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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Orbie » Fri May 09, 2014 9:26 pm

Incorporation is akin to inclusion into, versus a synthetic development. Inclusion implies enclosing an entity into a system, without changing it. In that way incorporation can retain it's identity, whereas synthesis is a new, changed form the dynamic combination of an element and its appearently contradictory system. Incorporation is begotten from the idea of a stable coexistenz of elements each retaining their identity, synthesis changes elements in the process. This feature enables a philosophical bypass into the very ontology of the process Hegel talks about. It is on basis of projection, that Heglelian results can be predicted, but not so with so called "free" enterprise, where game theory is best suited.

That is not to say that one type of analysis is preferable to the other, and in that, incorporation is weaker in terms of conclusiveness. However, It's strength does manifest, in the wait and see attitude of corrections of variables related to the approximations. It can incorporate elements of Heglelianism into it's dynamic, without changing either elements. My conclusion is that depending on the success or failure of globalism, one or the other analytic will prevail.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sat May 10, 2014 2:23 am

obe wrote:Incorporation is akin to inclusion into, versus a synthetic development. Inclusion implies enclosing an entity into a system, without changing it. In that way incorporation can retain it's identity, whereas synthesis is a new, changed form the dynamic combination of an element and its appearently contradictory system. Incorporation is begotten from the idea of a stable coexistenz of elements each retaining their identity, synthesis changes elements in the process. This feature enables a philosophical bypass into the very ontology of the process Hegel talks about. It is on basis of projection, that Heglelian results can be predicted, but not so with so called "free" enterprise, where game theory is best suited.

That is not to say that one type of analysis is preferable to the other, and in that, incorporation is weaker in terms of conclusiveness. However, It's strength does manifest, in the wait and see attitude of corrections of variables related to the approximations. It can incorporate elements of Heglelianism into it's dynamic, without changing either elements. My conclusion is that depending on the success or failure of globalism, one or the other analytic will prevail.

That’s interesting.

And which one will prevail?
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sat May 10, 2014 3:27 am

Arminius wrote:
Moreno wrote:I would call it corporatism because I think this leaves open more possibilities for antithesis. Given that corporatism is also self destructive and resisted locally in a diverse set of ways, it may not need a total system as an antithesis.

Maybe, but isn't corporatism at least partly incorporated in their synthesis (cp. Hegel) too?
Communism and capitalism? I dont really think so. I think it is a kind of synthesis of capitalism and feudalism. Though I am not really Hegelian, so I don't assume these kinds of steps.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Orbie » Sat May 10, 2014 5:43 am

Arminius wrote:
obe wrote:Incorporation is akin to inclusion into, versus a synthetic development. Inclusion implies enclosing an entity into a system, without changing it. In that way incorporation can retain it's identity, whereas synthesis is a new, changed form the dynamic combination of an element and its appearently contradictory system. Incorporation is begotten from the idea of a stable coexistenz of elements each retaining their identity, synthesis changes elements in the process. This feature enables a philosophical bypass into the very ontology of the process Hegel talks about. It is on basis of projection, that Heglelian results can be predicted, but not so with so called "free" enterprise, where game theory is best suited.

That is not to say that one type of analysis is preferable to the other, and in that, incorporation is weaker in terms of conclusiveness. However, It's strength does manifest, in the wait and see attitude of corrections of variables related to the approximations. It can incorporate elements of Heglelianism into it's dynamic, without changing either elements. My conclusion is that depending on the success or failure of globalism, one or the other analytic will prevail.

That’s interesting.

And which one will prevail?




Going along with the idea that it is more likely that technology will replace human labor to a large part, incorporation of antithetical systems will be superseded by technocratic methods. This will arise, because the failure of a synthetic Capitalistic(democratic)-socialist(communist) model to prevent a new social democracy to emerge, as a viable system. These methods will become incorporated within a system of apologia, wherein it will necessarily to veil the actual patent lack of resolution. Corporate fascism, probably of the machines, is likely, if "they" don't watch out.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sat May 10, 2014 7:17 am

Moreno wrote:Communism and capitalism? I dont really think so. I think it is a kind of synthesis of capitalism and feudalism. Though I am not really Hegelian, so I don't assume these kinds of steps.

