The reason why the normal man who lives above ground, the man of ‘straightforward action,’ looks dull and superficial from the viewpoint of the contemplative inertia of the underground man is that he has some foundation on which to make a comfortable abode, and also that he ‘mistakes immediate and secondary causes for primary ones’. In contrast, the underground man asks: ‘Where are the primary causes on which I am to build? Where are my bases?’ and continues to inquire into ever more fundamental things. It is from this posture that the standpoint of inertia emerges, impeding action of any kind. If he is slapped he is incapable of striking back at once. Even a slap seems to be a necessary event occurring according to natural laws, as inevitable as ‘Two times two is four.’
Nishitani on Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground (via crematedadolescent)
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El ateísmo ha dado un paso adelante en nuestra época. Por una parte, hay un sentimiento de sinsentido de un mundo puramente materialista y mecanicista, acompañado de la conciencia de la nihilidad que yace oculta justo bajo la superficie del mundo. Por otra, hoy día sólo parece posible referirse a la subjetividad como un despertar a la nihilidad en el interior de la naturaleza que trasciende la razón y constituye el verdadero fundamento en el que situarse. Sentir esa nihilidad a nuestros pies es atravesar la existencia de todas las cosas a la vez, rompiendo de golpe la dimensión en la que se piensa que todas las cosas del mundo tienen una existencia objetiva, y abrir una perspectiva de la subjetividad del hombre que no puede ser reducida a mera existencia objetiva […]. Esta es la forma de subjetivación del ateísmo moderno.
Keiji Nishitani, La religión y la nada. (via yasumiyasumi)
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uromancy:

Francois Nicolas Chifflart. The Populace Besieging Notre-Dame.

uromancy:

Francois Nicolas Chifflart. The Populace Besieging Notre-Dame.

(Reblogged from villainessambition)
I acquire no understanding of myself except as I take account of objects, of the surroundings. I do not think unless I think of things—therefore on finding myself I always find a world confronting me. Insofar as subjectivity and thought are concerned, I find myself as a dual fact whose other part is the world. Therefore the basic and undeniable fact is not my existence, but my coexistence with the world.
José Ortega y Gasset, What is Philosophy?  (via poeticsofdeath)
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lindahall:

Astronomie Populaire ou Description des Corps Célestes (Popular Astronomy or Description of Heavenly Bodies), 1862.

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iamease:

Highly detailed Earth illuminated by moonlight over Saudi Arabia. 

iamease:

Highly detailed Earth illuminated by moonlight over Saudi Arabia. 

(Source: p-i-r-a-d-o)

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yvonnesaldana:

UFOs Over Earth - The Fayetteville Incident. (by UFOchannell)

"In January 2007, Chris, his son Chris Jr.  and three of of his subcontractors, Donny Ackerman, Gene Robinson, and David McDonald witnessed a series of terrifying sightings of unexplained phenomena. They were investigated by the organization MUFON and a scientist from the Space Industry.

Their experience was featured on the Discovery Channel’s 2008 series UFOs Over Earth: The Fayetteville Incident.”


http://www.veritasradio.com/guests/2013/03mar/VS-130301-cbledsoe-non-members.php

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