Monday, 28 November 2011

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes ...

One should periodically pause for a bit of philosophical reflection. Here's a short essay that should set us all thinking. How many of our basic and unstated assumptions might fail in the years ahead? Broken Britain doesn't get close - this is the broken world.

"not some post-apocalyptic nightmare, but simply a place where two founding empirical assumptions of traditional political philosophy – especially in the Rawlsian liberal tradition – no longer apply"


In true 21st Century fashion, the essay is a trailer. I may have to get this guy's book.

For Christmas. That'll do the festive trick.

ND

7 comments:

alan said...

Another point of view...

TEDxBrussels - David Brin - Target 2061: Reinventing Civilization Across Half a Century

Laban said...

Suitable music ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3vlfYscXzQ


(wordcap - "inersha" - nice pun)

Nick Drew said...

well that keeps up our standards - thanks chaps !

hatfield girl said...

'If Rawls is our Filmer, who is our Locke?'

I'm going for Robert Nozick. And you might like to extend your Christmas list to 'Anarchy, State, and Utopia', ND.

Nick Drew said...

now that really boosts the standard (and I can't think of a smart response)

maybe this bloke & his 'abolition of context'

Watts Wacker - crazy name, crazy guy (oh, and he name-checks John Locke ...)

Mr Ecks said...

You need to find better reading material. Your recomendation is utter shite. Green drek mixed in wioth gallons of ststist poison.The man is an idiot who seems to get his premises delivered by the tabloids.

Nick Drew said...

better have a refund then, Mr E