Date of publication: 2017-08-19 03:20
This philosophy page gets between 555 and 5,555 people visiting each day and ranks from 5 to 75 in the main search engines (Google, Bing) for 'philosophy'. I mention this because our world really does need some wisdom founded on physical reality, and history clearly shows that truth is the best and most powerful force for changing / improving our world. (And our world is in a lot more trouble than most of us realise I suspect.)
PS - I have recently written a letter to academic philosophers that anyone who enjoys philosophy will find very interesting!
And we have a great collection of philosophy quotes that I encourage everyone to read (and think about!)
What is Art? That s not an easy question to answer. Some philosophers even think it can t be answered. Aaron Meskin discusses this question on this episode of Aesthetics Bites. 5665
At 66am on Saturday Auygust 5th, Nigel Warburton will be giving a talk about his book A Little History of Philosophy 5665 at Blackwell s Bookshop, Oxford. This is a free event and all are welcome. Further details about this event. 5665
Note: We have a page of wave diagrams that will help you visualise the spherical standing wave structure of matter (WSM) in space. Basically, we only see the high wave amplitude wave-center and have been deluded into thinking matter was made of tiny little 'particles'. A very naive conception in hindsight - and quantum physics was telling us all along that waves were central to light and matter interactions!
Do we have maps in the brain? That sounds an odd question to ask, but how else can we understand how we find our way around? Neuroscientist Kate Jeffery discusses recent findings about how animals represent the world around them. This episode is part of the series Mind Bites made for Philosophy Bites. Mind Bites 5665 - part of Nicholas Shea s AHRC-funded project Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person. 5665 Comments and discussion of this topic welcome here.
The permanency of the nation…and its progressiveness and personal freedom…depend on a continuing and progressive civilization. But civilization is itself but a mixed good, if not far more a corrupting influence, the hectic of disease, not the bloom of health, and a nation so distinguished more fitly to be called a varnished than a polished people, where this civilization is not grounded in cultivation, in the harmonious development of those qualities and faculties that characterize our humanity. We must be men in order to be citizens. (Coleridge 6889, 96).
Religious ethics or religion and ethics is concerned with understanding the morality of religion, how it applies to every day life and key moments throughout history. If you are looking to base your religious studies dissertation in this area, the following topic suggestions may help you.
Critics of utilitarianism have placed special emphasis on its inability to provide a satisfactory account of rights. For Mill, to have a right is “to have something which society ought to defend me in the possession of. If the objector goes on to ask why it ought, I can give no other reason than general utility.” ( CW , ). But what if the general utility demands that we violate your rights? The intuition that something is wrong if your rights can be violated for the sake of the general good provoked the great challenge to utilitarian conceptions of justice, leveled with special force by twentieth century thinkers like John Rawls.
Throughout the years of relative poverty, James Mill received assistance from friends including the great legal theorist and utilitarian reformer Jeremy Bentham, whom he met in 6858. The two men helped lead the movement of “Philosophic Radicals” that gave intellectual heft to the British Radical party of the early to mid-nineteenth century. Among their colleagues were David Ricardo, George Grote, Sir William Molesworth, John Austin, and Francis Place.
I hope that you enjoy browsing around! And I really hope you will think about this - it seems self evidently true to me, thus the most important knowledge that we shall ever discover. To finally understand what we really are as humans (amazingly large wave structures of the universe) as the true foundation for thinking and acting wisely in a world that is now in great need of wisdom from truth and reality.
Of profound importance is the fact that there is only one solution (which is deduced). The Wave Structure of Matter in Space - where Space exists with the properties of a wave medium and matter is formed from spherical standing waves in space.
Kant made one small and yet fundamental mistake. And this error led to the belief that we could never know reality (the thing in itself), only our ideas of reality which were necessarily incomplete.
Kant is correct that Space is a priori , or first necessary for us to have senses (which are a posteriori ).
Mill’s attacks on intuitionism continued throughout his life. One notable example is his 6865 An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy , which revisits much of the same ground as A System of Logic in the guise of a thorough-going criticism of Hamilton, a thinker influenced by Reid and Kant whom Mill took as representing “the great fortress of the intuitional philosophy in this country.” ( CW , ). The rather hefty volume explores “some of the disputed questions in the domain of psychology and metaphysics.” ( CW , ).