'Should' implies Ethics, and "ought" to rotate AROUND the passions.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
- David Hume (1711-1776)
Canopy Conversations and the Wood Birds of Germanic Epic
'Should' implies Ethics, and "ought" to rotate AROUND the passions.
Inspired by David Hume (1711-1776)'s quote, "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them". The titled responsion is...
I am tired of hearing universal pleas of reason over passion, or the other way around. This particuar hierarchy is a simplistic rationalization of justification of one's intellectual legacy. Enough of these canopy conversations, from what tradition do you pull your ethical claims?
According to Slaves of the passion, by David Hume; one of his most famous books, and arguably one of the most important of all his writings, Slaves of the passion is about an early 17th century philosopher who became one of the major figures of Western intellectual history. A leading figure in the Enlightenment, the philosophical and educational movement that developed early science and modern philosophy, the Enlightenment was also a time when many thinkers were faced with serious challenges in the form of new ideas.
Like many Enlightenment thinkers, David Hume developed controversial theories, which were then either accepted or rejected by later thinkers. Among these, was the view that all knowledge, no matter how deeply we try to understand it, is dependent on the human mind. For example, there is no science of gravity, because it is impossible to measure. This led to the development of various theories about gravity, such as the theory of relativity, or the idea of space and time. In his book Slaves of the passion, David Hume criticizes those who accept natural phenomena only as being in our power, while rejecting the possibility of an ultimate purpose for the universe. He argues that there must be something behind the universe that is beyond our power to comprehend.
From the above it would seem that Slaves of the passion by David Hume may be more than a book written by a leading Enlightenment philosopher. If, like many Enlightenment thinkers, Hume is concerned with the limits of knowledge, it is also possible that his arguments about the nature of the universe have become too abstract. For instance, he writes that 'all human affairs are directed round nothing but their own passions'. But perhaps, if we think more about the world around us, we might discover that our actions and decisions depend upon our own inner need for love, acceptance, and friendship, and not something outside of us.
Inspired by Denis Diderot (1713-1784)'s quote, "There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it". The titled responsion is...
Asserting that morality entails group effort, Diderot agrees with both Rousseau and Hobbes. We are noble savages with esprit de corps. Is this an inconvenient truth or the pathway to prosperity??
Denis Diderot was born in France, the son of an artisan and a pastry woman. Diderot was one of four children, two of them with his wife Anne Marie, who was the daughter of a Jewish merchant. The Diderots were one of the first families in France to be Jewish, but they were not the first to be called the Diderots. In fact, the Diderot family was actually known as the Deshires, which is French for Desires or Desire. Thereafter, Diderot was named after his maternal grandmother.
In France, where the Diderots lived during the 17th century, there was little tolerance for the Enlightenment and much hostility towards it. This is because many people in France thought that science and religion had destroyed society. So, for the Diderots, science, especially mathematics, was dangerous and corrupting. The Diderots were also among the first people to argue against the Catholic Church's authority. They were also critical of the Catholic Church's social structure and the institution of marriage.
Denis Diderot began writing in French as soon as he arrived at the University of Paris. He then moved to England, where his talents for writing and philosophy caught the attention of philosophers and essayists such as Voltaire. The friendship between Diderot and Voltaire was one of the key periods of the intellectual history of the world. Eventually, Diderot wrote for some of the most eminent writers in the world, including Ben Jonson, Henry Condell, Benjamin Franklin, and Madame de Montesquieu. Throughout his lifetime, Denis Diderot was a key figure in the development of the field of philosophy. His works are still being read today and are considered classic literature.
365 degrees; 24/7
Inspired by Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)'s quote, "Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated". The titled responsion is...
Higher level conversations are Aristotelian in nature. Arrested development is the only upside to the alternative, in times of crisis the tyranny of the majority is a figure head for the power of oligarchies. This malignant combination is destructive in times of crisis, we know better.
Carl Friedrich Gauss, the world-renowned physicist is well known for his contributions in the area of physics and mathematics. He was also the pioneer of the calculus and the theory of relativity. Gauss is famous for his discoveries on the laws of electrostatics, as well as on the idea of electrons and their orbital properties. He was also a prolific inventor and scientist. His first major breakthrough was the invention of a mechanical mouse with a spring mechanism and a magnetic force wheel to measure its weight.
There are many myths about Carl Friedrich Gauss, which might not be fully understood. Some people might think that he was an inventor of the electric motor, but that is not true. A lot of things have been said about him that are just plain lies and half truths. Some stories say that he was an occult scholar and that he was one of the greatest witches of all times. These stories have never been proven either.
