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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
1:12 pm
*flicks on the light*
Becoming increasingly annoyed with Facebook, which is strangely a feature I'm not really looking for in social media.

Going to try poking around here a little more.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
9:33 am
I was startled awake this morning by a strange sight. A Canada Goose managed to perch on the tiny ledge of my bedroom window on the fourth floor. It knocked on the window with its beak and greeted me with a seemingly cheery squawk.

I actually have quite a bit to update on, both up and down, but it seems like each of the updates continue to grow and extend and I end up waiting for something to end so that I can give a 'final' update on it. I guess when I do get around to it, it will all just have to be works in progress.

I'm really glad that spring seems to finally have arrived. Winter does little to assuage my anxiety about getting older for some reason. Probably all the cold aches in my bones makes me feel older than I am. Once spring arrives, I feel much, much better. I'm trying to eat better and get back into some semblance of shape, and so far (touch wood) I'm sticking to it. I'm certainly feeling better physically than I have in some time. And younger. I guess one positive side to stress making you feel like you are 60 all the time, is that when a reminder of your actual age comes around, you feel great about it :)

But seriously, so far (again, touch wood) I feel like I have a much stronger handle on stress. A combination of some recent successes and a final acceptance of past failures. I hope to have some larger announcements in a few months - we'll so how things play out.

My advice is to go out. Take a walk. Let some spring in and revel in your vitality. It's worrisome seeing people younger than me start to act (not in terms of wisdom and maturity per se, but in terms of habit) so much older when there is still so much life to be had. Been there, done that.

Enjoy your prime.

And always remember, regardless of your age, your prime is now.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009
8:42 am
Well, time for an update I suppose. Work has been extremely busy, but it has been work rather than toil. A few signs of progress have been achieved and sometimes that is enough to keep going.

The last two weekends have been wonderful. Visits from Canticle and Conformistsheep were great reminders of how much I miss old friends. It was really good to see both of them, and to have them in town together brought back many fine memories.

Other than that, not too much is new. Saw the Ian Curtis biopic, Control, and quite enjoyed it. A lot of very nice, understated performances. I recommend it.

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Thursday, March 26th, 2009
9:10 am
thoughts on memories
I've been thinking a lot lately about memory and the narrative one creates about their life. I'm a firm believer that this narrative flow is a huge part of coping with troubles and hardship. Sometimes it seems that we, as humans, are less concerned with relative issues of pain or hurt, and more with whether our stories are heard and make sense.

One of the difficult parts of any period of intense difficulty or trauma is the disruption it plays with memory. Long periods of stress can create periods where events seem detached from the flow of time. Trying to remember the order things happened in becomes a challenge. You forget things, only to be suddenly reminded at a later time, often with no context, and are left struggling with them in their nakedness.

Whole periods of time separate themselves from the fabric of the story you've been telling about yourself. Sometimes from the stories you hadn't realized you were telling. Your life becomes as awkward as an broken spined book - pages missing, pages threatening to fall out.

I've spent the last few months going back over old journal entries, old letters. I find myself taking out old photos of old friends, old lovers and looking for some feature to help explain to me who I was when it was written, some clue in a face to reveal what I was to others when the photo was taken.

I keep going back to old moments, like tonguing a cracked tooth. Pulling at their threads trying to find some way to reattach my life to their weave.

It is this sense of loss that is the hardest. Feeling like being washed up on some beach of 'now' and looking across an ocean trying to spy some sign of home.

Part of it is filling in a new chapter of my story. And that takes time, and a certain amount of distance. Neither of which I have much of right now, but that will change. I don't go back to 'before' with the same sense of disorientation. Each time I come back, it is with a little more.

In time, I will be able to tell the most recent part of my story. I've tried with parts. I've laid out facts, some feelings. The framework. When I can finally start to stand outside of this latest section and narrate it back to myself. Even this perspective is a sign of healing the rift. In viewing it finally as a section, it finally acknowledges a 'before' and a life with parts to be written 'after' when this ends instead of the dread that comes at 3 am when this is everything, always, forever. When I stand outside this part of my story, as this part has made me stand outside the rest of my life I'll be able to tell it.

Our difficulties hold the capacity to bring wisdom by taking us outside our story. In some ways, that's when the story truly begins, by bringing forward our awareness of it. We know we are in a story when we awake to the dark woods whether on the way to grandma's house, or simply midway upon the journey of our life.

Most of us only awake to our stories with a start. A sudden event, or a sudden realization. That moment when we notice the ground beneath us is no longer a path. That first flash of fear, one of the first human fears, that we may be alone in the shadows of that first and eternal woods.

But that is not the whole story. It is only half. The story is only told when we come back home no matter how long it takes. And the telling of that story heals us even as it leaves us different. Having been outside, we have gained the gift of being able to tell our own story. We realize in the shadows we have faced, which were the first shadows on the cave walls and which are the shadows of our life how much of our story had been told by others. We come home as character but also, now, to some degree as narrator. It is this dual faculty of character/narrator that is the source of the wisdom of life's lessons if we are open this new role.

And now I'm rambling.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
4:54 pm
I am still back.

Last little bit has been super busy,but I am still back :)

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009
10:36 am
It's been a while since I have written in this journal. Seems that is the case for a number of people.

I'm not sure why I stopped writing in it. Just kind of happened. Combination of stress and bad habits of drifting out of touch this winter I suppose. I've looked over Facebook, but remain kind of lukewarm on it other than as a glorified messaging system.

So I'm going to try and get back into writing on here. Those still reading, please be patient. I'm sure the first several posts will be nothing more exciting than 'what I did today' stream of thought entries as I get back into practice. I had originally opened a journal, years back, for the discipline of journaling. Time to pick it up again.

Hope all of you are well.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
1:11 pm
In Remembrance
There's a soul in the Eternal,
Standing stiff before the King.
There's a little English maiden
There's a proud and tearless woman,
Seeing pictures in the fire.
There's a broken battered body
On the wire.

-Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC ("Woodbine Willy")

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Friday, June 6th, 2008
9:11 am
story time
I've been getting into the short stories of Etgar Keret of late and so I'm including one here behind the cut. I think a few people I know may enjoy his writing.

'Pipes', by Israeli author Etgar KeretCollapse )

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Monday, March 3rd, 2008
3:16 pm
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, canticle and ms_mel!!!

Many happy returns!

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Monday, December 31st, 2007
2:24 am
Once again, Happy Birthday geza! You get the rest tomorrow!


"Guard yourself for true!"

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
2:36 am
Frohliche Weihnachten
Merry Christmas to all and peace and blessings to you.
I know some on my list are going through rough times.
I hope things get better. You're in my thoughts.

May Krampus not pay notice to you :)

(5 Penitents & Heretics)

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
12:02 am
count floyd's monster chiller horror
For all my monster horror chiller friends getting ready for weekend Hallowe'en fun:

" Carl Nelson was a Armed Forces Network announcer who visited the Frankenstein castle near Darmstadt, Germany on Halloween night in 1952.

He was already apprehensive as he probed into the crypt under the dark castle, reporting all the while. He knocked something over, and the resulting crash rattled him. He was calming himself when he spotted a grotesque statue in the fading beam of his penlight. He thought he saw it move slightly. Fearful but still reporting, he forced himself to go up and touch it. He discovered that it wasn't made of solid material as he had supposed...and it moved again.

Nelson lost it. Pleading for help and pounding on the locked door, he fainted.

It was an elaborate prank that almost backfired."


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Saturday, October 13th, 2007
2:35 pm
Jacques de Molay, thou art...well...reprieved!


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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
1:07 pm

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviwing the documents.

Alternately, it could backfire and turn the enemy force into Spartans... :P

Why do I feel like I'm trapped in a bad South Park episode?

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Friday, May 11th, 2007
10:50 pm
Happy Birthday mara295!

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Monday, March 26th, 2007
11:47 pm
Meat Coma.

