- Dec 21, 2022
Plato. He was an artist as much as a philosopher.
I studied philosophy 1y, and Immanuel Kant was my favorite too. I struggled a lot to understand his thoughts of space and time, but when I finally did, I got amazed.Kant, just all in in what he believed
I don’t know if we can trivialize the whole philosophy like that but hey, for the fun of it, if death and living are same, then choosing death is not different from living. Besides, in living you have to struggle and in death there is no struggle. And Taoism teaches us to live our lives like a river which means to flow like a river and not to struggle against anything in life. If we can’t live like a river then where does that leave us?Taoism is not my major, so I could be wrong. But I think the general interpretation would be that, since Taoism sees the distinction between death/living is a illusion and sees death/living as the same, so killing yourself is not what they would recommend for you.
I see that you are familiar with French philosophy and I feel compelled to know more about your thoughts.Levinas, Hegel and Blanchot are the only ones i can say with a straight face i like. the rest are either to be learned from after a lot of parsing (e.g. Nietzsche, Heidegger, Schelling), to be expanded upon by aid of external influences (e.g. Deleuze, Derrida, Husserl) or thrown into the garbage entirely (e.g. modern stoicism, or all of the 'analytic' school)
thank you for asking!I see that you are familiar with French philosophy and I feel compelled to know more about your thoughts.
Now that you mention Hegel, What are your views about the works of Kojeve and Hyppolite?
And about what inside the garbage can.
What is this "modern stoicism"? And which are authors behind that kind of school of thought?
And about the "analytic" school, Have you read Brandom?