Category Archives: Philosophy

Paradigm Revision

Thomas Kuhn talks about a “paradigm shift” through first principles that end up subject to later challenge and consequent “revolutionary” abandonment. Either the world is flat or it isn’t. Either the earth orbits around the sun or it doesn’t. However, … Continue reading

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Unthinking

Knew about Hannah Arendt, more by name and in terms of the phrase most associated with her: “the banality of evil”. Have not yet read the book, Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Banality of Evil (1963). Saw the 2012 film, starring … Continue reading

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Elinor

From Paris Requiem by Lisa Appignanesi (2001): You’ve heard all Elinor’s remarks about suicide. She talks of little else. She, with all her advantages. Yesterday, she made me lose my temper. I should tell you that I rarely lose my … Continue reading

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Precedence, Situational Virtue, Dementia

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: A serious question, in my view, is whether forgiveness or repentance precedes the other. If we can never forgive until the harm-doer repents and/or makes amends, then the harm-doer holds our feelings hostage and … Continue reading

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Alienating

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: In human discourse, there is too much potential to alienate all sides. I suppose it is Taoist to assert that the Tao (everything) is one and that it is only people that arbitrarily divide … Continue reading

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Lie III: Only Faith makes true

There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (1847) Email to Neil Remington Abramson, in relation to “Lie” and … Continue reading

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Legitimation Cache

After total war Comes total living Legitimation and hypocrisy. The concern being to be able to assess the business, professional or personal hypocrite. While it may appear to be self-evident, there is a theory of legitimation, developed in organizational behaviour, … Continue reading

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