Monday, June 22, 2009

Robert Anton Wilson and Maybe Logic

One of the most worthless insights out there. The central idea of this philosophy is that what we perceive to be real may not be and that our perceptions of what's reality shape what we see the world as. Stop the fucking presses! Hold up!
What we perceive may not be reality, what we think about how the world works may just be a vicious circle? No one in the history of the world has ever, ever said that biases might effect us, and no one has ever said that our belief in absolutes may be wrong.

Wait, oh, yeah, this has been a constant force in philosophy from the very start with Socrates. Read the Socratic dialogues of Plato and you'll see something resembling Maybe Logic but done in a much, much, more sophisticated way.

I don't have to buy five books by RAW that say the same goddamn thing as all the other books he wrote to understand the concept. Plato.....and John Locke.....and David Hume....right there you have radical skepticism, questioning of the weight of beliefs, and a method of applying all this to gain insight into the world.

2 comments:

LJ said...

Sounds like you are very stuck in your own petty world view to me.

Anonymous said...

Clearly you didn't read the RAW books with the right perspective. Have fun in your tunnel!