News from 05/2013

23 May 2013

Returning philosophy to the real question of, how we live our lives

Hay-on-Wye lies on the Welsh side of the Welsh/English Border in the County of POWYS, Wales and from tomorrow, thousands of Londoners will be among those decamping to Hay-on-Wye for How the Light Gets In, the world’s largest philosophy festival. Run by the Angel-based Institute of Art and Ideas, it has expanded dramatically since its 2009 launch, with 35,000 visitors last year."I think we’ve helped bring a cultural shift," says founder Hilary Lawson, "philosophy is more accessible to everyone now."

http://howthelightgetsin.org/

 

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11 May 2013

Teleology and Metabolism

In an earlier edition of Café Philosophy entitled ‘Momentary Man’ we published (April 2012) a theory by Bertrand Russell in which it was stated that a human being is forever changing, moment by moment and is therefore never the same.  This same theory is enunciated in a book by Luca Illetterati and Francesca Michelini: Purposiveness, Teleology between Nature and Mind.  I have included some notes from this book to add further light on this subject.- Rob Mason.

Definition: teleology (tĕl'ēŏl'əjē, tē'lē-), in philosophy, term…Read