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« Have you ever wondered
Looking at the world
Looking in your mind
Have you ever wondered
You are a philosopher
What goes through your mind?
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Welcome to Philosophers, a friendly, inclusive region where we all wonder in our own way.

We are the proud offspring of Philosophy 115.

Philosophers was founded on 18 May 2021.



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    The Philosophers News - 3rd edition

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    Philosophers newsletter - 2nd Ed. Circular.

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    Embassies policy

    FactbookPolitics by Sunrise Trail . 88 reads.

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    Gazette of known government policies

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    Royal Yacht

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    The United Socialist States of Marthanian

    FactbookOverview by Marthanian . 11 reads.

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    Separation of Psowo

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    Languages spoken

    FactbookCulture by Erenat . 13 reads.

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    Something about history

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    Ozren

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    Addressing Racism on TV

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Philosophers contains 324 nations, the 68th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Cultured in Philosophers

After spending many tedious hours in coffee shops and concert halls, World Census experts have found the following nations to be the most cultured.

As a region, Philosophers is ranked 4,821st in the world for Most Cultured.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Atheist Empire Ambassador of Superior IntelligenceDemocratic Socialists“Eternal Peace, Wealth and Progress by HIS Intelligence!”
2.The Technocrati Thing of Techno-TitaniaAnarchy“Building Tomorrow Begins Today”
3.The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of CambriaLeft-wing Utopia“Lorem Ipsum allof Brfs Triu Dipof Lort au Brtnki Sonx”
4.The Snow Crash Dystopia of AnarchocapitalistanCapitalizt“No State, No God, No Leader, No Law”
5.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
6.The Dizzying Perspective of So MetaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Above the Storm”
7.The Community of PranidhanaCivil Rights Lovefest“L'avenir est entre nos mains.”
8.The Naked Brain of Ding Dong the Witch is DeadLeft-wing Utopia“There IS such a thing as society.”
9.The Alföldi Grand Duchy of Jurioo-ZalgirisCivil Rights Lovefest“Ei ole üksi ükski maa”
10.The Republic of CognoscoLeft-wing Utopia“Unity through community”
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I just gained the banner "Metropolis" (400 million plus a good economy). Maybe it's a sign to change my vote.

As a confirmed Lutheran Chirstian, would it be blasphemy for me to hold lots of Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and ideas sacrosanct?

whoops, wrong nation. There goes all my influence and residency stats 😶

Cassinia wrote:As a confirmed Lutheran Chirstian, would it be blasphemy for me to hold lots of Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and ideas sacrosanct?

You'd have to talk to your Lutheran pastor about that, but I don't think so. There is arguably a distinction to be made between philosophy and religion - if your fascination is mainly cultural and philosophical, I would say there is no contradiction at all. There are many Christians who have taken inspiration from East Asian philosophy - look at the respect Mateo Ricci had for the Confucian classics, or Thomas Merton's rendering of the Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu) for example, or the popularity of Zen meditation among certain Roman Catholic clergy.

On the East Asian side of things, there tends to be much less exclusivity of religuin as compared to west. Many Chinese temples venerate both Buddhist and Daoist deities, for example. And in Japan people typically engage in both Shinto and Buddhist rituals, depending on what their needs are - Shinto handles weddings, Buddhism handles funerals, for example. So there is a kind of fluidity when it comes to religious affiliation, and many people in that part of the world may not identify as belonging to any religious group at all but will still perhaps go to temples at certain times.

For that matter, Christianity in East Asia is inevitably influenced by local custom and belief, which is often Daoist or Buddhist. Korean Catholics observe a special 49 day mass after somebody's death; the origin of this lies in Buddhist tradition, where the transition from the ending of this life to the next is said to take 49 days. And in Chinese, the opening of the Gospel of John which says "In the beginning was The Word (Logos)" is rendered "In the beginning was the Dao", which obviously is drawing on the opening of the Dao De Jing and the philosophical concept of "Dao" which carries some of the same weight and conceptual content as "Logos".

Personally I think one's spiritual search is a private matter, and I would follow whatever path speaks to you, regardless of whether that path is officially sanctioned by an institutional church.

Andisol wrote:You'd have to talk to your Lutheran pastor about that, but I don't think so. There is arguably a distinction to be made between philosophy and religion - if your fascination is mainly cultural and philosophical, I would say there is no contradiction at all. There are many Christians who have taken inspiration from East Asian philosophy - look at the respect Mateo Ricci had for the Confucian classics, or Thomas Merton's rendering of the Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu) for example, or the popularity of Zen meditation among certain Roman Catholic clergy.
Beautifully written. I'll take much consideration into this for the next few weeks.

On the East Asian side of things, there tends to be much less exclusivity of religuin as compared to west. Many Chinese temples venerate both Buddhist and Daoist deities, for example. And in Japan people typically engage in both Shinto and Buddhist rituals, depending on what their needs are - Shinto handles weddings, Buddhism handles funerals, for example. So there is a kind of fluidity when it comes to religious affiliation, and many people in that part of the world may not identify as belonging to any religious group at all but will still perhaps go to temples at certain times.

For that matter, Christianity in East Asia is inevitably influenced by local custom and belief, which is often Daoist or Buddhist. Korean Catholics observe a special 49 day mass after somebody's death; the origin of this lies in Buddhist tradition, where the transition from the ending of this life to the next is said to take 49 days. And in Chinese, the opening of the Gospel of John which says "In the beginning was The Word (Logos)" is rendered "In the beginning was the Dao", which obviously is drawing on the opening of the Dao De Jing and the philosophical concept of "Dao" which carries some of the same weight and conceptual content as "Logos".

Personally I think one's spiritual search is a private matter, and I would follow whatever path speaks to you, regardless of whether that path is officially sanctioned by an institutional church.

Environmental Beauty: First: Kingdom of Cambria top 0.7%. Second: Central Kadigan top 2%. Third: So Meta top 3% … Middle: Diria Loria too 49% … Last: Postapocalyptic Terror bottom 0%

In Neo Atlas Paradise, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.

In Cassinia, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.

Welcome new nations.

I am big! It’s the pictures that got small. (Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard)

Pizza Delivery: First: Anarchocapitalistan top 0.04% (86th in NationStates). Second: Postapocalyptic Terror top 0.04% (97th in NationStates). Third: Techno-Titania top 0.09% … Middle: Emag top 43% … Last: Superior Intelligence bottom 0%

In Ocland, citizens are required to report any and all incidents of prayer to their local Religious Affairs Officer.

In Andisol, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.

Welcome new nations.

"Here's Looking At You, Kid."

Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart's line during the flashback scenes of Rick and Ilsa falling in love went on to become one of the most romantic dialogues in movie history. It is used again later in the movie when he bids Ilsa farewell.)

Poll result • Favourite classic film?

10 votes: Casablanca, Metropolis - it’s a draw

8 votes: Psycho
4 votes: “Other”, includes three mentions for Bergman’s The Seventh Seal
3 votes: M, All About Eve, Singin’ in the Rain
2 votes: Citizen Kane
I vote: Sunset Boulevard, On the Waterfront, The Third Man, The Night of the Hunter

Today I dismissed an issue.

My choices were universal, degree-relevant job guarantees for everyone, scrapping my already weak labor laws, or reintroducing slavery.

Just a reminder for everyone. Nation-States fun is from having limited options, and knowing that whatever you pick, your people will run waaaaayyyy to far with it. That said, sometimes you fundamentally disagree with all the choices. Dismissing the issue is always an acceptable option.

Nusakota wrote: Dismissing the issue is always an acceptable option.

Absolutely.

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