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retread| Clarity 7 September 2007

Posted by EDITOR in ABD, Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality.
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Retreads are quality posts from yesterweeks that are given a second run on Saturdays. This piece was originally posted by ABD on 2 Nov 2006, and has been revised.

Clarity doesn’t precede decisions, it proceeds from them. Someone heard or read this somewhere, and thought it insightful enough to pass on. I am reminded of it now as I stand at an impasse of my own.

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retread| Should We be Liberal or Conservative? 1 September 2007

Posted by EDITOR in Culture, History, MOZAFFAR, Philosophy, Politics.
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Retreads are quality posts from yesterweeks that are given a second run on Saturdays. This piece was originally posted by MOZAFFAR on 21 Sep 2006.

Another area where I think too many Muslims make too many mistakes.

As the story goes, the Muslim masses are supposedly “conservative,” and those who are “liberal” tend to identify themselves as “liberal.” In some cases, we use this latter term to mean “intellectually enlightened” and in other cases, we use this term to mean “loose with certain rules of social conduct.”

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Question of the Day: Morality 6 June 2007

Posted by SA'ILA in Philosophy, SA'ILA.
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Can there be morality without belief in God?

retread| Ethics as Politics 5 May 2007

Posted by EDITOR in ABD, Philosophy, Politics, Relationships.
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Retreads are quality posts from yesterweeks that are given a second run on Saturdays. Here’s an ABD piece from 26 Oct 2006.

For some time now, I have stopped looking for the perfect solution in politics. This does not mean that one does not exist, but only that such a prospect is no longer frightening to me. More recently, I have been wondering whether the same might be true about the politics of marriage.

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retread| Philosophy as Fashion 10 March 2007

Posted by EDITOR in ABD, Philosophy.
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Retreads are quality posts from yesterweeks that are given a second run on Saturdays. This piece was originally posted by ABD on 7 September 2006.

As a student of philosophy, I am often confronted with the question, “Why?” As in, “Why would you do that to yourself?” Or “Why not do something useful instead?” These questions indicate the near impossibility of selling the worth of philosophy to someone who does not already find it worthy. Let me concede at the outset, then, that the strongest reason to study philosophy (i.e., that the examination of life’s biggest questions is its own reward) is the least convincing. But perhaps a weaker reason will suffice.

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