Archive for the ‘Late Modern Philosophy’ Category
I hope this engenders an open discussion about meta-ethics in general.
From the website of St. Olaf College:
The Kierkegaard Library offers fellowships to scholars for from two to nine weeks in duration, usually used between June 3 and August 15. Fellowships are also available at other times of year. The award includes free housing and a $300 per month stipend for food as well as access to the libraries and other facilities of St. Olaf College. Young Scholars Program stipends are $200 per month.
To apply for a fellowship, please send a letter outlining your proposed research project and reasons for wanting to use the collection. A curriculum vitae or other description of qualifications and two academic recommendations are also required. Awards are normally made to students at graduate level or to mature scholars. Advanced undergraduates are also welcome to apply (see Young Scholars Program).
On the Life of a Playboy-Bunny,
I recall an evening in the early summer of August 1997, when I was strolling towards a movie theatre in Santa Monica, California to take in some of Hollywood’s cinematographic delights. A friend of mine, who was, at the time, residing in Paris, rang in with the terrible news that 36-year old Princess Diana had died. As I entered the theatre, with news that had yet to break in most of America, I could not help but wonder how the people who were watching the movie with me would be affected by this death once they found out. While I was uncertain how people would react, I was somehow quite certain that most would likely have some form of reaction, be it grief, surprise, chock, or sadness.
This was not the case when I heard of the death of 39-year old Anna Nicole Smith (Thursday 02/09/07). In fact, I only just furrowed my brows a bit, turned off the news channel, and thought: ”Oh well…who cares”?! It was not until this morning I started pondering why I could possibly care so little about another human being.