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by TheJanus
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

It's damn freezing here also! Perhaps it was love that drove you away, then! :D
by TheJanus
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Looking for a good book on Existentialism
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

You must read the existentialist bible, then: Either/Or by Soren Kierkegaard! "It is an either/or that makes a man greater than the angels." I love that line! You could also check out Fear and Trembling by the same author. Any of Nietzsche would also help. Oh, and add some Heidegger whilst your at i...
by TheJanus
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Georges Canguilhem
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Again see Foucault's Abnormal! It will help - trust me!
by TheJanus
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best entry level philosophy books?
Replies: 18
Views: 27370

Go for Russell and Copleston - they oppose each other on many things but you'll get a good syntheses of western philosophy from each. Aside from both of these, check out Heidegger's "What Is Philosophy?" It's a very good and informative essay; unorthodox, yes, but informative also.
by TheJanus
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Michel Foucault
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

I've read it. I had to for a project I was doing on the subject of Early Modern Madness! How very light! It is a good read, though nowhere near as good as Madness and Civilization. I do, however, feel that in order to understand the latter book, you need to read the former. Also check out Foucault's...
by TheJanus
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

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?
by TheJanus
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Season's greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

I really do think that you should study it. If you have the impulse for it, then you are half way there. And I think that the Open Uni would be great. I'm thinking about doing something on it now that I'm away from the uni battleground itself!
by TheJanus
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing...Moi!
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

Introducing...Moi!

Hello, My name is Thomas. I'm 23. I'm a graduate of philosophy and literature from Queen's University Belfast. Just finished my Masters in English Literature and looking forward to resuming my study of all things metaphysical. I'm also planning - hopefully - on going to Oxford to do a DPhil sometime...