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by d63
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 310
Views: 29391

Re: Postcards:

We Know Where You Are: You should have seen it everywhere: the diligent scan of security cams on every street lording over the herds flowing smoothly down their chosen but fixed paths, a miracle of modern public planning; that health monitor strapped to your wrist; the GPS in your car; the web cam o...
by d63
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

Once again, Londoner, I appreciate your thoughtful responses here. If more people had the ability to disagree with me in the way you do (that is as compared to a pissing contest in which someone has to win), my Facebook block list would be a lot shorter. It is, as I have always known, and you sugges...
by d63
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

“Isn't the issue the one in your second sentence: Free speech is about having a safe space to express your point of view while heckling is about disrupting that safe space.? The contrary argument would be that in reality 'space' is mostly private property. If I am a student, then all the physical sp...
by d63
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

Isn't the issue the one in your second sentence: Free speech is about having a safe space to express your point of view while heckling is about disrupting that safe space. ? The contrary arguement would be that in reality 'space' is mostly private property. If I am a student, then all the physical ...
by d63
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Big Lebowski
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: The Big Lebowski

Dear Editor: I cringe at the thought of nitpicking since it too often reeks of intellectual arrogance. It is too often used as an opportunity to display the individual’s ‘superior grasp’ of a given issue. And this, no doubt, tends to be especially prominent when it comes to writers published in Phil...
by d63
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

First of all, here’s the reference for anyone who is a subscriber: https://philosophynow.org/issues/123/Perfectionism_and_Hate_Speech_Law That done, what I am mainly doing here is feeling my way to a letter to the editor on Shaun O’Dwyer’s ‘Perfectionism & Hate Speech’. I would first point out that ...
by d63
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Elusiveness of Memory
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: The Elusiveness of Memory

Having been temporarily relieved of the day to day responses to either something I read that day or an inspirational point made by a respected peer, or a rebuke to some troll, I’d like to address something inspired by Raymond Tallis in a recent Philosophy Now article –maybe issue 119. (This started ...
by d63
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:
Replies: 39
Views: 5923

Re: Deleuze and Guatarri Study: the Anti-Oedipus:

One of the things I’m starting to get from Eugene Holland’s reader guide to the Anti-Oedipus is the inherent opposition between desiring production and anti-production via the former’s inherent tension with social production –that is even though both are basically the same thing. On the other hand, ...
by d63
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Ecological Ethics by Patrick Curry

After reading Vincent Di Norcia's review of Patrick Curry's Ecological Ethics, and having noted its focus on population growth, I can't help but go back to one of my favorite quotes by either Russell or Whitehead (I can't remmember which): "Humble yourself or the world will do it for you." And it ta...
by d63
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 310
Views: 29391

Re: Postcards:

In this particular input immersion (which will likely be disrupted by vacation (almost two weeks for which I will likely be worthless here (vacate being the key aspect at work (I felt obligated to read the book Philosophy Now gave me for my answer to the question of the month: Ivan Segré’s Spinoza: ...
by d63
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 310
Views: 29391

Re: Postcards:

"Levi-Strauss, like most neuro-biologists, rejects the mind/body dualism (inherited from Descartes) that has dominated so much of Western thought. He sees mind and body as functioning together as a single "eco-system". - from Introducing Levi-Strauss and Structural Anthropology, a graphic guide (and...
by d63
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 4456

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

That's quite a semantic question indeed. I concede that you can call it intense waves of air instead of bang. I agree on the rest. Philosophically speaking, nothing exists without an observer. This is the very concept of existence. Now that you mention it, semantics would seem deeply entangled in t...
by d63
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: John Rawls (1921-2002)
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: John Rawls (1921-2002)

d63 wrote: We are dealing with people that are focused on immediate self interest. And it is that immediate self interest that is contributing to man-made climate change. And it will only get worse as the effects of that climate change push populations near the equator further north. The only thing...
by d63
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 4456

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

Imagine a nonliving universe with a planet concentrating some kind of gas. Then an asteroid hits the planet and a huge bang ensues. The asteroid hitting, a hole created, vibrations in gaseous molecules, all that happening. Why do you need anything to witness that? First of all, Paulol, there wouldn...
by d63
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: John Rawls (1921-2002)
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: John Rawls (1921-2002)

“Rawls arrived at his principle of Justice as Fairness by using a famous thought experiment. He asks us to forget, so far as possible, all considerations of our own personal circumstances, such as knowing our sex, race, position in society, inherited wealth and good education, or lack of them, and f...