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Systematic without a System

19 Dec 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Why it makes sense to employ a philosophical methodology systematically used by Aristotle and Nietzsche by explaining why they used it despite it leading to contradictions and no overarching system.

The Dancers of Thought

01 Apr 2007, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

My mind works aphoristically. It comes up with insights about a variety of particular things effortlessly, but it takes me a lot of effort to put those insights together into a coherent system. When I try to put them together,…

Perspectivism and the Necessary Injustice of Values

12 Dec 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

There are certain things that are so close to us that we rarely pay attention to them, and when we do we misinterpret them, like the bacteria living in our eyes that when we happen to notice them (yes, they…

Nietzsche on Force and Matter

01 Nov 2003, Posted by Alexandros in Academic Papers

This paper brings together a number of threads in Nietzsche’s thought to present a genealogy and critique of the ontological category of “things”. Some of these threads are: Nietzsche’s “naturalisation” of Kant via Darwin and his evolutionary epistemology, his insights on language, consciousness and the self, his reflections on atomism and his contributions on how to overcome it via ideas of force and process metaphysics, and finally, his rejection of the Kantian thing-in-itself.

An Attempt at a Genealogy of Cause and Effect

01 May 2003, Posted by Alexandros in Academic Papers

This paper is an effort to retrieve, connect and enhance certain ideas found throughout Nietzsche’s works that pertain to causality, in order to make a persuasive case of how our idea of causality came to be and what errors and naiveties were and may still be contained in it.