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by WanderingLands
Wed May 13, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: TV Propaganda
Replies: 99
Views: 28901

Re: TV Propaganda

Interesting picture, Pluto. Where did you get that picture from?
by WanderingLands
Wed May 13, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of old age?
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: What is the purpose of old age?

Is it white hair and wrinkly skin? Seems like a new ball game thanks, in part, to technology. Is it a disease? (I don't think so as we die due to specific causes). How would we identify old age? Are there any benefits to it? What is the purpose of old age? PhilX Sure, white hair and wrinkled skin -...
by WanderingLands
Sat May 09, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: spooky relativity
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: spooky relativity

What I meant by spookeh was that it's not true and not based on fact.
by WanderingLands
Sat May 09, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: awarenesss of ego
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: awarenesss of ego

jackles wrote:Is the awareness of ego in others and our selves our true self. So we difine our selves by means of ego.
For the most part, yeah. But then, we must ask, "What is awareness?", if not some external ego that we create.
by WanderingLands
Sat May 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: spooky relativity
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: spooky relativity

Well, you sure got it right that Relativity theory is spookeh....
by WanderingLands
Tue May 05, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 246
Views: 17466

Re: Climate Change

Very good letter. Definitely needs to be read and heeded to.
by WanderingLands
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the Foundation of Culture?
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: What is the Foundation of Culture?

Work? Religion? Leisure? Or something else? The fourth one, I think is the answer. More specifically, the 'something else' that which permeates the first three components that are present in human culture, and that is the bonding of people itself to produce those things. It's the underlying 'World ...
by WanderingLands
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?
Replies: 45
Views: 62153

Re: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?

Thanks - I got it, and now I'll read it.
by WanderingLands
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?
Replies: 45
Views: 62153

Re: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?

Melchior wrote:

E-mail address?
I'll PM you right now.
by WanderingLands
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?
Replies: 45
Views: 62153

Re: Good Translation for Plato's Republic?

Melchior ! I knew I recognized that spleen-venting vitriol, and your later comments confirmed it. You're the guy who used to argue with all the good Amazon reviews of West's Four Texts . Bloom is a fine translation, folks. If you don't like Bloom, try Sachs. Jowett is beautiful, I grant, but it is ...
by WanderingLands
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Fire In the Minds of Men
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Fire In the Minds of Men

I believe that you can find a PDF version of the book right here on the Archives.
by WanderingLands
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Art - Why We Create
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Art - Why We Create

I think you should try it at least, as it actually does help - one of the benefits being therapeutic and to articulate your emotions.
by WanderingLands
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Fire In the Minds of Men
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Fire In the Minds of Men

I've been reading this book Fire In the Minds of Men , by James H. Billington. It's a very wonderful, well done work, thoroughly chronicling the history of various revolutions, and revolutionary thinkers and philosophers that have helped generate all the ideas that exist in modern political history....
by WanderingLands
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the problem really theism? Or is it theists?
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Re: Is the problem really theism? Or is it theists?

You're saying that the "average atheist" (for lack of a better word) just isn't curious, so defaults to atheism out of a sort of intellectual laziness? That is, robust arguments for theism just take too much intellectual work to refute? (Please correct me if I've misunderstood your point) I believe...
by WanderingLands
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Do you need imagination to make art?
Replies: 17
Views: 4101

Re: Do you need imagination to make art?

It would seem one needs imagination to do art. Whether to paint/draw a picture or compose music or write a book e.g. Can anybody pick up a paintbrush and paint a picture right off the bat? Or would forethought and imagination and training be required, roadmap to know where you want to get to? What ...