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MEMOIRS OF A STRESS DAMAGED THINKER I am addicted to adrenaline highs and the despair of adrenaline lows. Stress-damaged thinking and the reactions which stem from it have damaged my body. My spine is disintegrating. My rotator cup flares up regularly. I have a hiated hernia and a prostrate that tends to enlarge. The allergies …
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ABSTRACT In this Philosophy of Science paper, mathematics & science rescue God from religion and place It in Its proper sphere; the logic in things that animate our brain to seek the true and real. ——————————————————————— I. RESCUING GOD FROM RELIGION The thing we call God has been held hostage all too long by religion. …
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SPINOZA: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE GOD GAME By Dick DeShaw Dedicated to Mario Bunge ‘God’ is the most contentious word in our language. This word has caused wars and built hospitals. It has reflected a Janus face of love and hate. A 17th century scholar, Baruch de Spinoza, told us why the word, ‘God’ …
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How to Play Life – Reason Inside Prison

HOW TO PLAY LIFE: UNDERSTANDING (The Chapter I could not write while my body and spirit were in prison) Metaphor:  “A) Rhetorical figure transposing a term from its original concept to another and similar one. B) In its origin, all language was metaphoric; so was poetry. “ Lionelli Venturi 1 PART ONE: THE ABSTRACT LIE …
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3 CONCEPTUAL FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN: A CRITIQUE OF DANIEL KAHNEMAN’S ‘THINKING, FAST & SLOW.’                                     Being critical of Daniel Kahneman, “widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist,’ (according to Ted.Com), is like being critical of a favorite uncle.  When I was in the incipient stage of adolescence, such an uncle took …
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IN BRIEF  Things jump out of the symmetry of energy as holograms and true ideas are immanent not transcendent.  Philosophy is the definition of things and science is the demonstration of things. The two disciplines are complementary.  Since he made mathematics the measure of all things [not man or god], the first philosopher of modern …
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1)    The Language Shuffle In preparation for this topic, I read Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Reading Wittgenstein is the intellectual equivalent of having your mouth washed out with soap for using naughty words. However, reading Wittgenstein is the necessary propaedeutic for discussing a philosopher’s theory of knowledge.  As he said, “philosophy is a battle against …
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The Dawkins’ Delusion

May 24th, 2008 | Posted by Dick in Comment | Papers | Philosophy - (3 Comments)

Richard Dawkins is not aware of it, but his latest book, The God Delusion, has driven the last nail into the coffin of Humanism. (1) By taking on the mantle of Nietzsche’s madman (God is dead), and making it respectful, Dawkins has destroyed forever the link between religion and science that Humanists forged. After Dawkins’critique, …
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