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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Philosophy without borders: our latest posts, 25 february - 4 march 2019

Dear Philosopher or Philosophically-Minded Person,

Launched in May 2017, PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS, aka PWB, is an  
online mega-project for creating and sharing EIGHT different kinds of  
original philosophy, all of them freely available to anyone, anywhere,  
world-wide.

We’re reaching out to academic philosophers and independent  
philosophers, and to other critically thoughtful, insightful,  
reflective people, everywhere.

PWB is home-based on Patreon, here—
https://www.patreon.com/philosophywithoutborders

Here are our latest posts—

Implications of Non-Conceptualism: The Existential Counterpunch.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/27/implications-of-non-conceptualism-the-existential-counterpunch/

The Lament Of A Cartesian Materialist.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/25/the-lament-of-a-cartesian-materialist/

The Incoherence of Public Philosophy, and What Can Be Done About It.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/22/the-incoherence-of-public-philosophy-and-what-can-be-done-about-it/

Reality.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/20/reality/

And here are our two journals—

BORDERLESS PHILOSOPHY
https://www.cckp.space/

CONTEMPORARY STUDIES IN KANTIAN PHILOSOPHY
https://www.cckp.space/

***

Again, PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS is home-based on Patreon, here—
https://www.patreon.com/philosophywithoutborders

Please consider becoming a patron!

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION. 2019 Pacific Division meeting, April 17–20.

                                                                                                                                                                     
American Philosophical Association

Dear DAVID,

Have you registered for the 2019 Pacific Division meeting, April 17–20 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada? If not, take a moment to register online now!

In addition to colloquium and symposium sessions, this year’s meeting features a robust program complete with sessions sponsored by APA committees and affiliated groups. Highlights include the following sessions:
  • De Gruyter Kant Lecture: Barbara Herman (University of California, Los Angeles), “Making Others’ Ends Our Own: Challenges of Kantian Beneficence,” Wednesday, April 17, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Berger Memorial Prize in Philosophy and Law: Deborah Hellman (University of Virginia), “A Theory of Bribery,” Wednesday, April 17, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • APA Department Chair’s Network: Joan McGregor (Arizona State University) and Janet Stemwedel (San José State University) will lead a discussion on “Innovation in the Philosophy Major,” Friday, April 19, 9:00 a.m.–Noon
  • John Dewey Lecture: Michael Friedman (Stanford University), “Philosophy, Science, and History: A Personal Perspective,” Friday, April 19, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)
  • Presidential Address: Richard Arneson (University of California, San Diego), “Individual Well-Being and Social Justice,” Friday, April 19, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)
Early bird registration rates ($125 for APA members, $240 for non-members, and $40 for student members) are available until online registration closes on April 3. Pacific meeting registration will not be available April 4 through April 16. If you don’t register online by April 3, you can still register on-site at the meeting—but note that on-site registration rates are $50 higher than early bird registration for all categories.

Please note: You’ll save an additional $5 on meeting registration if you opt not to receive a paper copy of the program. The meeting program is available online, and our free meeting app for smartphones and tablets also contains the full program. Session locations will be added to the app on the first day of the meeting.

Haven’t yet renewed your membership? Renew now! In order to receive the discounted meeting rate available to APA members, your membership must be current. (Lapsed members who have not renewed their memberships for the 2018–2019 year pay the non-member rate of $240 in advance or $290 at the meeting.)


We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

All the best,

Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director

P.S. The deadline for hotel reservations at the APA group rate is available until March 19, subject to availability. Make your hotel reservations at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SELECTED POSTS FROM THE WEBSITE.

: THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD. AMONG THE MISSING- PT 1. ...


searchingfor : THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION- SOMETHING IS VERY ...


: THE "MYTH" OF UNPOPULAR HILLARY. PART 1.


: FEATURE ARTICLES. THE HATE CHRONICLES. THE KEYS TO...

: WILL THE REAL CHRISTIAN PLEASE STAND UP? FULL STOR...

