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Friedrich Nietzsche: The Pathos of Distance – Perfectionism, Transhumanism, and Post-Nihilism

The article is very interesting, it even mentions great books. In this post, the hashtags below give you an idea about the topics discussed. I'll put only the 3 quotes put at the beginning of the article but I won't quote anything from the article, but I will just tell you this: Did you know that Nietzsche's favorite animal was the #eagle as a representation of the "pathos of distance"?

By the abolition of distance, of the ‘pathos’ of distance, everything becomes undecidable.
~ #JeanBaudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil

Destroy the image, and you will break the enemy.
~ #BruceLee

In opposition to this dwarfing and adaptation of man to a specialized utility, a reverse movement is needed— the production of a synthetic, summarizing, justifying man for whose existence this transformation of mankind into a machine is a precondition, as a base on which he can invent his higher form of being.
~ #FredrichNietzsche, Will to Power

#Philosophy #Nietzsche #Racism #PathosOfDistance #Perfectionism #Politics #PoliticalPhilosophy #Democracy #Ethics #MoralPhilosophy #Morality #SlaveMorality #Christianity #Islam #Religion #AbrahamicReligions #Transhumanism #PostNihilism #SelfOvercoming
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I decided it's time to start consolidating some of the content that I've created over the last 8 years, starting by taking some decent pieces from my blog Virtue Ethics Digest, rewriting them, and reposting them (before I shut that blog down in December). Here's one of those pieces. . .

https://medium.com/@Gregory_Sadler/aristotle-on-hate-and-anger-e2969c6f5c3e
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HAPPY WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY!

"Philosophers around the world: rejoice, for the entire world shall pay homage to the great subject this week."

"In 2002, UNESCO first declared the third Thursday in November to be world philosophy day; this year, the United Nations agency organized discussions and lectures to celebrate philosophy from November 14 to 16. In honor of world philosophy today (Nov. 15), here are some of the philosophical musings of great philosophers throughout history on the very subject to which they are devoted:"

#philosophy #worldphilosophyday

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Coming up later tonight at the Brookfield Public Library - session 31 in the Worlds of Speculative Fiction series. This time we're discussing philosophical themes in Jack Vance's Dying Earth stories and novels. If you'd like to participate in a lively discussion, brave the cold and come on out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/346167045940421/
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Here's the next in the sequence on key ideas in Stoic Ethics, found in Cicero's On The Ends book 3, where he puts them in the mouth of Cato

https://www.patreon.com/posts/22586025
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Came across this today, spurred to do a short search by a colleague's tweet. Apparently, Plato's birthday began to be celebrated on this date by neo-Platonist Renaissance scholars, then again in the 19th century, and some do as well in the present.

http://platonic-philosophy.org/platonica.php?pg=Platoneia
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Went in to start the premiere, only to find the time way off - I'm guessing some glitch due to the switch of Daylight Savings Time. I've changed it to 2 PM Central - whatever that is where you are, I hope you can join us then!

https://youtu.be/QPssiw-gUK4
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Some time back, I shot a series of videos answering common questions about Stoicism. The questions don't go away - there's always someone asking then anew - so I'm going to repost them periodically. Here's the first!

https://youtu.be/rGj8MRRGM04 #video #stoicism #philosophy #reading
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Happy Halloween Eve! Before you go out trick or treating tomorrow, it's best you bone up on some moral philosophy. Here's the last Frankenstein themed article from Issue 128: https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Mary_Shelley_Frankenstein_and_Moral_Philosophy

Raymond Boisvert explores prominent ethical facets of Frankenstein.
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