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by Eric Schiedler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How do we embrace ruin?
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: How do we embrace ruin?

How does one consciously tread this path? I had my first realization of self-awareness when I was three years old. I was standing in shorts and sneakers and fanning a small charcoal brazier, when the thought came into my mind, “Wow, there is a me! And I am here.” Now, clearly, I had no thought befo...
by Eric Schiedler
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Genius of Strauss' Music
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: The Genius of Strauss' Music

I have never listened to Strauss until today. After reading your post, I decided to listen to some on youtube. Do you have any suggestions concerning which compositions of his I should listen to? "Also Sprach Zarathustra, OP. 30" is Strauss' tone poem inspired by Nietzsche's book with a similar tit...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Genius of Strauss' Music
Replies: 4
Views: 196

The Genius of Strauss' Music

Canadian piano prodigy Glenn Gould said of composer Richard Strauss' work: "It presents and substantiates an argument which transcends all the dogmatisms of art - all questions of style and taste and idiom - all the frivolous effete proccupations of the chronologist. It presents to us an example of ...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 182
Views: 36387

Re: Global Warming

I think the Age of Schism/s is due in large part to the increasing disparity between the actual "outside" and the now-venerable ideas and perceptions of both the "outside" and the "inside". People are simply doubling down on what has hitherto seemed to work, or failing that pretending that at least...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Hoarding books, how do I stop?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Hoarding books, how do I stop?

Do you hoard anything else? Or just books? If it is everything, then probably only a doctor/specialist can be qualified to help. If it is only books, it reminds me of the story of a medical doctor in charge of treating heroin addicts in Vancouver, B.C. He wrote that the addicts couldn't stop themsel...
by Eric Schiedler
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 28
Views: 1016

Re: Why study philosophy?

Matt, Yeah, I'm familiar with the parable of the sower, but maybe throwing seeds all over the place where most of them are wasted isn't such a great idea. Maybe burying the seeds with care is the best way to go. In particular, what you do not do and do not say has to point to Truth as much as what y...
by Eric Schiedler
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 28
Views: 1016

Re: Why study philosophy?

Matt, It's not possible to tell someone something until they are ready to hear it. And, going further, it's of little merit to get better at holding people's attention (maybe by cold-reading their interests, for example) in order to get them to agree with a philosophical point. Occasionally, I do me...
by Eric Schiedler
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

I think the entire anti-SJW movement is, very crudely, a pro-skeptic movement. It's far from perfect, but many people are promoting skeptical modes of thinking, and are being relatively consistent in their thinking. Jordan Peterson or Gad Saad are good examples. Relative is indeed the critical qual...
by Eric Schiedler
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The Future of Money - Gold Standard - Bitcoin
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: The Future of Money - Gold Standard - Bitcoin

Not for the sake of being rich, but for the means it provides as far as financial freedom goes. It depends what you mean by financial freedom, which in my observation, as commonly defined, is usually an illusion of financial freedom. Yes it would most definitely seem that way if the price of gold i...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The Future of Money - Gold Standard - Bitcoin
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: The Future of Money - Gold Standard - Bitcoin

What do you guys think? Is there no way China could pull this off? Is bitcoin the future of money? A giant scam? Why worry yourself about international currency issues? Is wisdom too boring for you? Do you want to get rich? Has a scrumptous siren tempted you to provide for her with gold? If there i...
by Eric Schiedler
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

I'm in the non-conspiracy camp on this for the following reasons: a) searches with common terms give rather poor results anyway. b) google doesn't have algorithims that understand meaning, only statistical combinations, so there are bound to be coincidences. c) people are biased to find coincidences...
by Eric Schiedler
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Jupiviv: A good example of this are the alt right/race realist chicks like the one Alex is besotted with. As the economy declines, the number of men who can indulge their bloated senses of entitlement also decreases. They are doing the tradcon/race realist makeovers to increase their chances of land...
by Eric Schiedler
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Diebert, For sure some image is being protected but the question remains open if that's the actual Google branding. "Brand goodwill" is a catch-all phrase for the premium placed on a stock for which there is no consensus explanation. No accounting practice thoroughly explains goodwill. This phrase a...
by Eric Schiedler
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

