One's personality is both a composition and reflection, but if I have to choose one of them, I will choose reflection as the "self" is more important to me than "me". One's composition may change, walking across the cultural landscapes and climbing the social ladder but one's self is tied to one's reflections. The fun part is that reflections are not bound to "Time-Space" barriers ( it is not time-space) and respective mental constructs, which have grown so thick over ages, that they had reduced the image of humans to Sisyphus, rolling different sizes of boulders on hills of different heights.… As the name of this Blog indicates, knols are my perspectives on topics of interests, sweet/bitter experiences or just doodling :)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hybrid Philosophy

It is long that I haven't updated my blog. I had a lot to say but I think, I was remained a bit undecided about what I have to say are either news or something new. The easy way to rationalize my undecidedness was to convince myself that I have a "writer's block". I am not easy with passing news but rather have the tendency to express myself or present/describe my observations and I categorize expressing myself as "Armchair Philosophy" and my observations as "Hybrid Philosophy". Don't take me wrong. I am not claiming to be a philosopher by academic definition but I consider, "the process of thinking as doing philosophy and the products of organized thinking as Philosophy". In short, I have an open-ended definition/understanding of philosophy.

You may have heard of "Experimental Philosophy" and it is an effort of contemporary philosophers to save philosophy of becoming a passive/supportive discipline and help it becomes an independent discipline by giving it a new direction with designing experiments to test philosophical questions, particularly in areas of human behavior and understanding. But what if I have observations that raise certain questions and provide me some logical clues about possible answers but I don't have the means and time to do experiments and  test their validity? To solve my this problem, I just categorize them in a separate folder and name it "hybrid philosophy". Not all might like the idea but at least in helps me to not discard my observation and save them for possible future usage.

OK, let me share two of my observations

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