Culture / Philosophy

Traditions

  The world we inhabit cannot be described completely. It is a proteon. And each of us has a small, partially private section of it, a part that we call our life. Interacting with the world, each of us can only, in our lifetime, build up a limited amount of knowledge about it. Some of … Continue reading

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Living with Gaps And Cracks

Originally posted on The Asifoscope:
The basic and, in my opinion, defining property of the human mind is creativity: the ability to break out of any scheme, any fixed pattern or law of thinking. This results in our world to be “open”, in contrast to the closed, defined worlds of animals. We are able to…

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Layers of Cognition

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
We might think of the world and ourselves as a layered system, like an onion. These layers have no fixed borders, they are just a way to orient ourselves in the matter, like a map, but looking at the matter this way might be useful. We may think of the…

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Reading Stories

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
“Oma-Ebersdorf ließt vor und Svend lauscht…” (Grandma Ebersdorf is reading to him and Svend is listening…) How much is in these three little dots… Rolf Keller’s mother was living in Ebersdorf, near Chemnitz (nowadays a part of the city). His other grandmother was living in Hamburg, so there was “Oma…