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by RickLewis
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: S'mae/Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: S'mae/Hi

Welcome, Iolo. I vaguely recalled that Plato suggested in The Republic that philosophy was only for those over the age of fifty. So I checked the text at http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.mb.txt but this is the nearest I could find to him saying that: And how long is this stage of their lives t...
by RickLewis
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Problem accessing the PN site.
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Problem accessing the PN site.

Yes, it was the Illuminati. Actually no, we didn't spot the problem, partly because the site happened to be going down during the night (UK time). Then our webmaster Bora spotted the very useful posts in this thread, describing the problem. Then the site went down again for a couple of hours today, ...
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL
Replies: 6
Views: 4865

Re: How was the 4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL?

Some follow-up or closure for those hapless ones of the site (including myself) who could not attend would be nice. A description, maybe a few anecdotes, then some anti-dotes to the anecdotes would be nice. And the speeches, the biggest thing that everyone walked away with. Or not. SOMETHING fer cr...
by RickLewis
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED
Replies: 7
Views: 6780

Re: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement - much appreciated!
by RickLewis
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 85901

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Have you considered marketing the official Philosophy Now Hemlock Mugs? Marketing would be directed at all those who haven't sold out to the Great Beast and keep Socrates' ideas alive regardless of how they are condemned by the modern secular educated. Of course these mugs wouldn't really be used f...
by RickLewis
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL
Replies: 6
Views: 4865

4th PHILOSOPHY NOW FESTIVAL

The 4th Philosophy Now Festival will be held all day THIS SATURDAY, 20th January 2018, in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.

Full details are here: https://philosophynow.org/festival

If you are in London this Saturday, do drop by. It should be fun!
by RickLewis
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 6505

Re: Happy New Year

Sorry for this posting being so late. But the message is nonetheless heartfelt: Happy New Year!

We're getting ready for the Philosophy Now Festival in Conway Hall on 20th Jan. If you're around, do come! It'll be a blast.

https://philosophynow.org/festival
by RickLewis
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Socrates, Memory & The Internet
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Socrates, Memory & The Internet

I meant to post this article here myself, but I forgot.
by RickLewis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 23326

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

I vaguely remember that at my first university, UMIST, there were a couple of bored security guards who spent the night dozing in a little hut by the main entrance to the campus, and occasionally wandered around campus with a torch. This was a city centre campus, after all. Nobody would have dreamed...
by RickLewis
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 33593

Re: Solving metaphysics

If someone developed a world view which was internally and externally consistent, logically necessary in every respect, used common English for most purposes, could be explained at any level of detail, was perfectly compatible with the best understandings of science, and which answers the vast majo...
by RickLewis
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED
Replies: 7
Views: 6780

Philosophy Now website - NEW DESIGN LAUNCHED

Yesterday the new design of the Philosophy Now website went live. The Forum stays the same, but everything else on the site gets a new look. All feedback and constructive/non-obscene criticism warmly welcomed!

https://philosophynow.org
by RickLewis
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 121 - Radical Theories of Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 6812

Issue 121 - Radical Theories of Consciousness

Hi folks, If you are on your summer vacation, then I hope you are having a wonderful time. No doubt as you lie upon your sunlounger gazing up at the azure sky, even the swaying trees and the golden sun itself seem to smile benevolently down upon you. What better than to repay their kind interest by ...
by RickLewis
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 85901

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Would it be also a good idea to have sub forums based on the periods too? For example, Ancient Medieval Modern Contemporary I quite like the idea but it could be tricky to have sub forums based both on subject matter and on historical period. For example, would something on Parfit's last book on et...
by RickLewis
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: New feature: comment count on articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6024

Re: New feature: comment count on articles

Sorry to hear that - how frustrating! However, I have told Anja that you enjoyed her article. It's hard to know exactly what went wrong. Possibly you clicked the "Discuss" button on the article, thus auto creating a discussion thread, but then took more than 24 hours to post, in which case the threa...
by RickLewis
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: New feature: comment count on articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6024

New feature: comment count on articles

Our illustrious digital editor has just introduced a new feature on the Philosophy Now website. As many here know, if you go to an article on the Philosophy Now website there is always a "Discuss" link in the top right hand corner. If you click that, it brings you here to the forum, to the discussio...