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25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions « CHERYL & LESLIE'S MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES Since I have embarked in to a new career after 13 years working as a Clinical Social Worker in an Intensive Care Unit, I am forced to think about things other than motorcycles. My new career, Organ Donation Coordinator in a hospital makes me question so many things in my life. It is scary to go from a job where I was unconsciously competent to a job that I am consciously incompetent. Well, that is how I feel at the moment and can only hope one day I will feel competent. In any case, the questions below, although can be considered a bit corny are really thought-provoking. We are interested to hear answers to some of the questions….please feel free to post any comments and let us all know how folks would answer these. ;-) Thanks. Posted by Alexander on Sept 8, 20 A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. Few extra questions

Past Lectures Does conscious perception have representational content? Or are the representations involved in perception all sub-personal underpinnings of perception rather than partly constitutive of perception itself? Is “unconscious perception” really perception? Is seeing always seeing-as? Is seeing-as always conceptual? Do we see things only as having colors, shapes and textures? The 2013 John Locke Lecture series were held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in weeks 2 to 7 of Trinity Term 2013. Brentano made aboutness the defining feature of the mental. And yet the notion plays no serious role in philosophical semantics. I will be asking, first, how we might go about making subject matter a separate factor in sentence meaning/content, and second, what “directed contents” can do for us in other parts of philosophy. The 2012 John Locke Lecture series was held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in weeks 2 to 6 of Trinity Term 2012. Trinity Term 2011 John Cooper, (Princeton) 'Ancient Greek Philosophies as a Way of Life'

Cunnamulla Cunnamulla /kʌnəˈmʌlə/[2] (Aboriginal meaning "long stretch of water") is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206 kilometres (128 mi) south of Charleville, and approximately 750 kilometres (470 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 1,217.[1] Cunnamulla is the administrative centre for the Paroo Shire, which also includes the townships of Wyandra, Yowah and Eulo, and covers an area of 47,617 square kilometres (18,385 sq mi). Cunnamulla's indigenous community suffers from a high level of domestic violence according to a report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Task Force on Violence.[3] History[edit] It has also been stated that the very first interstate game of Rugby League (between New South Wales and Queensland) was played between Cunnamulla and Bourke. Flooding[edit] Facilities[edit]

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION IN FILM: A LIST Below is a categorized list of about 200 noteworthy films that deal with philosophical and religious themes. For a more comprehensive list of around 500 titles, see the Philosophy and Film Database. Call numbers are included for Videos and DVDs in UT Martin’s library. Fight Club (1999; young executive seeks for meaning through anarchism and violence) Gates of Heaven (1778; Errol Morris documentary explores impact of relocated pet cemetary) [VIDEO 4556] Ghost World (2001; cynical young girl seeks for meaning while hurting everyone in her path) [DVD 123] Leaving Las Vegas (1995; an alcoholic and a hooker enable each other) [DVD 100] Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983; series of avant-garde skits) [VIDEO 3448] O Lucky Man (1973; Coffee salesman travels UK searching for meaning) [VIDEO 4566-67] On the Beach (1959; last people alive after nuclear war search for meaning; remade in 2000) [VIDEO 2155 (1959 version)] Quadrophenia (1979; young british mod self-destructs in quest for meaning) A.I.

Partially Examined Life Podcast - What Is the Mind? (Turing, et al) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:20:26 — 128.6MB) Discussing articles by Alan Turing, Gilbert Ryle, Thomas Nagel, John Searle, and Dan Dennett. What is this mind stuff, and how can it “be” the brain? Can computers think? No? We introduce the mind/body problem and the wackiness that it engenders by breezing through several articles, which you may read along with us: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Some additional resources that we talk about: David Chalmers’s “Consciousness and its Place in Nature, “ Frank Jackson’s “Epiphenomenal Qualia”, Paul Churchland’s Matter and Consciousness, Jerry Fodor’s “The Mind-Body Problem,” Zoltan Torey’s The Crucible of Consciousness, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s long entry on the Chinese Room argument. End Song: “No Mind” from 1998’s Mark Lint and the Fake Johnson Trio; the whole album is now free online. If you enjoy the episode, please donate at least $1: by

Goodooga, New South Wales Goodooga is a village in the Australian state of New South Wales in Brewarrina Shire on the eastern bank of the Bokhara River. It is near Brewarrina and Lightning Ridge, its closest neighbour. The town lies 20 kilometres south of the Queensland border. Goodooga is an Aboriginal word meaning, according to some "Yam". However it has been proposed that it derives from "guduu+ga", 'at the place of the Murray cod' [guduu], rather than "gudugaa", a species of yam.[3] At the 2006 census, Goodooga had a population of 265, with 81% of the population of Aboriginal descent.[1] Goodooga's newspaper is the Goodooga Flash. Goodooga's main sport is Rugby league, the Goodooga Magpies or the Goodooga 'Newtown' Jets. Notes[edit] References[edit] Anna Ash et al., Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaalayaay Dictionary.

