Monday, September 28, 2009

Random Thoughts Whilst Walking

1. We are epiphenomena to quantum events-and Friedrich Nietzsche's
philosophy strives to find ways to live and thrive in that knowledge.
The illusion of truth is revealed ironically through art. The
Dionysian principle sublimating the individual into the raw stuff of
life is hidden by the orderly process of the Apollonian principle that
hides Being(my word, not Nietzsche's) from our direct view.

2. The history of automobile design recapitulates Marshall MacLuhan's
oft qouted "the medium is the message". Early cars were derived from
carts and horsedrawn carriages. Now their design is drawn from over a
century's worth of design history, as well as other influences that
reflected popular tastes, art movements and the capabilities of
available technologies for design and production.

1 comment:

Gazoo said...

…For those who cannot wrap their brains around having any sense of purpose to their lives in the knowledge that we are merely happenstance…there is the church. Who would argue with you that there is a Divine Creator who is responsible for, and has a greater reason for, all this rot.
Not that they can figure out the actual objective here either, however they refuse to throw up their hands in resigned acceptance of a Darwinian series of events.
I say “the church”, as opposed to “religion”, since my own personal view of religion veers sharply from the popular definition.
Which brings me back to an observation that you had previously made in another blog discussing culture vs evolution…and poses a question that kind of ties a few things together:

How much of culture is actually a chosen masking of “being” resulting from mankind’s awareness of the evolution of it’s random existence?

At this point, I’m sitting pensive beside Nietzsche on the stump of the giving tree…:)

I am going to go out now and clean out my car…which I have seriously under-appreciated. :)

 
"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster