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Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

Post by A_Seagull » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:04 pm

Malcolm S wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Hi guys,

I just clicked on a link from Facebook to a Philosophy Now article and got this message: "You’ve read one of your four complimentary articles for this month..."

This paywall may never be a problem for me, and I understand that publications need money to exist and flourish. But there are people, many people, with an interest in philosophy who do not have the means to subscribe to this, and the many other publications, that are behind paywalls.

NB: Giacomo Puccini's opera, La bohème, is about four starving, and freezing, bohemian friends sharing a Paris garret; Rodolfo, a poet; Marcello, an artist (in which category I fall); Schaunard, a musician; and Colline, a philosopher.

I'm just pointing out a problem, as a perceive it. I do not know the solution.

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Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

Post by -1- » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:46 pm

Malcolm S, good luck with your art! I am a starving God, and I love art... I can't afford any. Artists have all the right to charge 400-700 dollars for their paintings, and I say they are worth every penny and more... but my budget is about 3 dollars for such luxurious frivolity.

Funny thing is, artists are struggling, I, the God of all creatures, mobile and real, am struggling, and even the President of the United States is struggling with that stupid, obstinate Congress that refuses to spend ten trillion dollars on a wall, which could be a bonanza for wall hangings of all kinds of art.
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Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

Post by surreptitious57 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:32 pm

Malcolm S wrote:
But there are people many people with an interest in philosophy who do not have the
means to subscribe to this and the many other publications that are behind paywalls

I do not know the solution
The magazine only comes out six times a year and my two years subscription to the print version
costs less than one months internet so there is the solution to anyone who cannot afford paywall

And you can access many free platforms that reference philosophy such as Wikipedia for example
And philosophy sites that are also free such as this one so lack of money should not be a problem

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