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by tbieter
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Learning To Love Our Teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Learning To Love Our Teachers

Anushka Bhaskar (18) and Zachary Cerniglia (19) consider the importance of gratitude for education. https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Learning_To_Love_Our_Teachers Listen to Jon Voight relate how his father was brought up in Jewish culture by Jewish golfers. Amazing how they taught him manners a...
by tbieter
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Learning To Love Our Teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Learning To Love Our Teachers

Anushka Bhaskar (18) and Zachary Cerniglia (19) consider the importance of gratitude for education. https://philosophynow.org/issues/128/Learning_To_Love_Our_Teachers Listen to Jon Voight relate how his father was brought up in Jewish culture by Jewish golfers. Amazing how they taught him manners a...
by tbieter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christian Atheism
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Christian Atheism

The New Testament is composed of several gospels, of which only few gospels remains in edited form in todays Bible. Non-canonical gospels, like the gospel of Judas, Mary Magdalene amongst many others, were not canonized along with the gospel of Luke, Mark etc. These gospels were edited from their o...
by tbieter
Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Our Duty to the Dead
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Our Duty to the Dead

The author claims that the duty is derived from our good will, or the moral law within us. The moral law is universal and rational, following Kant and Aristotle ( an "inner voice").

Does anyone disagree with this basic natural law argument?.
by tbieter
Fri May 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Our Duty to the Dead
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Our Duty to the Dead

Stamatina Liosi enlists the help of Immanuel Kant to discover why we have a duty to treat the dead with dignity. https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Our_Duty_to_the_Dead In a feminist philosophy class, the teacher asserted relative to a duty of care that the duty even extended to dead bodies. She ...
by tbieter
Wed May 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Being and Time by Heidegger
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Being and Time by Heidegger

Heidegger is considered a modern great philosopher. You will profit from grappling with his thought.
by tbieter
Mon May 07, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: bullshit philosophy at its finest.
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: bullshit philosophy at its finest.

gaffo wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 5:02 am
whats with the slam against Solipsism?

solipsism is self evident no?
Baloney

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/solipsism
by tbieter
Tue May 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 84
Views: 18823

Re: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?

N ext week I'll start reading the classic Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Frankl . I invite others to read the book and discuss it here. This is the edition that I bought and will read. https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/080701429X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525...
by tbieter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 84
Views: 18823

Re: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?

Next week I'll start reading the classic Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Frankl.

I invite others to read the book and discuss it here.
by tbieter
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ The Last Great Mystic ~
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: ~ The Last Great Mystic ~

Here is the short version of the "I have a dream speech"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDWWy4CMhE

The author suggests that the speech was provoked by a mystical experience.
http://www.transformingcenter.org/2011/ ... h-of-soul/
by tbieter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ The Last Great Mystic ~
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: ~ The Last Great Man ~

. ................................................. http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/140/cache/05-martin-king-010909_14089_600x450.jpg . As I was listening to his last speech in Memphis on Democracy Now this morning, Bill, I wondered: Was King a mystic? What do you thi...
by tbieter
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hannah Arendt and the Human Duty to Think
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Hannah Arendt and the Human Duty to Think

Shai Tubali considers the roots and implications of Arendt’s active philosophy. https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Hannah_Arendt_and_the_Human_Duty_to_Think This is an excellent article. Arendt's writings are neglected. Justice John Paul Stevens, in advocating the repeal of the Second amendment t...
by tbieter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 207
Views: 17867

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

tbieter wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm
What book changed you?
Apparently, no one's actions have been changed by a book.
by tbieter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Oxford's Philosophy Dept. has Caved into Gender PC
Replies: 73
Views: 2835

Re: Oxford's Philosophy Dept. has Caved into Gender PC

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:08 pm
The only female 'philosophers' I can think of are Ayn Rand and Simone Weil, and they are both dreadful.
How do you justify calling a particular philosopher "dreadful"? What standard have you used?
by tbieter
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 207
Views: 17867

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

What book changed you?