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Thursday, February 15th, 2007
11:29 am
feast of st. valentine...or something
Just a few thoughts on Valentine's Day, and to those that celebrated it, I hope you all had good ones.

I'm fairly ambivalent about Valentine's, myself. I have the same stock complaints as everyone else: too commercial, too tacky, too much of a competition for something that, "is not jealous, is not pompous...is not inflated".

But I gave it a little more thought after listening to one of my favorite BBC podcasts about the rise in popularity of the holiday in, of all places, India.

It seems that, despite the frowns of some conservatives, young men and young women who have had contact with this Western holiday are taking huge delight in being able to send expressions of love (or puppy love) to those that they choose.

And I thought about how often what is viewed with a jaded eye by those glutted with a certain freedom is celebrated and held dear despite its flaws by those without that freedom. I have had a few relationships over the course of my young life. Most good, some...learning experiences. But they've all been my choice. I have never suffered for the poor decisions of my aunts or parents in selecting for me someone I may meet for a few hours before the wedding.

So...yeah...Valentine's is a Hallmark holiday. Yes, the excess of pink has me seeing red. Yes, it's crass and too tied up with our consumerist fundamentalism that happiness and emotional security can be bought. But that's our fault for celebrating it that way. Holidays throughout the ages have shifted and warped in meaning. Between religions, between times. In the excess of our freedom...the 'freedom' to lead emotionally starved lives 'hooking-up' because anything else may 'limit our options' it is no wonder we view what we ourselves have made of 'love' with suspicion and cynicism.

But this year, I'm going to take a lesson from India and give a tip of my hat to all you lovers out there and your freedom to make the most dangerous and wonderful decisions freely and with your hearts.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
3:29 pm
Happy New Year To All
Snow and my little korean car getting stuck a few times shifted my New Year's plans a bit. Decided to keep it to within easy walking distance and a good time was had. Mathman Forever!

Anyhow, hope everyone else had a good time.

Also, being a reflective time and all, I have been thinking about Diamond Age. On a long enough timeline, we all live our lifestyles to their logical conclusion.


Sunday, December 24th, 2006
7:23 pm
Merry Christmas
Estennia,on de tson8e Ies8s ahatonnia
eh-sten-nyah-yon deh tson-weh ee-sus a-ha-ton-nyah

Onn'a8ate8a d'oki n'on,8andask8aentak
on-nah-wah-teh-wah do-kee non-ywah-ndah-skwa-en-tak

Ennonchien sk8atrihotat n'on,8andi,onrachatha
en-non-shyen skwah-tree-hotat non-ywa-ndee-yon-rah-shah-thah

Iesus ahatonnia

A,oki onkinnhache eronhia,eronnon
ayo-kee on-kee-nhah-sheh eh-ron-hya-yeh-ron-non

iontonk ontatiande ndio sen tsatonnharonnion
yon-tonk on-tah-tya-ndeh ndyo sen tsah-ton-nha-ron-nyon

8arie onna8ak8eton ndio sen tsatonnharonnion
wah-ree on-nah-wah-kweh-ton ndyo sen tsah ton-nha-ron-nyon

Ies8s ahatonnia

Achink ontahonrask8a d'hatirih8annens
a-shien-k on-tah-hon-rah-skwah dhah-tee-ree-hwan-nens

Tichion ha,onniondetha onh8a achia ahatren
tee-shyon ha-yon-nyon-deh-tha on-hwah a-shya ah-hah-tren

Ondaiete hahahak8a tichion ha,onniondetha
on-dee teh-hah-hah-hah-kwah tee-shyon ha-yon-nyon-deh-tha

Ies8s ahatonnia

Tho ichien stahation tethotondi Ies8s
thoh ee-shyen stah-hah-tyon teh-tho-ton-ndee ee-sus

ahoatatende tichion stan chi teha8ennion
ah-ho-a-tah-ten-nde tyee-shyon stan shee teh-hah-wen-nyon

Aha,onatorenten iatonk atsion sken
a-hah-yon-ah-to-ren-ten yah-tonk ah-tsyon sken

