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by d63
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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“At heart, it was always and really about that license, whatever the official branding. Formally, the Love Pageant Rally of 1966 and subsequent “Human Be-In” had political goals, trying to unite in pursuit of a new age both the antiwar movement (whose elites viewed the hippies as too stoned) and the...
by d63
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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“Even if we can no longer study large communities without TV, it is still at least possible to study differences between light and heavy viewers. These tests reveal a similar dynamic, “relatively strong negative correlations between viewing and achievement.” Reading comprehension and math performanc...
by d63
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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The deeper I go into Gibney’s book, A Generation of Sociopaths, the more I find to disagree with. Once again, I think he might have been better off noting the role sociopathy (which has always been inherent in America’s embrace of individualism (seems to be playing in the current political climate w...
by d63
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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As my ambition and process often finds me, I find myself floundering around in unfamiliar territory (the immersion I am starting on (as concerns Bruce Cannon Gibney’s book: A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. So I would start with a couple of critiques of the book that...
by d63
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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"The three forms of alienation [Alienation from the object of labor, Alienation from the activity of labor, and Alienation from one's human identity] have existed for centuries, with some scholars arguing that labor has been alienated since the dawn of man, when the first farmer had to go out in the...
by d63
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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“Saving Capitalism demands a third way –not rigid Republican conservatism or blind Democratic state interventionism, but a new politics in which the state focuses, laser-like, on advanced capitalism’s unique threats to private life, while leaving much of the free market intact.” –from the summary of...
by d63
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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One of things I want to extract from Dworkin's How Karl Marx Can Save American Capitalism, explore, and comment on are Marx' 4 forms of alienation: alienation from the object of labor; alienation from the activity of labor; alienation from one's human identity; and the alienation of man from man. An...
by d63
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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Being a man of science, I suppose Carson thought that since he was born into poverty and raised in poverty, where he witnessed in neighbors and peers the effects of daily attitudes over time, and since he has spent fortunes helping people out of poverty after finding his own way out of poverty, tha...
by d63
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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Being a man of science, I suppose Carson thought that since he was born into poverty and raised in poverty, where he witnessed in neighbors and peers the effects of daily attitudes over time, and since he has spent fortunes helping people out of poverty after finding his own way out of poverty, tha...
by d63
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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"A complete victory for crony capitalism would have broad scope, with ramifications that penetrate deep into society. Not only would millions of Americans continue to be deprived of an opportunity to produce, but also the frontiers of production would close even further to them. For the last half-ce...
by d63
Wed May 31, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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“What both Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party railed against, and what stifled Jack and Mindy’s desire to produce, was a modern version of feudalism. Mindy and her Occupy Wall Street comrades called it “corporate welfare”; Jack and his fellow Tea Partiers called it “crony capitalism”; but in essen...
by d63
Wed May 31, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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"Didn't Carson grow up in poverty, in Detroit? I do know that some of his autobiographical memories have been questioned." -Walker, in response to: "But that response is out of the fear that comes from some obtuse, ignorant statement like Ben Carson’s “poverty is a state of mind”. In such moments, I...
by d63
Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 303
Views: 21440

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“Although viewed as political opposites, the two movements had surprising overlap. Contrary to the widespread belief that Occupy Wall Street shilled for the Democratic Party, only 27 percent of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were Democrats. Seventy percent were Independents. The Tea Party, in turn...
by d63
Sun May 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Children, Intuitive Knowledge & Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Children, Intuitive Knowledge & Philosophy

Dear Editor: For me, it was a productive coincidence that you published a news article on research done by Beissert and Hasselhorn on intelligence and moral development (research that shows there is no correlation) and Maria daVenza Tillmanns’ “Children, Intuitive Knowledge, and Philosophy” in the s...
by d63
Sat May 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Children, Intuitive Knowledge & Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Children, Intuitive Knowledge & Philosophy

This is the first draft to my letter to the editor on this article: Dear Editor: By some cosmic coincidence in issue 119, you published, in the news section, research done by Beissert and Hasselhorn on intelligence and moral development that more or less undermines Maria daVenza Tillmanns’ agenda in...