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by Belinda
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick , the import of the extract is about knowing self as self relates to The Other, and there is no self without self's relation to The Other. Simone's claim about the need to pay attention is much concerned with relating to The Other. By The Other I don't mean exclusively the human other. I mean a...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Belinda There is a question that is implied by "know yourself! ". The question is "Is there a self to know?" A genuine question. Normally people argue over opinions as to what it means to know yourself but we can reach the point of admitting that we don’t know? Like you I believe it would be vain t...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick, I agree with your last and I love the way Simone expressed her idea..("Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. It is given to very few minds to notice that things and beings exist. Since my childhood I have not wanted anything else but to receive the complete revelation of this ...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick_A quoted: What is lost is the experience of oneself, just oneself—myself, the personal being who is here, now, living, breathing, yearning for meaning, for goodness; just this person here, now, squarely confronting one’s own existential weaknesses and pretensions while yet aware, however tentat...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

You have posted legitimate opinions as the existence of God but can Gpd and Man be expressed as a question inviting the philosophical search beyond opinions? For example consider the preface to Jacob Needleman's book: Lost Christianity. What is needed is a either a new understanding of God or a new...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick, with respect, do you conflate 'scepticism' and 'cynicism' ? What you write about "emotional scepticism" seems to me what I call cynicism. Intellectual scepticism can prove we live in an absurd world. Yet there is enough in the world to lead us to indicate there must be logic behind absurdity....
by Belinda
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick, with respect, do you conflate 'scepticism' and 'cynicism' ? What you write about "emotional scepticism" seems to me what I call cynicism. Intellectual scepticism can prove we live in an absurd world. Yet there is enough in the world to lead us to indicate there must be logic behind absurdity. ...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Belinda, This isn't a trick question. I'm just showing how hard it is to deal with the search for human meaning without getting lost in the useless battle over opinions. Suppose a person wanted to transcend the war over opinions in the need to experience human meaning, what is their essential first...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick wrote: Science offers facts but what offers meaning? Good intentions and human kindness doesn’t work. It just leads to the corruption of reason to serve egoistic aims. So now I look for those free of all this PC nonsense who understands the problem of the human condition better than I do who I ...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Prayer, Meditation and the Spiral Effect
Replies: 26
Views: 408

Re: Prayer, Meditation and the Spiral Effect

Veritas Aequitas wrote: It would be better off to re-label such as meditation than sticking to it as prayer. But praying is based upon reasoning which in turn is based upon normal waking awareness. Meditation on the other hand is based upon a physical and detectable change in brain activity from nor...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

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Nick, this "source" you love and trust can be distorted out of all recognition by religions, cults, and ideologies. Much safer to be led by reason ; reason informed by humble or sceptical uncertainty and always powered by ordinary human kindness.
by Belinda
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Prayer, Meditation and the Spiral Effect
Replies: 26
Views: 408

Re: Prayer, Meditation and the Spiral Effect

What is prayer? Is it petitionary? Petitonary prayer is reasonable only as insofar as e.g. The Lord's Prayer is non-specific. Apart from petitionary prayer, prayer might be a form of trying to address what one takes to be the better part of one's psyche. I am in favour of this sort of prayer only if...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick wrote: From Wiki The subjects of Ecclesiastes are the pain and frustration engendered by observing and meditating on the distortions and inequities pervading the world, the uselessness of human deeds, and the limitations of wisdom and righteousness. The phrase "under the sun" appears thirty tim...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 126
Views: 1311

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Old Ecclesiastes was a stoic allright!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes

Walker, have you been reading Ozymandias by Shelley!
by Belinda
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 529
Views: 12940

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Sculptor that is shocking and dispiriting about you friend the nurse having to endure abuse. I am afraid the ignorant rabble are always going to be with us. I do hope he knows he holds the moral high ground.