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by philofra
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Me, Paranoid? Who told you?
Replies: 2
Views: 2680

Me, Paranoid? Who told you?

As I was reading Rick Lewis' introduction to the last issue of PN about paranoia I was thinking that as people have more choices and more freedoms, and have more venues to express themselves and communicate ideas, the state is increasing its surveillance of us. It's as though each party is scramblin...
by philofra
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy and Disability
Replies: 12
Views: 8696

This issue on disability might be incorporated into the issue I suggested about architecture and urban living. Today's building designs have to incorporate designs for disabilities, like wheelchair access and special elevators in stores and transit terminals. The environment in buildings can also po...
by philofra
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 136
Views: 55083

I can seen the cover of that issue, with postmodern buildings like Foster's 'gherkin' in London and Libeskind's ROM in Toronto. The issue could also discuss the philosophy behind waste management and traffic control. It could discuss the proliferation of 'green' buildings. It might also discuss came...
by philofra
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 136
Views: 55083

Rick,

You didn't care for my idea on doing an issue on architecture and what buildings and urban planning mean to us?
by philofra
Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 64 Now Out!
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

I like this issue on pop (popular) culture. It reflects the idea and realization of people power. And people power is where its at, from rap music and reality shows to televised war and shrinking presidencies.
by philofra
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: orthodox science
Replies: 11
Views: 5146

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I think an interesting book for you to read on this subject is " Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge" by Edward O. Wilson. He sees the sciences coming together to get a better understanding of the world, and in also getting a better working world. But I think that the...
by philofra
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: orthodox science
Replies: 11
Views: 5146

You speak of sciences as if it can be changed like underwear. The science we know is here to stay, like nature itself. Its reality. It can't be extricated as you suggest because it is inexorably and intrinsically liked to our being. Perhaps you are talking about the science of body-piercing and make...
by philofra
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 136
Views: 55083

Hi Rick How about and issue on architecture and what buildings and urban planning mean to us. Cities are working hard to be alluring and accommodating. It wasn't that long that people were opining the death of cities. However, urban spaces are becoming more and more important. It might be worth ment...
by philofra
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

Hi Rick, I came to philosophy by accident. I wanted to understand why the world is as it is, why contemporary society has come to govern and organize itself the way it has e.g., democracy, corporatism and capitalism. The other forms of knowledge, history and science, could not not tell me the whole ...