The feudalism doesn't fit in the modern synthesis (cp. Hegel), but it could fit in a post-modern, the future synthesis (cp. Hegel), if there will be no "eternal thesis" as the so called "universal culture / civilisation" of the "Last Men" and the end of history. => #

obe wrote:Going along with the idea that it is more likely that technology will replace human labor to a large part, incorporation of antithetical systems will be superseded by technocratic methods. This will arise, because the failure of a synthetic Capitalistic(democratic)-socialist(communist) model to prevent a new social democracy to emerge, as a viable system. These methods will become incorporated within a system of apologia, wherein it will necessarily to veil the actual patent lack of resolution. Corporate fascism, probably of the machines, is likely, if "they" don't watch out.

There is a difference between the meaning of "corporation" in English and the meaning of "Korporation" in German. In the English language one can use the words "corporation" and "company" nearly synonymously. So, what do you exactly mean, when you speak about "corporation"? Do you mean the fascistic "corporation"?
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Orbie » Sat May 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Arminus, similarity can be found between medieval-capital and company-corporation, in that both capital and corporate are fairly newly arrived entities. Whether there is overlap in meaning between old and new derivations, do not take away the significance of the meaningful dynamic based on their function. German philosophy is geared toward meaning of words, and no wonder the Vienna circles of the positivists originated in Austria, a German speaking country. Nietzsche started his career with meaning theory.

The dynamic approach, of looking at systemic aspects of corporations, do not designate a specific entity,but look at incorporation as an ontological tool. Elements incorporated into a system, are not necessarily synthesized. The corporate way of thinking suggests, even in the political sphere, about, for instance, the incorporation of new states into the United States. In this sense, the individual states still regain their relative autonomy, at least in the formal, geopolitical sense. In Germany, the different states as Bavaria, Schwabia, and others, are not constituted in this manner. They are more federalized, slanting more toward the central authority geopolitically speaking. The homogeneity of their populations affords more unification. Fascism arises out of gross political misunderstanding of the dynamics and the identity of the elements in any culture. It happens when apparent unity is glosses over a thesis-antithesis disjunction. The result is a political dualism. In case social democracy, the word hides the disjunction caused by the ambiguity resulting from confusing democracy with capitalism, and socialism with communism. The dynamic is hidden, but the politics of it carries on in an incorporation of these ideas. The isms remain the same, the public is lead to believe they are living in a socially democratic state.
The modern corporate world is the literal unabashed dynamic, unhidden, since it is seen as an economic and not a political entity. However, the hidden political agenda of such entities reflects a difference, which has become reified as institutions are concerned in a recurring pattern of meaning.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sat May 10, 2014 7:54 pm

obe wrote:Arminus, similarity can be found between medieval-capital and company-corporation, in that both capital and corporate are fairly newly arrived entities. Whether there is overlap in meaning between old and new derivations, do not take away the significance of the meaningful dynamic based on their function. German philosophy is geared toward meaning of words, and no wonder the Vienna circles of the positivists originated in Austria, a German speaking country.

That's correct.

obe wrote:The dynamic approach, of looking at systemic aspects of corporations, do not designate a specific entity,but look at incorporation as an ontological tool. Elements incorporated into a system, are not necessarily synthesized.

That's correct too.

obe wrote:The modern corporate world is the literal unabashed dynamic, unhidden, since it is seen as an economic and not a political entity.

But nevertheless: it is also a political entity, and it is a grown and furthermore growing political entity.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sat May 10, 2014 10:51 pm

Arminius wrote:
Moreno wrote:Communism and capitalism? I dont really think so. I think it is a kind of synthesis of capitalism and feudalism. Though I am not really Hegelian, so I don't assume these kinds of steps.

The feudalism doesn't fit in the modern synthesis (cp. Hegel), but it could fit in a post-modern, the future synthesis (cp. Hegel), if there will be no "eternal thesis" as the so called "universal culture / civilisation" of the "Last Men" and the end of history. => #
Well, we are in the postmodern era, though it has many other eras within it vying for attention. I know a lot of people who relate to both Corporations and representatives in government as if they were lords. Even those who detest feudalism find that it is often the only way to get justice or survive. And this is Feudalism without the commons. Imagine that. It is going to be feudalism where every damn thing is owned by the local Baron.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sun May 11, 2014 1:27 am

Moreno wrote:Well, we are in the postmodern era ....

