Thursday, December 5, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
In a book called What is Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari present philosophy as the activity of making concepts. Philosophical concepts are distinguished from concepts in art or science. A philosophical concept involves a process of teaching and learning. Concepts in the western tradition are played out by friends, or characters associated with concepts, for example Descartes and cogito, or Leibniz and monads.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Lohbado read a passage over breakfast from MIlle Plateaux by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and reflected on it during morning walk. It's a poetic/philosophical text with images of the mind and thinking. The book begins with a famous section about rhizome image of knowledge, an open network of infinite exploration in contrast to the older tree model in which everything refers back to a central dominating reference point, a tree trunk, with branches of knowledge. The discussion of mind reflect a dynamic play of forces, for example, structure and form, material and expression.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Urge to dominate could lead to delusional states in which one sets oneself up as an authority on reality, to the point of feeling one knows just about everything. Sometimes one has an attitude of "I think therefore it's true." The antidote to the urge to dominate is to acknowledge one's limitations. One could aspire to learn and to question one's assumptions and strong emotions.