-Thankful that God made brains as resilent as they are even in the face of funky and questionably drug related smells from ppl your sitting next to while doing an important activity.
-A certain 70'd Tezuka story creeped me out enough that I didn't want to read it further >-<.I feel vile for having touched it
-While reading Dracula for a lit class it makes me think how when I was little I used to think that Victorian lit was the epitome of fanciness.To speak,write and think that way was undisputable high quality.-~- Now I'm really disinclined to think it's super appealing.The prejudices,ethnocentricism which neglects or lacks cultural sensitivity,lack of feminism,the one-sideness in the form
of self-glorifying aloof wannabe talk about certain qualities like sheer dominating strength makes me cringe now >~< .
What good take-aways I like from it is the descriptiveness,the way of subjective expression^1 and b/c of both those things the grammar...a little bit '~'.The wouldn't be surprised if that reflects in my writing^2 although there is a lot of stuff from that era that I don't like.20th century American writers like Hemingway were an improvement but even though the ornate antiquated speech gradually went away in early 20th century prose issues like preconceptions and partiality took longer to erode -~- ^4 even though I like some 20th century American lit b/c of how provocative it could get to be and the speech is much closer to what I'm used too.I think that a way to balance this out is if your gonna read stuff from the 1800's and 1900's it might help to blend in non Eurocentric ^3 lit as well.Nigerian,Indian,Japanese,Middle Eastern and Latin American lit from those centuries might help you diffuse into something more comprehensive in scope with stuff to say that is absent or different from what's written in the "by dead white dudes" Western canon.
Stuff like anti-feminism,bias,insensitive partiality,classism and other prejudices will still be there in forms familiar and not familiar but it's a bit more refreshing to get a taste of the lit from an era famous for BUT with sources that are non-Eurocentric.It's sorta like rolling in underlying tones of a wide pciture of history,(post?)development theory and social psychology roll into the lit you read that way.
^1 When it's not always about subjectivity percieving unbiased things -~-
^2 H--- in my speech I sometimes manage
express Spanish language
things with a bit of a literal translation when said in English (it might be present in the grammar) and that sorta adds to the old European-ish style of speech.
^3 While I like French lit from that era as well
^4 What would've made me stick more to being a fan of the Victorian era and it's stories is if there were more gaslamp and steampunk stuff to have been around to see in those days.I admit that those stylistic touches do make the ambience of that era more fun but I'm also guessing it doesn't hold back any strings on the seediness of the era as well.
As much as we know that physiognomy is dismissed nowadays think about the centuries of blind ppl with congenital blindness who relied on such an inaccurate means of gaining knowledge on how ppl were like `_` ..
Some of the team members who made the graphic novel "Logicomix" on Betrand Russel are oddly enough Greeks and a vibe I've been getting from the back notes is how they say that the 3 most important logicians were Aristotle,Liebniz and Boole who changed logic from a philosophical thng to a more mathematical one.Oddly enough (b/c the book was written at least in part by Greeks) I sense n-n "geographical shortsightedness cuz with lines like this
Influence of Indian logic on modern logic
In the late 18th century, British scholars began to take an interest in Indian philosophy and discovered the sophistication of the Indian study of inference, culminating
Jonardon Ganeri has observed that this period saw George Boole.. and suggested that these figures were likely to be aware of these studies in xeno-logic, and further that their acquired awareness of the shortcomings of propositional logic are likely to have stimulated their willingness to look outside the system.
Indian logic attracted the attention of many Western scholars, and has had an influence on.. logicians such as..George Boole, as confirmed by his wife Mary Everest Boole in an "open letter to Dr Bose" titled "Indian Thought and Western Science in the Nineteenth Century" written in 1901:
From here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_in…
Also there was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_…
though it had problems catching on the way logic in Western philsophy did.Now ppl can see that even in "Eastern" epistemology which is so famous for being so big on perception, consciousness,deontology,experience and phenomenology which many would prob.be eager to dismiss as overly subjective even after dethreading the close relgious interwinement there are regional logic systems other than the Greek derived Western stuff.
Hearing my sister loudly play
Eminem and Nate Dogg's "Collapse" upstairs and asking my mom about whether she she can think of angry Hispanic music,from what few seconds I've thought of the topic so far I can't think of many *angry* Hispanic songs as overt as Eminem's "Collapse"
[Refering to a few mintues ago when I finished an entry on another journal]
-Those moments where you pour out some ideas and sentiments and while your finishing writing someone does something in a certain tone that sort of quasi-affirms the not-to-favorable thing you were just talking about.`-` There's a fair chance that didn't really choose to be that way though.
Branches of science have philosophy and their philosophers :
Biology has ppl from the Huxley family,Stephan Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins to name a few.
Physics currently has Michi Kaku,Neil Degrasse Tyson and Stephan Hawking in the way of physics of space stuff.
Oddly enough the "middle science",chemistry which if Wikipedia is to believed (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosop…
) can apparently have one lacks as of now as equally as popular a popular communicator for the field.
Same thing might go for earth sciences like geology if you don't want it conflated with environmentalism to much (though it's as bound to happen eventually won't it `~` ?)