Reality

by Alan Fleming I have foreseen my own death. Not directly, like some prophecy, but indirectly, through sense. I’ve been in a few pretty serious situations where death was possible, but I always knew that was not my time – that I don’t die like that. I don’t know when it will come, or even […]

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Time – Blind John (Part Five)

Alan **picks up battered mic, nods an apology to the sound technician** Philosophy is a funny thing, is it not? I haven’t dedicated any real thought to this discussion in a while, and yet, it has never been far from my thinking. It has danced across my mind several times as I’ve had discussions with […]

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What is Anthropology to Anthropologists?

by 罗子禾 At a social event that took place not so long ago, I met a group of anthropologists, some of whom recently received their PhD’s. I have always thought that scientists are a strange bunch. They tend to not place so much value on monetary gains in life. Instead, they spend their time digging […]

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Time-Blind John (Part Two)

Johnny’s Rebuttal “John’s world can be extremely difficult, but it can be managed.” Alan, you make the mistake of being too optimistic about John’s loss of his perception of time. The most sensible characterization of John’s condition is a disability, and it can be managed. First of all, let’s be clear, John retains a lot […]

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Time-Blind John (Part One)

Alan’s Contention “John’s world would be pretty amazing.” Without a concept of time, John’s memories would have no order. No logical sequence. Think about it, he wouldn’t even be able to logically establish that if he was a baby in this memory, it must have happened before that memory of him as an adult. The […]

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You see SIX I see NINE.

A Rule of Thumb Inspired by Rudolf Carnap  by Johnny One day, I was striking up an interesting conversation with a friend about laws. We looked into the diversity of laws, viz. laws differ from region to region, from country to country, from era to era. We shared a moment of silent admiration after our […]

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Moorish American Philosophy Summed Up

“Islam in the culture of the Moslems, simply means peace. Peace with man, peace with all living things, which ultimately leads to peace with Allah. We believe deeply in the universal principles of the cosmological order and how every action has a reaction. These principles taught us also how to properly eat the correct foods and not to consume the foods that were detrimental to our health in all aspects of life. These principles also taught us how to treat others and how to create a hospitable environment for guests at our Caliphates.”

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