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Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby gib » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:43 am

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Begs the question:

Are we on the threshold of yet another reversion of extremes?


If American politics keeps going in the direction it's going, then most likely; but it would spark a fire in political philosophy only... and even then, maybe only incite a reversion back to an older philosophy.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:If so ... Gib ... would you prefer to carry the torch in the vanguard Hell no! :o or report from the rear?


I don't think I'd want to report from the rear either. I'd want to sit on the sidelines and watch (assuming it's entertaining).

Now if society was somehow all of a sudden inundated with psychedelic experiences or altered states of consciousness--something like the 60's for example--then I could offer a philosophy that would prove quite useful.
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Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:19 am

gib wrote:If so ... Gib ... would you prefer to carry the torch in the vanguard Hell no! :o or report from the rear?


Perhaps todays' philosophers lack the courage/fortitude to stand in the line of fire. :-k

gib wrote:I don't think I'd want to report from the rear either. I'd want to sit on the sidelines and watch (assuming it's entertaining).


Gib ... your 8,563 posts don't support your above statement. :-)

gib wrote:Now if society was somehow all of a sudden inundated with psychedelic experiences or altered states of consciousness--something like the 60's for example--then I could offer a philosophy that would prove quite useful.


That's exactly what society wants ... the 'magic' without the drugs. :-)
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Re: Philosophy - The Game

Postby gib » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:27 am

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Perhaps todays' philosophers lack the courage/fortitude to stand in the line of fire. :-k


Or faith in the cause.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:Gib ... your 8,563 posts don't support your above statement. :-)


And maybe 3 of those deals in political philosophy.

pilgrim-seeker_tom wrote:That's exactly what society wants ... the 'magic' without the drugs. :-)


Well, they have to believe in magic first... then they'll want an explanation.
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