Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Think Factory

Greetings LIFEers! Professor Mark Thorsby joined us again to talk to us about philosophy this week; specifically, where is philosophy? He walked us through different philosophers and how they might answer the question.

Friedrich Nietzsche believe that philosophy protects the truth.
Jorge Luis Borges in his story "Ficciones" imagines philosophy as a library of babel.
Albert Camus believed that suicide is the only philosophical problem.
Plato believed that philosophy was a journey.
Professor Thorsby believes that philosophy is living, and occurs within us all. We can search for the truth, but we will never find it. But we get a little closer each time we make the journey.

As Kyle Broflovski said in the South Park episode "The Tooth Fairy":

"...I've learned something today. You see, the basis of all reasoning is the mind's awareness of itself. What we think, the external objects we perceive, are all like actors that come on and off stage. But our consciousness, the stage itself, is always present to us."

Reminder: Think Factory is the last Wednesday of each month from 4-6PM.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Which building, which room?