Show newer

I wonder if training your heart by exercises also helps it cope with stress-induced high bpms.

zermelo boosted

Highly recommended! An excellent introduction to Hegel, by Matt Qvortrup.

"G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction. Matt Qvortrup observes the watcher of the world spirit."
philosophynow.org/issues/140/G

"[Hegel's] fundamental idea that “the history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom” (Lectures on the Philosophy of History, 1837, p.19)"

Schopenhauer, the master of depression, called out Hegel as pure nonsense, and lunatic asylum material. Lol.

Show thread

"The same could not be said for Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), who was a colleague of Hegel’s at the University of Berlin and said that Hegel was, “dishing out pure nonsense, slapping together senseless raving tangles of verbiage such as had only ever been heard in a lunatic asylum” (The World as Will and Representation, p.456)."
philosophynow.org/issues/140/G

I recently learned about "The Origins of Totalitarianism" by Hannah Arendt. She wrote it in 1951, which is interesting considering she was German for the first 31 years of her life and WW2 had ended 6 years earlier.

And, of course, the root problem is complicated but I feel compelled to point it mainly to endless, unsustainable, short-term growth combined with a pinch of "meritocracy".

Show thread

100% exactly. Entrepreneurship seems like the most free path of a western citizen right now.

Show thread

And he gave an amazing answer:
> " In short, academic institutions systemically promote exactly the sort of short-term optimization of which, ironically, the private sector is often accused. Is entrepreneurship a trap? No; right now, it's one of the only ways to avoid being trapped. "

Show thread

Colin was called a genius, and why he's building backup solutions instead of solving millenium problems.

Show thread

"The Cacophony Society is "a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society.""
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacophon

Loved this one about Rachel Aaron improving her writing productivity. It seems it's pretty famous with authors too.
"How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day"
thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2

Respect, Glenn. Proving for yet another time your quality as a prominent member of our global cybernetic village.

Show thread

"I began writing about politics fifteen years ago with the goal of combatting media propaganda and repression, and — regardless of the risks involved — simply cannot accept any situation, no matter how secure or lucrative, that forces me to submit my journalism and right of free expression to its suffocating constraints and dogmatic dictates."

Show thread
Show older
Mastodon

Ontological.city is a community that's fond of debating on philosophy, society, existence, politics, degrowth and other controversial ideas.