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Entries from December 2007

Schopenhauer and the metaphysics of will

December 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Question from James: I know you’ve written frequently about Schopenhauer’s general framework of transcendental idealism, but what do you think about the specifics of his metaphysics of the will? What do you think about his attempt to provide an atheistic account of teleology? Good question. I am not sure what you mean by teleology here. […]

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Tags: Philosophy

The Obi Wan Kenobi trick and the incredible vanishing ‘jesus’

December 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Comment on What if Jesus never existed? Nice try, Dawkins David Fairthorne: Harpur is not the only one who thinks that Jesus never lived. “The Jesus Puzzle” by Doherty points out that the New Testament epistles, written before the gospels, refer to Christ as divine, and make no mention of Jesus as a very recent […]

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Tags: religion

Hichens, check out Nighttrain

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Martinis: one is too few, three is too many. But, says Christopher Hitchens, like women’s breasts, two is superbly right… Hitchens, at the last stage of being a drunk you won’t be able to afford martiinis. Check out Nighttrain, the ‘antifreeze’ jug of choice among hobos, freighttrain riders, and the financially indisposed. Here’s a nice […]

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Tags: General

Gurdjieff, Christianity and the far right

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

G.I. Gurdjieff, et al,… sufi hyenas: I would be interested to see where the ‘evidence’ lies for Gurdjieff promoting ‘reactionary democracy-destruction agendas’ !! Where indeed! I can’t easily satisfy your wish. The post in question was a ‘heart-felt warning’, not a legal case, a passing rumor among those who have moved in the shadow world […]

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Tags: 1848+ · New Age · religion