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by amateurphilosophynerd
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.
Replies: 13
Views: 7115

Re: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.

I like the title 'Ways of Knowing' as despite of what I have heard but not read of Popper and his Falsification Hypothesis I do believe there is a genuine need of epistomology, with 'knowledge' it's unspoken monikor; but one rather needs to be on it's frontiers, to paraphrase you Academics, then it'...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.
Replies: 13
Views: 7115

Re: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.

Rick, I like the idea of Scholars such as Richard Rorty and others who are trying to bridge the divide between the two divisions. I am also aware of Chritchley and Shroader making a staunch defence for a less adversarial position in their Companion ? to Continental Philosophy. That kind of article t...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.
Replies: 13
Views: 7115

Re: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.

I intend to buy 'Ways of Knowing' as it is about epistomology plus the Continental versus Analytic scratches where I itch.
I haven't read it yet so I don't know what I am letting myself in for. But as soon as I get the money I will buy from the Campus where I normally purchase copies.
by amateurphilosophynerd
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49434

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

I also reading The God Delusion for a crash course in Atheism. Only Nussbaum and dawkins now! Book 18 and 19 this year!! I am not yet on two books a month let alone a book a week. My lovely Philosophy Audiobooks on Librivox Bertrand Russell Aristotle, Boethius, Plato etc (must post up list so PN Rea...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 21492

Re: Community

I agree some thing like 'The Philosophers Inn' or even have different kinds of venues from Philosophers Cafe to some version of sophisticated Club or Wine Bar with the emphasis firmly on the Socialising and making merry. :D Rick Lewis how wonderful is the idea started by the initiating person and de...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book reviews
Replies: 35
Views: 14092

Re: Book reviews

Whether I love a book or authorial point of view or hate it I guess a Review is in order. *imagines laying into some crappy stuff* but I have the highest regard for Academics Reviews if I am able to get hold of them as well as the high points of literary culture in the Broadsheets.
by amateurphilosophynerd
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49434

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Bus2Bondi Initial Reply I am TRYING ATTEMPTING to read some big tomes, merely because circumstances dictate I do. You are no less capable and are far more well read than I am (thread about Rawls and other key people). Big Tomes have been the bane of of my life but NOTHING in my Library will be waste...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!

I am in the School of Practice Practice Practice when it comes to Book Reviews especially Philosophy and Academic.
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!

This is a shocking account of Shock Therapy which tells how Milton Friedman. Chicago School Economists one size fits all Policies . Resulted in gross inequalities and poverty for many Nations round the World. She shows us how . Shock Therapy Regimes are imposed to circumvent grassroots resistance wh...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49434

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

I listened to all 10 sections 10 hours? of Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil.
he has some blinding points but is still an unknown qauntity beyond being a miserable git.
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!

Book No 2 'Gang Leader for a day' 800 words How a Postgraduate Student (now a Professor and going places) exposed the other side of Gang Culture which goes beyond the usaul hackneyed Gang Culture Narrative. We all hear stories of Gangs running amok on Estates and we are right to be afraid and not wi...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Book 6 Snyder and Mitchell Cultural Locations of Disability

Synder and Mitchell The Cultural Locations of Disability 2006 I brought this to provide some particularities data to the thinking I am having around exploring the peculiar circumstances regarding the word 'emancipation' and the problem it poses to us who are effectively institutionalized by a variet...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Book 9 Charles Taylor Sources of the Self The making of mode

This book is the start of me formally attempting to reply to the Research Draft Proposal Draft with something pertaining to a sensible answer without of course having the elementary qualifications those in Academia are blessed to have Charles Taylor is part of two Philosophers I am reading that atte...
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

APN's Book Reviews: an attempt!

I am going to post Philosophy Book Reviews as my attempt to do something remotely helpful as a response to the books I have read.
This is merely to do my bit Book Review wise even though I stumble. I learn my stumbling and would wish to emmulate academics and Broadsheet Book Reviewers. So here goes.
by amateurphilosophynerd
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49434

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

I have just read Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Books a total delight.
Book 13 !!! Making Nussbaum No 14 or my second Big Tome.!!