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by duszek
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 23
Views: 477

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

Psychology used to be part of philosophy. A psychologist needs to know about human nature. Novelists are supposed to be psychologists and experts on human nature. Novels are lessons in psychology for laymen. The problem with Emilio is that he does not live, he is too cautious, he does not like to ta...
by duszek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 23
Views: 477

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

Why should she want him dead ?

You seem to think that Italians are impulsive and passionate.
This is a stereotype.
They are cool and cunning as well. They care about style a lot and about beauty.
by duszek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 93
Views: 8579

Re: What is wise?

wise = knowledgable ?
by duszek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Self-centeredness

A self-centered person pays attention only or mainly to himself.

How do they manage to be self-centered without getting bored ?
Do they find new interesting aspects of their own personality all the time ?

Generous contributions from personal experience are welcome.
by duszek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 93
Views: 8579

Re: What is wise?

Learning from one´s own mistakes and trying out better options next time.
by duszek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is philosophy always a search for the truth?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Is philosophy always a search for the truth?

There is a concept of intellectual honesty. An absolute truth is hard to find but you can decide in an intellectually honest way (without being biased by mercenary considerations) that a certain thesis is at a given moment closest to truth or the guess with the best probability. Whether the sun goes...
by duszek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 23
Views: 477

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

Another important thing that people in the UK might be familiar with: Emilio is from a former wealthy family, now a small employee, member of some sort of middle class. Angiolina is a "commoner". When Emilio, in jest, asks Angiolina if she would marry him and live at the top of a mountain in the Alp...
by duszek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 23
Views: 477

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

Things develop: Angiolina can only agree to physical love if she is safe (= married to another man). So she announces that she is engaged to be married. Emilio is reluctant at first but finally he accepts if this is a condition for having his nice love affair. A few days later she says that her fian...
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Experiencing of experience
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Experiencing of experience

We can experience a perception when we are aware of the act of perceiving. Our focus is on the act of perceiving and not on the subject of perceiving. We can watch a butterfly and then experience that our eyesight goes wrong a little and we focus on our perception as such. Like a photographer who fo...
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What can turn a peaceful man into a criminal ?
Replies: 23
Views: 417

Re: What can turn a peaceful man into a criminal ?

Society ?
That´s us, isn´t it ?

How is that ?
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 820

Re: Happy New Year

What makes things look quaint might be the size. When I was in London once I was surprised how small the Tower of London was in reality. On a picture in a text book it looks huge and threatening, in reality small like for kids to play in. In former times everything used to be much smaller, including...
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 820

Re: Happy New Year

What strikes you as unusual in the UK when you come back home after a long stay in Australia ?
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

Couples often fail because each party overestimates one´s own contributions and underestimates the other party´s contributions. I can imagine a man who says: I am such a wonderful guy, it is a privilege to be my girlfriend. Just to look at me is a treat. That´s why she should do 1., 2., 3. .... for ...
by duszek
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 820

Re: Happy New Year

Happy new year, cari amici. It´s good to have someone to talk to, even if this person is more an illusion than a reality. But: A support group with illusionary interlocuters has real effects and this is the main thing. I was one time in Southhampton, by mistake, because the American who was driving ...
by duszek
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

A good deal is one in which no party feels taken advantage of. Example: the man provides a house and groceries and the woman keeps it clean and cooks and does not complain. For some women this would be fine, for others a nightmare. It would be more honest if people looking for a partner would formul...