What is special about Logic that Hegel considered when he discussed his ontology?

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. The title is a question that I asked in a “Serious Philosophy” group of facebook to a professional philosopher who claimed to have 40 years history of studying Hegel, and as professional philosophers would usually do, he did not answer that question…… Not long ago, I shared my post “The imperfection of… Continue reading What is special about Logic that Hegel considered when he discussed his ontology?

A Very Brief Review of the History of Metaphysics

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. 1. Introduction The intellectual activities of ancient Greeks that started to boom around two and a half millenniums ago laid down a large part of the foundation for Western civilization. Nonetheless, although their works in mathematics, natural sciences, arts, and rhetoric and literature writings were all exceptionally outstanding at that time, nowadays… Continue reading A Very Brief Review of the History of Metaphysics

Pseudo-science & Idealist Metaphysics

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. The spread of the modern science to the world was accompanied by a pejorative term, pseudo-science, which basically refers to anything that would claim to be effective but indeed violate the known scientific principles (and thus deemed as ineffective), among which quite a big portion are theories concerning non-physical causes for physical… Continue reading Pseudo-science & Idealist Metaphysics

The Revelation of a Dramatic Ending…

Rongqing Dai Life is full of dramatic surprises, which sometimes might drive us dizzy. Nonetheless, the truth always lies behind all the dazzling and tricky illusions. This morning I received an email from a professional philosophical journal to decline my submission of the article “The End of One of the Biggest Illusions” with the following… Continue reading The Revelation of a Dramatic Ending…

Response to the Radical Philosophy Journal

Rongqing Dai My article “The End of One of the Biggest Illusions”[1] is declined by the journal of Radical Philosophy (url: https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/). The following is the email of decline (Please forgive her typo for the name of their journal): Dear Rongqing Dai, Many thanks for your submission to Radical Philosopy. I am afraid, however, that… Continue reading Response to the Radical Philosophy Journal

The Madness of Isms

Rongqing Dai Ism is a useful narrative vehicle for abstractly signifying characteristic ideas that are related to various cultural mentalities, political views, or philosophical theories. However, like many other good and useful tools in life, the convenience brought forth by ism could also cause its abusive use, which could then not only smear the original… Continue reading The Madness of Isms

One Ignored Cause for the Philosophical Decline

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. For the past half a decade, I have conducted an extensive and in-depth diagnosis for why the mainstream philosophy (which was once called the queen of the civilization) has declined so much (as noticed by Heidegger and Hawking), and figured out many causes for this to happen, including various special aspects of… Continue reading One Ignored Cause for the Philosophical Decline

The Answer to “What Is Philosophy?”

Rongqing Dai Abstract Philosophy has been labeled by some scholars as a subject to answer big questions, such as “Who are we?”, “Where are we from?”, “Can we know anything?”, and more. But this becomes problematic because of lacking a consensus. Different people would consider different questions as essential to the subject of philosophy, but… Continue reading The Answer to “What Is Philosophy?”

The True Nature of Science

Rongqing Dai Abstract The miraculous success of modern sciences in the past a few centuries has instigated the exaggeration about what science is really about, which has often negatively impacted the harmony of human civilization by devaluing other important cultural ingredients such as philosophy, when science is incorrectly placed in the positions of others. In… Continue reading The True Nature of Science

2nd Order Philosophy

Rongqing Dai Background Human civilization is now suffering the widespread political and economic crises all over the world due to the collective confusion caused by various extreme worldviews, extreme life views, and extreme religious views. With the ever stronger capacity to cultivate nature, to produce goods, to fend off the beasts and catastrophes, and to… Continue reading 2nd Order Philosophy

The Philosophy of Inflation

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Abstract Inflation is not only a fundamental element in the market economy, but also a key to understand many important economic phenomena that have been occurring for decades or even centuries around the world. Nonetheless, there does not seem to be a consensus among the professional economic experts about the role of… Continue reading The Philosophy of Inflation

Redistributing Wealth Through Inflation

Rongqing Dai Abstract Inflation has become a scary term not only for ordinary people but also for the professional body of economists. While inflation is actually not only an inevitable fundamental element in the market economy, but also a key to understand many important economic phenomena that have been occurring for decades or even centuries… Continue reading Redistributing Wealth Through Inflation

Flying Saucer & Intercontinental Flight

Rongqing Dai Introduction While Flying Saucers still remain an amusing topic of urban legends today, the potential benefit of the flat and symmetric saucer shape (round or triangle, etc) for transportation means of civil aviation has been utterly ignored. In fact, the saucer shape would grant the Flying Saucers some critical advantages over other flying… Continue reading Flying Saucer & Intercontinental Flight

President Trump, you can assuredly trust the Second Law on this!

Rongqing Dai According to the recent news[1], President Trump sounded a bit suspicious of UFO sightings during an interview. It was not very clear from the news report whether he was unsure about the possibility of the visit by aliens or the existence of UFO’s like Flying Saucers or Flying objects in other shapes. Although… Continue reading President Trump, you can assuredly trust the Second Law on this!

The End of One of the Biggest Illusions

By Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Introduction The essence of the notion ‘illusion’ is something that feels real but indeed unreal. The key point here is the antithesis between real and unreal. Obviously, in order to make something more illusory, we could either make its fake appearance look more real, or make its substance more unreal, or… Continue reading The End of One of the Biggest Illusions

WHO WAS FLYING THAT FLYING SAUCER?

By Rongqing Dai The populace of this world has been baffled by the myth of the Flying Saucer related UFOs (unidentified flying objects) for quite a long time. The central theme of all the Flying Saucer reports is the so-called extraterrestrial aliens. However, while ETs from other parts of the universe could be very realistic,… Continue reading WHO WAS FLYING THAT FLYING SAUCER?

Philosophy and Emotion

Rongqing Dai The relationship between philosophy and emotion sounds a bit awkward. On one hand, it seems to have always been a common perception that philosophy and emotion are like water and fire since philosophy is reputed for its unemotional cool logic and emotion is an illogical fervor and thus usually not philosophical. On the… Continue reading Philosophy and Emotion

An Exercise for Philosophy of Philosophy

Rongqing Dai Starting from the beginning of February, I have completed a social media oriented brief series about philosophy of philosophy for what philosophy is really about with 6 short pieces plus this last one. This series is written in response to the question of “what is philosophy?” Although the importance of this question has… Continue reading An Exercise for Philosophy of Philosophy

Why Do We Need Philosophy?

Rongqing Dai The most positive impact of telling what philosophers have done in the far and near history is to impress the students or general audience with the wisdom shining through great historical achievements, so that it is not easy to defame philosophy even if the professionals lost their faith in this ancient profession and… Continue reading Why Do We Need Philosophy?

Objectivity and Subjectivity

Rongqing Dai Philosophy as a notion is a duality of objectivity and subjectivity because of its intimacy with logical relations of all beings (or existences not in the existentialist sense) and its direct connection with how people think as well as how thinking is possible. Subjectively, people often do not have the liberty to choose… Continue reading Objectivity and Subjectivity