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by morganna swish
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

Thanks, AS, for your explanation and providing the quote.
Your passion is clear; I'm nowhere near that point.
In fact, staying in a pub in this fine weather...well, it's not my cuppa tea.

Later....
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sex is about procreation
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: Sex is about procreation

the Hessian wrote:My two second bumper sticker philosophy...

If sex is about procreation, then porn stars suck (!) at their job.
:lol:

Of course, the word 'sex' does not include any hidden reference to young people and their sexualtiy.
And this :P is totally meaningless, 'especially' when combined with :evil:
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

AS: Thanks M! Your questions are sooo much better than mine. I wish I could be a precise and focus with my thoughts. I was thinking the same things but because I couldn't grasp my head around the whole point of it all...I didn't even know where to begin to start. That is why I play 20 questions...to...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

http://www.akira.ruc.dk/~fkt/filosofi/Artikler%20m.m/Egalitarianism/Frankfurt%20-%20Equality%20and%20Respect.pdf I solicit your comments on this article. WASHINGTON — President Obama sought to revive the issue of growing income equality on Wednesday, saying it restricts economic mobility and threat...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

His thesis is actually that there is no intrinsic moral value in the egalitarian ideal. OK, being unequal in my understanding, I don't need to know, but I would like to know what is meant by 'the egalitarian ideal'. If it is some kind of a wish that all people be equal, then that is a wish only. Wh...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

In his desire for equality, there is no affirmation by a person of himself. On the contrary, a concern for being equal to others tends to alienate people from themselves. It leads them to define their goals in terms that are set by considerations other than the specific requirements of their own pe...
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

A 35-pager with 517 posts, come on... it's madness :shock: Really! What would your reaction be to a thread of 1,468 pages and 36,696 posts that has run for over 3 years? I still read it and post on occasion. FYI, we did try to have thread parties at certain milestones, noisemakers, fireworks, Music...
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

For the love of Harry and Sally, would someone please supply a workable link.

I feel like I've stepped into an ongoing discussion group where all the members have already got the book, the t-shirt, and a flying start...

Not fair, not fair - :cry:
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Cartoons Now and 'especially'

Another thought: To make better use of the subject window to highlight change of subject or particular focus/new idea. As above, 'Cartoons Now'. What about following some of the PN magazine set-up. Love the cartoons ! So, the forum is not just 'especially' to discuss the PN articles but also relate ...
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Would it be easier to keep track, if threads were within a certain limit of pages or posts? If a thread winds on a bit, perhaps start a new Part. Eg Pure Consciousness? Pt II, posts 100 - 200; Part III, posts 200-300. A 35-pager with 517 posts, come on...it's madness :shock: Or if it goes off at a ...
by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4814

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

Basically Frankfurt thinks that there is no intrinsic moral value on humans being treated equal. His argument is weak as it's all based upon his feelings and not on any real proof of how we should live as far as what we should do to benefit most. His argument is the same ol argument you hear from t...
by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Rick wrote:
This thread is for suggestions about the organisation and management of the Philosophy Now Forum.
Before we go any further...

What, if any, decisions have been reached about any structural changes, following previous suggestions...?
by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

... Would it be difficult to make it so that the posts in a thread are numbered? I know that other forums have numbering on their posts, and I tend to have very long threads. It would be a lot easier for me to refer someone to a specific post that answers their question, rather than to repeat the i...
by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 130
Views: 32236

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Thanks, Rick for setting this up ! What I said previously: Contributors, who value this forum, have made all kinds of suggestions, all over the joint... Isn't it about time, for admin to offer some of their thoughts and any action to be taken - as previously promised ? I guess that some might feel t...
by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 138
Views: 56436

Re: Suggestions Box

WARNING - Kinda Off topic. This is not a suggestion for the PN magazine. However, rather than have umpteen threads about the Forum , why not keep PN Forum 'suggestions' in the one place. All the better to view, collate and not repeat ? Excellent idea. I'll set one up right now. It'll be a separate ...