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by Magritte
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

Re: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

It's British, so a lot of them I don't recognize either. And some are just plain obscure, imo even by British standards.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/uknews/21 ... -you-name/
by Magritte
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

Re: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

fuck this hell piss bastard year

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by Magritte
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: My Take On the Election
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Re: My Take On the Election

by Magritte
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: My Take On the Election
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Re: My Take On the Election

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- Richard Rorty, Achieving our Country, 1998
by Magritte
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Are Symbols "primary"?
Replies: 56
Views: 18411

Re: Are Symbols "primary"?

'Do you remember,' he went on, 'writing in your diary, "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four"?' 'Yes,' said Winston. O'Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. 'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?' 'Four.'...
by Magritte
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Are Symbols "primary"?
Replies: 56
Views: 18411

Re: Are Symbols "primary"?

Where does the symbolic being primary enter into this?
by Magritte
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Are Symbols "primary"?
Replies: 56
Views: 18411

Re: Are Symbols "primary"?

I feel lazy. I wonder if you can give me the "for dummies" version, e.g. "What I mean by the primacy of symbols is [the world is made of words, and by changing the words we change the world], and my main reasons for believing this is so are 1), 2), and 3)" I want to know what you think, in the simpl...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Are Symbols "primary"?
Replies: 56
Views: 18411

Re: Are Symbols "primary"?

Interesting. I'll think about it over the weekend. Can't promise anything bc I have family visiting.

But on first blush - met, this school of thought seems so revanchist, parasitic. A case of Nietzschean ressentiment? One thinks of all the enamel lost in tooth-grinding at all the little seminars.
by Magritte
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics
Replies: 12
Views: 3903

Re: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics

Metacrock wrote:did you make that chart youself
No, I screen capped it from the electronic version of Haidt's book.
by Magritte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics
Replies: 12
Views: 3903

Re: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics

(2) He still confuses is with ought, offers no way to say X should be done His work is largely descriptive. He's in the business of finding out why we feel / think that X should be done. It's not (so far) about meta ethics. He does discuss at one point how you ought to approach communication with s...