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by spike
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On the Philosophy of Conservatism
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: On the Philosophy of Conservatism

If conservatives in America had not been forced to change their unprogressive ways, of segregation and gender inequality, America may very well have ended up in a revolution like that which is now engulfing the Middle East.
by spike
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Maurizio Ferraris
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Maurizio Ferraris

This New Realism sounds like a new existentialism.
by spike
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism

I think you might have to read the article.
Hobbes', Obviously you have read the article. Please tell his more.
by spike
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism

I notice that New Realism, a European based philosophy, doesn't include the extraordinary amount of refuges coming into the continent. Shouldn't that be part of it?
by spike
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On the Philosophy of Conservatism
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: On the Philosophy of Conservatism

The author, Musa al-Gharbi, is involved in Middles East studies. As a whole the Middle East is a conservative place. That is probably why his interest in conservatism. Musa al-Gharbi must appreciate the fact that at the heart of the conflicts in the Middle East is its conservatism and its resistance...
by spike
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism

It's probably newspeak bullshit, spike. This New Realism does have the whiff of bullshit. But even bullshit has its morsels of substance, founded on existing stuff. This bullshit has familiar human noises, that of integration, emergence and social constructs. Overall I thinks this philosophy is a l...
by spike
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: An Introduction to Introduction to New Realism

I read this introduction slowly and carefully and I don't get it.

Where is the New Realism? Has it got something to do with the new realities the world is facing today? Perhaps it has to do with the narratives we construct to explain those new realities.
by spike
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impractical Pragmatism
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

Re: Impractical Pragmatism

Tesla, On first reading your response I didn't think we were on the same page, that you missed my point about pragmatism. Then I thought about your reference to education. Then I thought some more and realized that education was born of a pragmatism, of educating people in a practical sense so that ...
by spike
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impractical Pragmatism
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

Re: Impractical Pragmatism

Above I quoted this: radical change could hardly be effected by pragmatists . There is something to that statement. Consider the Middle East and the civil wars occurring there. This regions desperately needs radical change but pragmatism won't work there because that approach has never existed or be...
by spike
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Free Will Is An Illusion, But Freedom Isn’t
Replies: 31
Views: 3395

Re: Free Will Is An Illusion, But Freedom Isn’t

Did anybody see the movie "Free Willy"? That movie showed that sometimes a will or willy needs outside help to be free. I have a friend called Will and he is pretty free to do what he wants, with some limitations. Recently he has been cat sitting for us. Looking after our cat has curtailed some of h...
by spike
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Philosophical Absurdity of What America Has Become
Replies: 56
Views: 5640

Re: The Philosophical Absurdity of What America Has Become

. From Wikipedia: An absurdity is a thing that is extremely unreasonable , so as to be foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so. "Absurd" is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., "this encyclopedia article is absurd." It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning "out of tu...
by spike
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Experimental Philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Experimental Philosophy

I just used the topics to play around. I don't think I used humour in particular. I just used it like the other elements as means of discovering something more interesting than the articles offered in the magazine. And as I said , I feel underwhelmed by what I have been reading. Sometimes I find tha...
by spike
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Forgotten Existentialist
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: The Forgotten Existentialist

I don't recall
Good one!
by spike
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Analytic versus Continental Philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Analytic versus Continental Philosophy

These two camps of philosophy make me think of the two camps in politics, conservative and liberal. Conservatives tend to be in the analytical camp because they think in reductive, noumenal terms, whereas liberals think in more complex, phenomenal terms .
by spike
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Forgotten Existentialist
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: The Forgotten Existentialist

It does beg the question, Is forgetting an existential experience?