Ies8s ahatonnia

Onne ontahation chiahona,en Ies8s
on-nen on-tah-hah-tyon shyah-hon-ah-yen ee-sus

Ahatichiennonniannon kahachia handia,on
ah-hah-tee-shyen-non-nyan-non kah-hah-shyah hah-ndyah-yon

Te honannonronk8annnion ihontonk oerisen
teh-hon-an-non-ron-kwan-nyon ee-hon-tonk o-eh-ree-sen

Iesus ahatonnia

Te hek8atatennonten ahek8achiendaen
teh-heh-kwah-tah-ten-non-ten ah-heh-kwah-shyen-ndah-en

Te hek8annonronk8annion de son,8entenrande
teh-heh-kwan-non-ron-kwan-nyon deh son-ywen-ten-ran-ndeh

8to,eti sk8annonh8e ichierhe akennonhonstha u-to-yeh-tee
skwan-non-hweh ee-shyeh-rheh ah-keh-non-hon-sthah

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Saturday, December 16th, 2006
11:13 am
Guilty as charged!
apophasis successfully averted WW3 with some covert operation that is top secret.
... afterward, apophasis tried to cover up a bizarre love triangle involving them and two monkeys.
'How will you be remembered in history books?' at QuizGalaxy.com

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Thursday, November 30th, 2006
8:38 am

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
5:08 pm
Something I've often mentioned and thought about, and advice I wish I had gotten earlier (but it's never too late ;) )


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Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
3:26 pm
First off, big thanks out to A. and M. for hosting this last weekend at the cabin. It was an awesome time! Got to find out that while I'm about 15 years out of practice, I'm still a fair shot. It took a couple of tries, but I still managed to shoot a peanut off a log at a reasonable distance :D

Take that you nut!

If next years theme is 'Drink what you want, but shoot what you drink'...I should be in good shape ;)

So...back to work. Another week from hell and some major negotiations and ugly hardball. One thing I will say about being submerged in business. My patience for cleverness has hit rock bottom. Clever isn't smart. Clever isn't intelligent. Clever is one step forward and two back. Clever is penny wise and pound foolish. And clever sadly dominates a lot of business ideas and trends. And let me tell you, it's a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
I am watching wheels spin and having to do catch up work for some very clever men who are risking being hoisted by their own petard when an intelligent straight forward approach would have gotten them all they've wanted and more.

Frankly...I'd rather be shooting :P

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Monday, August 28th, 2006
7:08 pm
Busy, busy, busy...

But today's meeting went ok. So to celebrate, a little treat.

Gods, but I love mead :)

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
7:09 pm
why not :P
(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now. I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.  (Never enough...)
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games. I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies. × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.  (Sometimes even creatively) I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.  (Not since I lost it last year)
it goes on...Collapse )

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
7:16 pm
You scored 66% Non-Reductionism, 100% Epistemological Absolutism, and 55% Moral Objectivism!
You are an N-A-O: a metaphysical Non-Reductionist, an epistemological Absolutist, and a moral Objectivist. If you are simply dying inside to figure out what all this mumbo-jumbo means, then simply continue reading.

Metaphysics: Non-Reductionism (Idealism or Realism)
In metaphysics, my test measures your tendency towards Reductionism or Non-Reductionism. As a Non-Reductionist, you recognize that reality is not necessarily simple or unified, and you thus tend to produce a robust ontology instead of carelessly shaving away hypothetical entities that reflect our philosophical experiences. My test recognizes two types of Non-Reductionists: Idealists and Realists.

1. Idealists believe that reality is fundamentally unknowable. All we can ever know is the world of sense experience, thought, and other phenomena which are only distorted reflections of an ultimate (or noumenal) reality. Kant, one of the most significant philosophers in history, theorized that human beings perceive reality in such a way that they impose their own mental frameworks and categories upon reality, fully distorting it. Reality for Kant is unconceptualized and not subject to any of the categories our minds apply to it. Idealists are non-reductionists because they recognize that the distinction between phenomenal reality and ultimate reality cannot be so easily discarded or unified into a single reality. They are separate and distinct, and there is no reason to suppose the one mirrors the other. Major philosophical idealists include Kant and Fichte.

