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by philofra
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Article in issue 71
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Article in issue 71

"Truth isn't absolute: it changes as our needs and experiences change."

And as Hegel believed, the absolute is constantly consummating itself. So, then, is the truth.
by philofra
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

Pychco,

I can only smile at the simple mindedness of your argument.

The 'economic' activity you explain does not support the integrated, complex society our world is made of.
by philofra
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

Ibb, I can see that you can't go beyond your narrow understanding of entropy. Just like Darwinism has been apply to the social condition so has entropy. In business both terms have been applied to emphasize a sense of vitality and viability. Economic activity does bring about an entropy, due to the ...
by philofra
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

There are people who do this.
How? If they do your are not talking about the norm or that is feasible in the long run.

There are also people who live on the street. But does that make for a good situation or a valid society?
by philofra
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

Ibb, If you were responding to claims I made that were scientifically fallacious you didn't make a very go case. You asked me, about what I said about the economy, "What makes you draw this conclusion?". Well, try making a decent life for yourself without first addressing the economic imperative of ...
by philofra
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

I blame blame,

You had a good run there. But you didn't say anything that was new or convincing. However, when it comes to human existence everything is reducible to economics. It is what sustains the system.
by philofra
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3934

Re: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?

Soros is a philosopher in action and of deeds, not just of words. He is an activist. He has put his philosophy into practice through his money, investing and speculating. I think he knows that economics and money's free flow, above all, changes and advances the world. In that respect he is not a fai...
by philofra
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Article in issue 71
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Article in issue 71

In issue 71 of P N there is an article about Dewey and Darwin by Tim Madigan, on how Darwin influenced the pragmatists. I have read it several time and am still trying to get the comprehensive meaning of it. Someone once said the reason why Darwin's theory of evolution still stands the test of time ...
by philofra
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3934

Re: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?

Well, I read Soros' theory and I thought it was difficult to understand, like something Jacque Derrida would write. It sounds so vague, this stuff about reflexivity and equilibrium. However, the theory that Soros has helped him make a lot of money, by betting again how the masses react in their inve...
by philofra
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3934

Re: rick, can you get soros interviewed for philosophy now ?

Most readers of PN wouldn't know what George Soros was talking about, or care.
by philofra
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

Re: Cosmic Entropy

As I was thinking about this post on Cosmic Entropy I was reminded about Herbert Spencer (PN issue 71) and how he reacted in 1858 when he first learned about the second law of thermodynamics, the so-called law of entropy. He wrote "I remember being out of sorts for some days afterwards". Spencer was...
by philofra
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 71 - the Darwin issue!
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Re: Issue 71 - the Darwin issue!

I received my copy today and was surprised how early it came. I was thinking that I wouldn't see it until March.

It was a nice surprise to see it in my mailbox this morning. I particularly like the 'Social Darwin' aspect of the issue.
by philofra
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Welcome to our new forum!
Replies: 83
Views: 47912

Re: Welcome to our new forum!

I really like the new look! Wow!!
by philofra
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Welcome to our new forum!
Replies: 83
Views: 47912

Re: Welcome to our new forum!

Rick,

With all due respect, why didn't you leave the 'new forum' the way it was? The only thing I like about the new, new one is the blue masthead, instead of the red.
by philofra
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Cosmic Entropy
Replies: 33
Views: 6639

One thing I have learned, you can't argue with a nihilist view.

I guess you are not having any fun while you are here.