Nietzsche, Friends

“The man of knowledge must not only love his enemies, he must be able to hate his friends.” (See Walter Kaufmann’s translation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, On the Gift-Giving Virtue, section 3, page 78) For a long time, I never quite knew how to interpret this passage. My understanding made use of unclear…

The Feeling of Reality

Earlier this year I read of the experience of the sensual entity gravitational wave. And this experience came forward as the discovery of this entity. While I have been critical over the ‘discovery’ of entities through science in the past, I have now resolved much of my frustration in qualifying physical entities as distinct from…

Disposition, Objectivity

When we were imagining ourselves as scientists in a lab (See lecture The Romantic) and exclaimed, “I simply discovered nature!” We were referring not to the observation itself—not to the sensual entity—but to an object virus. And isn’t it the same with feelings? Don’t I simply “discover” them? And once identified as feeling, don’t I…

Physicalism, Dissonance

I look at an apple and experience it in two ways. In one case I experience the apple as a united sensual experience, and in another case the apple itself dissolves once sight of apple and taste of apple are stripped from it as independent. The object apple feels like something hypothetical. Yet, physical entities…

The Visual Field

At some point I began to think of the entities of the visual field as something pure and then the entities of language seemed to me something merely referential. However, I think on the many visual understandings which I can take up which, after reflection, reveal individual visual ‘sentences’ and visual ‘words’. These visual entities…

Heidegger, Being with

A: After studying John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson’s translation of Being and Time for nearly two years, I am of the opinion, as I was from the first reading, that being with cannot be an existentiale of which there is reciprocation. But in saying so, this does not exclude being with from worthy qualification. If…