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by d63
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry
Replies: 2
Views: 62

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: 25862

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: 25862

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: 1887

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: 170

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: 1887

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: 170

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: 1887

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: 1887

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: 5974

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: 5974

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...
by d63
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 5974

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"When Claude Levi-Strauss defines bricolage, he does so in terms of a set of closely related characteristics: the possession of a stock of materials or of rules of thumb that are fairly extensive, though more or less a hodgepodge -multiple and at the same time limited; the ability to rearrange fragm...
by d63
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 5974

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"It is at work everywhere, functioning smoothly at times, at other times in fits and starts. It breaths, it heats, it eats. It shits and fucks. What a mistake to have ever said the id. Everywhere it is machines -real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven b...
by d63
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 5974

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"To be anti-oedipal is to be anti-ego as well as anti-homo, willfully attacking all reductive psychoanalytic and political analyses that remain caught within the sphere of totality and unity, in order to free the multiplicity of desire from the deadly neurotic and Oedipal yoke. For Oedipus is not a ...
by d63
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 85
Views: 5974

Re: Deleuze Studies:

"Last but not least, the major enemy, the strategic adversary is fascism (whereas Anti-Oedipus' to the others is more of a tactical engagement). And not only historical fascism, the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini -which was able to mobilize and use the desire of the masses so effectively- but also ...