Philosophy Man

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Past Gas

Sometimes I wonder whether the past still exists. I seem so sure of it, and I define myself (and my self-esteem) largely by what I've done (what I remember doing). But does the past exist at all (outside of memory)? I mean metaphysically; how can it exist? If all that is is now then then 'that stuff ain't real'. It's not just that it's a nice idea to strive to 'live in the now'; it's that there is nothing but now. So live.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Here I am, nearly three years later, finally having figured out how to edit this old blog (it was technologically obsolete and unusable for a long time). So here I go.

I am very ADD, so I will do unto others' brains as I would have mine done by and convey ideas in a rapid-fire and preferably mentally stimulating fashion. They will thus look more like 'thoughts of the day/week/month/year' rather than the usual full-on blogo-autothoughtographical fashion.

I also will try to follow Tolstoy's mandate that I write for me, my own thoughts and feelings in all their insane grandeur, but with the full knowledge of Emerson's line that true genius is to understand that what is true for you is true for all mankind ("Self-Reliance")... well, that may not be true in my case.

We'll see, and let me know.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Philosophy Man

Philosophy Man
I am Chris Foster, philosophy instructor at Brigham Young University, logician, vegetarian, animal rights advocate, folk singer, and all around silly boy ... extraordinaire!

I don't web much, so there is not much here. But knowing that this blog is available for me to post on makes me feel better, like I'm putting it out there ... or at least I know I COULD 'put it out there' if I were to get around to it...

It's like that line in Zoolander: "Sting is my hero. I don't listen to his music, but he's out there making it, and I really respect that."

So, if you are a visitor to this site, just think about the thoughts that you WISH that I would post. Think those thoughts, and imagine that I had actually posted them here. That's what I've thereby meta-posted.

This is therefore YOUR web page. Comment accordingly (to your own thoughts that you would have posted if you were me).