Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

Fox girl

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People complain about this picture because of the animal skins she is wearing.

Personally, I find it dramatic and compelling, and the girl looks stunning.

I assume that is a fox (perhaps a silver fox) with a rabbit.

Grumpy Nietzschean Cat speaks

 

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Francine Faure

Francine Faure was married to Albert Camus. Much as I admire Camus as a serious writer and thinker, it is hard to take him seriously as a moralist given his treatment of her.

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Francine Faure.

Francine Faure, a pretty if physically delicate mathematician from a provincial middle-class family in Oran.

“It is reasonable to think that these suicide attempts were related, at least partially, to the humiliation and disorientation that Francine may have felt because of Camus’s open marital infidelity.”

“Red Pill” Marriage

A woman blogger I know, Ame, has collated some discussions she and I had about marriage and the “Red Pill”.

It is a bit unusual and special to have a man and a woman discussing these issues from the perspective of their own marriages and the “Red Pill” concepts which have been spread throughout the “Manosphere” in recent years.

Here is the post at Ame’s blog.

 

Yes, Gnosticism is the problem

As this writer argues, Modern Gnosticism is a problem.

It is a point I have touched on myself at this blog previously.

I have also recently commented on the fact that a mixture of puritanism and feminism seems to have entered the thinking of ordinary Christians; which I diagnose as a form of the ancient Gnostic heresy.

A quote from the first-named blog post:

“We’ve lost the pure mammalian reality of life in flesh suits – we don’t know how to touch other humans in non sexual ways, so we keep animals so we have *something* to touch, and our sex drives go off their rockers.  Women used to groom one another, men used to roughhouse.   Simple touch – a country dance, the rituals of chivalry, a game of tug of war – those things used to remind us (delightfully) of the difference between the sexes.  And humans need touch, from cradle to grave.   But we lost that casual touch, and now we don’t know how to touch at all.  Suddenly you have to give consent for a kiss…”

I think that is an astute set of comments.

Modern Westerners have rather few what I call  “elemental” experiences. That is, genuine, unmediated contacts with human and animal nature, and with the elements. An elemental experience that I have always remembered was being on a commercial fishing boat about to leave port in the evening, with the engine thumping beneath our feet, the glare of the decklights, and the ancient scene being played out of deckhands saying goodbye to the girls on the wharf.

But most of the time these days we are paper-pushers of some kind, and the experiences we have tend to be “canned” for general consumption.

As the above writer implies, sex, typically unconnected to childbirth, has become one of the few elemental experiences left for modern man and woman. The writer also mentions folk dance, as something that used to allow for a certain amount of elemental feeling, of connection with previous generations, of a suitable environment in which to touch other people, especially the opposite sex, with no harm taken.

I think this is part of the charm of this video, which I have posted before. There is an elemental, yet innocent, aspect to this. These days, all of this would be politicised through the lens of gender (or even transgender) politics. But there is a forgetfulness of self about this spectacle, which must have taken the dancers out of themselves and put them in contact with an extensive “folk memory”.

 

This seems appropriate as well as seasonal:

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Here is another nice video I just found:

I predicted this … only more like a real wife

A virtual wife is now commercially available:

http://gatebox.ai/

You can watch a “trailer” at that site.

This version is innocent enough. But it is not hard to imagine something more “adult”.

Sexual desire is natural …

From Facebook here.

“I’ve heard Kant’s philosophy compared to an elaborate mansion wherein every detail is anticipated and addressed. But nobody lives there. Even Kant himself dwells in a modest gatehouse [nearby], because the mansion is uninhabitable.”

The 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that human beings tend to…
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My own comment was as follows:

“Sexual desire is natural and when it is well-ordered it leads to loving passionate marriages and the birth of children.

I find there to be an unhealthy mixture of puritanism and feminism among contemporary Catholics. At base it is Gnostic.”