Monthly Archives: July 2012

philosophy as a conversation in which we discover things about ourselves and others rather than as an arbiter between the “really real” and the illusory

* * * * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-roth/review-of-romanos-america_b_1715801.html?ir=Books * Carlin Romano has a story to tell about philosophy and about America. Romano, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chronicle of Higher Education, relates how philosophy long ago took the wrong path … Continue reading

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Pain, suffering part of the process of experiencing life — from sage Steven Kalas

* * * * http://www.lvrj.com/view/steven-kalas-pain-suffering-part-of-the-process-of-experiencing-life-163512026.html * Masters says that pain is an inescapable part of life, but that suffering is “far less necessary than we might think.” Hmm. Yes, pain is inescapable. But he postulates suffering in a new way … Continue reading

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If I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney

* * * * http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/opinion/dowd-hiding-in-plain-sight.html?_r=1&ref=maureendowd * If I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney. The Republican speaker at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., was slashing the … Continue reading

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Magna Carta’s 800th year remembrance

* * * * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noam-chomsky/magna-carta_b_1694443.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=072312&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief * * Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta * * Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment … Continue reading

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Progressive reformers

* * * * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-rothman/the-greatest-american-progressives_b_1684523.html?ir=Books * * When I was a sophomore years back at City College in New York I read a book that changed my life. It was Critics and Crusaders by historian Charles A. Madison, a collection … Continue reading

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Debbie Gibson’s epic key!

* * * * * * * * * * Extraordinary epic key Debbie Gibson just a teenage minor with full ensemble   – * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vXSg3UJTA&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLDB28D263FB8E72B5 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * supernatural … Continue reading

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to develop and enrich a “moral imagination”

* * * * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-deavere-smith/grace-love-courage-on-art_b_1678028.html * * * Tom Sargent, who recently received the Nobel Prize in economics, said this to me in 2004: “See — economics are very imperialistic. It’s not just about money.  Economics basically took over political science.”   That … Continue reading

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