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by spike
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

I do find this article by Anja Steinbauer odd, the link between xenophobia and pride/prejudice. I think one can be proud and prejudice without being xenophobic. I thought xenophobia was the irrational and intense dislike of people. I don't thing that being proud or prejudice necessarily equates with...
by spike
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

vegetariantaxidermy : Japan seems to manage pretty well. There's nothing wrong with protecting your own culture and values system. There is a difference. The Japanese arrive at and make their choices collectively, about their culture and values (which are not imposed with a 'stick'), through democr...
by spike
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

The banning of the Burkini on the beaches of southern France is certainly a demonstrable sign of Xenophobia.
by spike
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Facts & Opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Facts & Opinions

My opinion is that MaxHammer is obnoxious in his comment. But maybe I am wrong, that in fact he is.
by spike
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

I watched the BBC documentary "Order and Disorder" and thought of Xenophobia. The documentary, narrated by Jim Al-Kalili, is about energy and the science that explains it - thermodynamics. Now, if there is a theory of everything I would say it is thermodynamics . Thermodynamics delves into the energ...
by spike
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 3219

Re: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow

Recently we have had a ringside seat to Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow. It was supplied by the coup in Turkey. The coup generated chaos in the lives of million of Turkish citizens. It compounded the chaos and unpredictability that had been building up for the last couple of years, this time with ...
by spike
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Being An Existentialist
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: On Being An Existentialist

The most famous Existentialist in the world at the moment is Donald Trump. He is extending his hate and pessimism all over the place. One could easily slip in one of his existential puddles. In fact he often extends like a dog, but with far less thought.
by spike
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

When you think about it most of the Xenophobia in the world exists in one region, the Middle East. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran do not want outsiders living in their midst. They hate cosmopolitan, open societies for fear of losing their identity and power. Countries like Syria and Yemen are ...
by spike
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice
Replies: 51
Views: 5089

Re: Thinkers Against Xenophobia: How To Deal with Pride and Prejudice

On seeing this article on xenophobia I had an imaginary thought: Does xenophobia add to the chaos of the world or does it do the opposite in some pushback way?
by spike
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 3219

Re: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow

Jed Bush said if Donald Trump was elected he would be the 'chaos president'.

Judging by Trump's behaviour and pronouncements if elected he would be the most unpredictable president ever.
by spike
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 3219

Re: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow

I have been thinking about a possible connection between Chaos and Pragmatism. Does Pragmatism temper and harness Chaos' influence on unpredictability? For instance, Donald Trump has brought a chaos and unpredictability to the Republican party, as well as to the political discord of America. In the ...
by spike
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow
Replies: 27
Views: 3219

Re: Chaos & An Unpredictable Tomorrow

One thing the author didn't consider in his article is that chaos is also caused by entropy. Entropy can and does bring on chaos and disorder to our lives big time. And this chaos is highly predictable, which for the most part we foresee and organize to minimize its effects.
by spike
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A reversal of outcomes
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: A reversal of outcomes

Lacewing... I like your observation about the flow . The flow thing has something to do with not always having to be in control and letting things unfold. But it's strange, looking back, in my case, how things transpired, that there was sort of a ditachment from what was occurring. It is difficult t...
by spike
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Negative > Positive
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Negative > Positive

Two negative things happened to me recently that ultimately led to positive outcomes. One had to do with cigarettes and the other with scaffolding. Yes, cigarettes and scaffolding. The other day I lost my keys. I lost them somewhere outside. They fell through a hole in my pocket. I traced my steps i...
by spike
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A reversal of outcomes
Replies: 3
Views: 595

A reversal of outcomes

Two negative things happened to me recently that ultimately led to positive outcomes. One had to do with cigarettes and the other with scaffolding. Yes, cigarettes and scaffolding. The other day I lost my keys. I lost them somewhere outside. They fell through a hole in my pocket. I traced my steps i...