The post-modern era is merely a late-modern era. The postmodern era will come later, maybe even in this centrury or later. Why am I saying this? I think that the postmodern era will be very much similar to the era after the end of history, perhaps it's a prestage or even the same stage, and this era (postmodern and/or era after the end of history) will, if it really will come, be an "eternal era" of the "Last Men".

Moreno wrote:I know a lot of people who relate to both Corporations and representatives in government as if they were lords. Even those who detest feudalism find that it is often the only way to get justice or survive. And this is Feudalism without the commons. Imagine that. It is going to be feudalism where every damn thing is owned by the local Baron.

That would also fit into that era. The late-modern era leads to the postmodern era, and in the late-modern era you can already notice the increasing of e.g. gang systems (cp. late-modern) which lead to feudal systems (postmodern).
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sun May 11, 2014 1:34 am

Arminius wrote:The post-modern era is merely a late-modern era. The postmodern era will come later, maybe even in this centrury or later. Why I am sying this? I think that the postmodern era will be very much similar to the era after the end of history, perhaps it's a prestage or even the same stage, and this era (postmodern and/or era after the end of history) will, if it really will come, be an "eternal era" of the "Last Men".
Postmodernism has no Engine, not sure what would happen if everyone was a postmodernist, not that this will happen. I mean, modernists are in a minority. A hysterically powerful minority. Postmodernism is where the educated and consumers go to not accomplish anything in what seems to them like a profound way.

Sociopathism is the guiding pattern of those with power these Days.


Moreno wrote:I know a lot of people who relate to both Corporations and representatives in government as if they were lords. Even those who detest feudalism find that it is often the only way to get justice or survive. And this is Feudalism without the commons. Imagine that. It is going to be feudalism where every damn thing is owned by the local Baron.

That would also fit into that era.[/quote]It's already that era, but most people haven't noticed.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sun May 11, 2014 2:15 am

Moreno wrote:It's already that era, but most people haven't noticed.

I don't think that it is already that era, but we can already notice (and unfortunately many people don't or can't do it) many of the "messengers" of that postmodern era. Why am I saying that? The postmodern era will not be that what artists, art historians, performers, some philosophers and others have been saying for so long. It will be a little bit different, compared with the current era (late-modern era). The postmodern era will be more "entropic" than the current late-modern era.

Do you know which "messengers" I mean?
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sun May 11, 2014 2:20 am

Arminius wrote:
Moreno wrote:It's already that era, but most people haven't noticed.

I don't think that it is already that era, but we can already notice (and unfortunately many people don't or can't do it) many of the "messengers" of that postmodern era. Why am I saying that? The postmodern era will not be that what artists, art historians, performers, some philosophers and others have been saying for so long. It will be a little bit different, compared with the current era (late-modern era). The postmodern era will be more "entropic" than the current late-modern era.

Do you know which "messengers" I mean?
I don't know what you mean by it.

I see the pure consumers around me a tacit postmodernists. They sure couldn't articulate it, but there they go mixing high and low Culture, rarely thinking about morals unless someone Cuts them off in traffic.

The neo cons are postmodernist, though they use rhetoric from religion, modernism, whatever, to push for their goals.

Science technology industry - postmodern and rapidly terraforming and humanoforming.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sun May 11, 2014 2:46 am

Moreno wrote:I don't know what you mean by it.

I see the pure consumers around me a tacit postmodernists. They sure couldn't articulate it, but there they go mixing high and low Culture, rarely thinking about morals unless someone Cuts them off in traffic.

The neo cons are postmodernist, though they use rhetoric from religion, modernism, whatever, to push for their goals.

Science technology industry - postmodern and rapidly terraforming and humanoforming.

In this text, you posted, you have already mentioned some of those "messengers" because you mentioned: "low culture", "rarely thinking about morals", "terraforming", "humanforming". In almost the same manner you could have said: "subculture", "gangs", "global destruction", "human destruction". In the future "crime" will be no crime anymore because it will be normality.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sun May 11, 2014 4:36 am

Arminius wrote:
Moreno wrote:I don't know what you mean by it.

I see the pure consumers around me a tacit postmodernists. They sure couldn't articulate it, but there they go mixing high and low Culture, rarely thinking about morals unless someone Cuts them off in traffic.

The neo cons are postmodernist, though they use rhetoric from religion, modernism, whatever, to push for their goals.

