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by RickLewis
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 46304

I've tended to avoid Ayn Rand due to the rather negative portrayal of her views on childcare in The Simpsons! South Park spent an entire episode attacking Atlas Shrugged as well. It was very unfair and extremely funny. These US cartoon-makers seem to have it in for Rand. I've just finished reading ...
by RickLewis
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 5412

Yes, I like that too. A friend said yesterday that he has a mouse in his office at work, so I offered him your Bill Bailey quote as a suggestion for how to spend a quiet ten minutes.
by RickLewis
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 70669

Rick, You didn't care for my idea on doing an issue on architecture and what buildings and urban planning mean to us? Darn - I missed that one! Sorry. Actually I think it is a pretty good idea. I'm not very qualified to edit it. When I was a teenager I owned an album called 'Architecture and Morali...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 70669

How about an issue devoted to Rorty? He's just died so it would be a nice tribute. I also think that some of his concerns about analytical philosophy are very similar to the concerns expressed by many people in this forum. Of course, a Rorty issue might upset a lot of analytical philosophers but I ...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 70669

Has there been an issue on eastern philosophy? I enjoy how it demands a different style of thinking, and an open mindedness for us westerners. Thanks for the suggestion! No, there hasn't been one specifically on eastern philosophy, though Issue 23 had a 'world philosophies' theme, with an article o...
by RickLewis
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 65 is out.
Replies: 0
Views: 2601

Issue 65 is out.

Sorry I haven't been posting for a while. Been having a hectic time arranging distribution of our new issue, which is now out.

Issue 65 has the theme of environmental philosophy. All the details are on the main page, here:

http://philosophynow.org
by RickLewis
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London Philosophy Now Group
Replies: 72
Views: 51944

Hi Sorry everyone, it looks like we'll have to cancel the London Group meeting scheduled for tomorrow, ie Thurs 17th January. Mick can't make it, and neither can Anja or I, so we're stuck. However, we'll do out bestest to make sure the next meeting (Thurs 21st Feb) goes ahead, so please watch this s...
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 5412

Sally, that is wonderful. Very well done! Have a great gap year, too.
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 24
Views: 20287

Happy New Year!

A very happy New Year to all members of this forum! Hope you have a great '08.
by RickLewis
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 64 Now Out!
Replies: 3
Views: 3564

Issue 64 Now Out!

Issue 64 of Philosophy Now is now on sale, and is also on the website: http://philosophynow.org It has a theme of Popular Culture and Philosophy. It includes articles by Bill Irwin, Mary Midgley and Colin Wilson, and also the first installment of a new regular column by Raymond Tallis. (The column i...
by RickLewis
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Welcome to our new forum!
Replies: 93
Views: 57696

Belated but warm welcome, Sally! The new forum seems to be working nicely, except thjat we havge a real problem already with spam. As a temporary measure, I'm just changing the settings now so that new users will have to be approved by me before they can post anything. This won't affect all the peop...
by RickLewis
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 70669

I think it is a good idea! I'll see what we can do.
by RickLewis
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Welcome to our new forum!
Replies: 93
Views: 57696

Re: Thank you

Rick, Just wanted to say thank you for all you are doing and looking forward to many discusions. Thanks for those kind words, Miss Lewis! :oops: Actually all the work was done by our webmaster, Bora Dogan, but he hasn't posted here yet. Welcome to the forum, medusasmiles. I'm sorry the old forum wa...
by RickLewis
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 70669

Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

This thread is for any suggestions you might have for improving Philosophy Now magazine. If there is anything in the mag that you like and would like more of, or anything that you don't like and would prefer less of, then this is a good place to say so (though of course you could always email me ins...
by RickLewis
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Hello

I studied physics at university, but also took some courses in philosophy of science. These got me interested in philosophy generally. Afterwards I worked for BT Laboratories, developing underwater optical fibre telephone cables. However, I became very interested in questions to do with ethics and t...