If your views are different from the above, then you may be a Realist.
2. Realists deny the validity of sloppy metaphysical reductions, because they feel that there is no reason to suspect that reality reflects principles of parsimony or simplicity. Realism is the most common-sensical of the metaphysical views. It doesn't see reality as a unity or as reducible to matter or mind, nor does it see reality as divided into a phenomenal world of experience and an unknowable noumenal world of things-in-themselves. Realist metaphysics emphasizes that reality is for the most part composed of the things we observe and think. On the question of the existence of universals, for instance, a realist will assert that while universals do not physically exist, the relations they describe in particulars are as real as the particular things themselves, giving universals a type of reality. Thus, no reduction is made. On the mind-body problem, realists tend to believe that minds and bodies both exist, and the philosophical problems involved in reducing mind to matter or matter to mind are too great to warrant such a reduction. Finally, realists deny that reality is ultimately a Unity or Absolute, though they recognize that reality can be viewed as a Unity when we consider the real relations between the parts as constituting this unity--but it doesn't mean that the world isn't also made up of particular things. Aristotle and Popper are famous realists.


Epistemology: Absolutism (Rationalism or Pragmatism)
My test measures one's tendency towards Absolutism or Skepticism in regards to epistemology. As an Absolutist, you believe that objective knowledge is possible given the right approach, and you deny the claims of skeptical philosophers who insist that we can never have knowledge of ultimate reality. The two types of Absolutists recognized by my test are Rationalists and Pragmatists.

1. Rationalists believe that the use of reason ultimately provides the best route to truth. A rationalist usually defines truth as a correspondence between propositions and reality, taking the common-sense route. Also, rationalists tend to believe that knowledge of reality is made possible through certain foundational beliefs. This stance is known as foundationalism. A foundationalist believes that, because we cannot justify the truth of every statement in an infinite regress, we ultimately reach a foundation of knowledge. This foundation is composed of a priori truths, like mathematics and logic, as well as undoubtable truths like one's belief in his or her own existence. The belief that experiences and memories are veridical is also part of the foundation. Thus, for a rationalist knowledge of reality is made possible through our foundational beliefs, which we do not need to justify because we find them to be undoubtable and self-evident. In regards to science, a rationalist will tend to emphasize the foundational assumptions of scientific inquiry as prior to and more important than scientific inquiry itself. If science does lead to truth, it is only because it is based upon the assumption of certain rational principles such as "Every event is caused" and "The future will resemble the past". Philosophy has a wide representation of philosophical rationalists--Descartes, Spinoza, Liebniz, and many others.

If that didn't sound like your own views, then you are most likely the other type of Absolutist: the Pragmatist.
2. Epistemological Pragmatists are fundamentally identified by their definition of truth. Truth is, on this view, merely a measure of a proposition's success in inquiry. This view is a strictly scientific notion of truth. A proposition can be called true if it leads to successful predictions or coheres best with the observed facts about the world. Thus, for the pragmatist, knowledge of reality is possible through scientific reasoning. A pragmatist emphasizes man's fallibility, and hence takes baby-steps towards knowledge through scientific methodology. Any truth claim for a pragmatist is open to revision and subject to change--if empirical observations lead us to call even logical rules into question (like quantum physics has done for the law of the excluded middle), then we can and should abandon even these supposed a priori and "absolutely certain" logical rules if they do not accord with our testing and refuting of our various propositions. As a consequence of this, a pragmatist doesn't feel that scientific knowledge is based upon unfounded assumptions that are taken to be true without any sort of justification--rather, they believe that the successes of scientific inquiry have proved that its assumptions are well-founded. For instance, the assumption of science that the future will be like the past is adequately shown by the amazing success of scientific theories in predicting future events--how else could this be possible unless the assumption were true? Pragmatism borrows elements from realism and yet attempts to account for the critiques made by skeptics and relativists. It is essentially a type of philosophical opportunism--it borrows the best stances from a large number of philosophical systems and attempts to discard the problems of these systems by combining them with others. Famous pragmatists of this type are Peirce and Dewey.


