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equivocation, ambivalence

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On August 17, 2018
These “mixed feelings” of yours. If you have no reason to feel the way you do, and yet you do, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no reason (you are irrational), or that you’re wrong to feel that way (you are mistaken), or that you should feel otherwise (you are dissolute).
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New article: TO CHANGE OUR THINKING: PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On January 17, 2017
South African Journal of Philosophy, 35 (2), 2016, pp 123–131. You can find it here or there. The self-confidence of the human being, freedom, has first of all to be aroused again in the hearts of these people. Karl Marx ABSTRACT: If a time of crisis calls for a new mode of thinking, philosophical practice […]
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QA 26. (Nov 10) To change our thinking

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On November 8, 2010
If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?  The answer is: Nothing will work, but everything might. Now is the time for experiments, lots and lots of experiments. Clay Shirky We have a duty to change our mode of thinking. David Harvey There appears to be magic simply in the willingness […]
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