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by dorothea
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

You want to play that game? My IQ is 165. Maybe that impresses you - I don't know. It impresses me. I'd appreciate your views, if you're of a mind. https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25715&p=396224#p396224 Not me - I was responding to someone else who made the claim - I'm having di...
by dorothea
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

You want to play that game? My IQ is 165. Maybe that impresses you - I don't know. Nice figure if the standard deviation is 15, but not if its 30 which is what I believe mensa use. Irrelevant though, as you say. Very frustrating issue this month I thought. I really can't get interested in free will,...
by dorothea
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Okay. I don't think we have major differences. Kierkegaard got lost somewhere though.
by dorothea
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Us folks with allotment gardens would not agree that forecasts are any good at all. Climatist fanatics will say that climate is not weather - it's fun to hear them trying (not) to explain the difference. Climate is not a simple single-chain-of-causes linear system. My opinion is simple though - focu...
by dorothea
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Thank you. You can name several falsifiers but don't name one. You say I'm arrogant - when my post was cautionary - but you, certain that experts can't be wrong are not. Thank you. QED. Remember Pascal's wager? You must agree that most religious experts - bar a few C of E bishops in the UK - are sur...
by dorothea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

It's a religion for you isn't it? Can you name anything that would change your mind.? Nope. Thought not. As I said before, but you ignored it - even if there's a problem, it's not just people to blame, and it's no use expecting the irresponsible thugs who rule most of the world to change anything. E...
by dorothea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

I think the folks around when the last ice Age struck would disagree - and the coming Ice Age, overdue on expert opinion, was what we were told to worry about in the 50s. Nukes were then supposedly accelerating matters. Would have been comets two centuries earlier. I have an allotment garden. I some...
by dorothea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

- Aristotle
- Kant
- Confucius
- Sartre
- the Buddha
- Gichimanido
- etc. etc. etc.
All of those on your list (apart from the last I've never heard of) urged action not words as prime - Phronesis anybody?
by dorothea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

But, Dorothea, the vast expanses of land and sea on Earth that are uninhabited by humans are also affected by human activity. Perhaps if you cannot understand 'global warming' and 'climate change' you can understand how the soil that grows your food is depleted of nutrients because of human activity...
by dorothea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

Entirely agree. One can imagine Nietzsche commenting on the desperate ways people try to get power over others these days- the wild conspiracy theories and growth of extremist politics and anti-Semitism in Europe. We are battered and bewildered by information and cling to any straw to escape ourselv...
by dorothea
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination

-1-, my message connects to Kierkegaard and the article because philosophy is a silly dilettantist activity unless it gets something done. Kierkegaard was not a dilettante. Quite the opposite, he claimed that we should act. The greatest danger facing us is environmental degradation and climate chan...
by dorothea
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Islam for Feminism?
Replies: 73
Views: 2623

Re: Islam for Feminism?

Not quite a Muslim yet. You must say the shahada - There is no God but Allah and Mohammmed is his prophet. It does not matter is you say it voluntarily or with a knife at your throat: say it and you're in. The distinction between outcome and intention does not figure in Islamic practice.
by dorothea
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Islam for Feminism?
Replies: 73
Views: 2623

Re: Islam for Feminism?

strange you would bring up thomas acquinas who was very much in favor of executing heretics - him condemning islam sounds like pot calling the kettle black i am not aware of any islamic teachings that condone sexual harassment, rape, etc. - nothing specifically islamic here. Kayla -a pot may call a ...
by dorothea
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Islam for Feminism?
Replies: 73
Views: 2623

Re: Islam for Feminism?

Rubbish. Women in both Saud and Iran are routinely lashed and jailed as you perfectly well know from recent cases. Much the same applies in other Muslim countries. I taught MA students for years - many from Muslim nations. I ran courses for overseas Muslim women and men who had been brutalised - alm...
by dorothea
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Islam for Feminism?
Replies: 73
Views: 2623

Re: Islam for Feminism?

You are making an admirable effort but I fear you are wasting your time. Islam is an affront to reason as well as decency and is arguably a religion without any shred of ethical content. Not only can no moral guidance be found (as is so clear in the case of Moses and Jesus) but the prescriptive natu...