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History of Philosophy -Philosophy is a patriarchal enterprise created by men for men to show dominance of the male species -Only until the mid 20th centuries females began philosophy -Philosophy in the west is of patricide -Ideas are stolen and other philosophers claim it to be theres -Starts with ThesisgtAntithesisgtSynthesisgtNew Thesis -Philosophy in the west is a game of who had the bigger mind -Patricide killing of your father -Matricide killing of your mother -Fratricide killing of your siblings -Philosophy is a history of patricide -Einstein - rewrote the way we think of the universe he was a liminal figure -Kinds of People oThose who live on the edge thinkers oThose who see whats in front of them in the circle oPhilosophers Believe they know all they are god able to convince others West -Starts with the pre-socratics -They are special because there was nobody there before them record wise -First to think of a topic -Peripatetic philosophers walked around talking to people no philosophy involved curious people who wanted to know there was only life and only questions about it -Curiosity is how philosophy came to be -Pre-Socratics we have only fragments of them Heraclites In the beginning there was the word logiclogic The Oracle of Delphi -Through a crack in a cave smoke would be released smoke that was halucigenic people would go to the Oracle and ask questions while breathing in the smoke A response to the question that people would ask would be a riddle from there people would have the answer when the people would Know Thyself Oedipus Rex solved the riddle of the sphinx was also a great writer of literature Sphinx What walks on four legs in the beginning two legs in the middle three legs at the end Man Oedipus Believes he is not the child of his parents Goes to the Oracle of Delphi runs into the king who is trying
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