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by philofra
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16391

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

The article Complementarity & Reality in issue 80 by Allister MacFarlane is most interesting. It coincided with my reading "Quantum" in which I first read about the Complementarity Principle fathered by Niels Bohr. I was so taken by the concept that I had to find anything I could on it. That brough ...
by philofra
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16391

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

Another good thought provoking article in issue 80 is Complementarity and Reality. Complementarity is a tool used to understand and explain phenomena. Niels Bohr used it to explain the phenomenon of light. There are two aspects of light, particles and waves. Those two aspects Bohr explained are nece...
by philofra
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16391

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

Perhaps you too are thinking of Bonnie and Clyde.
by philofra
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16391

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

In this issue there is also an article about the aesthetics of being cool. As it implies, it's not generally cool to be amoral but one can appear cool in pushing the boundaries of morality.
by philofra
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)
Replies: 77
Views: 16391

Re: An Amoral Manifesto (Part I)

Perhaps at one time Kant also thought there was no right and wrong, like Marks believes. But I sure Marks understands Kant's 'categorical imperative', evoking the idea of Do onto others as you would have them do unto you . From that axiom a systematic practice of right and wrong has developed in soc...
by philofra
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosphy Now with Issue 79
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: Philosphy Now with Issue 79

In the same issue there is an article about Truth and the Client's Interest by Frederick Ochieng'-Odhiamdo. My first impression is that he doesn't like lawyers very much. And I think that since this issue is also about tolerance the author is implying that society has learned to tolerate and accept ...
by philofra
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosphy Now with Issue 79
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: Philosphy Now with Issue 79

Certainly Emrys Westacott's article on surveillance and its potential to make us morally better people is the more poignant and salient read. I like the idea that God wanted us to act morally of our own fruition instead of acting on dictates. However, volunteerism and doing the right thing as God wo...
by philofra
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosphy Now with Issue 79
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: Philosphy Now with Issue 79

When I find an article difficult to read, like this one on goatism, I start at the bottom, reading the last paragraph first and so on until I get to the top. However, this did not make the article or the goatism argument any better. For this issue, 79, how about calling the law a goat and not an ass...
by philofra
Thu May 20, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Who won the Vietnam war?
Replies: 40
Views: 9646

Who won the Vietnam war?

I just discovered a site called SkyscraperPage Forum: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/ and discovered that Hanoi is building one of the tallest buildings in the world: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=163483 This made me wonder what that war was about. The Americans seemed to have lo...
by philofra
Sat May 15, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 136
Views: 55083

Re: Suggestions Box

I can't recall if PN has done an issue on the philosophy of history . Some think of history as a science. Is history dialectical and have meaning? I think the subject could make an interesting issue. I am trying to imagine a cover for it; perhaps one illustrating a number of historical events. There...
by philofra
Thu May 13, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand's assessment of things has always been too simple. That is what is appealing about what she says. It doesn't require a lot or thinking or preparation because it responds to the basics, something like fast food, which is superficially good but mostly ruinous. Rick is right, for literature, a...
by philofra
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Forum Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 3185

Re: Forum Avatars

What is the point of Avatars? Why don't people just pick one and stick with it?

They makes some people look like jerks! Is that the point of them?
by philofra
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: about the magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 3311

about the magazine

I think this entry is about the magazine because many of the ideas here I have gained and developed from my reading Philosophy Now. I'm imaging to myself writing an article for Philosophy Now . My imaginary article starts: I was wonder how to characterize my philosophy — what I philosophize about? I...
by philofra
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy of Science
Replies: 20
Views: 4614

Re: Philosophy of Science

I wonder what the scientist-engineer(s) who independently invented the double edged sword thought after having completed their feat.
One does not invent a double edge sword, metaphorically speaking. It is just a natural outcome of human endeavor, the good and the bad.
by philofra
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy of Science
Replies: 20
Views: 4614

Re: Philosophy of Science

Viewing the world as Allah's will meant that there was no need to examine cause and effect.
Right there! And when there is no such examination there is no possibility of democracy. That's what makes science an institution for democracy, that enhances democracy.