The Beginning was the End, chapter 1

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Derrida’s Interior

by The Everliving Fire, 2021

“Where am I now, in the present?” Is there not some context missing in this question? To answer it, one would ideally need to know a bit about the outside circumstances of whatever or whoever is asking the question in order to communicate anything significant. Let me hastily throw some context your way, dear reader.

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The Basic Problems of Phenomenology, introduction

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Beyond Good and Evil, chapter 9

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Beyond Good and Evil, chapter 8

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Beyond Good and Evil, chapter 7

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Beyond Good and Evil, chapter 6

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Non-Theist Ethics

By Jigme

It is a common belief among theists that God is a requirement for a complete ethical system. Specifically among Abrahamists, God is seen as a requirement for goodness and therefore required for an ethical framework. Despite the wide range of moral systems employed by Abrahamic theists, all require God to dictate what is good and what is evil; be it via Divine Command or through following the virtues of the prophets or Jesus Christ (encapsulated in the famous slogan “What Would Jesus Do?”). For thousands of years there has been a significant tradition of Non-Theistic ethics especially outside the scope of Western religion however not all of them are equal in their effectiveness or their proper distancing from the existence of God. It is therefore that through its personally rigorous demands and its effective application that Virtue Ethics provides the best blueprint for an objective Non-Theist ethical framework.

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Understanding

by Sentient Roomba

In order for someone to internalize a concept they must understand it conatively. Merely understanding on a cognitive level can only take you so far, the affective must also be incorporated and fused. One may be taught the formulas in a math class, for example, and may understand that it works, but perhaps not have internalized the meaning for themselves. The journey of those who created the formula to make sense of some phenomena, the trial and error of the process by someone who had internalized all the steps up to that point and was searching the edge of the map for something to answer the given question and solve the problem. Walking through the journey of discovery yourself can enable a level of understanding and ownership that we often lack when learning new information outright. If we come upon something without context or understanding, it may still be regarded as a truth, but it wold hold the same significance. For example, I grew up hearing the misquoted movie line “Luke, I am your father” as a piece of the pop culture lexicon well before seeing the film itself. This means knowing the fact that Darth Vader was Luke’s father, but not understanding the significance it meant nothing to me. Skipping to the punch line of all of human knowledge in this way, as is the only way possible to build a foundation of learning, makes it more difficult for us to reach the conative domain. To do so, we must take and walk through things one at a time, generally this happens organically throughout our experiences when we suddenly have a moment of gnosis and realize something we had always heard to be true is actually TRUE and we finally understand and internalize it. This also requires us to interpret this information through our own reality tunnel and in our own preferred language. Many people will reach the same truth, with different words and different contexts due to their biases.

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Beyond Good and Evil, chapter 5

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2021-09-05, 09:50 UTC

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