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by d63
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

First of all, here’s the reference for anyone who is a subscriber: https://philosophynow.org/issues/123/Perfectionism_and_Hate_Speech_Law That done, what I am mainly doing here is feeling my way to a letter to the editor on Shaun O’Dwyer’s ‘Perfectionism & Hate Speech’. I would first point out that ...
by d63
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Elusiveness of Memory
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: The Elusiveness of Memory

Having been temporarily relieved of the day to day responses to either something I read that day or an inspirational point made by a respected peer, or a rebuke to some troll, I’d like to address something inspired by Raymond Tallis in a recent Philosophy Now article –maybe issue 119. (This started ...
by d63
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: Postcards:

Having been temporarily relieved of the day to day responses to either something I read that day or an inspirational point made by a respected peer, or a rebuke to some troll, I’d like to address something inspired by Raymond Tallis in a recent Philosophy Now article. He brought up the issue of how ...
by d63
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 39
Views: 5716

Re: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:

One of the things I’m starting to get from Eugene Holland’s reader guide to the Anti-Oedipus is the inherent opposition between desiring production and anti-production via the former’s inherent tension with social production –that is even though both are basically the same thing. On the other hand, ...
by d63
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry

After reading Vincent Di Norcia's review of Patrick Curry's Ecological Ethics, and having noted its focus on population growth, I can't help but go back to one of my favorite quotes by either Russell or Whitehead (I can't remmember which): "Humble yourself or the world will do it for you." And it ta...
by d63
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 309
Views: 28374

Re: Postcards:

In this particular input immersion (which will likely be disrupted by vacation (almost two weeks for which I will likely be worthless here (vacate being the key aspect at work (I felt obligated to read the book Philosophy Now gave me for my answer to the question of the month: Ivan Segré’s Spinoza: ...
by d63
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 309
Views: 28374

Re: Postcards:

"Levi-Strauss, like most neuro-biologists, rejects the mind/body dualism (inherited from Descartes) that has dominated so much of Western thought. He sees mind and body as functioning together as a single "eco-system". - from Introducing Levi-Strauss and Structural Anthropology, a graphic guide (and...
by d63
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 3663

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

That's quite a semantic question indeed. I concede that you can call it intense waves of air instead of bang. I agree on the rest. Philosophically speaking, nothing exists without an observer. This is the very concept of existence. Now that you mention it, semantics would seem deeply entangled in t...
by d63
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: John Rawls (1921-2002)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: John Rawls (1921-2002)

d63 wrote: We are dealing with people that are focused on immediate self interest. And it is that immediate self interest that is contributing to man-made climate change. And it will only get worse as the effects of that climate change push populations near the equator further north. The only thing...
by d63
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 3663

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

Imagine a nonliving universe with a planet concentrating some kind of gas. Then an asteroid hits the planet and a huge bang ensues. The asteroid hitting, a hole created, vibrations in gaseous molecules, all that happening. Why do you need anything to witness that? First of all, Paulol, there wouldn...
by d63
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: John Rawls (1921-2002)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: John Rawls (1921-2002)

“Rawls arrived at his principle of Justice as Fairness by using a famous thought experiment. He asks us to forget, so far as possible, all considerations of our own personal circumstances, such as knowing our sex, race, position in society, inherited wealth and good education, or lack of them, and f...
by d63
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 3663

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

"On a commonsense conception, colors are resolutely non-mental properties that reside on the surfaces and also permeate the hidden insides of physical objects – like red apples with white interiors. Although the colors of objects are perceivable by minds, common sense does not make it a condition of...
by d63
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 3663

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

Once again, one of the main problems I tend to have with republicans in the White House is that they don’t allow me the luxury of dealing with less practical matters such as the nature of consciousness. I’m always, as my friend (my good friend (Greg​ puts it: all hands on deck. Still, Philosophy Now...
by d63
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 6812

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"How can people possibly reach the point of shouting: "More taxes! Less bread!" As Reich remarks, the astonishing thing is not that some people steal or that others occasionally go out on strike, but rather that all those who are starving do not steal as a regular practice, and all those who are exp...
by d63
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 6812

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"Just as a part of the libido as energy of production was transformed into energy of recording (Numen), a part of this energy of recording is transformed into energy of consummation (Voluptas). It is this residual energy that is the motive force behind the third synthesis of the unconscious: the con...