Tibetan Teen Getting Into Western Philosophy
From the Onion:
LHASA, TIBET - Deng Hsu, 14, said Monday that he is “totally getting into Western philosophy.” “I’ve been reading a lot of Kant, Descartes, and Hegel, and it’s blowing my mind,” Hsu said. “It’s so exotic and exciting, not like all that Buddhist ‘being is desire and desire is suffering’ shit my parents have been cramming down my throat all my life. Most of the kids in my school have never even heard of Hume’s views on objectivity or Locke’s tabula rasa.” Hsu said he hopes to one day make an exodus to north London to visit the birthplace of John Stuart Mill.
This is going up on my office door.
The jokes about dialectics pretty much write themselves. Here’s a sample:
wow. further proof that obama is trying to force the usa into embracing hegelian dialectics.
Don’t worry I’m sure the opposition will be sublimated into some greater Defense synthesis.
Which one of you let President Obama borrow your copy of Elements of the Philosophy of Right? It’s all starting to make some sense.
For my own part, I wonder when we’ll hear from Slavoj Žižek about whether or not Hegel is a good choice for Secretary of Defense; if I had to guess today, I’d say Žižek will side with the GOP and oppose Hegel … just as a goof.
(Source: vomplex, via genericlatino)