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August 2019

Structuralism Linguistics Philosophy

Saussure’s Structuralist Linguistics

  I think that what Saussure’s Structuralism amounts to is the discovery that a word is itself and not other words (You don’t say!); also that other words are not only different in  their sounds but have different meanings too (You don’t say!)  And that the meaning of the initial word is based on these differences from other words!  Brilliant! Brilliant!  Brilliant! That’s Structuralism! Also he said that you have…

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Anti-Natalism Philosophy

David Benatar’s ‘Anti-Natalism’ is philosophers’ logicking, not Wisdom on Life.

I have always had a distant image of philosopher David Benatar that he has a lot to contend with in a difficult place at a difficult time.  I came across one of his actual ideas by chance on the Web.  And in what I write below, I base myself entirely on what I find on the Web.    This idea has been called Anti-Natalism by other philosophers (see here and…

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The Philosophy of Academia isn’t wisdom, part 3.

REASON IN ANCIENT GREECE This may be a popular version of the history of Philosophy  but here it is: Reason, I have read,  was synonymous in ancient Greece with Logic, Argument, Thought and Philosophy, and that it hasn’t always been with us.  The Classicists tell us that the pre-Socratic philosophers started it, in the Western world at least, in about 580 BC.  (from here and here, and one or two…

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