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by Rortabend
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophers on the Beach
Replies: 78
Views: 15856

Re: Philosophers on the Beach

In everyday life, people see my brain turning over and rarely take me on. I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert... Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold comman...
by Rortabend
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophers on the Beach
Replies: 78
Views: 15856

Re: Philosophers on the Beach

The opposite of Idealism, if you need one to caricature philosophy is REALISM, not materialism.
But the opposite of realism is antirealism!
by Rortabend
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: 'God particle' out of hiding places: CERN chief
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Re: 'God particle' out of hiding places: CERN chief

God particle doesn't exist. Therefore, God doesn't exist!
by Rortabend
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: In Need of Assistance
Replies: 14
Views: 3620

Re: In Need of Assistance

Arising_uk wrote:Is it a non-English website?

As for an editor you show a remarkable lack of English grammar or editing skills.
Website looks pretty good though. No obvious grammatical or spelling errors.
by Rortabend
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: In Need of Assistance
Replies: 14
Views: 3620

Re: In Need of Assistance

What chaz said!
by Rortabend
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Recommendations for a 1st Year Undergraduate
Replies: 12
Views: 4186

Re: Recommendations for a 1st Year Undergraduate

Makes a bit of a mockery about his subject matter then don't you think?
Sorry Arising. Don't understand what you mean by this. Can you explain?
by Rortabend
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Recommendations for a 1st Year Undergraduate
Replies: 12
Views: 4186

Re: Recommendations for a 1st Year Undergraduate

I disagree, always read the primary texts first, whether they make sense or not, just make it to the end, especially with the continentals as they write such that they build the argument up to its conclusion, not state their conclusion and then justify it. My advice with some of the continentals is...
by Rortabend
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: aphilosophy
Replies: 582
Views: 69184

Re: aphilosophy

Surely talking about aphilosophy on a philosophy forum is precisely the sort of thing that aphilosophers should eschew. To all you aphilosophers out there - go and do some gardening!
by Rortabend
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Mathematics, Morality & Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Mathematics, Morality & Machines

Three equally hot, but differently shaped, potatoes.
by Rortabend
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Sci-Fi authors
Replies: 19
Views: 7474

Re: Sci-Fi authors

China Mieville's The City and the City is excellent. A cross between Philip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler. I'm trying to read Kraken at the moment but it's heavy going. His editors should have had a word about not trying to cram too many ideas into one book.
by Rortabend
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello my freaky darlings
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: hello my freaky darlings

Hello. I hope you have thick skin. There aren't many fans of continental philosophy on this forum.
by Rortabend
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: can men be feminists
Replies: 282
Views: 43831

Re: can men be feminists

Sorry. The game's up. I suggested at the top of the page that you might well be a talented writer, presenting, for some reason, the views of a willy-waving adolescent lad pretending to more education than he's actually got. Now, alas, you demonstrate that you are the real article. At this point, i ...
by Rortabend
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: can men be feminists
Replies: 282
Views: 43831

Re: can men be feminists

If you have to be a woman to be a feminist then I don't hold out much hope for the future of animal rights. Woof woof.
by Rortabend
Fri May 20, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Review: Rousseau's Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 6304

Re: Review: Rousseau's Dog

Neither is there any sweeping generalisation. I was making a specific comment about how any 'more' academic approach would deal with this topic, specifically.
Fair enough. But some of us prefer things that are hard to read and full of babble!