Australian Philosopher Lucian Green Inspires By Speaking at an International Conference

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 15, 2015 - MELBOURNE - Green will deliver an inspiring message when he speaks at over 3 philosophy conferences on the self-alienated spirit in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, and ontological nothingness in Heidegger's Being and Time and Laozi's Daodejing, he announced today. In an interview by Adrian Schonfelder, Green discussed his conference presentations.

    Good afternoon, Lucian. How did you become interested in philosophy?
    Good afternoon, Adrian. First, I would like to say that I will do what other philosophy students have wanted to do, which is wonderful for me. I became interested in philosophy through designing the alternative argument-based computer game Vetusia3D (with an underwater maze) and writing illustrated science fiction books (about ark-headed robots) as a child; later, I became interested in studying as a philosophy major after meeting my half-sister Karen Green at a University Open Day.

    I have written on the philosophy of Hegel-esque Pedagogy and transcendental-based Meditation; my variant of eastern-based Medicine, Heidegger-esque Computational English and Economics, including breasoning currency, sic, and Plato-esque fine arts-as-economics.

    In academia, I spoke at two international conferences, the first one of which, the Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy Annual Conference at the University of Western Sydney in Parramatta in 2013, I discussed my paper on Hegel's Self-Alienated Spirit.

    How did you become interested in Hegel?
    I was interested in critiquing Hegel.
    I discussed Hegel's notion of the self-alienation of spirit, where the self, containing thoughts about both the self and the other, alienated itself, and regarding Hegel's master-slave dialectic, the master overcome alienation to clean the dirty slave. For us, this means transcending our fears of connecting with others.

    After this, I spoke at the Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference at Macquarie University in Sydney earlier this year, about my essay on how Heidegger was influenced by Daoism.

    How did you become fascinated in how Heidegger was influenced by Daoism?
    I critiqued Heidegger and Daoism. I first found that Adorno's reason derived from nothing, like a Daoist nothing. It was this reason that I saw as connecting Heidegger's ontology and Daoism's nothingness. I saw Heidegger's Computational-English-like Being and Time as interested in common experiences, so I argued, "Reason's experience [was] matched with another good reason's experience." Multiple arguments rely on sunlight, so there we have it.

    Because of being the only philosophy student at Swinburne University of Technology present at these conferences, and an upcoming international one this December, the University invited a Daoism specialist, Professor Haiyan Shen from the Shanghai University Philosophy Department to speak with me in private.

    What did you discuss with Professor Shen?
    I had the honor to meet the professor. She was interested in my argument about the paronomastical closeness (a pun, a joke exploiting the close distance between Chinese characters) of tiananmen/gateway to heaven and jian/earth representing the being brought out of nonbeing, which can sound bizarre to outsiders of Daoism and Heidegger.

    We also briefly talked about Daoism and control, especially in commerce, which is obviously present in Daoism. There is that element of control in Daoism, which comes from the unassumingness argued for in the text, and I think we will see this control decrease as Chinese culture mixes with Western culture.

    I also plan to deliver my Honor's thesis, also on Heidegger and Daoism at the Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy Annual Conference at the University of New South Wales in December.

    What will you discuss in your thesis presentation?
    I will mention how Hegel's Pedagogy is the form of reason that I mentioned Heidegger's ontology draws from Daoism's nothingness. I will discuss the Pedagogy of Jesus and Hegel regarding business, education and having children, the Plato-esque mimetic Professor/God Algorithm Pedagogy screen, the power of the self to verify itself against the other and how the self should verify his or her understanding with his or her interpretation of the other. I think it's interesting how Plato summarised Pedagogy by the inscription above the Academy door: "Let only geometers enter here;" where geometry is how pedagogy works in business, education, and having children.

    Thank you, Lucian.
    My pleasure, Adrian.

    About Lucian Green
    Undergraduate Lucian Green studied Computer Science and Philosophy at Melbourne University, and Philosophy at Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He is interested in artificial intelligence, for example, the mind is shaped using computers.

    Lucian Green
    Phone: +61 438 411 657 ( @ ) gmail dot com

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