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by Skinhead
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant
Replies: 6
Views: 2949

Re: The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

Nick Bostrom's parable is a good foil for Mary Midgley's sensible discussion of the issues. Another problem with immortality is that the first people to get it would be the dictators and oligarchs of the world. Imagine what the world would be like if Mugabe, Asad etc lived forever! Even apart from c...
by Skinhead
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Happy Mole day
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: Happy Mole day

Happy Mole Day ... I love that!

Thinking about other moles, however, do watch this 2-minute video to ensure all your moles are only of the happy type:
http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesse ... eck-moles/
by Skinhead
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 43222

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

I've just started Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow's "The Grand Design". It's fairly easy, bedtime reading, so far appears pitched at a fairly broad audience. The perspective appears to be atheistic, although if that's so, the title is provocative. In fact, the first page is even more provocative:...
by Skinhead
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: issue 75
Replies: 13
Views: 5401

Sartre on Literature

Ion Georgiou's article is great. It seems to me that Sartre had a massive influence on plays, movies and literature, so this exposition helps clarify some of where he was coming from. The obligatory digs at the apostle of existentialism being inauthentic (maybe) :roll: get a bit tired after the fist...
by Skinhead
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.
Replies: 13
Views: 6471

Re: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.

I enjoyed Kile Jones' article "Analytic vs Continental Philosophy" - it is a helpful overview of Philosophy over the past century or so, and explained the evolution of the two traditions clearly. As I didn't have a formal education in philosophy, I hadn't appreciated this. I was, however, mystified ...
by Skinhead
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Forum Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 3374

Forum Avatars

Sorry, I know this isn't about the magazine but I couldn't find anywhere else to post this. Is there any chance of setting up the gallery from which to select one's avatar? I really struggled to make one myself. (eventually found out how to do it with Photoshop Elements - find suitable picture, then...