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by RickLewis
Tue May 18, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 3672

Re: Hello from the UK

Curses! Missed again!
by RickLewis
Sun May 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 3672

Re: Hello from the UK

Hi Liam

A belated but sincere welcome to the forum!
by RickLewis
Sat May 15, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Portland, OR
Replies: 9
Views: 5726

Re: Portland, OR

I really like y'all. It seems to me to be a useful grammatical innovation. Makes it clearer that you are addressing a whole bunch of people rather than just one person. "You" is a little ambiguous in that respect, as it can be singular or plural.
by RickLewis
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: UK constitutional reform
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: UK constitutional reform

Didn't totally follow that, but I guess it is an expression of disapproval towards the monarchy. Blah blah Ole King George III blah etc. :D

Still, as a mechanism for ensuring continuity in a time of constitutional change, having an otherwise powerless hereditary monarch has some advantages.
by RickLewis
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: UK constitutional reform
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: UK constitutional reform

We have a Queen, and I vaguely remember being told in civics classes in high school that her role was to safeguard the constitution. I still wonder if she could play that role, for example by refusing to sign constitutional amendments into law unless they have been ratified by a referendum. The migh...
by RickLewis
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: UK constitutional reform
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: UK constitutional reform

Having said which, here is something I was recently told by Prof. Matt Qvortrup, a constitutional expert who is also our "Philosophy Shorts" columnist in Philosophy Now. I may have the details wrong - any misunderstanding is down to me - but I think he said that one feature of the UK system is the d...
by RickLewis
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: UK constitutional reform
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: UK constitutional reform

Do you mean like a Bill of Rights? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_rights The list on this page for Bills of Rights in different countries includes the 1689 Bill of Rights Act (England) and 1689 Claim of Right Act (Scotland) as well as the Human Rights Act of 1998, which incorporates the right...
by RickLewis
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: UK constitutional reform
Replies: 8
Views: 787

UK constitutional reform

Many historical philosophers had an interest in constitutions, and it's a longstanding aspect of political philosophy. For instance, Plato and Aristotle considered the relative advantages and disadvantages of different forms of government. Aristotle and his students allegedly wrote descriptions of m...
by RickLewis
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 86063

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

You are very welcome! I blush. Most of the hard work on the forum is done my AMod and iMod.
by RickLewis
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 86063

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

1. Please put at least a limit on how many THREAD topics people can post - perhaps per month. Way too many morons R starting self-obsessed threads. 2. What happened to the Environment topic suggestion - pull yer finger out! I think an environmental philosophy forum would be a good idea for a philos...
by RickLewis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 86063

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

I suggest that you discontinue this forum if it's not being used or actively moderated. Agree, the forum is a total disgrace (which suggests the magazine might be as well). That's hilarious, Atla. You've made almost 3,000 posts on this forum despite it being a "total disgrace" and apparently (judgi...
by RickLewis
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 86063

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Sorry I've not been around for a bit. Anyway, AMod and iMod and I all agree that a discussion area for the environment is a good idea - thanks - so we'll go ahead and set one up shortly. Yes... was going to delete your "dumb Americans" thread but I like that one post by Luxin in the thread so have h...
by RickLewis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 86063

Re: Environment Discussion

Hi Rick Any chance we could get a dedicated discussion area for the environment? Mankind is facing possibly its greatest challenge to date with its impact on the place we all call home. Discussion suggestions could include:- Population growth, Capitalist system and it's ethics\responsibility, Polit...
by RickLewis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grandaddy's Gun
Replies: 108
Views: 9005

Re: Grandaddy's Gun

Nick_A wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41 am
The chorus:

"A gun's like a woman, son, it's all how you hold her."
Sigmund! Git over here right now - Nick needs to hear from you.
by RickLewis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday America
Replies: 21
Views: 2266

Re: Happy Birthday America

yes, as an American ignoramous. i have noted via YT docs that your NI parlement has not conveined in like - how many years now? why not? i do not understand. NI parlement building is pretty! does it just stand there empty for the last decade? (i assume there are janitors to keep the building clean ...