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by xenophon
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

Atlas Shrugged

Sales of Ayn Rand's magnum opus have gone through the roof since the start of this global recession. Her controversial objectivist vision and the fictional times she wrote about echo (mildly) the over-spending by western governments as we slip into deeper financial troubles today. I recommend a bril...
by xenophon
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: FUN for PHILOSOPHERS
Replies: 4
Views: 3195

Scorpio, sexiest sign in the cosmos, apparently

Cheers
by xenophon
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: solitude
Replies: 57
Views: 14243

Solitude is a great thing, but not too much of it.

I get annoyed when I can't get peace and quiet to read or relax. I envy those people you see standing on the train, reading a book with an iPod plugged in - how do they do that?
by xenophon
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing Moona
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Welcome on board :D I was in Port Augusta and Coober Pedy last March, you're right about the loneliness and heat. The landscape is good for deep thought too

Cheers
by xenophon
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing Rortabend
Replies: 2
Views: 2472

Hello and welcome :D
by xenophon
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best entry level philosophy books?
Replies: 18
Views: 27260

Thanks guys, especially Aetixintro - ISBN numbers and all - great stuff!
by xenophon
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

It was love that finally settled me in Sussex though, the loveliest corner of England. You've got a very successful county cricket team too, which I can't help being jealous about as a lancastrian. Yes, Chris Adams and the boys have been great. It's a shame no-one watches the cricket much at Hove, ...
by xenophon
Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

No, adventure. It was love that finally settled me in Sussex though, the loveliest corner of England.
by xenophon
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

Hi Xenophon, Yes, Queen's is very good indeed; I had a great time there and have met many friends through the university. But tell me, what is it that has made you emigrate to Sussex? Do you miss the fair fields of Antrim? I reached Sussex via many other places over the years, it wasn't the weather...
by xenophon
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Boo from somewhere near Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

Welcome and boo!

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by xenophon
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

Hi Thomas,

I'm an County Antrim man myself, I've been exiled to Sussex for years now. I'm sure you had a great time up in Queens, a great university.

Welcome
by xenophon
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Season's greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Hi TheJanus,

Thanks for the advice. I'm probably going to do it. I've registered for Feb 2009, so have a whole year to see how other things pan out. I left Uni back in '99, but miss the books, the study etc.

Cheers
by xenophon
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 24
Views: 22426

Many Happy returns

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by xenophon
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best entry level philosophy books?
Replies: 18
Views: 27260

Best entry level philosophy books?

Any recommendations for a good introductory read on the subject(s)?
by xenophon
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Season's greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Season's greetings

Hi all, I am a British bloke from Sussex, who is seriously thinking about studying Philosophy at postgrad level. Any advice would be welcome, I am currently debating whether I should study with the Open University - I can't attend a full or part time Uni course, I work abroad a lot. I'm looking forw...