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by tbieter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christian Atheism
Replies: 13
Views: 202

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: 124

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: 124

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: 360

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: 1457

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: 82
Views: 17788

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: 82
Views: 17788

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: 277

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: 277

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: 492

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: 17154

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: 2449

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: 17154

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

What book changed you?
by tbieter
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Gender philosophy forum
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Gender philosophy forum

I don't understand the meaning of your sentence. :?
by tbieter
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: 12 Rules for Life
Replies: 0
Views: 319

12 Rules for Life

I was so impressed by this short interview with psychology professor Jordan Peterson that I ordered his book form Amazon. It will arrive tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrFgVVMqto https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519740423&sr=8-1&ke...