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by marjoram_blues
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Womyn and Philosophy
Replies: 220
Views: 14944

Re: Womyn and Philosophy

I need to clarify a personal boundary issue. Denigrating, insulting and/or abusive aspersions aren't acceptable to me, and because I personally can do nothing to influence consideration and respect with regards to other people, in order to maintain this personal boundary I will refer future derogat...
by marjoram_blues
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

Either way it is just glorified egoism worshiping society and sometimes Crowley Crowley as the Great Beast and provider of human meaning and purpose. Blahdy blahdy blah. You are as much unable to grasp the idea of secular spirituality as Conde's impression of homoeopathic new age crystalhood. It's ...
by marjoram_blues
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

fooloso4 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:10 pm

I highly recommend that you read the introduction to Charles Griswold’s “Self-Knowledge in Plato’s Phaedrus”, available free if you look it up on Amazon and click on “Look inside”.
OK. Will do. Thanks.
by marjoram_blues
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 113
Views: 19925

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

That's because it's a bad idea as it would just mean thread owners only allowing those who agree with them into the discussion. The forum has a perfectly respectable idea for thread moderation, complain to the mods about posts you object to and allow them to adjudicate. Unfortunately most don't app...
by marjoram_blues
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 113
Views: 19925

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

I'm not sure you get my idea exactly. All I am saying is, that if you are the one to start a thread - and ONLY when this is the case, you get to say who is not allowed to post in it. That's what I thought you said... and that's what I thought I was repeating. I like your suggestion about a thread a...
by marjoram_blues
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 113
Views: 19925

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

This thread is for suggestions about the organisation and management of the Philosophy Now Forum. (This thread is not for suggestions about Philosophy Now magazine - there is a separate thread for those here; http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7 ) A reminder of the purpose of this t...
by marjoram_blues
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

marjoram_blues: It's 'Plato - the Collected Dialogues, including the Letters', edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntingdon Cairns. But where to start ? The Introduction, then the Phaedrus ? I’d skip the introduction. The Phaedrus is a good place to start. It is a rich and varied dialogues whose outward...
by marjoram_blues
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

...There is an interesting parallel between the Socratic revolution and the focus on science in philosophy today. Socrates turned from the natural philosophy of his predecessors to a concern for the human things, that is to say, political philosophy. Plato and Aristotle’s answer was not so much a f...
by marjoram_blues
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

Marjoram_blues: How can philosophy self-correct ? The content or syllabus could change… In my opinion, most importantly, by a recognition of the centrality of what is often derisively called psycholism and lived experience.I am not prone to use the word 'spiritualism' because in order to be underst...
by marjoram_blues
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

For a final clarification re the OP and the exploratory nature of this thread: Most here will have noted the wiki link provided in the OP was the starting point for exploration with a specific interest in the quote by Solomon. There has been an invaluable sharing of ideas and experience, including o...
by marjoram_blues
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

For those at a back of the classroom who may have missed some earlier comments: ... I see spirituality as everyday , something that all but the most damaged routinely engage in. Kindness, consideration, amiability, cooperativeness, empathising, nurturing, defending, supporting, entertaining, listen...
by marjoram_blues
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

There is no sense in which I started this discussion with a view to 'endorse a [particular] type of secularism'. There seems to be an instinct to attack any interest in this aspect of the human condition with false accusations. There is no attack on materialism as suggested. Once you plant the seed...
by marjoram_blues
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

Following up one of fooloso4's recommendations, Alexander Nehamas - not the book but a 12 minute mp3 http://philosophybites.libsyn.com/alexander_nehamas_on_friendship -------------- Then there is this: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/friendship/ Blocks of solid text. Perhaps it is not so much the...
by marjoram_blues
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality

marjoram_blues: … Pierre Hadot .... Hadot’s "Philosophy as a Way of Life", "What is Ancient Philosophy", and "The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius" are helpful for seeing philosophy as therapeutic and transformative practice, an aspect of philosophy that has been occluded by a narr...
by marjoram_blues
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 4924

Re: Secular Spirituality - with nod to Rick and team

What have 'spiritual exercises' got to do with philosophy? Continuing the theme of exploring the goals of philosophy and Solomon's suggestion that 'secular spirituality' might be the ultimate one. For an overview on philosophy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy Here, I found an entry on Pie...