May 26th, 2012

Tolkien, artist

Long Weekend and Memorial Day

In the United States, Monday is a holiday - Memorial Day. Although this holiday focuses on our troops, both current and past, it is also an opportunity to honor any of our dead. It's not nearly as much fun as November's Day of the Dead, but the temperatures and weather are much kinder than those November days of raw winds. Many people gather their families together and clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones. My parents, the only graves that I would be able to do anything with, are piles of ashes in a lovely, carved granite niche in a city far away from me. Sure I could move them up here - it's a pretty easy thing to move an urn - but they never lived in my state and I don't think they would be happy here.

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Tolkien, artist

Borrowed from Miz Mik

Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
 

There is no provable absolute truth. The way you see things is dependant on your language. Truths exist only within a language, and change as the language does.

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

Sartre/Camus (late existentialists)
 
Aristotle
 
Nietzsche
 
Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
 
Immanuel Kant
 
Plato (strict rationalists)
 
Which philosopher are you?
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