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by tbieter
Wed May 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Being and Time by Heidegger
Replies: 8
Views: 169

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: 33
Views: 819

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: 80
Views: 16105

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: 80
Views: 16105

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: 201

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: 201

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: 346

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: 16299

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: 2147

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: 16299

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: 385

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: 257

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...
by tbieter
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 27
Views: 964

Re: What does silence mean?

silence is golden. a period for self reflection and thus wisdom. and sadly the enemy of modern culture, where empty noise rules. noise for its own sake ;-/. I occasionally turn all noise off and just enjoy silence in my apartment, but not as effectively as the enjoyment that I and my dog experience...
by tbieter
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 80
Views: 16105

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

I fucking hate this stupid meaningless existence. All we do is grow, go to school, graduate, and get a job. Well for what? Just to stay warm and stuffed in your house? That is not the way life should be. Life sucks soo much, why is fantasy better? Such as skyrim and many more is 1k times better the...
by tbieter
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What’s So Bad About Smugness?
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: What’s So Bad About Smugness?

If the professor is smug about his knowledge of smugness, as he may be, that doesn't affect me. I'm not interested in such a fact. Last night I was watching an episode of the Seinfeld show. After a dispute with a former boyfriend, Elaine got into a cab driven by a Pakistani man. She said: "he was s...