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by sally
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 40057

Knulp by Herman Hesse. I'm about 3 pages in but something about Hesse's writing is up-put-downable
by sally
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 62142

I really like the question of the month features, because it gives you something really good to think about, and then its fascinating to see how differently others respond to it. Has there been an issue on eastern philosophy? I enjoy how it demands a different style of thinking, and an open mindedne...
by sally
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best entry level philosophy books?
Replies: 18
Views: 25041

Stephen Law's The Philosophy Gym! It's not that informative but gets you thinking well. Guess it depends how much of a beginner u r. Adam Swift's Political Philosophy is good for the subject of the title. But you can go straight in with a "proper" book. They're not necessarily harder. Plato's Republ...
by sally
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can anybody tell me why...
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

Thanks. I'm quite relieved to know that that's all there is to it. That's not mind-bogglingly wierd at all! :D
by sally
Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Yeah, and Borris Johnson! I can't go wrong can I?... :D
by sally
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Hello! Sorry for my recent negligency. I should be coming back soon. For now, I would just like to say thanks you guys coz I got into Balliol to do PPE with a gap year in the bag too. I mean that thank you (though I'll admit I am also just showing off) because I have discussions on here that have ma...
by sally
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from sewage waste truck driver
Replies: 27
Views: 9641

This is a bit late but... Welcome to the forum! I never knew anyone could make driving a sewage waste truck for a living seem so appealing. :D
by sally
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

Hello Could there really be a 'great society' made up of thousands of unhappy and unfulfilled individuals? I don’t think there could be, no. I was just trying to grasp N’s perspective on this. Does empathy pick up on the nuances of thought, or does it rather pick up on the feelings of emotion? Well,...
by sally
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

Hi everyone. Thanks for all your posts, they're sooo interesting and such a good distraction from all the work I'm meant to be doing... eek :o NS they exemplify the qualities he deems "good." And they are good because they can do great things with society, and be great in themselves?... But does he ...
by sally
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

He would have us all 'become' free spirits. Would even the slaves in Nietzsche's society be free spirits (because as tools for the supermen, aren't they an integral part of the system?). Maybe the book could help all people to see their proper place in society, according to Nietzsche, so they under...
by sally
Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

He is not made to be "summarized," but rather savored like some good weed--just let the thoughts run and flow as he kicks over the stones. Yeah, I see your point here actually. When I'm reading I try to summarise some of his key points in note form so I don't forget... I find myself copying out wor...
by sally
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can anybody tell me why...
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

"I use my time to measure how fast things happen around me. But once we start moving relative to one another, we lose the right to match up each other's times." Oky doke, I gotcha know. That must cause quite a few problems for scientists ... "you could start here" (*hands Sally a 7,000 page tome on ...
by sally
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

hello! Thank you for your enthusiasm! "I picked this book up a coupla days ago, and promptly put it back down again."- I've found that once I've gotten used to his style, the book is actually very enjoyable to read. Nietzsche's quite funny, and he doesn't waste time getting to the point. He also wri...
by sally
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can anybody tell me why...
Replies: 10
Views: 5068

Hello! Thank you all for your very helpful replies. 1. So… When an objects exerts a force on another object, this force isn’t always equal to the total “forward force” it has, is it? Is the force the billiard ball exerts on the ping pong ball dependant on the mass etc of the ping pong ball? Otherwis...
by sally
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Ooh that looks great! Thanks a lot psychonaut!