August 19, 2005
Posted by scott at August 19, 2005 03:05 PM
You know, I actually did try to figure out what a preeventualist is, but then I got to this:
On the contrary, preeventualism is founded on the understanding that hope will always prevail in any mode of thinking. The preeventualist simply opts for a primitive philosophy, wherein concepts are abstract and ideas have not grown to a point where hope can be inspired.
Which is why many have referred to preeventualism as surintellectualism.
and my head exploded. Maybe Joshua can figure it out.
Via Reflections in D Minor.
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It's not that complicated. Preeventualism is the pursuit of newer, better philosophies that do not exist yet - and once they exist, they are abandoned infavour of finding an even newer, even better philosophy that doesn't exist yet.
I've decided I love this guy. That's a hilarious send-up of modern philosophy.
Heh... sorta reminds me of a quote from a particluar video game (paraphrased here for clarity):
"Tell yourself, 'I've seen worse at the asylum.' In times like these, prevarication can be a positive."
Thanks, John. Now it makes sense. Until I read your last sentence I was thinking, "but isn't that what philosophy norally does?"
Thanks for the link, Scott.
$#*! "normally". I hate when I do that.
for what its worth, i think you missed a critical aspect of preeventualism.
it is not the pursuit of such philosophies as you described, but instead the understanding that they will exist. to pursue them is directly contrary the premise of preeventualism. this is why things like 'hope' sit in such a formless state, tho they be inherent to the system as a body.