L’art (cours de philosophie)

Cours de philosophie sur l'art.
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L’expression de soi à travers l’art est simultanée à l’existence humaine; un regard jeté sur les murs des grottes de l’homme primitif est une preuve que l’humain a un besoin universel de l’art.

Ci-contre, un cours de philosophie de l’art:

La conscience (Cs) garantit-elle l’autonomie du sujet?

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Il est communément admis que la conscience (Cs) est ce qui définit l’homme et ce qui serait une garantie de son autonomie. Cependant, l’on se demande parfois pourquoi on n’est pas libre, pourquoi on a des addictions, pourquoi on n’arrive pas à dépasser certains traumatismes etc. Ces questions ne remettent-elles pas en question la corrélation de la Cs et de l’autonomie du sujet?

Ci-contre, un plan de dissertation dont la question est: La Cs garantit-elle l’autonomie du sujet?

What is the difference between innovation and creativity?

The terms “creativity” and “innovation” are frequently used interchangeably. While there is some overlap between them, they are distinct. It’s critical to comprehend and implement this distinction in your innovation strategy. The act of inventing something new, whether it’s a variant on a theme or something entirely new, is known as creativity. The act of […]

What is the difference between innovation and creativity?

Le temps

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Nous sommes formés de temps et par le temps. L’être humain conscient s’inscit dans l’historicité de par sa conscience qui fait du temps un élément majeur dans la vie de l’homme. C’est la raison pour laquelle l’homme a créé la montre, l’horloge, l’emploi de temps, les fuseaux horaires etc. Cette historicité spécifique à l’humanité a permis la conscience de la finitude ou de la mort. L’homme sait qu’il est un être pour la mort comme disait Heidegger. Il voit ses conséquences sur les transformations de son visage, de son corps, sur les autres et les choses de la nature et du monde. D’où le fantasme humain de remonter le temps ou de le suspendre, d’en effacer ses traces sur le corps et sur les choses, de travailler pour allonger l’espérance de vie et ce jusqu’à l’immortalité. L’arbre de l’immortalité n’était-il pas le deuxième arbre interdit à Adam et Eve?

Maitriser le temps, c’est devenir Dieu!

Alors comment concevoir le temps? Est-il cyclique ou linéaire et téléologique? Est-il malgré notre conception majeure du temps relatif? Le temps est-il objectif ou subjectif?

Vous trouverez ci-contre un cours sur les différents concepts du temps pour essayer de répondre brièvement à ces questions:

Ballistic and grind in kettlebell workouts and in philosophy.

The concept of ballistic can be defined as powerful energy. Think about the kettlebell (KB) swing, slamming a heavy object or sprinting. The ballistic KB exercices are:

  • The swing
  • The swing clean and press
  • The snatch

The ballistic concept in fitness can be transcribed into passion in philosophy. Think about Nietzsche for example: all his writings show a lot of power and passion. It is this fiery unstoppable hyperactive mind that motivate the whole world.

The grind concept in fitness is another concept of power. It is a slow controlled movement, just like the deep thinking constructing mind. The grind movement can be low impact if done without equipment. The KB grind exercises are:

  • The KB squat
  • The Turkish get up

One can say that philosophy is more of a grind type of thinking because it is a deep thinking, therefore slow. Think about Plato whose later work was different from the early one. Think about Kant, the heavy grinder philosopher and one of the greatest. However, ballistic and grind go hand in hand because they achieve an intellectual and a conceptual equilibrium.

Life is pendulum swinging from ballisyic to grind. It isn’t odd to compare philosophy to life; nor it is odd that kettlebellers are so passionate about their workouts because KB workouts mimic physical life.

Don’t study philosophy until you know this!

Philosophy is such a vast major that no one can call themselves masters. It is so intelligent and so deep, it can become easily overwhelming. Faint at heart (yes heart and not mind) must step away.

Here is a breakdown of the emotional and the intellectual difficulties during the first three years of the major or the equivalent of the BA.

  • The first year is, as aforementioned, overwhelming; solely passionate curious students appreciate it
  • The second year can be heavy. Usually, people start to think differently, taking philosophy inward and go through critical thinking of themselves. It can be an identity crisis.
  • The third year (the equivalent of the B.A in some educational programs) is decisive. Some people shift majors after the B.A while others enrol in masters and PhD.

Majoring in philosophy is a great endeavour even for those who decide to shift majors. Because of its deep thinking and its intellectual gymnastic, a major in philosophy makes other majors very easy. However, it needs patience, resilience and curiosity.

Self compassion is not compatible with perfection.

The individualistic competitive world today forced us to be ambitious, sometimes ruthless and over demanding with ourselves. Everyone wants the perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect family, the perfect house, the perfect body… It is a vicious circle of compulsions.

This mindset couldn’t be further than the truth. Perfection is an advertised ideal concept to keep people busy face down; while progress is realistic and compassionate.

Global politics and capitalistic ideology promote perfection because it makes people narrow minded and enslaved. Not a better way to pay taxes and keep away from troubles.

However this illusion is a source of deadly stress, depression, low self esteem and resentment.

Is it strange that everybody is miserable?

Self knowledge and happiness

Traditionally speaking, from ancient Greeks and yogis to religions and philosophy, happiness was thought of as a result of self knowledge or knowing oneself. The idea behind it is that happiness doesn’t resonate with ignorance.

As much as this concept of happiness still on today, as much as it is not complete. For the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, “Ignorance is a blessing”. So, knowledge doesn’t bring happiness; in fact it can bring sadness and despair.

Imagine one would find out about a deep forgotten childhood trauma? Imagine knowing a dark family secret? Imagine knowing the eventual death date? Imagine a clear self knowledge without any good luck in actions?

Happiness is not about self knowledge but about an attitude or a will to be happy; that’s fifty percent of the deal. The other fifty percent are left to luck.

The Machine : A Sign of the Times

Originally posted on A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life: Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin The prophecies of George Orwell have been realized Cameras, gadgets and sensors colonize every part of our bodies The Machine slowly…

The Machine : A Sign of the Times