Science technology industry - postmodern and rapidly terraforming and humanoforming.

In this text, you posted, you have already mentioned some of those "messengers" because you mentioned: "low culture", "rarely thinking about morals", "terraforming", "humanforming". In almost the same manner you could have said: "subculture", "gangs", "global destruction", "human destruction". In the future "crime" will be no crime anymore because it will be normality.
I guess I think that's been the case for a while. What point in US history did not have what should be called crimed considered noble or righteous?

Consistant disorder, to where it is impossible to plan your day...that would be something new.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sun May 11, 2014 9:41 pm

Moreno wrote:What point in US history did not have what should be called crimed considered noble or righteous?

What do you mean eaxctly?
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Sun May 11, 2014 9:42 pm

"Good" will be "evil", and "evil" will be "good". "Truth" will be "lie", and "lie" will be "truth". "War" will be "peace", and "peace" will be "war" .... And so on.

Partly it has alraedy been realised, and it will be completely realised. That's not new, and it appears again and again.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Sun May 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Arminius wrote:
Moreno wrote:What point in US history did not have what should be called crimed considered noble or righteous?

What do you mean eaxctly?
Crimes have alwasy been normal in US history. Manifest Destiny was a series of crimes. Relations with Latin America. Indentured servants, slaves. The robber barons. How WW1 was sold to americans by 'americans' and how it was sold. Whatever. Crimes have Always been tucked in plain sight in norms.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Sauwelios » Mon May 12, 2014 12:11 am

Arminius wrote:My questions:

1.) Is the „end of history“ merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher, so that this idea will never be realised?
2.) Is the „end of history“ not merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher, so that this idea has or will have been realised?
      2.1) Has the „end of history“ been realised since the last third of the 18th century, when the „Enlightenment“ („Aufklärung“) ended?
      2.2) Has the „end of history“ been realised since 1989/'90, when the „Cold War“ ended?
      2.3) Will the „end of history“ have been realised in the end of the 21st, in the 22nd, or in the 23nd century?

What do you think?


3. The "end of history is _not_ merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher; the idea _may_ be realised.

As Leo Strauss wrote;

    "Regardless of whether or not Nietzsche knew of Marx' writings, he questioned the communist vision more radically than anyone else. He identified the man of the communist world society as the last man, as man in his utmost degradation: without 'specialization,' without the harshness of limitation, human nobility and greatness are impossible. In accordance with this he denied that the future of the human race is predetermined. The alternative to the last man is the over-man, a type of man surpassing and overcoming all previous human types in greatness and nobility; the over-men of the future will be ruled invisibly by the philosophers of the future." (Strauss, "Philosophy as Rigorous Science and Political Philosophy", paragraph 7.)

Strauss suggests here that the over-man is the man who is ruled invisibly by the philosopher. But if being ruled invisibly by the philosopher is what makes man an over-man, then the invisibly ruling philosopher may also be called the over-man: he is then the quintessence of the over-man or the quintessential over-man. It is in this sense that I used the term in my "Note on the First Chapter of Leo Strauss's Final Work", http://ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopic.php?p=2427749#p2427749

    "The philosopher, as distinguished from the scholar or scientist, is the complementary man in whom not only man but the rest of existence is justified (cf. aph. 207); he is the peak which does not permit and still less demand to be overcome. This characterization applies, however, strictly speaking only to the philosophers of the future compared with whom men of the rank of Kant and Hegel are only philosophic laborers, for the philosopher in the precise sense creates values. Nietzsche raised the question whether there ever were such philosophers (aph. 211 end). He seems to have answered that question in the affirmative by what he had said near the beginning of the sixth chapter on Heraclitus, Plato and Empedocles. Or does it remain true that we must overcome also the Greeks (The Gay Science aph. 125, 340)? The philosopher as philosopher belongs to the future and was therefore at all times in contradiction to his Today; the philosophers were always the bad conscience of their time." (Strauss, "Note on the Plan of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil", paragraph 30. Cf. Lampert, Leo Strauss and Nietzsche, pp. 91-92.)
"Someone may object that the successful revolt against the universal and homogeneous state could have no other effect than that the identical historical process which has led from the primitive horde to the final state will be repeated. But would such a repetition of the process--a new lease of life for man's humanity--not be preferable to the indefinite continuation of the inhuman end? Do we not enjoy every spring although we know the cycle of the seasons, although we know that winter will come again?" (Leo Strauss, "Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero".)
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Moreno » Mon May 12, 2014 12:42 am

Sauwelios wrote:3. The "end of history is _not_ merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher; the idea _may_ be realised.

