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by RickLewis
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Currency anxiety.
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Currency anxiety.

I'm hoping they'll introduce a new system based on Groats and Doubloons. 24.5 Groats to the Doubloon, except on Tuesdays.
by RickLewis
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 119
Views: 19966

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

Should we declare this thread officially dead? It seems we are not allowed to have a civilised chat about Chalmers. Yes, this thread did sort of fizzle - seems it became mainly a discussion about HexHammer rather than about David Chalmers' book. Never mind! I'd love to discuss the book itself if an...
by RickLewis
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 119
Views: 19966

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

Some time ago I had an email correspondence with Davo - in his last email he stated "Good luck with those A.I. Gods' !! aaahahahahahah!! He's a good guy and very helpful, especially given how eminent he is and how busy he must be with his various projects. I'm sorry I've never succeeded in persuadi...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: uwot's new blog
Replies: 15
Views: 2972

Re: uwot's new blog

Finally got round to tarting up my blog (actually, I started afresh). The first two posts are here: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk Bit of Big Bang and atoms and stuff. Coming up: quantum mechanics and relativity. Easy peasy. Good luck with your blog! I love the illustrations - very clear and c...
by RickLewis
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Real men don't eat quiche!
Replies: 36
Views: 6423

Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

The saying came from the title of this satirical book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Men_Don't_Eat_Quiche

It spent 55 weeks on the NYT bestseller list, apparently!
by RickLewis
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 184334

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

Do you seek comfort in 'Philosophical Counselling' ? Do you say Stuff the World and Everyone In it ? Do you read the news and wonder about Alternative Facts ? Do you need a new dictionary to translate what is a traitor? Do you stop asking questions... ...and simply accept... All Things Must Pass I ...
by RickLewis
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Virtue of Shared Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: The Virtue of Shared Experience

We have one more article from David as well, which we'll run sometime soon. He's still hanging on in there.
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 118 - Human Rights
Replies: 0
Views: 1391

Issue 118 - Human Rights

I'm very happy that our new issue has a theme of Human Rights. Given many of the stories in the news in the last week or so, it seems apt.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/118

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by RickLewis
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Hi from a.....

Canadian male, retired, living in Northeast Thailand where my wife and I are trying, as best we can, to actually live our philosophy. We keep busy turning a parcel of old farmland into a "forest garden", so one of my main interests is how ethical choices can be shaped by better understanding of eco...
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Replies: 28
Views: 5488

Re: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I don't believe that Philosophy Now mentioned the fact that the Holocaust during WW2 helped create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We didn't say so in so many words, but there is a little about the history of the Declaration in the article about Sartre, and also I said at the end of my e...
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Replies: 28
Views: 5488

Re: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I wonder why this discussion has been removed twice from "Articles in Philosophy Now"? Hi Spike, A thread about the article appeared in that section because somebody clicked the "Discuss" link at the top of the article itself. This caused an automatic post in a new thread in the "Articles in Philos...
by RickLewis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 171
Views: 17703

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

I hesitate to jump into the snake pit which is this thread. I do think that the USA is by many measures the greatest country in the world and I am a big fan of the place. However, the election of Donald Trump means that for at least the next four years, the USA will no longer be in any meaningful se...
by RickLewis
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On Rudeness
Replies: 40
Views: 5474

Re: On Rudeness

Greta wrote:This thread is Pavlovian:
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Pure gold. Thanks for brightening my afternoon! :D
by RickLewis
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 117
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Issue 117

We should have put a big explosion on the cover to liven it up. I was looking for an actual photo of the Big Bang, but for some reason I couldn't find one in the picture library.
by RickLewis
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God a Metaphor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Is God a Metaphor?

Welcome to the forum, Prof. Kowalski. I will certainly read your book if time allows. However, you may get a more engaged philosophical response from people here if you paraphrase part of its argument in this thread so it can be discussed here. If members of the forum find your arguments sufficientl...