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by tbieter
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality

What, no interest in the problem? The author writes that a disinterested you is part of the problem.
by tbieter
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Homelessness & the Limits of Hospitality

Anya Daly says we’ll solve homelessness only when we see it as our problem. https://philosophynow.org/issues/123/Homelessness_and_the_Limits_of_Hospitality Before I moved in 2005 from Duluth to St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota , I watched a certain a news conference. The participants came from go...
by tbieter
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Conversation With Simone Weil
Replies: 81
Views: 9550

Re: A Conversation With Simone Weil

Here is my review of the film "An Encounter with Simone Weil" submitted to Amazon. An Encounter with Simone Weil https://www.amazon.com/Encounter-Simone-Weil-Soraya-Broukhim/dp/B00GSPKPL0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510874043&sr=8-1&keywords=an+encounter+with+simone+weil&dpID=51tz-iJjLKL&preST=_SY300_Q...
by tbieter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can My Children be Friends with White People?
Replies: 20
Views: 1823

Can My Children be Friends with White People?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-friendship-donald-trump.html Here is a recent controversial article in the U.S. The author is a black professor of law. His op-ed raises several issues. What is true friendship? Is it possible between blacks and whites in the U.S. in view...
by tbieter
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump. https://philosophynow.org/issues/122/Socrates_and_Pre-Truth_Politics Here is the US Supreme Court on liberty applied to the abortion decision. President Trump is not the only relativist. Regarding the following article,...
by tbieter
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: My visit to a Civil War-era stone house
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: My visit to a Civil War-era stone house

The 8 photos of the house are fascinating.
by tbieter
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Simone Weil
Replies: 34
Views: 3856

Re: Simone Weil

Compare Simone Weil's thought on what is sacred in every human being with the trendy Professor Zizek's disinterest in Donald Trumpy:
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by tbieter
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Slavoj Žižek
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Slavoj Žižek

Within the first five minutes of the interview PROFESSOR :twisted: Zizek states that he declines to write on Donald Trump because "he is not interesting at all as a person. " I understand that Zizek is a communist and an atheist. A collectivist. In contrast, consider and compare these words from Si...
by tbieter
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Simone Weil
Replies: 34
Views: 3856

Re: Simone Weil

A documentary about Simone Weil http://linestreet.net/ Here is the trailer.
by tbieter
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Values vs. Goodness
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Values vs. Goodness

This morning I finished reading David Cayley's book on the thought of Ivan Illich, who frequently referred to himself as an historian, not a philosopher ot theologian. He was profoundly inflenced by the parable of the Good Samaritan, about which I will write later.
by tbieter
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Values vs. Goodness
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Values vs. Goodness

On September 27, 2017, I was watching Muhammed Yunus being interviewed on Democracy Now about the alleged "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. I was startled to hear him state: "She stood for democracy. She stood for human rights. She stood for all the human values you can t...
by tbieter
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is silence language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Is silence language?

I recommend "The World of Silence" by Max Picard.

I'm currently reading his book "The Human Face".
by tbieter
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 217
Views: 24469

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

I'm currently reading this book about the thought of Ivan Illich.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3s-MPtbDKc
by tbieter
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trump's verbal diarrhoea
Replies: 23
Views: 2880

Re: Trump's verbal diarrhoea

It's not our fault that he spouts embarrassingly stupid shit every single day. But it is a shame that that sideshow got him all the way to the presidency without ever having to answer a single useful question about the policies he was going to implement. How true. They let him distract them every t...
by tbieter
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: In defense of colonism
Replies: 100
Views: 9544

Re: In defense of colonism

Bruce Gilley's "The case for colonialism" rocked the intellectual world this last couple weeks. Should be easy enough to find the article online, here is the abstract, "For the last 100 years, Western colonialism has had a bad name. It is high time to question this orthodoxy. Western colonialism wa...