like neoliberalism and entrepreneurship (Foucault), the nature of work (Arendt) and precarity (Standing) and I’ve read several popular economy books like the sharing economy (sundararajan).
I’m mostly looking for current philosophers that are working on this subject, but classics are always a welcome addition.
Hope you guys can help me out!
In the spirit of going against the common narrative, of remaining open-minded, and analyzing the optimal mode of being from which to operate within to effectively orient ourselves against the set of all problems, it is important to analyze and seek to optimize the philosophical structure which we adhere to.
We should be wary to conclude upon strict adherence to a single philosophical structure, as its breadth is less than optimal to cover the totality of novel situations, within a fluctuating milieu of interpersonal relations and individual development progression. As our lives and minds develop, as situations and potentialities become open up to us, the more versatile we must become in consequence, or suffer the price that an outdated mode of being carries with it. As we become more competent and capable, both in our abstract belief structure, and practical knowledge, our orientation naturally changes in the way we are embodied in confronting the world we find ourselves in. For the mind to lag behind the constant reorientation, is to fail to meet up with the challenges of the present moment using the tools we have available. In utilizing our rational capacities, and the ability to remain fallible as to conclusive structures which guide us, the better equipped we become to face the present moments unique difficulties. In relinquishing adherence to certainty, we open ourselves up to an authentic being-towards-the-world, one which best represents who we are, who we want to be, and is better suited to adapt to the environment we find ourselves in. We ought to be prudent in discerning the structures we are studying, their affect upon our psychological wellbeing, and their role in modifying behavior. As we collect more data in more domains, we ought to reevaluate what labels we attach to ourselves, and the repercussions that stem from such characterizations. The way in which we self-conceptualize ourselves (Self-Conceptualization Modifying Behavior), and the mode of being which is influenced by our pointed interests and time spent concentrating on a specific school of thought, must be recognized as to its influence in regards to the subjective experience of the present moment, and we ought to progressively move forward towards optimizing the framework from which our mode of being is propagated by, and which courses through every experience of our lives, that is, if we value our experience, which, undeniably, we do. The role of philosophy is to make this inqu... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been trying to find resources to better help me understand and connect with the ideas behind yoga, so I'm not just simplifying it into another kind of workout, but the majority of what I'm finding seems to approach it from a medical/fitness point of view. Would very much appreciate any personal experiences or nudges in the right direction. Thank you.