Cosmopolitanism / Creativity / Culture / Ethics / History / Ideology / Incompleteness / Philosophy / Religion / Tribute

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…

History / Ideology / Philosophy / Racism

“Volksgeist” – A Current in German Philosophy of the 19th and 20th Century

In German philosophy of the 19th and early 20th century, there seems to be a current of thinking that assigns a special ontological status to peoples and culutres. These are treated as having something like a soul or “Geist” of their own, a quasi-mental object that exists more or less independently of the individual people, … Continue reading

Civilization / Economy / History / Ideology / Philosophy / Tsish

Hereditary privileges in today’s global society

Originally posted on The Asifoscope:
(Rebloged from the “Blog of Tsish”. Tsish is an extraterestial friend of mine from outer space.) As an extraterestrian researcher, I have hardly found a planet so fascinating as yours. Your planet’s problems, can be summarized in the one line that you have very highly developed asifomatics combined with very rudimentary…