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by rotting bones
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

I see a lot of proposals to rally the left into a united front, so I made a table to get a clearer picture of the scene: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17UYkt1juoInQXDv8CBDi83Q9G7rMffpKB0aUEG3Biz4 Any mistakes so far? Based on what I've read, these figures suggest to me a relative increase in the ...
by rotting bones
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

Regardless, I don't think it's controversial to say that neoliberals are conservatives. If French liberals are anything like neoliberals, they are probably conservatives. Back to topic: What are the prospects for the French left in the next election, or at least in the immediate future? How much doe...
by rotting bones
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

Thanks. In my experience, such as it is, libertarians are extremophiles who implore the government to let broke corporations go bust and retreat to the dark web to escape legal strictures. I don't know much about libertarian-neoliberal connections.
by rotting bones
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

Exactly. How is that different from corporate conservatism? As opposed to, say, religious conservatism, that seeks to legislate religious morality, or populism, which is socially conservative but economically liberal.
by rotting bones
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Incoherent rambling checked extensively for regularity
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Incoherent rambling checked extensively for regularity

I still can't believe Stony Brook accepted Jorjani's dissertation. Philosophy departments are playing a very nice game. I want to play too. I agree with obscurantist critics like Jason Reza Jorjani to the extent that many people who think of the world in terms of agency find mathematical physics to ...
by rotting bones
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

I've vaguely heard of this. What I don't understand is how you can criticize a movement that's proposing to restrict individual rights and increase collusion between church and state for its "libertarianism". In the Anglo world, libertarians explain their position as being economically conservative ...
by rotting bones
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2292

Re: French politics thread

xxx wrote:it could be ever more liberal...
Conservatism is slavery.
by rotting bones
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

When asked about one's values, do yous think it's appropriate to respond 'to be respected' and 'to not steal'? For me, having (good) values means treating other people as though you were involved in a common enterprise. (Because you basically are IMO, but that's a long argument.) Respecting person ...
by rotting bones
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

1. Another Day from Rent is stuck in my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidzfBu-cJY I don't understand why it's un-PC to like Rent. Do you really want your operatic characters to be moral exemplars, or terrible and flamboyant enough to move your jaded soul? 2. Watching YouTube on speed 2 in a ...
by rotting bones
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

It depends. I liked his conception of cultural identity because it provides a clean, naive and uncritical contrast to, say, Husserl's ( link ). I also thought the derivation of spectral ideas in his dissertation ( available online ) has some relevance for writing horror and fantasy. On politics prop...
by rotting bones
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I found an interesting philosophy dissertation from Stony Brook: https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/handle/11401/72545 (This one is useful for writing how characters interact with the world: https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/handle/11401/71301) For geopolitics, a simple search turned up these channels: h...
by rotting bones
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I found a bunch of philosophy dissertations from the place where I got Prometheus and Atlas by Googling "site:https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/bitstream/ philosophy" and "site:https://ir.stonybrook.edu/xmlui/bitstream/ philosophy pdf" (without quotes). These look interesting: Why We're Liberal, Why W...
by rotting bones
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

If the alt right is your thing: Having read Prometheus and Atlas, Jason Reza Jorjani comes across as a more sophisticated thinker than Jordan Peterson. He's wrong about everything, of course. These Nazi types never seem to realize that you can't have a lasting government run by geniuses. Not only wi...
by rotting bones
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Curry-Howard correspondence
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Curry-Howard correspondence

People with hippocampal brain damage often have unreliable memory, an obsession with philosophy, and graphomania. Since I suffer from all these symptoms, I've embarked on my next useless project. According to the Curry-Howard correspondence , propositions are types and proofs are programs . The most...
by rotting bones
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Minor Semitic Deities
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Minor Semitic Deities

I see what you're going for. There are the bird-headed humanoids Apkallu. Enki created them in Abzu. They came to earth and taught humans the arts of civilization, laws, writing and architecture. Before the flood, they served as advisors to kings. After the flood, Enki banished them back to Abzu. Is...
by rotting bones
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

If people are going to watch Oddly Satisfying videos, might as well learn things while we're at it: Making A Large Wheel Skeleton Clock Machining The Antikythera Mechanism Building an 8-bit breadboard computer Are these clips really that much more satisfying? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCZIevh...
by rotting bones
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Minor Semitic Deities
Replies: 25
Views: 1784

Re: Minor Semitic Deities

The Nephilim do not receive a particularly supernatural treatment in the bible, right? My immediate impression of an Assyrian minor deity is the Lamassu, but they aren't humanoid. Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mesopotamian_deities#Spirits_and_demons There is possibly a minor contradict...
by rotting bones
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I'm making a new music playlist so I can add other videos to my "Liked playlist" . There are translations of the title/description in French, German, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish. "This playlist is private." --- I'm reading Logics of Worlds by Alain Badiou. I've decided to support some channels on P...
by rotting bones
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52596

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

Linguistics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sW5dOlDxxu0EgdNn2pMaQ/videos?flow=grid&view=0&sort=da I haven't checked if this guy knows what he's talking about. In case he does, does anyone know Romani? Puzzles in the form of online drama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svJF_FoSI9o https://www.yo...
by rotting bones
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: climate change
Replies: 60
Views: 3684

Re: Zizekian We

I dunno, brazil is quite big. and I'm sure they'd be welcome in argentina, chile, uruguay, paraguay if it came to that (which it won't, brazil is colossally empty) I'm not claiming it's going to be cheap or painless, but its not gonna break civilization IIRC flood-related evacuations might actually...
by rotting bones
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: climate change
Replies: 60
Views: 3684

Re: climate change

If you want to avoid the stigma of New Atheism, then there's a simple alternative: "don't bring up atheism all the time, and avoid attacking other people's religions". The alternative isn't "take something random and call it your religion". I agree that the uninformed ranting against Christianity, ...
by rotting bones
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: climate change
Replies: 60
Views: 3684

Re: climate change

I was referring to the whole left-liberalism vs New Atheism controversy on the internet. Maybe I could have worded it better, though I can't imagine how without dedicating an explanatory paragraph to it: Left-liberals, especially on this forum, have been telling me for years not to associate with th...
by rotting bones
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 18380

Re: Venting thread

I haven't eaten anything today and I'm out of food. I should go buy something.
by rotting bones
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: climate change
Replies: 60
Views: 3684

Re: climate change

Regarding the whole "sf" thing, this is not "just sf" in the sense that it is the only source of spiritual meaning that seems valid to me. If there is a future possibility for a book of laws that maximizes the potential of rational beings, then I can do the following: 1. Abide by what I know of what...