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The Philosophy of Time and Time Travel – Part 2/2 (Conclusion)

The Philosophy of Time and Time Travel – Part 2/2 (Conclusion) | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
This is taken from Appendix 4 of my new book, How to Time Travel, to be published by early September 2013. Let us examine the three major philosophical schools on the nature of time and their impli...
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I showed a video about this topic once.  but perhaps this article would provide a more in depth version of the same theme.  (or is it the same.... )

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Stanford’s Altruism Research Is Funded by the Dalai Lama

Stanford’s Altruism Research Is Funded by the Dalai Lama | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
We can be healthier, live longer, and make the world a better place by exploring our potential for compassionate behavior, according to neurosurgeon James Doty, founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education,...
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So is compassion and altruism the true core of all world religions?  A question I am willing to investigate further in the future.  

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Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Materialism is associated with depression, anxiety and broken relationships. It is socially destructive and self-destructive
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psychological studies show the implications of the capitalist-consumerist economy we live in.  

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Unthinkable: Is scepticism a sustainable philosophy?

Unthinkable: Is scepticism a sustainable philosophy? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Sceptics have the upper hand these days but are they hiding values of their own?
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I would very gladly welcome the return of extreme philosophical scepticism

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Does Your Self Exist?

Does Your Self Exist? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Is there anyone there inside your mind? Of course there is!

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it is missing David Hume's bundle theory and the Buddhist idea of anatta.  still interesting (Y) 

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Machiavelli Was Right

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The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.
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This is interesting...  i wonder how this idea runs hand in hand with social democratic nations.

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Who's the most influential thinker ever?

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Open thread: A study suggests that Marx is the most influential scholar in the west, followed by Freud, but tell us who had the most effect on you
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Way to go Marx!  Evidential throughout history.  But.. Frued??? hmm.. 

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UN News - On World Philosophy Day, UN official urges critical thinking on inclusion, sustainability

UN News - On World Philosophy Day, UN official urges critical thinking on inclusion, sustainability | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Marking World Philosophy Day, the head the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today appealed to every professional, author and teacher worldwide to unleash the power of critical thinking, and urged the...
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It is always good to see that the UN recognises the importance and benefits of philosophy our society today.  

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Is Buddhism a religion?

Is Buddhism a religion? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Michael McGhee: In the first part of a new series, we examine why many consider Buddhist practices to be philosophical rather than religious
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A quality article 

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Notes on Descartes' Second Meditation

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1. Things to look out for: (i) The interaction of supposition with commitment: how much of the apparent commitment here is within the scope of the supposition; how much outside its scope? (ii) The ...
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a fruitful insight of one of my favourite rationalist philosophers.  

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Business and Philosophy

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Letting philosophers into the boardrooms should lead society to more sophisticated account of what businesses should be doing for us, and by definition, should also help the bottom line.
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never thought of it this way before.  a whole new perspective for me.

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Visible Artist

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Life and its philosophy. (Philosophy, art, social sciences, theology and many more! http://t.co/RkktKQj5de Visible Artist)
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Nietzsche | History Today

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Very well written article.  But I am not sure there is enough evidence to claim a direct link between Nietzsche and Hitler.  

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Toon Mojoham's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:28 AM

Very well written article.  But I am not sure there is enough evidence to claim a direct link between Nietzsche and Hitler.  

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Is Google Knowledge? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

"Google it" seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING? Having billions o...
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I do not think you have gone fundamental enough on investigating the nature of knowledge. I think you should have address knowledge as opposed to beliefs and account for the problem of obtaining any true knowledge at all. And speaking of whether google knows, I must say that we can only go so far as information because of the problem of obtaining certain knowledge. However, according to john searle's chinese room thoughr experiment, google definitely does not have any understanding.

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This column will change your life: why are ethicists so unethical?

This column will change your life: why are ethicists so unethical? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
'Does an overdeveloped sense of morality make you less likely to act ethically in real life?' wonders Oliver Burkeman
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wow.  

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The Smart Set: The Philosophy of Death - December 6, 2013

The Smart Set: The Philosophy of Death - December 6, 2013 | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
100 years since the publication of Miguel de Unamuno’s The Tragic Sense of Life, we examine the beauty of his seemingly macabre philosophy.
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Is there such a thing as moral expertise?

