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11 februari 2007

                                                                 

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EÚn van de meer uitgebreide projecten op mijn site waar ik enigszins tevreden over ben is mijn Philosophical Dictionary.

En de lezer(es) die ge´nteresseerd is in 'wat ik nu werkelijk denk' kan dat waarschijnlijk het best uitvinden via 'Keyterms' daarin - die ik hier maar eens voor het gemak reproduceer:


This is a list of keyterms in the Philosophical Dictionary. These are terms for important ideas or terms with many links to other parts of the Dictionary.

Let's start with basic philosophy:

Philosophy: This gives the definition of the OED, and provides links to First Assumptions, Natural Logic, Natural Philosophy, Natural Realism, Metaphysics, Minimal metaphysics, and Personalism all of which are pretty fundamental. The last two items are worth reading if you believe yourself to be a commonsensical sort of person. Other important item here are Theory, Representing, and Reason.

Another basic concern is logic:

Logic: This gives a simple definition and provides links to
Basic Logic, Classical Propositional Logic, Extended Propositional Logic, Logic Notation, Logical terms, Natural Deduction, and Set Theory all of which are important if you want to know about reasoning.

Then there are human persons:

Person: This gives a basic definition and exposition and provides links to Character, Ego, Hypocrisy, Personality, Role, Self. Other important related terms are: Brain, Self-deception, Self-interest. An important aside here - it concerns a different type of experience than is normal - is Mysticism.

Then there are a number of important illusions and delusions:

Illusion, Delusion, Self-deception, Illusion, Collusion. In this context other important terms are: Ignorance, Prejudice, Fanaticism and Madness, More specifically but still general, there are: Ideology, Religion, Wishful thinking and there generators: Priests and Clergy. In roughly the same class are most kinds of Politics, in which context Cant and Hypocrisy are important, as are Propaganda and indeed Advertisement. A very normal product and cause of much illusion and delusion is Totalitarianism, for which also see Us, Them, We.

Then there is society:

Society: This gives a basic logical sort of definition and provides links to Collusion, Conformism, Groups, Hypocrisy, Ideology, Politics, Power, Religion, Prejudice among other things, and also to Metaphysics and Ethics and Morals. Important here are Cooperation, Ends, Agreements, and Promises, and in general terms Leaders, Followers, Ordinary men, Groupthinking and Roles. There also is a useful listing of commented Politics - introductory texts, and items on Anarchism, Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism and the State and Government. Also relevant here are Authority and Bureaucracy.

Then there is knowledge:

Knowledge: This gives a basic logical sort of definition and provides links to Belief, Ignorance, Evidence, Fallibilism, Science, Scientific knowledge. Here also enter concerns like Adequacy, Wishful thinking, Meaning, Truth and Theory and Representing. Also relevant here are Propositional Attitude and concerns relating to Probability and Certainty.

I wish you much pleasure and enlightenment!


Ik vermoed zelf dat ik op alle lemmas wel iets af te dingen heb, en ook dat ik in alle lemmas wel iets te verbeteren of aan te vullen heb, maar ik zou ze niet geschreven hebben als ik geheel tevreden zou zijn met de antwoorden van anderen, en ik heb voor het moment niet de pretentie dat mijn Philosophical Dictionary af is, maar ondertussen is het wel 8 MB groot, en gebaseerd op meer dan 40 jaar lezen en nadenken, en het minste dat een en ander doet is mijn woordgebruik en mijn  vooronderstellingen duidelijk maken.

En wie het niet bevalt kan z'n filosofische waren natuurlijk elders halen. Maar mag ik u dan wel - voordat u het bij een andere Nederlander doet, zoals Mulisch of Grunberg of Hermans - afsluitend wijzen op een beter ge´nformeerde echte filosofische encyclopedie op het net, namelijk de Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy?

Maarten Maartensz

 

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