who am i? same as Odysseus (homo viator) told the cyclops, "Nobody" ...
... worshipper - servant - only of that sublimely monstrous, self-devouring, deaf dumb & blind god "Nature".
(i.e. an epicurean-spinozist ... "pandeist?")
anyway: 'happy childhood'. no wives or kids. far-flung, (mostly) life-long, good friends. avid hiker, non-player gamer, voracious reader, music junkie, sapiosexual swinger, compulsive flâneur & recreational dialectician: absurdist, freethinker &
... left libertarian (re: STAKEholder political-economy (e.g. political demarchy + economic democracy + time-credit mutualism + cosmopolitan agonism)).
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|Favourite philosophers||Epicurus & Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Hypatia°, Ibn Rushd . . . Montaigne, B. Spinoza, Baron d'Holbach, T. Paine . . . F. Douglass, F. Nietzsche, P. Kropotkin, W.E.B. DuBois, P. W. Zapffe, J. Dewey, M. Buber, G. Bataille, H. Arendt°, A. Camus, F. Fanon, E.M. Cioran, I. Murdoch°, P. Foot°, C Rosset, P. Feyerabend, A. Murray, S. Haack°, P. Bourdieu, G. Steiner, D. Deutsch, V. Stenger, T. Metzinger, R.S. Bakker, M. Nussbaum°, D. Schweickart, C. Rovelli, Q. Meillassoux, R. Brassier, E. Thacker ...|
"I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion."
~Benedictus de Spinoza
"Science is not perfect. It's often misused. It's only a tool. But it's the best tool we have."
"We invented the blues; Europeans invented psychoanalysis. You invent what you need."
"That which is hateful to you, do not do to anyone."
~Hillel the Elder
Solitaire et solidaire.
"In your ruins I find shelter."
~Samuel Beckett (from letter to Emil Cioran)
Memento mori, memento vivere.
There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe ... but not for us. ~Franz Kafka
Alea iacta est.
"The friends I do have are simply those who quit drinking. If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it's drinking." ~Cormac McCarthy