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by duszek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Physical Causation vs other types of causation
Replies: 16
Views: 117

Re: Physical Causation vs other types of causation

In maths we distinguish between a necessary condition and a sufficient condition. In law we are taught about a conditio sine qua non (a condition that if left out the occuring result = a criminal act would not have taken place) and a Zurechnung (can a certain chain of events be blamed on an individu...
by duszek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Schizophrenia

It is known what can cause depression, for example some terrible changes in one´s life like death of a mate or losing one´s job or suffering from an accident. A psychosis is something I don´t know much about. Coelho has explained a little to me what schizophrenia is about. It is important to know wh...
by duszek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Schizophrenia

I assume that schizophrenia can develop from a certain behavior under certain circumstances. It does not occur to a person like a stroke when a blood vessel bursts all of a sudden. How many of us here are heading towards it ? Just wondering. Do prisoners develop it perhaps ? Or hermits ? I cannot th...
by duszek
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Schizophrenia

Yes, but if someone goes on and on like this is he risking to become schizophrenic one day ?

Some people are stuck in their lives (with a job, a marriage, ...) and don´t try to break free. Instead they escape inwardly.

Is it dangerous ?
by duszek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Who pays for the meal?
Replies: 22
Views: 159

Re: Who pays for the meal?

I agree with Henry. If I invite a buddy for a luncheon I pay. But: In many situations two people are together, and one says: shall we eat something here ? This is not always an invitation, not an explicit one. The situation has to be considered as a whole. If in doubt everybody pays for their own co...
by duszek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Schizophrenia

In a novel by Paolo Coelho a person suffering from schizophrenia is described as someone who cannot endure the reality and makes a world of his own and hides in it completely. Many people like to create a safe haven for themselves, particularly in England where a person´s home is a person´s castle....
by duszek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: In a relationship, what is a good match?
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: In a relationship, what is a good match?

Some people are not looking for much excitement in their lives.
They are hypersensitive and thus handicapped in a way, but on the other hand they are never bored and they are not easily depressed (there is always enough excitement for them left).

They are a match for someone who is like them.
by duszek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Schizophrenia

Perhaps two people can create together a separate world for themselves and that way develop a schizophrenia à deux ?
by duszek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Schizophrenia

In a novel by Paolo Coelho a person suffering from schizophrenia is described as someone who cannot endure the reality and makes a world of his own and hides in it completely. Many people like to create a safe haven for themselves, particularly in England where a person´s home is a person´s castle. ...
by duszek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of emotions?
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: What is the purpose of emotions?

An e-motion puts us in motion.

Does contentment put anyone in motion ?

As far as I am concerned, it prevents motion and causes us to relax.

Ergo: contentment is not an emotion.

Feelings that make us relax are not emotions, I suppose.
by duszek
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What's the easiest thing to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: What's the easiest thing to do?

Saying OM.

Grabbing something that you want to have.

Snoozing.
by duszek
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Dating question
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Dating question

Beating about the bush can be fun and reveal a person´s creative side.

What strategies could we prepare in advance ?
by duszek
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What's the easiest thing to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: What's the easiest thing to do?

1. Yawning.
2. Laughing.

If you are not obliged to do it or to suppress it. If you feel like doing it.
by duszek
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What's the hardest language to learn/master?
Replies: 37
Views: 503

Re: What's the hardest language to learn/master?

Duszek, I invite you to join me and form a special subculture of a secret club on this website. We'll call ourselves "the Immigrati". Others will call us "the assholes". This will be harder to rationalize than unifying the field theory. A secret club sounds good but what are going to be its aims ? ...
by duszek
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is love?
Replies: 37
Views: 452

Re: What is love?

How about the ugly faces of love ?

A stalker sincerely believes that he or she loves the object of their unrequited desire and appreciation.