What all of these explanations overlook about Damore's firing is the real reason he was fired. Modern business theory states that branding is the irreplaceable component in generating premium stock value. This theory may or may not be valid, but it is the theory in widespread practice, and dictates ...
by Eric Schiedler
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The Trump Derangement Syndrome: rational or irrational?
Replies: 37
Views: 2851

Re: The Trump Derangement Syndrome: rational or irrational?

Diebert, we can only be in a post-truth era if we were ever before in a truth era, which I would dispute. So the quote is ironic, but not because a deep truth is known and denied, rather that it is that every era is effectively one of non-truth and finds scapegoats for the illusory change from truth...
by Eric Schiedler
Sun May 21, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Trumpism
Replies: 192
Views: 10550

Re: Trumpism

Among people who attribute worldly success to talent (and in that respect use the colloquial sense of the word "genius"), they are egotistically dazzled by scale. The demands of business require the conscious manipulation of patterns of emotional behavior in others. Think of advertising for legal dr...
by Eric Schiedler
Sun May 21, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Trumpism
Replies: 192
Views: 10550

Re: Trumpism

It was said earlier (and not by me, for I believe it was jupiviv) (edit: it was Diebert) that a positive effect of Trump's behavior is the recent flurry of "letters between enemies" here on this forum. In my view, this demonstrates two truths. One, the future lives of our actions have far-reaching, ...
by Eric Schiedler
Mon May 01, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Trumpism
Replies: 192
Views: 10550

Re: Trumpism

You forgot to add that about a third of his shtick is hockey mask, combat vest, Mad-Max apocalypse preperation for the supposed impending collapse due to hyper consumerism caused by Feminists that are cashing government checks. He does talk about civilisational collapse due to gynocentrism, but I d...
by Eric Schiedler
Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Trumpism
Replies: 192
Views: 10550

Re: Trumpism

For example, in the realm of anti-feminism we have the MGTOW (men going their own way) movement, which rejects feminism and conservatism in favour of celibacy, VR cum silicone hobbit torso -based masturbatory systems or non-romantic sex. They even have their own version of Geraldo now: Single mothe...
by Eric Schiedler
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6604

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Perhaps, but I think that this theory of consciousness is off. It seems that's what everyone that doesn't understand Jaynes' theory says about it. If you paraphrased the theory to understand it and said you had evidence against it and perhaps even an alternate theory of the development of conscious...
by Eric Schiedler
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6604

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Glostik91, I never quite understood Jaynes' idea of bicameralism considering there are people alive, walking around, seemingly just as conscious as you and I who only have half a brain. There is a surgery called hemispherectomy where they go in and literally remove the entire left or right half of t...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6604

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Glostik91 (and others who are interested), As far as I am aware, Julian Jaynes never wrote about wisdom and genius. If he did so, please point out the relevant passages. Julian Jaynes worked on a theory to explain the empirical evidence of the development of cognitive functions in humans. His defini...
by Eric Schiedler
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

Santiago / Alex / etc. etc., In my view, Occidental man must become conscious of his own metaphysical underpinnings, and this absolutely means to fathom and comprehend the Christian metaphysic as a model of perception and understanding of *the World*. Without it, one cannot understand, with it a Key...
by Eric Schiedler
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

Eric, If I read you right, you suggest that a similar attitude on *our* part (that of Diogenes) is a good and necessary one? There is a luxury offered to a man who has relinquished any ownership interest, at any level, to all things and to everything. But from my angle at least it is just a fun ane...
by Eric Schiedler
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

Eric, I think it is more fair, and accurate, to say that the masculine, highly discriminating, elitist, 'genius-oriented' program of GF would attract people whose minds work similarly to Weininger. I agree with the use of the terms masculine and discriminating, but not elitist or program. Guessing ...