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A couple of A.C . Grayling’s books – recently finished

In books, ethics, freedom, good life, history, moral issues, philosophy, politics, traditions on December 14, 2013 at 14:26

The Good Book: A Humanist Bible.
I normally really enjoy books by A.C. Grayling.  I’ve got few complaints about this one.  I don’t know if it’s only fault of the audio book but I found it frustrating that I didn’t know from where the quotes were taken.

I did really enjoyed the verses chapter. It was great to recognise a piece of poetry I’ve learned at school in another language!  On the whole I think the book should not had “Bible” in the title and somehow influencing its structure. Bible is not a greatest of our ancient texts and has been completely discredited over the centuries. 

I also think that this A.C . Grayling book would benefit from inclusion of modern philosophy.

Liberty in the Age of Terror: A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values.
It is right to be concerned with attacks on Civil Liberties.  However I think the author didn’t really shown how much better informed we are thanks to the technology and globalisation,  how much more opportunities we have to express our opinions to the whole world and to listen to opinions of others. The feeling of interdependence and interconnection (one small world!) does helps to promote the Enlightenment values by itself.

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Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2009 at 10:09

 


Thats were we’ve been last Sunday. More photos in my photo album. We were surprised to see such a sea of cars. I think some people with tickets haven’t been allowed to drive in because there already were too many cars. Plus traffic jams on the way.

Although I felt some envy to the car people with big umbrellas, chairs, blankets, tents, comfortable seats on top of their motocaravans, big baskets with lunches – which we obviously couldn’t had – I was saying to myself that unlike them we won’t have problem leaving the show in the evening. Hm… We haven’t been even allowed to the platform at the time when our train was leaving – because of the crowd of passengers. So we ended up coming home very late… You just can’t win! At least the weather was fine – if you don’t mind heat and sunshine (I do mind:).

Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show

In car-free living, transport, travel on June 19, 2009 at 09:53


Thats were we’ve been last Sunday. More photos in my photo album. We were surprised to see such a sea of cars. I think some people with tickets haven’t been allowed to drive in because there already were too many cars. Plus traffic jams on the way.

Although I felt some envy to the car people with big umbrellas, chairs, blankets, tents, comfortable seats on top of their motocaravans, big baskets with lunches – which we obviously couldn’t had – I was saying to myself that unlike them we won’t have problem leaving the show in the evening. Hm… We haven’t been even allowed to the platform at the time when our train was leaving – because of the crowd of passengers. So we ended up coming home very late… You just can’t win! At least the weather was fine – if you don’t mind heat and sunshine (I do mind:).

Broken Solar Panels

In art, eco-friendly, moral issues, xenophobia on December 8, 2008 at 13:00

There is a house not far away from ours. Just one more of the simple 70s dwellings. It is the only one (as far as I know) having solar water heating system in the area. And it is BROKEN. I don’t know what had happened but it looks like somebody had thrown a stone at it from the street, breaking this expensive piece of technology and the owners couldn’t afford to (or just didn’t wanted to) replace it. Some people don’t forgive you for being different, be it an accent or solar panels…

Another sad thing, I’ve noticed quite a lot of desperate messaged from artists on the net like “this recession kills me”, “I have to lower my prices for a time being” and so on… Well, somebody actually told me that people may invest in art during depression as its price ought to go up eventually. So, lets hope for the best!

Life without Google

In computers, time on November 25, 2008 at 07:28

I can’t stop thinking: what if this crisis kills Internet? Or something else does? What we are going to do? By the way there is new Survivors TV series (remake) on BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/05_may/30/survivors.shtml

I don’t know yet if its going to be any good but feels somehow possible now. What scares me the most its the loss of order, when everybody who is stronger takes what he or she wants. I just hope we never see it in real life!

Shy artist dream…

In about me, my artworks, photography on November 1, 2008 at 16:28

I wish somebody could give me spy sunglasses with a camera. There are so many interesting faces and expressions around me – I wish to paint them so much. But the people wouldn’t like me to play paparazzi… Pda is too obvious. I just have to wait for technology to catch up with the dream…

Thanks goodness, people haven’t copywrited their faces yet…

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