Monday, December 26, 2005

One's Questions

Stanley Cavell emphasizes the importance of knowing your particular questions. What are my questions?

How is one to be with oneself? There are choices in how to relate to one’s own experience. How to decide? How should one alter oneself?

How do we reconcile having beliefs we can’t prove that are opposed to others’ beliefs that they can’t prove? This is the problem of differing, irreconcilable perspectives.

What are the implications of not believing in there being a way in which reality is in and of itself?

Should we know through thinking or being? How to decide? Just choose whichever one appeals? Is it an existential choice? If you do both, how is your use of them divided up?

What role do the emotions play in living life, answering philosophical questions or dispelling the need to ask such questions?