Tales about beasts, beauties, and philosophers
"Tales about beasts, beauties, and philosophers"
Russel’s / Godel’s math theorems essentially proved that if we are part of this world, then we will never be able to fully comprehend everything about our world, because the world is bigger than us. We could of course learn more and more about our world though. Although if we consider that the world is a part of us, then another problem arises: we could never fully understand ourselves, since we would be discovering more and more worlds forever. In any case, we cannot understand “everything” whether we define it as the “world”, or as the “universal self”, thusly the best thing we can do to get as close as we can get to knowing ourselves would be getting to know as many people as possible. Why am I saying all these? Well, I am looking to meet some new people, and converse with them; whether be it silly talk or philosophical matters. Will you dare join me in my fortress of solitude –hidden in the shadow created by the veil woven by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, and William Blake? It is a dark, gloomy, yet colorful place where music never seizes to play, and I, your host, am waiting with glass of wine in hand ready to tell you wondrous stories about real-life beasts, and beauties; about women dressed in red capes with wolf like sharp teeth and so on.
-The world is fundamentally is up of made up of utterly simple and unanalyzable objects that combined form states of affairs which also bring them to existence. States of affairs can be combined together to form complex facts and can either be the case or not be the case.
-Objects are like links in a chain: they fit together by virtue of their logical form alone, and do not need something extra to hold them together into state of affairs.
-Language mirrors reality by sharing its logical form. A proposition is a logical picture of reality and signs are given meaning through their use in propositions. Essentially most of the problems of philosophy arise when people try to talk about things that can only be shown.
-Philosophy is trying to clarify the dark/incomprehensible logical structure of language and thought. There are three kinds of propositions: tautologies, which are always true, contradictions, which are always false, and propositions with a sense, which can be true or false.
-"Logic must look after itself": we should not need external laws to tell us how proceed with logic since there is nothing external to logic. There is no difference between solipsism and pure realism.
-Mathematics reflect the method in which propositions are constructed. The laws of science can more accurately describe reality.
-Ethics or aesthetics are nonsense, since they limit life and evaluate the world as a whole. The only correct method in philosophy is remaining silent about philosophical questions, and pointing out to anyone who tries talking philosophy that he or she is talking nonsense.
To make things simpler I tried explaining the above by critisizing a shaman's theories:
#1 "Economic drum" affecting our brains. Actually, adults' IQ stop raising because we become accustomed --because of the way life is, having work more and more to get by-- to thinking so much about work,that we eventually stop thinking about it. Our brains move thins, even vital functions from the of our brain to the front and the opposite. In other words using an example: athletes do some things so quickly that seems impossible to us. The reason being their brain got accustomed to doing those things that moved them from the frontal lobe more towards the rear part of our brains, even to the "little brain" --which is associated with breathing / movement / et cetera. Another good example of this happening is Gurus moving things that usually take part at the most rear part of our brains towards the frontal lobe. So they can control breathing instead of because the rear part no more automatically tells them to breath or how to react to pain.If you observe kids they can take a simple piece of paper and spend hours doing so many things with it, because they don't have anything to worry / think about they're using mostly their frontal part and they're not moving almost anything to the rear part (maybe this is the reason smart people are bad at sports,they are not used to moving things back there. So they cannot do those things as quickly as almost doing them automatically).
#2 Doctors indeed seem to be labeling every little thing in our behavior: they prescribe medication as if they were candy just to fix things that are part of ourselves and maybe we should accept and not see them as problems, but as warnings / signs. Even the worst of feelings like anxiety and depression are signs that should make us happy not sad, because it's the first part of fixing something --realizing there is something wrong. Finding the reason and instead of fighting it if we just embrace it we'll have dealt with the problem. An example: you feel anxiety, you realize that fear of socializing is the reason. Instead of going home and hiding, you could just embrace the problem and try doing what you are afraid of. It sounds a lot harder than it is. Like cancer patients say that it looks a lot worse than it feels. Medication shouldn't be a means by itself, but a mere tool. If you have, for example, such fear or socializing, you could try for the first few times a medication, until you learn the ropes of it.
#3 The less stimulus we receive the more we use the front part of our brain to fill in the details, imagery/sound/even words. It's when we try not to think of anything that we think the most, and we think using the frontal lobe, like kids. Even as adults we can increase our IQ. By how much? Depends on our life style, can we behave more like infants?
The only correct method in philosophy is to remain silent about philosophical questions, and to point out to anyone who tries to talk philosophy that he or she is talking nonsense.
" Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Wittgenstein
"What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence" Wittgenstein
"Το Λακωνίζειν εστί φιλοσοφείν" / "The Spartan Way is philosophy" By that they meant that Being Spartan was a way of living and an endorsement of everyday life of austerity. The most important manifestation of the Spartan Way comes within speech!: overthinking, criticizing, being sharp-eyed and penetrating, yet using as less words as possible and not ovestating important matters.
"Sometimes it's better to chew than to talk" Stimorol (chewing gum philosophy :P )
One of those who believed in this is the first fool, SOCRATES (at least they thought he was). You never know what goes into the head of the silent ones.
-I coulld editthis and add mathematical theorems and the axioms from which they're derived, but I should probably stop typing, since almost eveyone's going to get tired by this wall of text and not bother readding the whole things paying enough attention.
-I could split this into parts, but being recently able to recover my account's password --after more than a decade-- I lost touch with this incredible community, and was not informed about the new number of published works restriction. Although I was intending on making a donation anyway, but unfortunatelly for everyone, credit cards are not being accepted anymore. So I'll have to wait till I connect my credit cards to my PayPal account. This saddens me since I have lot of work that I would like to share with this great community.