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AUGUST 23, 2006 11:32 AM



I'm going on a trip to tomorrow. Part of the reason to travel to Riga is my devised plan to investigate the theory of final causation, as purported by Nicolai Harmann, who was born in Riga. I look at it as a research trip, but it mainly works as a kind of self-experiment on whether a "final cause", a cause that "pulls" (Hartmann) the subject towards an action or final goal, which at the time of its inception is located in the future, can actually exist, or whether all events and actions are in fact caused by events that have passed. By going on this trip I give the final cause the opportunity to unfold. At the same time I am aware that I'm creating a paradox - my decision to go on the trip has already placed the cause prior in time. It is in the nature of the experiment to be self-refuting, while at the same time leaving the opportunity to be told otherwise by some unknown cause that cannot yet be known. That's the premise.
So, if anybody knows some nice people in Riga who would sublet a room for cheap for two weeks, or of any other things I should not miss while I'm in Latvia, or has some idea relating to the subject of final causes, that would be just lovely.

tell me how Riga is - I will be there in January. I don't know what I will find to do there!

benner | August 23, 2006 2:06 PM

"nicolai hartman II"

nina | August 23, 2006 2:28 PM

see you around, dude!

george | August 23, 2006 11:33 PM

i know a nice room in taiwan that is cheap, FREE even!

james | August 24, 2006 5:51 AM

oooooh! i would LOVE TO GO TO TAIWAN!!

nina | August 24, 2006 8:36 AM

then what are we waiting for? let's run away george!

nina | September 4, 2006 12:11 PM


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