Combining Philosophers

All the ideas for Friedrich Schlegel, George Santayana and Adam Swift

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32 ideas

1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy
He who is ignorant of the history of philosophy is doomed to repeat it [Santayana, by MacIntyre]
1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / c. Eighteenth century philosophy
Irony is consciousness of abundant chaos [Schlegel,F]
1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 3. Metaphysical Systems
Plato has no system. Philosophy is the progression of a mind and development of thoughts [Schlegel,F]
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 6. Criterion for Existence
The criterion of existence is the possibility of action [Santayana]
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / b. Transcendental idealism
Poetry is transcendental when it connects the ideal to the real [Schlegel,F]
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / b. Literature
For poets free choice is supreme [Schlegel,F]
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / e. Love
True love is ironic, in the contrast between finite limitations and the infinity of love [Schlegel,F]
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / h. Respect
We should respect the right of people to live in their own way, even if it is irrational [Swift]
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 3. Angst
Irony is the response to conflicts of involvement and attachment [Schlegel,F, by Pinkard]
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 1. A People / c. A unified people
Anti-colonial movements usually invoke the right of their 'people' to self-determination [Swift]
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 3. Original Position / a. Original position
Isn't it more rational to maximise the average position, but with a safety net? [Swift]
25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / d. Social contract
Hypothetical contracts have no binding force [Swift]
25. Society / B. The State / 4. Citizenship
Cosmopolitans reject the right of different states to distribute resources in different ways [Swift]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 1. Social Justice
Justice can be seen as fairness or entitlement or desert [Swift]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle
Maybe a freedom is from a restraint, and also in order to do something [Swift]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / a. Grounds of equality
Opportunity should ignore extraneous factors, or foster competence, or ignore all disadvantages [Swift]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / d. Economic equality
Inequalities are needed, as incentives to do the most important jobs [Swift]
A person can desire redistibution of wealth, without it being for reasons of equality [Swift]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / c. Property rights
You can't necessarily sell your legitimate right to something, even if you produced it [Swift]
Libertarians about property ignore the fact that private property is a denial of freedoms [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
Design your democracy to treat citizens equally, or to produce better citizens? [Swift]
Design your democracy to yield political stability, or good decisions? [Swift]
Democracy is bad, but the other systems are worse [Swift]
Since all opinions are treated as equal in democracy, it implies there are no right answers [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / c. Direct democracy
Teledemocracy omits debate and deliberation, which are important parts of good decisions [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
Liberals mistakenly think individuals choose their values, without reference to the community [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism
The best way to build a cohesive community is to be involved in a war [Swift]
Membership and inclusion in a community implies non-membership and exclusion [Swift]
Multiculturalism is a barrier to the whole state being a community [Swift]
Liberals are concerned to protect individuals from too much community [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 8. Socialism
Redistributing wealth treats some people as means, rather than as ends [Swift]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 12. Feminism
Men have had the power to structure all of our social institutions [Swift]