13 September 2008

Cherchez la Femme

Award winning Irish bloggers are gathering mainstream media attention at last.

This article in today's "Irish Times" re-introduces
some very well-known faces to fans.

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12 September 2008

Iris unguicularis Growing Out of Doors in Dublin, March 2008

11 September 2008

Round the World for Sport

The Olympic Games have raised so many
ethical issues that we will be
discussing the value of either
participating or becoming a spectator
for the next four years.

"There are more things in heaven and earth,

than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Many thanks to Davimack, who has started my mental motors up again,
in preparation for another term of blogging.

The Summer had many peculiar moments, unplanned and unexpected and
it's good to be back in a dryer season, uploading photos and cooking
simple meals.

Gardeners are philosophical by nature.
Pollination may or may not happen.
Water may or may not fall from the sky.
Thinking about it merely passes the time between showers
which, very importantly,
affect the behaviour of pollinating insects.

However, thanks to a kind e-mail from Davimack,
I'm now adding the
Internalism/Externalism debate to conversations in the car
while stuck in traffic.
I wondered if if might be Platonism/Aristotelianism in a new guise.
But that does not seem to be the case.
I studied ethics while travelling back and forth to class
during the oil crisis in 1973 and have had a strong
dislike of Plato ever since.
Somehow he got lodged in my experience alongside long dreary
evenings hitching through
cold, wet landscapes and being
rescued by cattle truck drivers on the way to the mart.
Thus are true Aristotelians born.

If you are interested in seeing what Internalists and
Externalists think,look up the terms on the Net.

Prepare to be amazed.