Call to Return to "Humane" Philosophy
William James was about the only philosopher who didn’t end up a pettifogging nit-picker or overbearing egomaniac with delusions of genius. So says New Humanist's Jonathan Rée.
William James was about the only philosopher who didn’t end up a pettifogging nit-picker or overbearing egomaniac with delusions of genius. So says New Humanist's Jonathan Rée. Wittgenstein said of James that what made him such a good philosopher was "he was a good human being." James died a 100 years ago but Rée calls for a return to his humane example. He was generous, witty, honest, modest, flexible, "and more interested in promoting productive conversations than hogging the last word." A brilliant phrase-maker, James invented terms including "subliminal consciousness", the "divided self" and the "sick soul", of "mental states", and the "stream of consciousness".
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
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It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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