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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...gy of Environmentalism XI. The Invention of Lying: Fact and Truth XII. Hostel: The American Hostel XIII. Inceptions and Its Errors XIV. Aliens „R ... ... He lacks real talents - he know how to play only six jazz tunes, can't make up his musical mind between his faithful sax and a newly alluring drum ... ... cultivates a False Self of a jazz giant in the making and the author of the Great American Novel but he is neither and he bitterly knows it. Even ... ...ntors. The source of the dilemma (which led to his act of choosing) is that the two groups overlap. Truman found himself in the impossible positio... ...gh grim looking tubes and keeps them immersed in gelatinous liquid in cocoons. This new "machine species" derives its energy needs from the electric... ... endowed with a brain). Equally undoubtedly, this self-identity is not Dan's (but a new, unfamiliar, one). Such is the stuff of our nightmares - bo... ..., then young girls and female infants would have been preferred over all the other groups of passengers. Old women would have been left with the me... ...A book, a painting, an invention are the documentation and representation of brain waves. They are mere shadows, symbols of the real presence - our... ...he PRODUCTS of our brain activity, to the recording and documentation of our brain waves. But we hold only partial rights to the brain itself, thei...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...material to the one fetus created. The egg and sperm can be compared to the famous wave function (state vector) in quantum mechanics – the represen... ...tates (=millions of potential embryos and lives). The fetus is the collapse of the wave function: it represents a much more limited set of potentia... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...m" still reign supreme. In extreme - though surprisingly frequent - cases, whole groups (typically minorities) are excluded from the nation's mor... ...scheme known as the stock exchange, this expectation is proportional to liquidity - new suckers - and volatility. Thus, the price of any given stock... ...Honderich, Ted, ed. - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 - p. 31) Anarchists are not opposed to organizat... ...ists (like musicians) - often describe their interpretation of an artwork (e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathemat... ...nt individualism play an important socio-cultural role in this semipternal game of musical chairs. Many products have a limited shelf life or an ex...

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Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism

By: Mary Mills Patrick

...ern Switzerland, November 1897 BY MARY MILLS PATRICK PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE, CONSTANTINOPLE TURKEY This Thesis is accompanied b... ...opes of Aenesidemus against Aetiology. The Tropes of ἐπνρή are arranged in groups of ten, five and two, according to the period of the Sceptical Sc... ...the period of the Sceptical School to which they belong; the first of these groups is historically the most important, or the Ten Tropes of ἐπνρή, a... ...n rooms rich in gold, Another safe travelling enjoys, in a swift ship, on a wave of the sea. [1] Hyp. I. 85. [2] Hyp. I. 87-89. [3] Hyp. I. 86. T... ...e this Trope in his introduction to the ten Tropes leads one to expect here new illustrations and added [2] arguments for ἐπνρή. We find, however, ... ...nd use in the Sceptical School. These methods of proof were, of course, not new, but were well known to Aristotle, and were used by the Sceptical Ac... ...ena. For example, the Pythagoreans explain the distance of the planets by a musical proportion. II. From many equally plausible reasons which might ... ... rich in gold, Another still, safe travelling enjoys, in a swift ship, on a wave of the sea." And the poet says— "One man enjoys this, another enjo...

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The Ulysseans

By: Antonio Mercurio

... contains I suggest that besides reading it individually you discuss it in groups, together with other people who are enthusiastic about the ideas it... ...though they were morsels of food. One day you will find you have developed new thoughts and behaviours that will surprise you and that will bring yo... ...have been working to create centers of energy that are capable of giving a new soul to tomorrow’s Western World; a soul that can handle the massive ... ...e anonymity of the masses. 36 Otherwise, let’s take the example of a musical instrument: a violin, a standup bass or an entire orchestra. Some... ... a melody or a symphony. If we want to, we can imagine our lives like a musical instrument that has four strings: the body, the psyche, the I Per... ...k at how Ben-Hur manages to enter into deep contact and get on to the same wavelength with each of the horses. Those who have seen the film will r... ...he comments you made yesterday evening and this morning, both in the small groups and in the big one. Allow me, after having expressed my admiration ... ...lopment of my reflections on the anthropic principle created by a group of American scientists. Anyone who would like to know more about the anthro... ...d being devoured by Polyphemous or the Sirens or being swallowed up by the waves; he still must face the anguish of how to get by Scylla and Charybd...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...e The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind Yale University Press New Haven & London ___-1 ___0 ___ 1 37278_u00.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Pag... ...a brilliant composer, not only educated me in composition and the history of musical borrowing but co-taught a class on musical borrowing that dramati... ...” 2 For several years now I have been a columnist for the Financial Times’s “New Economy Policy Forum.” Portions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 9 had their ... ...s the emergence of an area of concern, the coming together of very different groups around a shared problem—an imbalance in the rules that define prop-... ...s? Even the ones they claim to have been dictated by gods or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Ca... ...r the films of the Second World War, or footage on the daily lives of African-Americans during segregation, or the music of the Great Depression, or th... ... create out of thin air. Perhaps he or she is deeply embedded in a literary, musical, cultural, or scientific tra- dition that would not flourish if tre... ...n them might help to explain both the problems and the stakes in the current wave of expansion. Unlike the earthy commons, the commons of the mind is ... ...you can quickly reach the same num- ber of ears that the payola-soaked radio waves allow the record companies to reach. One need not cheer Grokster. M...

... copyright, patent, and trademark laws. In a series of fascinating case studies, Boyle explains why gene sequences, basic business ideas and pairs of musical notes are now owned, why jazz might be illegal if it were invented today, why most of 20th century culture is legally unavailable to us, and why today's policies would probably have smothered the World Wide Web at its...

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