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by morganna swish
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5178

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

tbieter wrote:http://www.akira.ruc.dk/~fkt/filosofi/A ... espect.pdf
I solicit your comments on this article.
I'd welcome more information before I decide to click on.
A brief outline perhaps ?
by morganna swish
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 142
Views: 60169

Re: Suggestions Box

This thread is for any suggestions you might have for improving Philosophy Now magazine. If there is anything in the mag that you like and would like more of, or anything that you don't like and would prefer less of, then this is a good place to say so (though of course you could always email me in...
by morganna swish
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?

Terri Murray argues that ijtihad and critical debate are essential in a liberal, multicultural society. From wiki: Ijtihad (Arabic: اجتهاد‎ ijtihād, "diligence") is an Islamic legal term that means “independent reasoning” or “the utmost effort an individual can put forth in an activity.”[1] As one o...
by morganna swish
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?

"Terri Murray has a Master of Theology from Heythrop College, London, and a PhD in social & contextual theology from Oxford Brookes. She is a recovering Catholic and has taught Philosophy & Film Studies at Hampstead College of Fine Arts & Humanities in London for over ten years." As a Catholic, I f...
by morganna swish
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?

I have serious issues with the word 'multiculturalism', not least because it is a contradiction in terms. The author has an issue with pluralist multiculturalism: Pluralist multiculturalism and identity politics appear to be creating a crisis of liberal values... Multiculturalism is not just a syno...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

Arising_uk wrote:
morganna swish wrote:...

The nowness of PhilosophyNow appears not to be very. ...
Or there is no philosophical argument for it.
to be current ?
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

That is a demonic statement.... Please expand. I was referring to this statement. "Our reviewer Les Reid finds The Holy Bible to be wholly unreliable." That is an introduction to the article; possibly written by the devilish Rick ? - such intros come up automatically when an article is chosen for d...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

madera23 wrote:That is a demonic statement....
Please expand.
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

On the Bible as literature: Those who say that the Bible is poetry and fable have renounced all objective truth claims and shelved it in the ‘Literature’ section, where I agree it belongs. My argument is with those who say that the Bible is true, whether literally and entirely, or only partially, an...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

On questions of reliability: Philosophers have long disagreed about the status of the Bible. John Locke, for example, accepted the orthodox religious view that the Bible records messages from God that are worthy of belief. But he did show some caution, distinguishing between ‘original revelation’ (d...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

Problems with 'Revealed Truth' The author makes distinctions between internal and external problems. 'External problems are those which arise when statements in the Bible clash with what we know or value on other grounds... 2.The moral code stated in the Pentateuch is supposed to have been delivered...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: The Bible by Various

This article is what I got when searching for how PN might have covered the issue of 'paedophilia'. Typing in 'pedophilia' got 2 results, one in 'Letters', the other related to homosexuality. The nowness of PhilosophyNow appears not to be very. There is a plethora of current news items - eg in the U...
by morganna swish
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: what was before anything was.
Replies: 29
Views: 3635

Re: what was before anything was.

lets go back if we may before anything happen.no big bang yet so no time matter or relativity has become happening existance.nothing is in existance but existance.in other words existance has not yet become relative .then the big bang creates energy as an expression of its self .objects form from t...
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Turing Test Passed
Replies: 24
Views: 4028

Re: Turing Test Passed

P.S. I would also think that a 13 year old would have limited experiences compared to an adult. This could explain why some judges were fooled, but that's just a guess on my part.
Nah! The 'judges' were philosophical zombies from Mars, deep-fried. :wink:
by morganna swish
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Turing Test Passed
Replies: 24
Views: 4028

Re: Turing Test Passed

Sappho de Miranda wrote: Essentially I would be disappointed by the 'missing exchange of 'experience'. Also the child's lack of knowledge would prove frustrating as I am not inclined towards the role of mentor or teacher. Ginkgo wrote: I think Sappho de Miranda is drawing a distinction between "know...