Monthly Archives: November 2014

Postscript to Nietzsche

Here are a couple of good examples of what Nietzsche, at times, I think was speaking to.  This writer I think gets it; but this one -probably not.  Neither talks of Nietzsche, but they don’t need to, they serve to make … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Five—Postmodern Prophets—Part Three

Continuing with Nietzsche, we come to his idea of “eternal recurrence.”  *Caputo puts it thus: “Eternal recurrence is the mythic idea that the course of time will be repeated over and over again, and has already been repeated an infinite … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Are you an “anti-theist” type of atheist? Hardly settled science… Again, why a simple appeal to the “facts” or “science” is to entirely miss the point and to ignore one’s own meta-narrative lens (one’s own, not just the “other’s”) and … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

It is “both/and”, not, “either/or” Wisdom from an atheist… The logic and cultural environment created by late modern capitalism linked to a narrative of naturalistic materialism… This is what happens when one confuses the narrative he inhabits with “science” or … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Five—Postmodern Prophets—Part Two

In contrast to Kant who lived, wrote, taught, and died in the same place, with little or no travel abroad, Friedrich Nietzsche was probably the first European philosopher of note to extensively use the modern railway system.  He did his … Continue reading

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