: DEMOCRATS IN PENNSYLVANIA: DON'T BE SCAMMED AGAIN!...
sea : THE "EMPTY" ASSERTION: THE DEMAGOGUES BEST FRIEND....


Saturday, February 23, 2019

We took 43,106 names to California!- FREEDOM UNITED.


Dear David,

We just handed in 43,106 petition signatures to the Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra!
Sign to #EndPrisonSlavery
This week we joined our partners, Detainee Allies, and stood in solidarity with immigrants. We asked Attorney General Becerra about investigating forced labor at the Otay Mesa immigration detention center operated by for-profit prison company CoreCivic.

Detainee Allies has collected dozens of letters from detainees, documenting stories of forced labor, and contaminated food, and medical neglect.[1]

Jamal* and Maria* ended up in Otay Mesa, having fled their home countries for their own safety. Maria used social media to report on the military in Cameroon. She was eventually forced to leave to avoid persecution, only to be detained in the US. She has remained in detention since 2016.


Jamal just wanted to live a life free from slavery and exploitation. He left Eritrea to escape military conscription and possible forced labor, only to be subjected to forced labor in the US. Now, Jamal is terrified of returning home and inhumane conditions in the detention center are crushing all hopes for a better life:
“Eritrean Government & Military they will send me to prison, how long they will arrest me I don’t know, then they will ask me about my mother, then they will hurt me. After that they will send me to military service. Then they will teach me how to be a killer & how to use a gun...Then at last they will kill me.” 
Detainees are easy to coerce. Maria wanted to refuse to work for$1 a day. If she did, she would be left without meager funds to pay for necessary phone calls to loved ones and adequate food from the commissary. Sometimes, detainees are not paid at all.  

Detainee Allies received reports of the poor conditions in the center:
"All of us detainees work in the janitorial department, yet we never receive our $1/day salary. They just make us do the cleaning.” 
 
“Sometimes they give us rotten food. They treat us as if we were criminals, and yet our only crime is to flee from our home countries because of the crime and lack of safety there.
 
California’s Attorney General has committed to investigating abuses at Otay Mesa, but we need to keep up the pressure to end forced labor across all CoreCivic prisons across the United States.Can you help by adding your name?  

Many of the detained migrants are asylum seekers, abused while they await their immigration hearings.

Help strengthen our call to end slavery in detention by adding your name today.

In solidarity,

Joanna and the Freedom United team

*Details and quotes pulled from real witness accounts, anonymized for their protection.
 
Joanna Ewart-James
Executive Director, Freedom United

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Monday, November 14, 2016. FEATURE ARTICLES. PROGRESSIVES- YOUR LEADERS ARE FAILING YOU.

HERE IS AN ARTICLE I WROTE SHORTLY AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION. (BEFORE I HAD ANALYZED THE RETURNS, AND REALIZED THE FRAUDULENT VOTE COUNTS THAT GAVE DONALD TRUMP THE WHITE HOUSE.) HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED?


Aggression, Hatred, Meanness, Violent

Referring to President Elect Trump, Barack Obama thinks we should balance
what he said during the campaign, with what he does as President. That's what I
would expect a Lawyer to say, not a World Leader. Then again, he might say a
couple of nice things about you. He Trashed you enough during the election,
and you wouldn't want to upset him further.

See, I was under the Impression that a departing President, after seeing an
Unprincipled Hate Monger win the most powerful elected office in the world,
using TACTICS PRAISED BY THE KKK AND THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY,
would tell his supporters to use all legal means to make sure he fails. This would
encourage Americans to avoid such DEMAGOGUES, WHO ENCOURAGE
VIOLENCE AND HATE AS A VIABLE STRATEGY TO WIN AN ELECTION.

Now pay attention. When I say see him fail as President, IT MEANS THAT HIS
GOALS AND REASONS FOR RUNNING HAVE BEEN DEFEATED, AND THE
VISION HE HAD FOR THE U.S. DID NOT COME ABOUT.  That may mean no
compromises, and ignoring all attempts at working together. BUT...

