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The influence of Immanuel Kant on modern philosophy cannot be underestimated - a thread on #Kant in #Iran
Often in academic departments of philosophy (#analytic but also beyond) #Kant is the key figure if the modern period 2/
He represents a systematic approach to philosophy, to metaphysics, ethics, and much beyond covering theoretical and practical philosophy displacing #Aristotle 3/
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Truly wtf is going on in this book I'm reading. LIVES OF WIVES by Laura Riding Jackson. Can I get an assist from #Modernists

"Let us now move quickly to Athens. Aristotle is back and married to Pythias."
I shall hold a poll. What is going on in this book?
"Pythias wld have liked to hide herself away in the boat in which he was sailing & then surprise him when they were out at sea. But she had much to arrange. For one thing, the seizing of the city's jeweled regalia ... Instead, she sent on board that famous statue of herself."
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As I am growing older, I have started enjoying reading and appreciating certain aspects of the pessimistic philosophy of #Schopenhauer.
One has to read at least these philosophers to develop a broader understanding of society, logic and methods of enquiry->
1. Hume
2. Descartes
3. Hegel
4. Marx
5. Schopenhauer
6. Kant
7. Wittgenstein
8. Berkeley
9. Isaiah Berlin
10. AJ Ayer
11. Anthony Kenny
12. Nietzsche
Of course, the list above is expandable.
I cannot write the names of all philosophers, logicians, and methodologists in one tweet.
Yes, Anthony Quinton, P.F. Strawson, Quinne, David Donaldson and Amartya Sen (Philosophy of Economics) can be added to the suggested reading list.
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A reminder thread of things #Aristotle did NOT say

1. “It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it”

2. “A Whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

This really popular misattribution may be a poor translation of the Metaphysics
3. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” [and many variations thereof]

This one has absolutely no basis. Aristotle says many things about education, this just ain’t one of them.…
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"...exercises have as their goal the transformation of our vision of the world, and the metamorphosis of our being." #Hadot
"...the person who is 'awake' is always perfectly conscious not only what he does, but of what he is." #Hadot
"...liberate oneself not only from worries about the future, but also from the burden of the past, in order to concentrate on the present moment; in order either to enjoy it, or to act within it." #Hadot
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The woman we are watching take her pup places: Yes, I too adore her. But I would like to adore her a little less b/c I would like for many women to take many of our pups places all the time. Thusly, this would not be spectacle. It would just be a Friday.
Why is it a spectacle?
We are conditioned to believe there is only way to be in public with our significant (or insignificant, as the case may be) others.
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Crip friend DMs to say: "Could you #CripTime your thoughts on New Yorker? Slow it down. Explain the objection. In plain style" And I am happy to do that. A thread.
First what are we talking about? @NewYorker, a magazine beloved by nondisabled readers, and ok disabled of us also, published this article "When The World Isn't Designed For Our Bodies: A new book argues that disability is a social phenomenon, not a medical one" in latest issue.
Now when I read articles, I want to know the situation. So to drop #Aristotle and his triangle in regards to what's the situation? Well, 1) someone is speaking to me in this article and 2) the article is the message and 3) I am the receiver.
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My first encounter with the #Persian #Wittgenstein (1889-1951) in Iran was buying a copy of a translation of #PhilosophicalInvestigations at the Tehran book fair in 1999 - a thread on Wittgenstein in Iran 1/
This translation by Ferydoun Fatemi (d. 2008), a well-known translator of philosophical works with Nashr-e markaz seems to be based on the English 2/
Standard accounts of Wittgenstein do not tend to look at his reception beyond the English speaking context - but for that there are two two excellent introductions which partly problematise the 'early' vs 'late' and SEP entry… 3/
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I picked up this book at the Sophia Bookstore (مكتبة صوفية) in #Kuwait a few months ago - an excellent bookshop btw with knowledgable staff especially on #philosophy - short thread on #Foucault and #contemporary_philosophy 1/ Image
The author Zouaoui Beghoura (الزواوي بغوره) is an Algerian Professor of philosophy at Kuwait University where he has taught since 2002 and is a leading specialist on Michel #Foucault (1926-1984) having translated a number of his works 2/ ImageImageImageImage
Most of these works were published by #DaralTalia in #Beirut and this one was also first published there in 2005 3/
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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) and his processual approach to self, matter, creativity, intuition and free will had an influence not just on continental philosophy but also on #existentialism and #personalism in the #Islamicate milieu - a thread on #postcolonial #Bergson 1/ ImageImageImage
I first came across #Bergson notions of creativity, duration and time in the work of Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) in his Reconstruction (my copy as an undergrad) and Bedil in the Light of Bergson… 2/ ImageImageImage
Years later I came across the work of Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Abdennour Bidar (b. 1971) that indicated the abiding #postcolonial interest in #Bergson #Iqbal and #Lahbabi 3/ ImageImageImage
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The #FususalHikma was a popular work in #SafavidIran attributed to #Farabi (d. 950) although it seems to bear the marks of #Avicennian metaphysics and its terms 1/ Image
The authorship was discussed around 70 years ago in two classic articles 2/ Image
#Intisharat_e_Mawla published it in a #Persian translation with three famous sets of glosses that indicate its popularity in #SafavidIran and #QajarIran 3/ Image
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1. I used to work more actively in #moralpsychology. In particular, I thought that #Aristotle’s moral psychology was more sophisticated than a lot of contemporary models. Part of the reason was his view that emotions and beliefs can change one another.
2. I wrote about implications of this idea for #practicalethics here…. I still like this work. At some point, though, this work requires more than reflection on Aristotle, since it is based largely on empirical claims.
3. When I see a paper like this… my initial reaction is something like “Aristotle was so far ahead of his time...l” then I think “I’m glad to see empirical support for this...” and then I think, “in isolation this is just confirmation bias and I need...
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#Faith happens only when the #duality has fallen; it is not a #belief against #doubt.

When belief and doubts both have disappeared, then something happens which is faith, which is #trust.
When desiring disappears there is trust!

#Trust means moving with #life without any #expectations, #desires, demands of your own. Not #asking, not #complaining. Whatsoever happens, #accepting it with deepest #gratitude and #awareness.
Simply seeing the #reality, that the #opposite is implied everywhere, #trust happens.

It is not in any #helplessness that you #accept. It is simply the nature of #life that the opposite is implied.

Looking at the #fact, #truth, deep inside you, gives you trust..
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Over the past few days as we have made many tweets with clear political messages and added some posts of the same character, we have had a more than a few followers complain about political content (1/10)
Many of the complaints were similar to last year's demands that we stay unpolitical or face unfollowing.… (2/10)
We do want to share the love, wisdom, and wonder from the ancient world and bring enlightenment and joy where possible, but studying antiquity and its inheritance is not simply about admiration, adulation, and emulation.
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...responding with institutional rhetoric rather than something more humane in response to trauma... #AGLS18
@cplong How to bring words to such a moment? Knowing about Greek tragedy is helpful. Need to draw on #liberalarts education #AGLS18
To put the arts of liberty into practice as leaders, parents, friends...have to repeat your values and then to live them. @cplong #AGLS18
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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