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by duszek
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

It´s not a book review.

It´s a comment in process.
I share my expectations of what going to happen next and am ready to admit if I was wrong.

Compare it to real life:
you meet a new person, you speculate about him, later on you know more and reinterpret your initial impressions.
by duszek
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: What does silence mean?

In everyday life people who feel obliged to keep the ball rolling try to avoid silence.

Who feels obliged to keep the ball rolling ?
A person afraid of being dumpled because not entertaining enough.
by duszek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

It seems to me that:

"self-centered" is a neutral term,

"selfisch" or "egoistic" is a perjorative term

A selfish person defends one´s own interests and takes advantage of other people.
by duszek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

Leaving the mainstream means that you annoy your family and friends. I happen to read a book by a certain Patrick McGrath, "The Grotesque", which is about a Sir Hugo Coal, a self-appointed paleontologist, warring with the Royal Society, who has ended up as a vegetable in a wheelchair, probably due t...
by duszek
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How many senses do we have?
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: How many senses do we have?

1. "sense of touch"

versus

2. "sense of humour"

versus

3. "sense and sensibility" (a title of one of Jane Austen´s novels)

Is it the same kind of "sense" in the three examples ?
by duszek
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

An excentric stays away from the center (= mainstream) and thus can focus on his own personal center or centre, undisturbed by social expectations and peer pressures. An excentric can also become a photographer or a bird-watcher and forget about oneself, focusing mainly on exterior objects. Eccentr...
by duszek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How close to perfection can we get?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: How close to perfection can we get?

Would a perfect muffin become less perfect or even more perfect if you placed a cherry on it ?
by duszek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

An excentric stays away from the center (= mainstream) and thus can focus on his own personal center or centre, undisturbed by social expectations and peer pressures.

An excentric can also become a photographer or a bird-watcher and forget about oneself, focusing mainly on exterior objects.
by duszek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How many senses do we have?
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: How many senses do we have?

Langsam, langsam.

Could it be that we use the word "sense" also in the sense of "understanding something" ?

The word "sense" can have different meanings and be used in different senses.

If you see what I mean.
by duszek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How close to perfection can we get?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: How close to perfection can we get?

Yes, if your aim was to achieve North Pole then this would be the perfect achievement of this aim. It´s more difficult with other aims. If you wanted to achieve the perfect weight there is a question of the criteria to be applied (BMI being just one of them) and also you need to eat every day a litt...
by duszek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How close to perfection can we get?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: How close to perfection can we get?

Perfection is achieved if any change will cause a worsening.

So one can only freeze and avoid moving.
by duszek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is diabetes curable?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Is diabetes curable?

Diabetes could be curable up to a point.

:lol:
by duszek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

Ex-centrics are particularly self-centered.

It is puzzling.
by duszek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Self-centeredness

Do excentrics have more interesting things in themselves to enjoy for a longer time ?

Then they do not depend on the outside world to entertain or fascinate them.
by duszek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How can a woman ruin a man ?
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: How can a woman ruin a man ?

The impending danger is perhaps not of losing money but of losing faith in people.

Angiolina starts going out secretely with other men, an umbrella-maker for instance.

Emilio is suffering from this betrayal and intends to dump her, even before he got a chance to consummate the ralationship.