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  • Space is not something objective and real, nor a substance, nor an accident, nor a relation; instead, it is subjective and ideal, and originates from the mind's nature in accord with a stable law as a scheme, as it were, for coordinating everything sensed
  • Space is not something objective and real, nor a substance, nor an accident, nor a relation; instead, it is subjective and ideal, and originates from the mind's nature in accord with a stable law as a scheme, as it were, for coordinating everything sensed externally.
  • Space and time seem distinct from substances because they are causally inert, causally inaccessible—their aspects or properties cannot be altered by interacting with any other substance—and imperceptible.

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  • Sir Isaac Newton's averred an absolute and real space in the sense of Euclidean geometry. According to Newton, space was a self-subsistent reality, a container inside which all objects are placed; it was “God's boundless uniform sensorium.”
  • Leibniz wrote that God does not need a ‘sense organ' to perceive objects. Leibniz argued that space is merely relations between objects and is not a self-subsistent reality. He rejected: “… the fancy of those who take space to be a substance, or at least an absolute being,”
  • Space is not an empirical concept which has been derived from outer experiences.

  • to show that we have synthetic a priori knowledge of the spatial and   temporal forms of outer and inner experience, grounded in our own pure intuitions of   space and time
  • spatiality and   temporality are only forms in which objects appear to us and not properties of objects   as they are in themselves, is the necessary condition for this a priori knowledge of   space and time
  • pure forms of intuition and pure intuitions

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Apr 17, 15

This is glorious: the myth of the golden ratio http://t.co/IirnHS1x90 via @joemuggs

  • we gain awareness of moral good and evil by experiencing the pleasure of approval and the uneasiness of disapproval when we contemplate a character trait or action from an imaginatively sensitive and unbiased point of view.
  • the facts as known must trigger a response by sentiment or “taste.”
  • consequent upon human nature, which is so structured that a particular feature of our consciousness (whether moral sense or conscience) evaluates the rest.

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  • it is not a rational judgment about either conceptual relations or empirical facts.
  • it is not a rational judgment about either conceptual relations or empirical facts.
  • “I am surpriz’d to find, that instead of the usual copulations of propositions, is, and is not, I meet with no proposition that is not connected with an ought or an ought not” (Treatise, 3.1.1.26).

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Apr 07, 15

.@stephenfry explains Aristotle, with some help from @philosophybites: https://t.co/8dNfW19hKz

  • eudaimonia (“happiness,” “flourishing”), and turn to an examination of the nature of aretê (“virtue,” “excellence”) and the character traits that human beings need in order to live life at its best.
  • whether certain of these goods are more desirable than others.
  • a search for the highest good, and he assumes that the highest good, whatever it turns out to be, has three characteristics: it is desirable for itself, it is not desirable for the sake of some other good, and all other goods are desirable for its sake.

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  • Aristotle regarded ethics and politics as two related but separate fields of study, since ethics examines the good of the individual, while politics examines the good of the city-state
  • developing excellence (virtue) of character
  • The highest aims are living well and eudaimonia

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  • the conditions under which moral responsibility may be ascribed to individual agents, the nature of the virtues and vices involved in moral evaluation, and the methods of achieving happiness in human life.
  • since there cannot be an infinite regress of merely extrinsic goods, there must be a highest good at which all human activity ultimately aims.
  • Every activity has a final cause

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Apr 04, 15

"The Meme as Meme" in @NautilusMag http://t.co/YRQRF0fJ9K via @NautilusMag
My old stomping ground of ideas..Blackmore,Dennett,Dawkins et al

  • I believe that a mixture of integrative learning and interdisciplinary studies, appropriately conceived and well grounded in academic disciplines, constitutes the most effective education for a complex world. But how exactly should interdisciplinary studies and integrative learning be conceived?
Mar 30, 15

Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky Demystifies Depression. It’s biological, not mental. http://t.co/nmqUnNPvGm http://t.co/9aMCyljEc1

Mar 30, 15

#Cfp: International #Transdisciplinarity Conference 2015 «#Sustainability and #Health»
8-10 September 2015, Basel
http://t.co/VKo4smi9bt

Mar 30, 15

Advances in #transdisciplinarity: New publication w/ contribution by @jes_iass et al http://t.co/BAqbJIn3eL http://t.co/B37dvQhkfA

  • It sees itself as a training ground for problem-solving for graduate students that "fosters creative confidence and pushes them beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines." Whereas design schools elsewhere emphasize the design of products, Stanford’s uses what the local culture calls "design thinking": "to equip our students with a methodology for producing reliably innovative results in any field."
Mar 29, 15

RT @krother1304: Rawls' veil of ignorance explained in a very easy way. http://t.co/QRhzgH3niI #philosophy #politics #justice

  • hese nations do well by most measures of innovation, such as research and development spending and the number of high-tech companies as a share of all public companies. Yet all three countries fare surprisingly poorly in the OECD test rankings.
  • Too much confidence runs the risk of self-delusion, but the trait is an essential ingredient for entrepreneurship.
  • But technical chops are just one ingredient needed for innovation and economic success. America overcomes its disadvantage — a less-technically-trained workforce — with other advantages such as creativity, critical thinking and an optimistic outlook.

  • discover and understand the design of the human mind
  • a way of thinking about psychology
  • the structure of the human mind

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