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by Tamsuan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Hi from a.....

@thedoc; we would highly recommend independent family based mixed farming for health and happiness. With free and informed choice people should work out the kind of lifestyle that suits them best. Right now we see people here bombarded with the message that their way of life isn't good enough. For m...
by Tamsuan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Socrates quote qbout women
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: Socrates quote qbout women

Heh heh, re-reading my wordy explanation above I think it will generate mostly confusion and a sudden craving for pie!
by Tamsuan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Socrates quote qbout women
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: Socrates quote qbout women

Harbal and TheDoc; these marriage conflict jokes go way back, don't they? Is it all in good fun or is there a serious gender war underlying the humor? I think there's an ancient and persistent notion embedded in human consciousness: "I must dominate the "other" or the "other" will dominate me. This ...
by Tamsuan
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Socrates quote qbout women
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: Socrates quote qbout women

After spending another frustrating half hour on Google and seeing this quote hundreds of times with no source noted except "Socrates" I'm now thinking that this is probably not a genuine quote from Socratic literature. Of course the idea of a quote from Socrates is pretty fishy anyway since he didn'...
by Tamsuan
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Socrates quote qbout women
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Socrates quote qbout women

I was just looking through some quotes purportedly from Socrates, by way of Plato I suppose. This one was unfamiliar to me: “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.” ― Socrates Can anyone here tell me where this comes from; which dialogue? Is it from the Republic? I really disagree with ...
by Tamsuan
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 179100

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

Marjoram _Blues, good for you! Sounds to me that you are making progress.

You asked "what do you do?" and I told you honestly what I do. No personal criticism was intended. Sorry that you seemed to take it that way.

I can only wish you tranquility and contentment as time goes on.
by Tamsuan
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 179100

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

Greta you have to understand that old codgers like myself haven't yet got the hang of PC talk. It's pretty baffling at times. It seems you guys are miffed if we do and miffed if we don't. So straw person is good? Okay, how about chairperson of the board; good? But definitely not hootchy cootchy pers...
by Tamsuan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 179100

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

I'm all for PC speech, for example; a police person-hunt for gun-person and his hench-person. Makes sense doesn't it?
Con-person, bag-person, garbage-person, Yeo-person of the guard. Good stuff!
Frosty the snow-person.... hoochy-coochy-person..... I could go on but I better not.
by Tamsuan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?
Replies: 78
Views: 179100

Re: In Times of Trouble - what do you do?

Sorry Marjoram_Blues but when you said: " May and Trump holding hands. It sickens me to my very core. " I had an immediate vision of Obama and Cameron holding hands being much more acceptable and I got a good chuckle from that. BTW that's just goofy humor and not a political stand on my part. For so...
by Tamsuan
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Hi from a.....

Thanks Rick and Doc for your welcome. Yes, Thailand has a population of around 67 million I think and there's a huge number of expats living here. Mostly they congregate in the big city and tourist areas of the central and south regions. Up here in the northeast it's more rural, with a reputation fo...
by Tamsuan
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Epicurus For Today
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Epicurus For Today

It's a shame that most of the 300 or so works of Epicurus have been lost; probably destroyed by Christian authorities who hated Epicurean denial of any afterlife thus making religion irrelevant. I'd like to know more about life in the Epicurean communes. My impression is that they were economically ...
by Tamsuan
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from a.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Hi from a.....

Canadian male, retired, living in Northeast Thailand where my wife and I are trying, as best we can, to actually live our philosophy. We keep busy turning a parcel of old farmland into a "forest garden", so one of my main interests is how ethical choices can be shaped by better understanding of ecol...