Category Archives: understanding

Some thoughts on Jordan Peterson’s discussion with Stephen Hicks on Post Modernism

JBP Post Modernism – History and diagnosis Video of discussion between Jordan and Stephen Hicks concerning Hicks’ book “Explaining Post Modernism” 22:40 SH “Our having legitimate cognitive processes to understand the world, that is exactly what we are arguing about … Continue reading

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What attracted me to Act?

What attracted you to Act in the first place? For me, classical liberal values of individual life and individual liberty, combined with pragmatic reality of the need for responsible action in ecological and social contexts. Add in to that the … Continue reading

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Leibnizian Enigma

Foundations of Logic – Leibnizian Enigma If nothing is the opposite of everything, what is the opposite of something? This question is so context dependent. If the term Nothing is the empty set, which category does it apply to? Not … Continue reading

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Pure Altruism ?

Sept 13 – 18 ’17 ~QofDay~ Something Good for Others… Pure Altruism? If doing something good for others makes us feel good, can there ever be such a thing as pure altruism? I think it depends very much on definitions. … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Fairness

Evonomics – People Don’t Actually Want Equality. They Want Fairness. The invisible hand of egalitarianism. Good article Paul – as far as it goes. Agree with most of what Mark writes, but while much of what Dick writes is accurate, … Continue reading

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Dangers of wishful thinking

Dangers of wishful thinking. Hi Justin, While I largely agree, you clearly haven’t explored the details of my worst fears, as all of them involve extistential risk for humanity, and do not involve the option of getting up and trying … Continue reading

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JBP – Joseph Campbell – Cycles

JPB – Gary Kirby – Joseph Campbell – What I believe Joseph talks of the circle and cycles in mythology We know of an infinite class of possible systems. Cyclic systems are among the most simple of systems, and are … Continue reading

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