Mind-Blowing Story: “Talking to God…” I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and satisfactory answer. In the end, it was easier to accept that he was god than otherwise. Which is odd, because I’m still an atheist and we even agree on that! It all started on the 8.20 back from Paddington. What did he look like? Well not what you might have expected that’s for sure. ‘Anyone sitting here?’ ‘Help yourself’ I replied. Sits down, relaxes, I ignore and back to the correspondence on genetic foods entering the food chain… Train pulls out and a few minutes later he speaks. ‘Can I ask you a question?’ Fighting to restrain my left eyebrow I replied ‘Yes’ in a tone which was intended to convey that I might not mind one question, and possibly a supplementary, but I really wasn’t in the mood for a conversation. .. ‘Stottle.

PANTHEISM: the World Pantheist Movement Tibooburra, New South Wales Gold specimen from Tibooburra, size 5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm. The Albert Hall in Tibooburra, NSW Main street of Tibooburra looking towards the Charles Sturt memorial Tibooburra (pronounced /ˈtɪbəbʌrə/ or /ˈtɪpəbʌrə/) is a village in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1,187 kilometres (738 mi) from the state capital, Sydney. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service have a Tourist Information Centre in the township. History[edit] Explorer Charles Sturt was one of the first Europeans to visit the area in 1844. Following a gold rush to the Albert Goldfields (centred at nearby Milparinka), gold was found around Tibooburra in 1880. By the turn of the 20th Century (1900) the gold mining activity had waned, to be replaced by the pastoral industry. In more recent times musicians and artists, in particular Clifton Pugh, became fascinated with this remote outback region. Tourist attractions[edit] Tibooburra Outback School of the Air[edit] Climate[edit] See also[edit]

25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read By Donna Scott College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun, can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Western Philosophers Western universities understandably tend to focus on Western philosophers and thinkers. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson was an influential figure in the first recognized American school of philosophical thought. Eastern Thinkers Eastern philosophies have proven influential on figures throughout history from Marco Polo to the Beatles. Confucius: A Chinese thinker and social philosopher, Confucius emphasized personal and institutional morality as well as justice and proper social relationships.Avicenna: This Persian mathematician is perhaps one of the most widely known Muslim philosophers. Statesman Polls show few people trust politicians.

Pantheism wiki Pantheism is the belief that the universe (or nature as the totality of everything) is identical with divinity,[1] or that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God.[2] Pantheists thus do not believe in a distinct personal or anthropomorphic god.[3] Some Eastern religions are considered to be pantheistically inclined. Definitions[edit] Pantheism is derived from the Greek roots pan (meaning "all") and theos (meaning "God"). As a religious position, some describe pantheism as the polar opposite of atheism.[5] From this standpoint, pantheism is the view that everything is part of an all-encompassing, immanent God.[2] All forms of reality may then be considered either modes of that Being, or identical with it.[7] Others hold that pantheism is a non-religious philosophical position. History[edit] The term was borrowed and first used in English by the Irish writer John Toland in his work of 1705 Socinianism Truly Stated, by a pantheist. Recent developments[edit] "Mr. Other[edit]

Narrandera Narrandera (/nəˈrændərə/ nə-RAN-dər-ə)[2] until around 1949 also spelled "Narandera",[3] is a town in southern New South Wales, Australia. It is an important destination for travellers as it lies on the junction of the Newell and Sturt Highways and it is the gateway to the productive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. At the 2011 census, Narrandera had a population of 3,871 people.[1] History[edit] Main street Narrandera is a river town with a rich heritage. The Narrungderra were the local indigenous people. Narrandera had its first recorded mention as a pastoral station or "run" (Narrandera Run) in 1848, at which time the property held by Mr Edward Flood comprised approximately 76,800 acres (31,080 ha). The township developed in the early 1860s. The Borough of Narrandera was constituted by proclamation dated 17 March 1885, and gazetted the following day. 1945 RAAF crash[edit] Narrandera today[edit] Narrandera's Sesquincentenary[edit] The 150 Year Anniversary Celebrations. Climate[edit]

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