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by RickLewis
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 348
Views: 53784

Re: Got any good jokes?

Here's a whole page of philosophy lightbulb jokes we published in Philosophy Now about 17 years ago. I think we originally got most of them off the internet, though.... https://philosophynow.org/issues/25/The_Inevitable_Philosophy_Lightbulb_Jokes My personal favourite: Q. How many analytic philosoph...
by RickLewis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Am I a man or a woman?
Replies: 315
Views: 36169

Re: Am I a man or a woman?

This thread and in particular the discussion between vegetariantaxidermy, Harbal and ForCruxSake is now closed. As general advice to forum users: do please try to treat each other with a little more respect, even if you feel that "they started it". If you don't feel able to rebuff their ignorant bar...
by RickLewis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6232

Re: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

spike wrote:I don't think PN wrote about the famous philosopher Jeremy Bentham who disliked the idea of human rights.
True. I tried to work his famous quotation about rights into my editorial, but it didn't work out.
by RickLewis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do we need more Philosophy Presence on Social Media i.e the popular instagram??
Replies: 27
Views: 6702

Re: Do we need more Philosophy Presence on Social Media i.e the popular instagram??

Hi Jeina, Philosophy Now magazine itself has an Instagram account. We've only had it for a few months and we use it to post photos of front covers and so on. We have about 1,700 followers so far. I don't know much about how to promote an Instagram account, except that my colleague Katy, who runs the...
by RickLewis
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Celtic Goddess: Ancasta
Replies: 37
Views: 6392

Re: The Celtic Goddess: Ancasta

Understood. I will now need to research more discovered inscriptions where someone of a Roman name, likely someone within the Roman legion, someone with authority practically kissed the arse of a foreign deity. Salve! Thanks for an interesting discussion. It inspired me to look up a couple of relat...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 231078

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

There's some interesting and nuanced discussion in this thread. I'm almost embarrassed to intrude to point out that we're currently running a basic opinion poll about free will and determinism on Twitter. https://twitter.com/PhilosophyNow/status/834927385464221697 The question is: Do we freely choos...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 119
Views: 24054

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

I wrote a nice long post here (I thought) about Chalmers and Kripke that I won't try to duplicate. Maybe I hit the wrong button or something and erased it. The long and short of it was that I have the book on my Kindle and would enjoy a conversation about it; and that it would be great if Gingko go...
by RickLewis
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Currency anxiety.
Replies: 25
Views: 3812

Re: Currency anxiety.

I'm hoping they'll introduce a new system based on Groats and Doubloons. 24.5 Groats to the Doubloon, except on Tuesdays.
by RickLewis
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 119
Views: 24054

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

Should we declare this thread officially dead? It seems we are not allowed to have a civilised chat about Chalmers. Yes, this thread did sort of fizzle - seems it became mainly a discussion about HexHammer rather than about David Chalmers' book. Never mind! I'd love to discuss the book itself if an...
by RickLewis
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 119
Views: 24054

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

Some time ago I had an email correspondence with Davo - in his last email he stated "Good luck with those A.I. Gods' !! aaahahahahahah!! He's a good guy and very helpful, especially given how eminent he is and how busy he must be with his various projects. I'm sorry I've never succeeded in persuadi...
by RickLewis
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: uwot's new blog
Replies: 15
Views: 3372

Re: uwot's new blog

Finally got round to tarting up my blog (actually, I started afresh). The first two posts are here: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk Bit of Big Bang and atoms and stuff. Coming up: quantum mechanics and relativity. Easy peasy. Good luck with your blog! I love the illustrations - very clear and c...
by RickLewis
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Real men don't eat quiche!
Replies: 36
Views: 7406

Re: Real men don't eat quiche!

The saying came from the title of this satirical book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Men_Don't_Eat_Quiche

It spent 55 weeks on the NYT bestseller list, apparently!
by RickLewis
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 342849

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

Do you seek comfort in 'Philosophical Counselling' ? Do you say Stuff the World and Everyone In it ? Do you read the news and wonder about Alternative Facts ? Do you need a new dictionary to translate what is a traitor? Do you stop asking questions... ...and simply accept... All Things Must Pass I ...
by RickLewis
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Virtue of Shared Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: The Virtue of Shared Experience

We have one more article from David as well, which we'll run sometime soon. He's still hanging on in there.
by RickLewis
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 118 - Human Rights
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

Issue 118 - Human Rights

I'm very happy that our new issue has a theme of Human Rights. Given many of the stories in the news in the last week or so, it seems apt.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/118

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