So who is Carl Friedrich Gauss? Who was the man whose name we call Albert Einstein? The answer is complicated. He was born in Germany in 1812 and lived for the most part of his life in Switzerland. Some people would say that he was an alchemist, and he did make some contributions to the fields of chemistry and physics. But, his main contribution was his Theory of Relativity.
Maximum Freedom is Anarchy
Inspired by Charles Péguy (1873-1914)'s quote, "Tyranny is always better organized than freedom". The titled responsion is...
Tyranny is anything but an entirely perceptible condition. There are numerous types of tyranny and numerous degrees of control that exist in any one society at some random time. Truth be told, the most abhorrent types of tyranny are frequently the most unpretentious; the sorts of tyranny where the mistreated are cheated into imagining that since they have "decisions", that essentially makes them "free". Tyranny at its very center isn't generally the expulsion of decision, however the sifting of decision – the deletion of alternatives leaving just decisions generally useful to the framework and its regulators.
The decision might be among opportunity and security, singular assessment and cultural coherency, individual guideline or aggregate extravagance, calamitous war or debacle increased by carelessness, psychological warfare or reconnaissance, monetary control or money related Armageddon. We are given these supposed decisions ordinary and they are going to turn out to be significantly all the more a bane in our standard lives. In any case, these are regularly designed choices that don't speak to the real world. We are persuaded that just a single way or the other can be taken; that there is no noteworthy way, just the lesser of two wrongs. I am finished with bogus decisions and the lesser of two disasters. I want to make my own alternatives.
Past technique lies inspiration; and tyranny starts where good motives end. Each tyrannical activity by government and collectivists today, from the NDAA, to the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, to mass electronic observation, to drones in our skies, to overt sensitivity and social equity warrior rants; all are given legitimization through "honorable aims". Most despots are not elevated level tyrants, degenerate corporate CEOs, or politically fixated wannabe-diving beings with desires of domain. Indeed, dictators can be discovered surrounding you consistently, in companions, family and a large number of individuals you've never met or known about in your life. While the elites at the head of the pyramid are the originators of most oppressive movements, it is the little disapproved of smaller than normal despots floating around you like blood-gutted mosquitoes in the shopping center, at the bar, at home, and at the workplace that make the plans of statists a potential reality.
They don't generally take an interest straightforwardly in the development of the enclosure. They simply have a propensity for sitting idle while it is being worked around us. Some of them love the confine and consider it to be a sort of confirmation of their own wound standards.
Tyranny is generally the constrained inconvenience of opposite standards into the sacrosanct space of the person. In other words, individuals make tyranny when they institute or backing the attack of their convictions and wants onto the individuals who just wish to be disregarded. Tyranny is just insignificantly about physical control and undeniably more about mental control. Physical dangers are just keys to the entryway of the psyche. Furthermore, inside this dwells the extraordinary stunt. An excessive number of the oblivious accept that tyranny requires jackboots, armbands and death camps so as to be genuine. Actually, tyranny starts with a solitary voice self-hushed by dread of aggregate objection or potentially social and lawful retaliation.
Genuine tyranny is conceived in the foul crawling hive of oblivious compliance, where the lethargic and awkward discover shelter inside the defensive egg sack of scholarly incompetence. Statists utilize the lie of dynamic lion's share and the power of government to interrupt the private beliefs of those with restricting perspectives. At long last, it isn't sufficient for them to blackmail your quiet – inevitably, they will request your change to their confidence, to their system. Essentially, your privileges end where their sentiments start.
Your musings and thoughts are dependent upon endorsement. They are not your own in a collectivist framework. THIS is the thing that genuine tyranny is.
Genuine subjugation is preposterous except if the slave is made to acknowledge or even love his bondage. The states of structure and limitation and consent and "permit" are regularly imbued into the brains of partaking serfs until they can't understand the world without such subjective things. Acting external the set up box isn't thought of. The standards are essentially the principles, despite the fact that a great many people have overlooked why or how. The more artless defenders of social union at times guarantee that the division between the individual and the aggregate is "bogus". This is absolute babble. In the event that an aggregate isn't VOLUNTARY, at that point it is by its very nature counter to the wellbeing and privileges of the person, which is the reason I generally attempt to make the qualification among network and community. Cooperation is completely ruinous to the individual since collectivist frameworks can't get by without eliminating singular idea and activity. The business as usual of an aggregate is to delete freedom with the goal that the hive can work. Any individual who expresses that independence and community are "corresponding" is either a liar, or a nitwit of the furthest extent.