As Leo Strauss wrote;
It seems like your evidence in favor of the realisation is that N and/or one of his interpreters Thinks it is possible.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Mon May 12, 2014 12:53 am

Sauwelios wrote:3. The "end of history is _not_ merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher; the idea _may_ be realised.

Interesting, you add a third point, but I didn't say that the "end of history" is merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher, but this idealistic philosopher - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - was the founder of this idea. And the idea may be realised.

Sauwelios wrote:"Nietzsche knew of Marx' writings, he questioned the communist vision more radically than anyone else. He identified the man of the communist world society as the last man, as man in his utmost degradation: without 'specialization,' without the harshness of limitation, human nobility and greatness are impossible. In accordance with this he denied that the future of the human race is predetermined.

I agree.

Sauwelios wrote:"The alternative to the last man is the over-man, a type of man surpassing and overcoming all previous human types in greatness and nobility; the over-men of the future will be ruled invisibly by the philosophers of the future." (Strauss, "Philosophy as Rigorous Science and Political Philosophy", paragraph 7.).

Strauss suggests here that the over-man is the man who is ruled invisibly by the philosopher. But if being ruled invisibly by the philosopher is what makes man an over-man, then the invisibly ruling philosopher may also be called the over-man: he is then the quintessence of the over-man or the quintessential over-man. It is in this sense that I used the term in my "Note on the First Chapter of Leo Strauss's Final Work", http://ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopic.php?p=2427749#p2427749

    "The philosopher, as distinguished from the scholar or scientist, is the complementary man in whom not only man but the rest of existence is justified (cf. aph. 207); he is the peak which does not permit and still less demand to be overcome. This characterization applies, however, strictly speaking only to the philosophers of the future compared with whom men of the rank of Kant and Hegel are only philosophic laborers, for the philosopher in the precise sense creates values. Nietzsche raised the question whether there ever were such philosophers (aph. 211 end). He seems to have answered that question in the affirmative by what he had said near the beginning of the sixth chapter on Heraclitus, Plato and Empedocles. Or does it remain true that we must overcome also the Greeks (The Gay Science aph. 125, 340)? The philosopher as philosopher belongs to the future and was therefore at all times in contradiction to his Today; the philosophers were always the bad conscience of their time." (Strauss, "Note on the Plan of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil", paragraph 30. Cf. Lampert, Leo Strauss and Nietzsche, pp. 91-92.)

The "Last Men" represent the people after the end of history, and the "Overman" represents the philosopher who is able, and only able, to prevent the end of history.

But does that prevention really "work"? And, if so, who will be such an "Overman" in the face of the development which seems more to prevent him than he to prevent the end of history?
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Orbie » Mon May 12, 2014 2:14 am

Arminius wrote:
Sauwelios wrote:3. The "end of history is _not_ merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher; the idea _may_ be realised.

Interesting, you add a third point, but I didn't say that the "end of history" is merely an idea of an idealistic philosopher, but this idealistic philosopher - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - was the founder of this idea. And the idea may be realised.

Sauwelios wrote:"Nietzsche knew of Marx' writings, he questioned the communist vision more radically than anyone else. He identified the man of the communist world society as the last man, as man in his utmost degradation: without 'specialization,' without the harshness of limitation, human nobility and greatness are impossible. In accordance with this he denied that the future of the human race is predetermined.

I agree.

Sauwelios wrote:"The alternative to the last man is the over-man, a type of man surpassing and overcoming all previous human types in greatness and nobility; the over-men of the future will be ruled invisibly by the philosophers of the future." (Strauss, "Philosophy as Rigorous Science and Political Philosophy", paragraph 7.).

