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by d63
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Views: 34200

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Reference: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ethpolsocpsy/permalink/1193455847478785/ “D Edward Tarkington I may need to refresh my idea of Utopian. While your view makes sense to me to a point there is still a disconnection in my mind. In my mind to be Utopian in any sense, disregarding the fact that...
by d63
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Views: 34200

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Dear diary moment 10/7/2018: Had a thought last night. Or, rather, it was fusion of thoughts I have had before. I have pointed out before that a lot of this comes out people expecting way too much from our political system. As anyone who has taken a poly-sci 101 class knows, politics is the art of m...
by d63
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 362
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Impenitent wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:53 pm
guilt by accusation is a beautiful thing

"I saw you with the devil!!"

1861

-Imp
:lol:
by d63
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 362
Views: 34200

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If the recent events regarding Kavanaugh and Lord have shown us anything, it’s that we are dealing with a cult dynamic here –exactly, mind you, as Bob Corker (a republican (suggested. And in this case (as concerns the attacks on democrats), what we are looking at is the very Cassandra complex that t...
by d63
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Dear diary moment 9/29/18: Something new (to me at least (that came up in my recent immersion in Greek mythology is that, in Homer’s Odyssey, the song of sirens promised fame and glory. I didn’t know that before. And I must admit a certain amount of confirmation bias in the why of what I am about to...
by d63
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Dear diary moment 9/24/2018: The latest rhizome I have turned to is classical mythology. And I have done so by downloading three audible lecture series: Greek mythology, Roman mythology, and a great courses one on classical mythology in general. And I’m on the one on Greek mythology right now. And w...
by d63
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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"What the way we have responded to Trump reminds me of is the movie Darkest Hour about Churchill dealing with the approach of Hitler. Churchill was basically negotiating a path through Britain's desire to maintain peace and Hitler's aggressiveness. They just didn't know what to do. They didn't want ...
by d63
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Georges Bataille’s Experience
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Re: Georges Bataille’s Experience

“One of the questions asked in anguish by many addicts and depressives is, “Why me?” Bataille’s philosophy (particularly his search for and attribution of meaning to the different, deviant, and repulsive) helps answers this question, so providing much needed comfort. Bataille suggested that the sacr...
by d63
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Radical Cure: Hannah Arendt & Simone Weil on the Need for Roots
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: A Radical Cure: Hannah Arendt & Simone Weil on the Need for Roots

Yesterday, in a discourse on Democrats are Stronger Together (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DemocratsAreStrongerTogether/permalink/2215030858515832/?comment_id=2216108841741367¬if_id=1536871963527829¬if_t=group_comment ), I went off on this particular rant: “It goes deep, girls. These red pi...
by d63
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 362
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Rhizome 9/10/18 (and please excuse the dear diary moment: Today, I read an excellent article on Derrida in Philosophy Now (issue 127): Mike Sutton’s “What is Derrida Saying to Us?” But first a couple of confessions. First of all, I should admit that I mainly know Derrida through secondary text. I me...
by d63
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Views: 34200

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Rhizome 9/9/18: Today just finished Rorty’s Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth while doing my footwork and started on the latest issue of Philosophy Now (in which I have a letter to the editor, BTW (at the library. My plan is to keep reading PN (which is about Continental philosophy (at the library ...
by d63
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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Today’s study point (at the “library” (in Rorty’s Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth in the chapter “The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy”) brought me back to the issue of Rorty’s more expanded understanding of ethnocentrism. Again (or rather to articulate on points I’ve made earlier), the boards...
by d63
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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“In particular, we should follow Davidson rather than (as Hesse does) Black in our account of metaphor. For, by putting metaphor outside the pale of semantics, insisting that a metaphorical sentence has no meaning other than its literal one, Davidson lets us see metaphors on the model of unfamiliar ...
by d63
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
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In the midst of my present immersion in Rorty, I recently went through the audio book for Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in the 20th Century. And I gotta say that it read to my ear like some of Rorty’s best writing, not just in terms of prose style, but his clarity of exposition (much like t...
by d63
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 362
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“To be ethnocentric is to divide the human race into the people to whom one must justify one’s beliefs and the others. The first group – one’s ethnos – comprises those who share enough of one’s beliefs to make fruitful conversation possible. In this sense, everybody is ethnocentric when engaged in a...