Update about Notes

„I am with anything I need to develop before I die in delay and I am bad at moving forward“ – Jacques Lacan, 1966


Lol I am rereading Roudinesco´s bio about Lacan since, as I mentioned some days ago, I want to write several notes about him and others and psychoanalysis in general. Yesterday I borrowed Spengler´s „Decline of the West“ from my Dad to reread it as well and to write a note about Oswald Spengler and Ibn Chaldun and, sometime later, maybe also about Toynbee and Braudel and reflections about the course of history in general. After I have finished Homer I wanted to write a note about Homer and Lautreamont but it occured to me today in the morning that this would require rereading Nietzsche´s „The Birth of Tragey“ since it´s about juxtaposing the Apollonian and the Dionysian writer (at least at current state of reflection). Some minutes later it occured to me that I want to write a „Note about Emanuel Lasker, Chess, and Shit“ (respectively about what the ancient Greek called metis). There are now 15 or so notes written in my head at the moment and number obviously keeps growing; ahhhh that´s the hyperbola that lies within the mind, that IS the mind. This should lead to great glory fuck yeah.


Spiritual Update

Some, including Goethe and Schopenhauer, say that the work of the high genius is „practically“ useless; I just finished a biography about A.N.; lol a considerable number of those highly gifted people and artists portrayed in there do not seem particularly likeable, who the fuck do they think they are?; given the scope of their intellects their personalities are stupid as hell; I guess if humanity could clearly see through how they really are (fortunately they are protected by the veil of the Maya) they would sink into self-loathing and maybe cease to reproduce; and so that is why (apart from the veil of the Maya) you need the example and the imago of the Buddha, the Christ, that is to say it is actually the omega genius ( = fully realized human potential), who mirrors life for everyone, who has the most important function of all and is the keeper of life. Mediate about that.


Update about Notes

On weekend it occured to me that I want to write a note about Freud and Lacan. Although that should be easy I found that I want to (re)read one or the other stuff by/about both of them before. In doing so it occured to me I would have to write a particular note about what Lacan has said about Joyce in the Seminar 23 (about the sinthome), since I hate Joyce; yet apart from that I saw Lacan´s concept of lalangue is appealing to understand the literary genius, which may require another particular note (about lalangue). The next day I saw there would need to be written a note about Otto Rank and Anais Nin (maybe before writing about Freud and Lacan), which further requires that I first read extensively into both. Today I wanted to look for the book Epitoma rei militaris by Vegetius, a Roman military theorist of the late 4rd century, to write about it, yet it is not available at the library at the moment but will be available in June, so I can cross this out for the very moment hell yeah. Maybe I will manage to eventually write the very important Metaphysical Note about Extreme Metal these days which will further illuminate the concept of the overman, but it occured to me today that it should be accompanied by a Metaphysical Note about Heavy Metal and I may not be specifically interested in writing that one right now. I also figured out the last weeks I am going to write notes about Stanislaw Lem, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Fernando Pessoa, Friedrich Hölderlin, Henrik Ibsen and „Peer Gynt“, Büchner vs Goethe, Bayezid Bastami, Afsed el-Chigani, K.O. Apel and Lawrence Kohlberg and the issue of post-conventionalist moral systems, Immanuel Kant and Emmanuel Levinas as well as about political economy and economics as a dismal science, as for now.

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Prelude to Note about Freud and Lacan

In the interpretation of Zizek the birds in Hitchcock´s „The Birds“ symbolize the Lacanian Real, the register of human reality which resists symbolisation, which is traumatic and with which no rational exchange is possible. – When I was young I was quite fond of radical and abstract theory, the more detached from reality and my immediate surroundings in terms of concept and language the better. But now I´m old and tired. The day before yesterday I took an old book by Zizek out of the shelf (the one about Kieslowski) and wanted to read it but only made it up to p.11 or so.


Philip Hautmann Note to „self“: it occured to me I want to write a note about Freud and Lacan, as an assessment, may it be a colossal failure; my understanding and my grasp on the human realm namely seems to be incredibly vague and nebulous to me, yet on the other hand, and when it comes to something, it is also quite precise, sharp and penetrating; I don´t consist much of a psychology, there is only Satori, or the projection of Satori; yet given that in psychoanalysis the neurotic, the dysfunctional individual serves to establish a perspective on normality, also perspectives from other viewpoints shall be illuminating; man, the Symbolic Order precedes the individual, yet the competent, creative individual will re-invent the Symbolic Order, the Enlightened One will overcome the eternal alienness and incompatibility of the Real Order by internalising it, his Imaginary Order will consist of the sky; for the one on ascension the three Lacanian registers of human reality will break down, evaporate and transgress into unitarian consiousness and universal spirit which I have labelled as the White Lodge; when you go further down the White Lodge there will be the overman; that seems to be the end of the road (is a trick of perspective of course like tracks meeting at the horizon lol, actually at the horizon where the overman resides there, above the street, is the Octagon, shining, and there are no words needed to describe the Octagon, it is a higher dimension of numbness, transcendent numbness, refering to the bluntness of being etc. pp)


UPDATE 09252017 

Failed Note about Proclus Diadochus


A reccurent meme on Facebook says: „I like weird people… the black sheep, the odd ducks, the rejects, the eccentrics, the loners, the lost and forgotten. More often than not, these people have the most beautiful souls.“ – Schopenhauer called Proclus Diadochus „a shallow, wide, boring windbag“, and I have sympathy for the underdog, So I went to the library, borrowed the only book they have by Proclus in my language, „About Providence, Fate and Free Will, to Theodorus, the Engineer“ and intented to write a note, as a hommage and a tribute to this largely lost and forgotten individual, to make him shine on Facebook.

Unfortunately, „About Providence, Fate and Free Will, to Theodorus, the Engineer“ is actually quite boring and this has made my originally innocent and well-intentioned plan to write a glorious and triumphant note about Proclus Diadochus go sour. In one of his later works Nietzsche said that Schopenhauer was „wrong on every account“ (contrary to what he said in his earlier days and „Schopenhauer as Educator“, the third Untimely Medidation, is a key work to the understanding of Nietzsche at all) but at least in this respect he might have been right. However, I admire intelligence in others but I value highest goodness of character and, according to legend, Proclus was virtuous, hard working, disciplined, engaged in political debates and educational affairs and was prosperous and generous to his friends and a vegetarian. I think if all people had the characteristics of Proclus the world would be a better place, and this shall serve as a monument.

Proclus was a Neoplatonist and the most dominant figure among the Neoplatonists was Plotinus. I recommend getting familiar with his philosophy, for it carries beauty and shall enhance your sense for harmony in the universe. His „Enneads“ are nevertheless badly written, a disaster, so I recommend, at least for introductory means, not reading literature written by Plotinus but literature written about Plotinus.