The Philosophy of Parenting part IV

Mark Taylor Psychology

The Philosophy of Parenting part IV

– Cliche (but true): Parenting is an emotional rollercoaster
– To professors discuss the joys and lows of raising children
– Studies show: Parenting is, on balance, “unpleasant”; marital satisfaction also goes down; meaning & purpose also is higher
– happiness – for the ancients such as Aristotle leading a good life (& deriving happiness) was about seeking pleasure from the “right” sources
– for Aristotle, “the good life” was about reflection & contemplation – not parenting (because it precluded you from such activities)
– note: this is not accepted in totality today – & this also includes children thankfully 🙂
– the question is asked whether having an unrealistic expectation of having happiness (as a result of raising children) – then whether this may breed resentment / frustration with respect to parenting
– the programme argues children should not be instrumental with…

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What does one word matter? Doctoral women on twitter.

Jeanne de Montbaston

A few days ago Dr Fern Riddell, a historian (who, like me, works on sex and gender), was involved in a nasty twitter conversation with a man who poured scorn on her expertise and – gasp! – what he considered to be her arrogance in defending her qualifications. In response to her refusal to be patronised, storms of women academics have been changing their twitter handles to include ‘Dr’. The negative responses are predictable. What does one word matter? What do these women think they’re proving to anyone? Who cares how you talk about yourself? And so on.

For a lot of women academics I know, Riddell’s is a familiar story. Outside academia, ‘Dr’ is a man. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of women are going into medicine, ‘Dr’ is also a medic. Academic woman come in for a double dose of slapdown for advertising their qualifications as a…

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British PM’s Brexit plans set for Lords defeat, teeing up showdown

Peace and Freedom

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans face rejection by parliament’s upper chamber on Monday, setting the stage for a confrontation with rebel lawmakers later in the week which could rock her minority government.

Ministers are seeking approval for the final wording of the legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union next year. However, they have fallen into a row with pro-EU Conservative lawmakers who want parliament to have a say in the exit process if talks in Brussels fail to reach an acceptable divorce deal.

This threatens May’s authority over her divided Conservative Party, and underlines the balancing act she has to pull off to keep those who want a “softer” Brexit onside, without upsetting those in favor of a clean break with the EU

On Monday, the House of Lords will debate different proposals for a “meaningful” vote – the role parliament will play if lawmakers…

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Emerging Asia Hit by Biggest Foreign Investor Exodus Since 2008

Peace and Freedom

India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand have lost $19 billion so far this year

Stock fund outflows so far this year only exceeded by 2008
Philippine, Thai central banks will meet this week on policy

A falling tide lowers all boats, it seems. Amid an exodus from emerging markets, investors are pulling out of even Asian economies with solid prospects for growth and debt financing.

Overseas funds are pulling out of six major Asian emerging equity markets at a pace unseen since the global financial crisis of 2008 — withdrawing $19 billion from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand so far this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

While emerging markets shone in the first quarter, suggesting resilience to Federal Reserve tightening, that image has shattered over the past two months. With American money market funds now offering yields around 2 percent — where 10-year…

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Authorities Identify Suspects In New Jersey Art Festival Shooting

Sytonnia LIVE

(Trenton, NJ) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left 22 people hurt at a New Jersey art festival. In a news conference today, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said a “neighborhood beef” was likely behind the shooting at the Arts All Night festival in Trenton.

Two of the suspects are identified as 33-year-old Tahaij Wells and 23-year-old Amir Armstrong. Wells has died and Armstrong is currently in stable condition in the hospital.

The third suspect is also reportedly in the hospital. Reports say police gunfire was also involved in the dispute. Authorities say the suspects shot at each other during the event, injuring 22 people. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

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