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by duszek
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1114
Views: 182292

Re: Poetry Bin

Not everyone can read all good books that are there. Please, share with the class all that you remember from Russell´s book. In a nutshell. I, for example, have read Prof. Irvine´s book "On desire". I can tell you what´s it about and why I am so convinced by his ideas. Your parents are tough. But on...
by duszek
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1114
Views: 182292

Re: Poetry Bin

Can´t you move out ? Statistically, you are most likely to be murdered by your husband or wife. Or some other family member. My idea of the ideal life is an appartment building with about 10 or 15 appartments. The neighbours who like each other at a particular time have tea together, those who like ...
by duszek
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: journeying down the rabbit hole
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: journeying down the rabbit hole

Hi Eliza, welcome to the forum. We are all here to learn from each other. Did you create the motto "I am therefore I think" yourself ? Can you develop on this a little bit ? Because I have the impression that people ofter hang around somewhere and do to think. So I think that being does not necessar...
by duszek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 23
Views: 19380

Re: Happy New Year!

Now you are close to Mrs. Thatcher. I read once that she slept only four hours during her time as PM.

According to the Chinese too much sleep destroys the chi or ki (= life energy).

On the other hand Einstein slept about 12 hours every day.
by duszek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 23
Views: 19380

Re: Happy New Year!

Well, then tell us about the good thing. We are dying to know.
by duszek
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 23
Views: 19380

Re: Happy New Year!

Because you married the sweet nurse who took care of your injury ? :wink:
by duszek
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is rationality?
Replies: 11
Views: 12997

Re: What is rationality?

To me rationality is arguing in accordance with the laws of logic, like for example the law of non-contradiction and the other laws, as they are implicit in the Aristotalian syllogisms.

All men are mortal.
All Greeks are men.
All Greeks are mortal.
by duszek
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: A very british good evening to you all.
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: A very british good evening to you all.

According to Aristotle each being is happy when it uses its specific quality.
A rabbit is happy when it can jump.
A bird is happy when it can fly.
A human being is happy when it can reason. Because reason is what distinguishes a human being from other animals.
by duszek
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1114
Views: 182292

Re: Poetry Bin

Maybe if this poem was accompanied by some music then we would get more of its message and of the feelings behind it.
Would the melody of "Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us" fit ?
by duszek
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 12503

Re: Principle of Charity

How much of your life time do you think appropriate to devote to find out what insufferable toads´ opinions are ? One can devote a whole life to studying their way of thinking, why not. But how do you decide what is better ? What is more worthy of your attention ? Times goes by, inexorably. Are you ...
by duszek
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 12503

Re: Principle of Charity

Have you both noticed that you had joined this forum on the same day: October 17, 2007, tbieter only a few hours earlier than Psychonaut ? And if someone is not sure how to interpret ? Here on this forum we catch just a glimpse of someone´s personality. Would it not be more efficient to pay attentio...
by duszek
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Presence
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Presence

"Duszek" would be probably better translated as "little ghost". It is a common word in Polish, like "little dog" (piesek) and "little cat" (kotek) etc. I thought I would fit well in an English forum as a little ghost. We are all like ghosts here, in a certain sense, visible only by typed letters, no...
by duszek
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Presence
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Presence

Any interesting new conceptualizations for us to think about ?

I am a small ghost (= duszek in Polish) and feel more comfortable with small questions. :lol:
by duszek
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to everybody
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: Hello to everybody

I used to post on the forum www.riflessioni.it but Mr. Ivo Nardi has limited the access a lot and introduced severe censorship and lots of people left.
If you have never been there go and check. You may like it.
by duszek
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Presence
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Presence

Any interesting results so far ?

What does it mean to think ?
Is it mere processing in the brain ?
To conceptualize is more precise: you bundle the impressions and give them names.

Born to ask questions.
Me.