Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally means "love of wisdom", and was originally a word referring to the special way of life of early Greek philosophers.

Three Chinese Philosophies

Three Chinese Philosophies

 

From ancient China, three philosophies form the bedrock of ancient Chinese culture.

They each have a particular focus and also discuss the opposite of this main focus.

They are:

- Confucianism

- Taoism

’- Buddhism

 

It is difficult for „western“ people to understand that these are not religions. They are all philosophies. They do not believe in a „higher being“ or „supernatural power“.

They all focus on real life order. Each is unique in helping maintain order and structure in society and personal life.

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Reuse

Reuse

Reuse, something that you once created or had, and can use again

In communication, this might connect to integrity or consistency.

Most such uses may change somewhat overtime as the result of maturing.

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Introduction to philosophy

Introduction to philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally means "love of wisdom", and was originally a word referring to the special way of life of early Greek philosophers.

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A Pledge for Friends

A Pledge for Friends

With Gratitude to Lynne Fermanian.

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True Happiness

True Happiness

Recently, I discovered myself, so to say, and I found true happiness, I believe. I think that people achieve true happiness by discovering who they are, what they like best to do and how to manage this combination with their daily work. I realize that this experience may take a life time and that many will not achieve true happiness. Discovering my happiness, my passion, it was not an easy task to do and I had to look deeply into my innerself.

 

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One thing leads to another

One thing leads to another

At the basis of both life and architecture is that "one thing leads to another". This is a very powerfull statement or principle. In life, you start doing something and by doing something, you start doing other, related things. This is in a very free format way.




For instance, if we look at Edwinno... I think of a nice type of music and going to youtube I find related music video's that influence my choice for another narrative of Edwinno. Starting at "one thing", we create a snowball effect. And this can be done from a myriad of starting points. This is also, once you start, why life will never be boring really, if this is the way you live. And it is the way that I live life.
 

How architecture connects to this ?

It is much in the same way, the big difference being that architecture is documented and that the format to do this is much more limited or fixed, really. That which is documented implies that related things will be documented, according to some pattern. Since architecture is the stable part of the system, that what we document should better be the right things.

If not, if we make failures, all other documentation that follows will be at fault. So we must ensure that the architecture is right or the systems that we build from it will not satisfy the clients' needs.

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin yang ([yinsimplified Chinese; traditional Chinese: [pinyin] [yang - simplified Chinese] ; traditional Chinese: [pinyin: yáng] sometimes referred to in the west as yin and yang) is used to describe how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. The concept lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (tai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung) and of I Ching divination. Many natural dualities — e.g. dark and light, female and male, low and high, cold and hot — are thought of as manifestations of yin and yang (respectively).

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