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by marjoramblues
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Building a good Ethical theory
Replies: 64
Views: 8193

Re: Building a good Ethical theory

The single huge problem with teaching Ethics (or critical thinking, or logic or rhetoric or civics) is the same one as electoral reform: the only people with the power to change it are the ones who most benefit from the status quo. The very last thing they want is a citizenry that understands what ...
by marjoramblues
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Building a good Ethical theory
Replies: 64
Views: 8193

Re: Building a good Ethical theory

.... I'd be remiss if I didn't call this new publication to your attention. William D. Eggers & Paul Macmillan, THE SOLUTION REVOLUTION (Cambridge, Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) is the book. You will find reviews of it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Solution-Revolution-Government-Enterprise...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Building a good Ethical theory
Replies: 64
Views: 8193

Re: Building a good Ethical theory

I live in a very-well governed suburb of Chicago, one that structures itself as a village. It is quite responsive to its inhabitants needs, is constantly upgrading itself, and seems to have all the conveniences and a very low crime rate. It has a very wide diversity of cultures represented, but it ...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

art and empathy http://www.jhna.org/index.php/vol-52/196-gossarts-bodies-and-empathy Gossart and Empathy We might now return to Gossart’s Hercules and Deianeira as a paradigm of the artist’s approach to the body. The sheer novelty of the pose clearly prompted a new kind of response. The viewer might...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jan/02/alain-de-botton-guide-art-therapy looking at A de B's list again and his links to art... Don't really 'get' how Venetian glasses conjure up 'Care'. Apparently, it is 'a moral tale of gentleness by means of a drinking vessel'...huh? Begone dull care...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

AS, enjoyed your cartoon. Also your words re hopes of some women re having kids, etc.

It made me think of the word 'hope' as feminine, even though it clearly applies to men.
However, what man would want to be called 'Hope'; it sounds kinda weak and wimpish :wink:
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

...superstitious in nature, I think. Hoping for anything may get us out of bed, but there are no guarantees of anything. M: not sure I see it as 'superstitious'...clearly, there are no guarantees of anything....hmmm... except bed sores if you lie in bed too long... I have a friend who had cancer a ...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

duszek wrote:... a reason for us to go on and on.

That is why we need to nurse it and keep it in good shape. Like a precious jewel.
Yes. Easy to do when feeling fine; the trick is in keeping it in hand when all seems hopeless...
How then...?
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

I "HOPE" that when it's all done and dusted in the end the one thing that still remains is love 'Love'...whatever that is :wink: I hope that when 'it's all done and dusted in the end...' the one thing that still remains is...water. Where 'it' means war, strife and God knows what else... What did yo...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

... when I assume, for the time being, that I will be lucky in the future. One can even have hopeful dreams. If someone assumes that they will be lucky in the future, is that the same as having hope? Isn't that more of a false optimism? What philosophy do you draw on for this outlook? Or for when b...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

Hope without action is useless. With few exceptions. Yes, I agree effort is required to achieve some hopes. Guess there are different kinds of hopes which can't be fulfilled due to obstacles. How many kinds - false, dashed,... However, isn't 'hope' valuable in itself; as something to hold on to whe...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

For me, Hope used to represent wanting/obtaining a desire..but now I think the only thing I find beautiful about hope is it's aesthetics. I simply think it is a beautiful looking word. The thing that springs to mind now when I think of hoping for things (praying for things?) is more based in fear a...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

Although I started off with 'Hope', it relates to the other themes mentioned in the OP: Hope Empathy Care Sorrow Work Appreciation Relationships Consumerism I had wanted to look at them from a 'philosophical counselling' point of view, and asked 'whatever that is...? Is there a purely philosophicall...
by marjoramblues
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Hope is...
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

Re: Hope is...

Hi - and thanks for all responses. Hopefully, will get round to answering some points, later. In the meantime - and kinda off-topic - but... Watching Ch 4 last night, I was astounded by this short 3.29 min video: A portrait of Chicago by Jon Lowenstein. http://www.channel4.com/news/chicago-polar-vor...