Ethics: Objectivism (Deontology or Logical Positivism)
In Ethics, my test measures your tendency towards moral Objectivism or moral Relativism. As a moral Objectivist, you are opposed to Subjectivist moral theories and believe that morality applies to people universally and actually describes objects and situations out in the world as opposed to just subjects themselves. The two types of moral Objectivists my test recognizes are Kantian Deontologists and Utilitarians.

1. Kantian Deontologists believe that the one intrinsic good is a good will. As rational beings capable of making decisions, the moral worth of our decisions is ultimately derived from the intentions behind our actions, not their consequences. A moral being does the right thing not out of recognition of any consequences, but out of a sense of moral duty. For Kant, a good will is the ultimate good because to deny the will is to deny the one thing that makes us rational, moral beings. If an act will accord with or further our status as free, rational beings, and it is possible to will the universalization of such a moral principle without infringing upon our good wills, then an act is good. Kant's categorical imperative provides an objective standard to judge moral worth--it is not hypothetical in the sense of other imperatives, which hide a latent if-clause. For instance, "Eating razors is good" is good ONLY if you tack on an if-clause that says something like: "If you wish to destroy your gums." Thus, the categorical imperative is good, not just IF something is the case, but in ALL cases. It requires people to treat others as ends, and not means to ends, for to treat everyone as a means to an ends would be to deny them their ability to function as rational, free beings--which is what makes morality possible in the first place. The major propnent of this view in the history of philosophy is, quite obviously, Kant.

If that didn't sound like your position, then you are probably the other variety of moral Objectivist--the Utilitarian.
2. Utilitarians define "happiness" or "pleasure" as the sole intrinsic good, and the principle "The greatest pleasure for the greatest number" best reflects a Utilitarian view of ethics. Utilitarianism is a consequentialist moral theory, meaning the consequences of an action--not the intentions behind it--determine the act's moral worth. Even if you intended to do great evil with a certain act, if the act produces a net gain of pleasure and happiness for the greatest number, then it was indeed a good act because your intentions weren't realized. What matters in this scenario, obviously, is the consequences of the act. Utilitarianism, of course, can also be reduced to Hedonism. If you do not feel that the greatest happiness of the greatest number matters, but only pay heed to the greatest happiness of individuals, then you are more adequately classified as a Hedonist. But both Utilitarians and Hedonists define "pleasure" as an intrinsic good and determine the moral worth of an act through its consequences. The only difference is whether we measure the collective pleasure of a group or only an individual's pleasure. Prominent Utilitarians include Bentham and Mill.


As you can see, when your philosophical position is narrowed down there are so many potential categories that an OKCupid test cannot account for them all. But, taken as very broad categories or philosophical styles, you are best characterized as an N-A-O. Your exact philosophical opposite would be an R-S-R.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Metaphysics
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You scored higher than 99% on Epistemology
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You scored higher than 99% on Ethics
Link: The Sublime Philosophical Crap Test written by saint_gasoline on OkCupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2006
1:48 am


Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
3:42 pm
Because such things amuse me.

Some of these aren't too bad actually:

The most dapper guide to fighting I've ever seen:

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Thursday, June 8th, 2006
5:28 pm
I hate the feeling of anesthetic wearing off :P

The minor surgery on my hand seems to have gone well. That chunk of safety glass that's been embedded in my hand since my accident last year is finally out. It was quite the epic struggle getting it out. It was a lot larger than my doctor expected and lodged in a fair bit of scar tissue. He had to excise quite a bit. The piece of glass was shaped like a tooth with two jagged prongs off the main body which probably explains the constant bruising and sharp pains if I hit my hand at just the right angle.
Anyhow, they let me keep the glass so that's good :)

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Friday, May 19th, 2006
4:18 pm
no real reason
This just puts a smile on my face.

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