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The Daimonion

Socrates died because he subjected the most sacred and most familiar ideas of his community and his country to the critique of the daimonion, or dialectic thought, as Plato called it.

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Two Sides of Tolerance

On the one hand, tolerance means freedom from the rule of dogmatic authority.

On the other, it furthers on attitude of neutrality toward all spiritual content, which is thus surrended to relativism.

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What are the Consequences of the Formalization of Reason?

Justice, equality, happiness, tolerance, all the concepts that were in preceding centuries supposed to be inherent in or sanctioned by reason, have lost their intellectual roots.

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JOHN DICKINSON

Experience must be our only guide. Reason may mislead us.

JOHN DICKINSON

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Pragmatism

Pragmatism reflects a society that has no time to remember and mediate.

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JOHN DEWEY

To attain perfect clearness in our thoughts of an object, then we need only consider what conceivable effects of a practical kind the object may involve, what sensations we are to expect from it and what reactions we must prepare.

JOHN DEWEY

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All Realities Influence Our Practice

All realities influence our practice, and that influence is their meaning for us.

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Philosophical Thinking

Today there is almost general agreement that society has lost nothing by the decline of philosophical thinking, for a much more powerful instrument of knowledge has taken its place, namely, modern scientific thought.

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Positivism is Philosophical Technocracy

Plato wanted to make philosophers the masters; the technocronts want to make engineers the board of directors of society. Posi

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The Industrialistic Culture

Far from excluding competition, industrialistic culture has always organized research on a competitive basis.

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Positivist and Science

Positivists rely on the successes of science as a justification of their own method.

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Subjectification and Philosophy

The process of subjectification has affected all philosophical categories.

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Popular Darwinism

In popular Darwinism, the good is the well-adapted, and the value of that to which the organism adapts itself is unquestioned or is measured only in terms of further adaptation.

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The Crisis of Reason

The crisis of reason is manifested in the crisis of the individual, as whose agency it has develop.

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Individuality

Individuality is impaired when each man decides to shift for himself.

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The Deification of Industrial Activity

The deification of industrial activity knows no limits.

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Change vs. Move

The individual no longer has a personal history. Though everything changes, nothing moves.

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The Formalization of Reason

The formalization of reason leads to a paradoxical cultural situation.

  • On the one hand, the destructive antagonism of self and nature, an antagonism epitomizing the history of our civilization, reaches its peak in this era.
  • On the other hand, philosophical thinking, whose task it is to essay a reconsiliation, has come to deny or to forget the very existence of the antagonism.

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Freedom

The definition of freedom is the theory of history, and vice versa.

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Reason can Realize its Reasonableness

Reason can realize its reasonableness only through reflecting on the disease of the world as produce and reproduced by man.

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Fascism

Fascism treated language as a power instrument, as a means of storing knowledge for se in production and destruction in both war and peace.

Philosophy helps man to allay his fears by helping language to fulfil it genuine mimetic function, its mission of mirroring the natural tendencies.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

a philosophical critique of logical positivism, scientific absolutism, and the rapid rise in subjective reason over objective reason.

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