Is there such a thing as moral expertise? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Good question, right? I’ve been thinking more about it for a few weeks now as a result of an interesting talk by Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University) entitled “Moral expertise and the proto-authority of affect,” which he gave at CUNY’s Graduate...

The New York Times certainly seems to think that one can be a moral expert, hence its ongoing “Ask the Ethicist” column. It is currently run by Chuck Klosterman, a journalist, author, and essayist — not a moral philosopher. Interestingly, when he took over the job recently, Klosterman told New York Magazine: “I don’t claim to be more ethical than anyone else, or even more ethical than the average person. But I love thinking about these types of problems, and I’ll try to be interesting.” We’ll return to this point of the difference between thinking about and practicing ethics (or anything else, really) below.

 

Here is the typical problem Klosterman deals with at the NYT: “Looking for artwork for my home, I recently bought a used road sign online — a bright blue one advertising a campground ahead. I liked it and ended up buying a second one. Only after I purchased those two signs did it occur to me that they may have been stolen. Now I feel guilty. Throwing them in the recycling bin doesn’t really make the situation right. Selling them to someone else is no better. Reporting the sellers seems hypocritical — plus, I have no evidence. What is my obligation as an ethical citizen?”

 

As an exercise, before continuing reading this post, close the screen and think about the reader’s question. What advice would you give, and why?


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Should philosophers fill in ethical committees for scientific and government organisations? 

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Toon Mojoham's comment, December 5, 2013 10:17 PM
this is very interesting. I have always been suspicious of the validity of the ethical committee for psychologists and how qualified they are with ethics.
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My opinion?  Of course there is -- and the more that you think about it and practice it, the more expert you will become . . . .

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Music and creativity in Ancient Greece - Tim Hansen

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/music-and-creativity-in-ancient-greece-tim-hansen You think you love music? You have nothing on the Ancient Greek...
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influence of music on ethos as Plato argued.  Interesting indeed

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What poppies, Prince George and the NSA tell us about freedom

What poppies, Prince George and the NSA tell us about freedom | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Martin Kettle: While Edward Snowden revealed an over-mighty state, there are other symptoms. In Britain, democracy has some way to go
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Interesting article showing the relevance of Spinoza's political and ethical theory

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Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea

Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
Michelle Sowey: Studying philosophy cultivates doubt without helplessness, and confidence without hubris. I’ve watched children evolve to be more rational and open-minded because of it
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wonderful future for the world.  Lets push this plant through!

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-five-major-world-religions-john-bellaimey It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we c...
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A simply wonderful insight

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Coffee for hemlock: Socrates Cafe encourages philosophical debate

Coffee for hemlock: Socrates Cafe encourages philosophical debate | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
When Socrates prepared to take hemlock to end his life, he faced many protests from friends. He could flee Athens and easily escape his death sentence for being a pain to its citizens.
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A wonderful thing we need in this world.  A wonderful thing.  

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Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag

Music video by Young Artists For Haiti performing Wavin' Flag. (C) 2010 Universal Music Canada Inc.
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we need change.  there is no doubt it comes from within.  

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Has David Birnbaum solved the mystery of existence?

Has David Birnbaum solved the mystery of existence? | Philosophy Mojoham | Scoop.it
David Birnbaum made his fortune selling jewellery to movie stars. Now he has published a 'remarkable and profound' investigation into the origins of the universe.
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An intersting news for philosophers out there and academics in general.  

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The Animal Kill Counter << ADAPTT :: Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow

This page reveals the numbers of animals killed worldwide by the meat, egg, and dairy industries since this webpage was opened.
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simply unbelievable... 

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Are the Titans from Attack on Titan Evil? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

The titans, from the anime series Attack on Titan, are most definitely the bad guys. But can we call them EVIL? If you're unfamiliar, the titans are huge bei...
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The rational incapability of the titans really supports the idea of determinism even more strongly than the already intact argument for rational humans. This means that the titans, under the circumstances given had no choice but to do what they do. Therefore, I cannot condemn a being who lacks control of its own actions as evil because if any of us were to be under the same conditions with the same state of mind, we would have done exactly the same things.

 
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