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by RickLewis
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Being Politically Incorrect
Replies: 14
Views: 169

Re: On Being Politically Incorrect

A_Seagull wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:13 am
Interesting that the article was written some 27 years ago. I wonder how the author would view political correctness now. It certainly hasn't gone away. If anything it has become more entrenched and become mainstream normality.
I'll ask him, if you like. :-)
by RickLewis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 151
Views: 3940

Re: Missing Thread

I can remove threads, and sometimes have. I'm pretty sure I didn't delete that one, though. If I had, that action would probably show up anyway in the log that AMod consulted. (At least, I think it would - not 100% certain about that). Like AMod says, there will probably be a new moderator/ass-kicke...
by RickLewis
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: David Lewis (1941-2001)
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: David Lewis (1941-2001)

No relation at all, I'm afraid. :) In the 1990s I had an admin job for a few years in the Philosophy Department at King's College London. One of the lecturers there, Dr Chris Hughes, was on the editorial board of a scholarly journal (Mind, I think) and had been communicating with David Lewis about ...
by RickLewis
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Luxin
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Hello from Luxin

Hi Luxin, and welcome!
by RickLewis
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: David Lewis (1941-2001)
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: David Lewis (1941-2001)

No relation at all, I'm afraid. :) In the 1990s I had an admin job for a few years in the Philosophy Department at King's College London. One of the lecturers there, Dr Chris Hughes, was on the editorial board of a scholarly journal (Mind, I think) and had been communicating with David Lewis about a...
by RickLewis
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hi i am back
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: hi i am back

From memory, Bill Bryson in his book "Mother Tongue" speculates that Yankees is derived from the Dutch "Jan Kees" meaning "John Cheese", apparently the name of a sort of stock character in Dutch culture. If correct, this would mean that the word Yankees dates back to the time of the Dutch colonies i...
by RickLewis
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sexily-dressed women
Replies: 186
Views: 5209

Re: Sexily-dressed women

Not much gender philosophy in here. I mean there is some, but not very much at all. So I'm moving this thread to the Lounge.
by RickLewis
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED

Thanks for the colour advice. I would just point out that US news reports about American politics often talk about red states and blue states. The "blue states" are the ones that tend to vote Democrat, while the "red states" are the ones that habitually vote Republican - ie they are the more right w...
by RickLewis
Thu May 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Hello all

Hello Anne,

Welcome to the forum!
by RickLewis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3776

Re: God and Evil

Dr. Abimbola, the singular of 'phenomena' is 'phenomenon'. I resent your winning a PhD and not using proper English. I must leap to the defence of the excellent Dr Abimbola. That error may well have been mine. The article in question dates from 1993. Back then, very few people submitted articles to...
by RickLewis
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: S'mae/Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: S'mae/Hi

Welcome, Iolo. I vaguely recalled that Plato suggested in The Republic that philosophy was only for those over the age of fifty. So I checked the text at http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.mb.txt but this is the nearest I could find to him saying that: And how long is this stage of their lives t...
by RickLewis
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Problem accessing the PN site.
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Problem accessing the PN site.

Yes, it was the Illuminati. Actually no, we didn't spot the problem, partly because the site happened to be going down during the night (UK time). Then our webmaster Bora spotted the very useful posts in this thread, describing the problem. Then the site went down again for a couple of hours today, ...
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: How was the 4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL?

Some follow-up or closure for those hapless ones of the site (including myself) who could not attend would be nice. A description, maybe a few anecdotes, then some anti-dotes to the anecdotes would be nice. And the speeches, the biggest thing that everyone walked away with. Or not. SOMETHING fer cr...
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

Re: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement - much appreciated!
by RickLewis
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 129
Views: 27596

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Have you considered marketing the official Philosophy Now Hemlock Mugs? Marketing would be directed at all those who haven't sold out to the Great Beast and keep Socrates' ideas alive regardless of how they are condemned by the modern secular educated. Of course these mugs wouldn't really be used f...