Some Democratic Members of Congress think we should help heal the Division in this
Country, as President Elect Trump proposes. (The fact he caused the Division is ignored).
Why not, shouldn't we follow the shining example set by the Republican Congress over the
last eight years? I mean they have a policy of Blocking any Legislation that would actually
help the Average American, like a LIVING WAGE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE.
I'M SURE THEY WILL BE MUCH MORE REASONABLE NOW.

The Southern Poverty Law Center thinks President Elect Trump should denounce
racism and violence, done in his name. (I would think that is something that you
wouldn't have to ask.) He will probably do it, after all he and his cronies have the
White House, so he can condescend to throw a few scraps to his opponents. Then
the Law Center can announce the VICTORY OVER INTOLERANCE, AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT.

You have to say one thing about Donald Trump: HE PROMOTES ANGER, HATRED,
PREJUDICE AND THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO GET ELECTED, AND STILL
HE HAS THE OPPOSITION ABANDONING THEIR INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY
TO SAY CONSOLING THINGS ABOUT HIM.

WOW!!

Friday, February 15, 2019

SELECTED POSTS FROM THE WEBSITE: SEARCHINGFORREASON.NET


: TRUMPS PRIORITIES: NOT THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT...

: THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION- SOMETHING IS VERY ... s
s : THE HORRIFIC IMPLICATIONS OF REFUSING TO MEET AND ... PART 1 OF 4.

: IT'S NOT JUST "GET RICH QUICK " SCHEMES ANYMORE.
: FEATURE ARTICLES. THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS- WHAT ...

: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT- A SET OF QUESTIONS TO EVA...

APA Pacific Division meeting: Registration is underway!


American Philosophical Association

Dear DAVID,

Online registration for the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association is open. The 2019 meeting will take place April 17–20 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Register now to take advantage of the early bird registration rates: $125 for APA members, $240 for non-members, and $40 for student members. Online registration will close April 3. Pacific meeting registration will not be available April 4 through April 16. You will be able to register on-site at the meeting; however, on-site registration rates will be $50 higher than early bird registration for all categories.

Please note: You’ll save an additional $5 on meeting registration if you opt not to receive a paper copy of the program. , and our free meeting app for smartphones and tablets will also contain the full program.
Hotel reservations may be made at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver at the special conference rates of $185 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees) through March 19, subject to availability.

Haven’t yet renewed your membership? Renew now! In order to receive the discounted meeting rate available only to paid members, your APA membership must be current.


We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

All the best,

Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Philosophy without borders: our latest posts, 11-18 february 2019.

Dear Philosopher or Philosophically-Minded Person,

Launched in May 2017, PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS, aka PWB, is an  
online mega-project for creating and sharing EIGHT different kinds of  
original philosophy, all of them freely available to anyone, anywhere,  
world-wide.

We’re reaching out to academic philosophers and independent  
philosophers, and to other critically thoughtful, insightful,  
reflective people, everywhere.

PWB is home-based on Patreon, here—
https://www.patreon.com/philosophywithoutborders

Here are our latest posts—

Hazel Barnes’s “Self-Encounter: A Study in Existentialism,” Episode 3:  
To Leap Or Not To Leap.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/13/hazel-barness-self-encounter-a-study-in-existentialism-episode-3-to-leap-or-not-to-leap/

Embodied Minds In Traction.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/11/embodied-minds-in-traction/

What Happens When You Play “The Myth of Sisyphus” Backwards at 75 RPM.
https://againstprofphil.org/2019/02/08/what-happens-when-you-play-the-myth-of-sisyphus-backwards-at-75-rpm/

And here are our two journals—

BORDERLESS PHILOSOPHY
https://www.cckp.space/

CONTEMPORARY STUDIES IN KANTIAN PHILOSOPHY
https://www.cckp.space/

***

Again, PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS is home-based on Patreon, here—
https://www.patreon.com/philosophywithoutborders

Please consider becoming a patron!

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