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by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 4363

Re: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow

I believe the author struggled with quantum physics because his background is in history, art, and philosophy. He made a stab at the physics but hardly said anything significant about it. Chaos theory has been around for as long as I can remember -- at least since the 1970's. There is nothing really...
by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Shouldn't there be a "History of Philosophy" forum?
Replies: 49
Views: 16765

Re: Shouldn't there be a "History of Philosophy" forum?

I've heard it claimed that before Hegel's time the concept of history as "progress" or progression toward some better society of sorts was largely not the way most people viewed history. In fact, according to Karl Popper in his book The Open Society and Its Enemies , Plato tended to view history as...
by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 217
Views: 34535

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

For me Bertrand Russell's book "History Of Western Philosophy" was the most useful philosophy book because it surveys the entire field from Thales to Russell himself. For an update after Russell I have found "Essentials Of Philosophy" by James Mannion to be particularly helpful. And for a complete u...
by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Best Doctor is Also a Philosopher
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: The Best Doctor is Also a Philosopher

I'm glad this forum links to the magazine as well. This way I can have ready access to the articles as well. Not only physicians, but anyone else as well is benefitted by some background in Philosophy. Philosophy is essential a pure thinking process which emphasizes correct thinking without falling ...
by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Hello from the UK

Hi, I'm new here. I have a BA and MA in philosophy, specialising in analytical metaphysics. I completed my MA about 2 years ago and havent yet pursued a PhD, so I want to reconnect with the philosophy community. Hopefully I can contribute to some interesting discussions! Would you consider yourself...
by yiostheoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

Hello from California

Greetings Philosophes! New member here, from California. I follow Aristotle, Descartes, Aquinas, Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, and to a certain extent the modern Empiricists. I believe I exist, that you and others exist, that everything around us in the Universe exists at least out to 1 million light year...