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by philofra
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16302

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

chaz wyman wrote:
philofra wrote:
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Well you might get more out of it if you said more than "Bonnie and Clyde" and about being COOL.

Well, I say shit on that.
How nice!! i suggest that you eat your words, as you seem incapable of finding meaning in others'.
I just hear a bunch of people debating stupidity.
by philofra
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16302

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

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Well you might get more out of it if you said more than "Bonnie and Clyde" and about being COOL.

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Well, I say shit on that.
by philofra
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16302

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

I am amazed that this topic gets so much f*cken attention.
by philofra
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

duszek wrote:But if everything influences everything else, more of less, then what is special about the complementary influence ?
Nothing special, really. It is just a facilitator.
by philofra
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

Complementarity is also about robustness. It brings elements together to create a fuller picture, a fuller world and a fuller experience. For instance, a particular wine can complement and complete an individual's gastronomic experience. Having two complementary eyes creates for us a more complete a...
by philofra
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 37399

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Having recently gone to St. Petersburg and to a cemetery there were many of Russia's great thinkers reside I began wondering what produced these people. Subsequently I came across Isaiah Berlin's book "Russian Thinkers". It seems that Russian intellectuals were born of German Romanticism. In their y...
by philofra
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

Complementarity doesn’t necessary have to be composed of the same kind or related opposites. For instance, the sky and a tree can be complementary in that together they produce a visually pleasing view. Or a piece of furniture can be complementary to the size of a room and other fixtures in it. So c...
by philofra
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

Through the facilitation of humans an inert stone can function as a tool, as you say. In that manner the human acts as the complementary element.
by philofra
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

Lehman Brothers was not a bank, per se. It was an investment bank. Nevertheless, it was overly leveraged with its investments and that's what did it in. In Canada our banks are conservative and well regulated. Banks and money make an excellent complementary relationship. They facilitate each other. ...
by philofra
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

Having money in the bank makes me feel secure, and happy to a great extent. Not having that security would make me more miserable than I am. :wink:
by philofra
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

When colours are complementary they produce something new together, for example yellow and blue produce green. Freedom and safety produce ... happiness ? On the other hand, if yellow and blue remain independent of each other they can aesthetically produce a very pleasing, complementary scene. And o...
by philofra
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Not With A Whimper, But With A Bang!
Replies: 5
Views: 3236

Re: Not With A Whimper, But With A Bang!

The female on the cover of PN's issue 80 looks like she is preparing for the collision Joe Marks is describing. :wink:
by philofra
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

I am not sure why Robinson Crusoe was tossed into the discussion but there are some features that lend him to it. Perhaps Crusoe did feel like a free man on his island but he did not believe in equality, which is apparent in how he treated his man Friday. He insisted on Friday calling him Master . C...
by philofra
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Complementarity & Reality
Replies: 43
Views: 10571

Re: Complementarity & Reality

I am not sure whether the desire for freedom and the desire for equality can be complementary. I didn't say that freedom and the desire for equality are complementary. These desires reside in all of us; we want to be treated as equal yet we want our freedom. But they aren't necessarily complementar...
by philofra
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robert Sawyer interview
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Robert Sawyer interview

This sounds whimsical and fried, what Sawyers says: "It has the working title Greener Grass, and will be a juxtaposition of philosophers’ zombies with the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics." Do philosophers have zombie thoughts? That sounds oxymoron like. Are there any zombie philosoph...