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The Garden of Everyday Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=r0cN_bpLrxk#t=162

"...This seems to me mistaken, though it is a view that, in more or less subtle forms, has been the basis of a very great deal of philosophy. It is perhaps the original sin (Berkeley's apple, the tree in the quad) by which the philosopher casts himself out from the garden of the world we live in." - J. L. Austin

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  • Adam

    It's so hard to maintain my tradition of disagreeing with everything when that video confirms so many of my biases.

    June 25, 2014

    • Brian

      We're doing justice to justice by making good upon our intuition of it despite having been just purged of our pretenses of knowing. Now, having knowledge of our ignorance, we can turn to the question anew, this time without the perplexity that comes with shaken pretentions, and instead with a passion for thought that heeds the demand of the question put upon us. As it turns out, the virtues are attributes of our very being. Intuitions, not opinions or convention. Every practical action can be characterized in terms of our stand taken on them. Including this post or your response. This isn't just psychology, however, as the practical finds real problems to solve as the questions lead us to other domains.

      June 26, 2014

    • Brian

      Instead of "making good" ..I should say "doing right" to our intuition of it in this context

      June 26, 2014

  • Brian

    Is there a way of saying "philosophy is a byproduct of misunderstanding language" that doesn't "trivialize philosophy"?

    June 25, 2014

    • Adam

      Maybe our disagreement is around what counts as philosophy. I would say that an argument to the city about our water supply is political, not philosophical. I would also want to say that Mr Spurgeon's (or Van Til may be a better example) brand of Christianity is closer to philosophy, while Mr. Moody is far from philosophy, but both have the effect of making people pray.

      June 26, 2014

    • Imran M.

      Well, I guess my idea of philosophy is less that its domain is a certain set of traditional questions and more that it's what happens when you inquire in any discipline in a way that calls into question the presuppositions that found the discipline. So if I argue for water as a kind of human right, it's political philosophy insofar as it doesn't presuppose a particular form of government and the charters that actually precede my city's ordinances, etc. in that regard I have a harder time seeing it as separate from the human concerns you point out, though if I could I'd probably be more dismissive of it as well.

      June 26, 2014

  • Peter R.

    From what I can understand about Heidegger, what he is talking about, insofar as it's not trivial is most appropriately dealt with by individual psychology, sociology, and art, perhaps religion if if you are so inclined. Who is Heigegger to tell me how I should deal with my life? And what possible basis could he have for doing so? It strikes me as presumptuous nonsense.

    1 · June 26, 2014

    • Imran M.

      It seems like a lot of people read him out of the feeling that he thinks about life with more richness and teases out more nuance than they would do on their own. To synthesize and work the tentative of conclusion of psychology, sociology and aesthetics back to first questions, on the other hand, you'd have to really know what you're doing and be a better philosopher than Heidegger. It seems easier for most people to disparage Heidegger or be skeptics than to undertake such a task, though.

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Imran M.

      *the tentative conclusions

      June 26, 2014

  • Anneliese

    Siblings in town.

    June 26, 2014

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