Tagged: Immanuel Kant

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Camera Obscura of Modernity pt.2

In the second part of our podcast on ailments of modern philosophy and its denouncement of supposedly illusory problems, i.e. of human propensity to think about the good, beautiful. God and other uncool subjects that should be denounced as mere affliction of mind, we turn to more mundane examples from every day life to demonstrate the superiority of dogmas over critical thinking as it is understood today. 

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Camera Obscura of Modernity pt. 1

In this podcast we put forward the notion of illusory problems and meaningless questions in philosophy. From the modern standpoint, which we exemplify by Kant's and Wittgenstein's positions, the entire history of metaphysics, theology and generally those modes of understanding that are poised to reaching transcendence in any conceivable way is merely a misunderstanding: either a natural illusion of the pure mind (Kant) or merely a case of pathological misuse of language (Wittgenstein).

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Transcendentals

In this podcast we investigate the Medieval notion of "transcendentals", an underlying and all pervading principle of Sacra Doctrina and philosophy of Middle Ages that was nevertheless rarely in the focus of contemporary scholarship. The doctrine of transcendentals is one of those teachings that are so common and obvious that one has trouble noticing it, similarly as we have trouble noticing air that we're breathing. 

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Being and Truth: How World Can be Contained in the Single Sentence

Learning philosophy does not come about solely or even primarily from reading volumes of books; sometimes it comes about from resolving not so apparent layers of meaning contained in the single sentence. In this traditional "metaphysics (even) for housewives"  podcast  we'll demonstrate just how this comes about by taking into consideration poignant formulation of truth handed to us from 13th Century: The Truth is undividedness (or "indivision") od Being and what is.

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Transcendent Men: Hegel and Posthumanism (pt.1)

As Hegel’s name for some reason pops up every now and then in “alternative” information nodes, there is a need to provide a substantial explanation of who Hegel was and what his dialectics was all about. While popular moniker “Hegelian dialectics” as social engineering is meaningless, there is a sinister side to Hegel’s project of absolute science, which brings him surprisingly close to “transcendent men” of our days: posthumanists.