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by duszek
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello all
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: hello all

Ciao Francesca !

I am also Catholic, officially at least.
by duszek
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 427171

Re: Philosophy of Mind

But not every rich person indulges in luxury. Many go travelling around the world and have to deal with dangers and hardships. Another example: Prince Charles. When he was at a boarding school (Eton probably) he woke up and there was snow on his bed. And now he experiments with organic farming and g...
by duszek
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: THE LIFE OF THE MIND - On the joys and Travails of Thinking
Replies: 6
Views: 3811

Re: THE LIFE OF THE MIND - On the joys and Travails of Thinking

However, understanding is not always joyful, as psychiatrists will tell you.
That is why so many people try to escape unpleasant truths (about themselves) and live in denial. This is a mechanism which serves their protection. Otherwise they might commit suicide.
by duszek
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49320

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

"The Wings of the Dove" by Henry James. Kate Croy wants to satisfy everyone in the world, for example her greedy family, who push her into the arms of a rich aunt because they want the money for themselves. She has a young friend and admirer (there were no boyfriends in those days, I suppose) who kn...
by duszek
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: On Time and Archaeology
Replies: 128
Views: 34456

Re: On Time and Archaeology

The past exists a little bit in the memory as a memory.
Which is not nothing if you consider an idea to be something.

Where does the future exist, I am not sure.
by duszek
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 21466

Re: Community

The ignoramouses are always grateful for little acts of kindness.
They are usually dying to know ... :lol:
by duszek
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 21466

Re: Community

Nothing more ... at all ?
No more food even ?
One American yoga lady survived without eating for a whole year.
But she must have drunk some water.
by duszek
Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 21466

Re: Community

Happy birthday, Nikolai !

What wishes do you have for the future ?
by duszek
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 49320

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Can you give some examples ? Does he mention things like feng-shui ? There is also a book: "Simplify your life" which I have not read. One idea: you can simplify your life by not reading all the books that are worth it but by letting your friends tell you the quintessence of them instead. :mrgreen:
by duszek
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Forum Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 3617

Re: Forum Avatars

Some people may want to express their personality in an artistic way. The real one or the one that they assume on a forum. It´s like a mask.
You can do it with the user´s name and also with an avatar.

An avatar may speak volumes.
by duszek
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.
Replies: 13
Views: 7112

Re: Issue 74 - Ways of Knowing.

I liked Mr. Taylor´s idea of studying philosophy on one´s own. You could for example read the excellent Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks and then discuss what you have understood with other people on a forum like this one. The authors of these Guidebooks are kind of contributing to the hapiness of ma...
by duszek
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Hello

Soyez le bienvenu parmi nous !
by duszek
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 8
Views: 2259

Re: newcomer

Hi Woody, it´s only now that I discovered your introduction. As to Jacques Lacan, I do not think that you have missed much. A Frenchman accused him of doing accounts, reading newspapers, leaving the room for a couple of minutes while he was listening to a patient. But he never forgot to charge the p...
by duszek
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little history.
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: A little history.

I have never tried such a thing and I probably never will. It would be like playing chess with oneself, turning the board after each move. However, it is true that you can develop different personalities on different forums, especially if you use different languages and your way of expressing yourse...
by duszek
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 10377

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

I go more or less regularly to a discussion group, which is not necessrily a philosophical one, but sometimes the topics sound philosophical. At least, they are always controversial. People usually want to say much more than they are allowed to. Many stretch their hands in vain. Some just speak with...