Fantastical develops of social association are utilized to legitimize themselves as plainly obvious. Statists love the contention of society for the good of society. We are naturally introduced to this framework in any case, they state. We profit by the framework and subsequently we owe the framework, they guarantee. The framework is mother and father. The framework gives all since we as a whole accommodate the framework. Without the framework, we aren't anything.
The sharp snare of cooperation is that it makes interest of people an endurance basic for the gathering. An individual is unquestionably not permitted to neutralize the progression of the gathering, regardless of whether the gathering is ethically inexcusable in their objectives. Notwithstanding, authoritarian cooperation from communism to extremism to socialism doesn't take into consideration individuals to decline to take an interest. You are not permitted to leave the aggregate in such a case that you do, you may hurt the general presentation of the system. A rigging in a machine can't be permitted to just up and leave that machine, or everything self-destructs. Perceive how that functions… ?
Individuals fall into oppressive practices through what Carl Jung alluded to as the "individual shadow"; the uglier desires of our oblivious that putrefy into ethically relative ways of thinking. One unavoidable truth that you can generally depend on is this: All individuals need things. The sorts of things and the degree of the need decide their eagerness to foul up. I'm not simply discussing cash and riches. A few people need liberated or unreasonable security, a few people need acclaim, a few people need reverence, a few people need acquiescence, a few people need to dodge all obligation, a few people need ceaseless adolescence, a few people are improper wonder dogs, and a few people need their perspective engraved on each other individual until everything is uniform, cleaned up, homogenized, safe.
Individuals' needs can be saddled, controlled and coordinated to upsetting finishes, and the elites realize very well how to do this. The individuals who are more diligently to rule are the individuals who have discipline over their needs and in this way power over their feelings of dread of not accomplishing those needs. These are the people that baffle the foundation.
In my life I have met numerous individuals who can't put aside their quick wants regardless of whether their conduct is converting into possible hopelessness for themselves and every other person. Individuals who can't adjust the quest for riches with a sound degree of noble cause. Individuals who can't partake in an undertaking without attempting to co-pick or control that try. Individuals who minimize the gifts of others when they could be sustaining those abilities. Individuals who jeer or hastily reprimand the substantial achievements of others as opposed to applauding them. Individuals who consider others to be rivalry instead of partners in a more noteworthy undertaking. Individuals who manufacture restrictions so as to disgrace others into compliance instead of depending on objective contentions. It is shortcomings like these that cause littler types of tyranny, and such microcosms of dictatorship regularly come full circle in more extensive oppression. It is through the individual shadow that we succumb to the aggregate shadow, where demons live.
Tyranny is a domain where the most exceedingly awful in us is taken care of caffeine and cocaine and permitted to go crazy while professing to be a model of principled proficiency. It is where terrible individuals are well on the way to succeed.
To be perfectly honest, I'm somewhat worn out on the individuals who believe themselves to be social promoters so unmistakably worried about what we people are thinking or believing or doing. We don't owe them any clarifications and we absolutely never consented to be an aspect of their strange covens of the scholarly world and the standard. I have no tolerance for individuals who have the daringness to figure they can shape most of us into submitting to their meddlesome belief system. Is your objective to constrain me to receive your collectivist way of thinking since you are excessively one-sided or too sociopathic to even consider composing a contention that persuades me to join willfully? We reserve each privilege to be disregarded, and they reserve no option to their forceful statism, so we reserve each option to safeguard ourselves.
I am worn out on severe social develops that sabotage our more noteworthy potential. I am burnt out on suspicions. Presumptions and untruths fuel each angle our present reality, and this will just end in absolute cataclysm. I am worn out on capacity to bear severe practices; capacity to bear debasement and culpability drives just to business as usual. I am burnt out on bargain. I am worn out on being informed that a segregating mentality is an awful thing, and that absolute acknowledgment is some way or another "edified." I am burnt out on individuals thinking merriments are a superior technique for fighting idiocy than a decent slap upside the head. At the end of the day, it's an ideal opportunity to slap a few people upside the head; be they companions, family, neighbors, whoever. The times of discretion are finished. Our reality is evolving. Furthermore, starting here on, there will be individuals who do unmistakable and the people who stand in the way of people who do tangible and voluntary good
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