if you translate it, ok, what are they trying to ask here that we are still asking?
do we have
free will or is everything predetermined, how do we hold people responsible?
you learn how to translate from another culture, and you learn that these questions are not
dead. it occurred to people then and they used their language and you have to use your
language and it’s going to be unintelligible to people unless THEY can translate
begins at the rebellion chapter
i must make you one confession, I could never understand how people could love their
ivan is saying it’s not possible, everyone cares only about herself or himself
you can pretend, you can fool yourself, but you can’t do it
you love the abstract concept of humanity, but you’re going to be really nasty to
it’s just one’s neighbor that one might love
it’s the explanation that Ivan doesn’t believe, not the event
i believe he did that out of self-laceration
-- yes, see how good I am that i’m willing to
do this? it’s a form of pride. and it’s not about the other person, it’s about you.
for the sake of charity imposed by duties
people do nasty things all the time. sin. why is that? 2 theories--
it’s superficial -
children are born as blank states, the sins that they do are the ones that
-- there are no inherent qualities, it’s just what we
condition people to believe
ofc if you believe that you cannot think that darwin was right. you have to be
philosophically a creationist. we’re the only animal that has inherited nothing
from its forbearers. every animal does only we dont???