RECOMMENDED READING I. -POSTING PHILOSOPHICALLY
Two - count'em two - themed recommended reading posts tonight !
"Networks of Ortega y Gasset
" by Dan of tdaxp
Dan is responding here to my earlier post on the nature of the change from the worldview of the previous century.
"A Hegelian View on Globalization
" by Federalist X
at Amendment Nine
Hegel always enjoys a bit of a renaissance when the world seems in flux. Federalist X is responding to Dan on globalization and amidst charts of his own, invokes John Robb
and Thomas P.M. Barnett
"Against Equillibrium-Based Ethics
" by Matt
at Conjectures and Refutations
Reminds me of the jeremiad that Ayn Rand once hurled against hypothetical dilemmas that life is not based on the ethics of emergencies. Matt has a completely different focus but one that is no less relevant to the puzzlers beloved by freshmen philosopy survey course professors.
" Confucian Cosmopolitanism
" by Dr. Sam Crane
at The Useless Tree
Dr. Crane analyzes the " big splash" NYT magazine article by Kwame Anthony Appiah
and discusses the market, individualism and -like Matt - context, but from a Confucian perspective.
That's it - for philosophy.