Tag Archive: philosophy


A Land Ethic by Aldo Leopold

A brief introduction to the thought of ecophilosopher Aldo Leopold for students of Borcoman and anyone interested.

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Ecophilosophy

Based upon the work of Henryk Skolimowski. Skolimowski’s work is targeted at overcoming human angst and disconnection caused in part by the overwhelming preponderance of modern technology, which had its seeds in the Industrial Revolution.(wikipedia) A trailer for the video Naqoyqatsi (2002) is included.

This presentation should serve to supplement the [poll-daddy poll=6183340] discussion of Freudian overtones related to the movie Forbidden Planet, also found in this blog.

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A brief introduction to the Freudian elements in the classic movie Forbidden Planet

Take a short quiz here: http://philosophicalquest.org/psych/forbidden/forbidden.html

More about Freud here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllPsychologyIsFreudian

Intrinsic Value


Please comment on your view regarding whether or not some things have intrinsic or instrumental value. A short self-test will be available soon.

Please feel free to contribute.

Straw Dogs

This work by John Gray is exceptionally tantalizing in its approach to the “problem” of free will vs. determinism. The author makes a good case for the idea that we are largely determined by genetic and environmental factors about which we are completely unconscious. His treatement of morality reminds me of David Hume’s concept of empathy and clearly implies the continuity between animal and human-animal nature.