Strauss suggests here that the over-man is the man who is ruled invisibly by the philosopher. But if being ruled invisibly by the philosopher is what makes man an over-man, then the invisibly ruling philosopher may also be called the over-man: he is then the quintessence of the over-man or the quintessential over-man. It is in this sense that I used the term in my "Note on the First Chapter of Leo Strauss's Final Work", http://ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopic.php?p=2427749#p2427749

    "The philosopher, as distinguished from the scholar or scientist, is the complementary man in whom not only man but the rest of existence is justified (cf. aph. 207); he is the peak which does not permit and still less demand to be overcome. This characterization applies, however, strictly speaking only to the philosophers of the future compared with whom men of the rank of Kant and Hegel are only philosophic laborers, for the philosopher in the precise sense creates values. Nietzsche raised the question whether there ever were such philosophers (aph. 211 end). He seems to have answered that question in the affirmative by what he had said near the beginning of the sixth chapter on Heraclitus, Plato and Empedocles. Or does it remain true that we must overcome also the Greeks (The Gay Science aph. 125, 340)? The philosopher as philosopher belongs to the future and was therefore at all times in contradiction to his Today; the philosophers were always the bad conscience of their time." (Strauss, "Note on the Plan of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil", paragraph 30. Cf. Lampert, Leo Strauss and Nietzsche, pp. 91-92.)

The "Last Men" represent the people after the end of history, and the "Overman" represents the philosopher who is able, and only able, to prevent the end of history.

But does that prevention really "work"? And, if so, who will be such an "Overman" in the face of the development which seems more to prevent him than he to prevent the end of history?




There can not possibly be an after the end of history because, after the end there is no after. When history ends, the after will me unrecorded, meaning unrecorded consciously. That is the only interpretation which can be pegged unto this concept. There may be recorded anecdotes, memos, but no consciousness of connected movements in general historical contexts. The overman if he existed today, would have to have absolute power to prevent this drift, and he could, and if computer system will develop to override the catastrophe of an entropic consciousness, then the computer system would need to be programmed with equivalent ethical absoluteness, with no possible override. That begs the question of whether such a machine could sustain itself without being tempted by fear.

The theme is dated, i saw a French film of the late new wave era, "Alphaville" starring Godard's wife Anna Karina, in a very convincing scenario, where all safe fail systems break down.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Mon May 12, 2014 2:34 am

obe wrote:There can not possibly be an after the end of history because, after the end there is no after.

After the end can not be an after - that's right -, but I said: "after the end of history", and after the end of history there can be an after, namely an after without history. We are talking about history, especially about the end of history, and, if there will be an end of history, about the time after the end of history.

So, an "after the end of history" means an "after without history", thus: a time without history.

The time of history in the evolution of the human beings is very tiny; it is the exception of the rule: human beings without history. And why should there not be a time without history in the future evolution of the human beings? The question is, whether there will be such a time or not.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Orbie » Mon May 12, 2014 2:56 am

But Arminus, history is recorded time. So if history ends, recorded time ends. So how can we really know anything after, if there is no recording of it? I sense i know what You mean by 'after'but after what? What singular event can ever signal in the very end? I think time like space stretches at that point, so that Parmenides' turtle will never reach an absolute signification. What event other then total annihilation can signal the absolute end to recording? If it's a relative concept, as You seem to indicate, then how is the relative importance of the signifying moment of the end in time absolutely? Maybe even a survivable WW3 can not claim pre eminence, since there are precedent world wars? As an idea in a world of approximate-able limits, such situation would make absolute sense, however in the relative sense, it may become an impossible uncertain and unqualified scenario.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Mon May 12, 2014 3:16 am

obe wrote:But Arminus, history is recorded time. So if history ends, recorded time Ends.

That's absolutely right, Obe.

obe wrote:So how can we really know anything after, if there is no recording of it?

We don't need that recording in order to know something about the time after the end of history. We know something about the human beings before the human history started. So we can also know something about the human beings after the human history will have ended.

We don't know, whether the human beings in the future will know something about themselves, but we know that - preconditioned the history will end - they will know nothing about history because the history will have ended then; but: we are able to know it now.
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Re: Thinking about the END OF HISTORY.

Postby Arminius » Mon May 12, 2014 3:46 am

Moreno wrote:Crimes have alwasy been normal in US history. Manifest Destiny was a series of crimes. Relations with Latin America. Indentured servants, slaves. The robber barons. How WW1 was sold to americans by 'americans' and how it was sold. Whatever. Crimes have Always been tucked in plain sight in norms.

In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent. Historians have for the most part agreed that there are three basic themes to Manifest Destiny:

    - The special virtues of the US people and their institutions;
    - The mission of the US to redeem and remake the west in the image of agrarian US;
    - An irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty.
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