Friday, November 7, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Syria. Civilization. War. The need for destruction.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-11-07]: Ancient cities, castles and ruins are among the casualties of war in Syria. Satellite images reveal that five of the country’s six World Heritage Sites have suffered damage and some structures have been completely destroyed. [1] But why do we want to preserve these monuments? Have we ever gone there to see them? Would we ever go there to see them? Do people there even care to go to see them? Is civilization what the papers say or what we actually live?

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