Tag Archives: Philosophy

Book review:The society of timid souls by Polly Morland

The book I am reading now is called”, The Society of Timid Souls”  written by Polly Morland. Here is a very good in depth review of it and a photo of a bull fight She is a good writer,mainly in … Continue reading

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We need to trust the world before we can see

I have become interested in virtue and perception.It began when I read  a little Aristotle about virtue being a habit.That was quite recent.Before that for many years I believed virtuous acts would follow from being able to perceive well.But when … Continue reading

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a survival strategy

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a survival strategy. A very good post and person.Do read it as it is  heartening

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Politics and fairness

Politics and fairness.

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Protected: I have discovered Jonathan Lear

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Levinas,books etc

I have received several books now written by or about Levinas.As you guess,they are quite hard so my time is taken up reading.The most hopeful one,The          Cambridge Guide,is not here yet.but I think it will be more understandable … Continue reading

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I have got another book by Levinas.I am planning to spend a few days reading and meditating…so i should have much to write about next week.I am very affected by the notion of the meaning of how encounter another and … Continue reading

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Could Wittgenstein well?

Do you think philosophy’s monotonous? Prefer  an elephant to a  hippopotamus? Do not feel sad When joy can be had From seeing which writes are dichotomous. Is your spelling far wurse than myne? Are your thoughts far from sublyme? Could … Continue reading

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I am really surprised /pleased about the number of people reading here

Margaret Drabble when young When I moved from books to Philosophy I was not expecting a lot of readers but I have had far more than I thought and so I have continued again after I thought I’d stop.So as … Continue reading

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I’m finding Derrida de-structured

I’m finding Derrida  de-structured And Levinas‘ face makes me smile Who would have conjectured That one day I’d lecture On  thoughfullness and all its trials? I  prefer Kierkegaard to Sartre Who sometimes makes me feel queer. Who would have expected … Continue reading

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