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by duszek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

Thanks for the calculations Walker.

Do you have some walking achievements of your own ?

One might walk the island Great Britain along the shore, it would take a about a year I suppose, without haste and with bird watching.
Or the island Guernsey or Australia.
by duszek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

How long could a person stand on one foot ?
Reaching 24 hours without a break would be a kind of record and thus a pursuit if one trains every day to get to this result.
by duszek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

I meant the length that is like the length of the eqator.

We could take the distance to the moon or to the sun.
How many marathons would it be ? Would a life span of a human being be enough ?
by duszek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 4384

Re: Unproven assumptions

You are assuming that statements can be something more than communications. What makes you think that I assume this ? And what is this something more ? Let me try to find some assumptions in your sentence or statement. :lol: You assume that to me statements and communications are not the same thing...
by duszek
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 4384

Re: Unproven assumptions

Scott

I assume that someone can read my sentence ?
No, I hope so but if I am wrong then the truth value of the sentence does not change.

I assume that someone will answer it ?
No, I only hope so.

Please point out some other assumptions if you see any.
by duszek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

Walk around the world, along the equator, on your step machine placed under the table.

How many steps (60 centimeters each) would it take to walk the length of the equator ?

There is also the wearable measuring the steps which I don´t know from personal experience.
by duszek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 4384

Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you se...
by duszek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

Writing 10 000 limericks.
by duszek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

A pursuit of what you feel like pursuing. A man in Korea did a Refusal Therapy. He made unreasonable requests (asked in restaurants to allow him to cook his own meal, asked policemen to allow him to sit in their cars) and endured the refusals. Birdwatching and ultrarunning and sailing around the wor...
by duszek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Happiness of Pursuit.

I read about it in a book by Chris Guillebeau. I have not yet finished the book. Do you have any pursuits that make your life interesting and worth living ? Guillebeau himself wanted to go to all 192 countries in the world and he did. John Francis decided to walk everywhere and he did, for example 2...
by duszek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 48
Views: 4371

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Yes, love makes us eager to excuse a lot in the beloved person.

All flaws and misdemeanors are charming in a way.

In a way only we are able to perceive.

So it is not possible to explain it to any third person.
by duszek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 48
Views: 4371

Re: Interesting insights about love.

How about shame and embarassment ?

Do you still love someone if you feel embarassed by their behaviour in public places ?
by duszek
Mon May 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 31
Views: 2986

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

Poor people like to go and see Taj Mahal.

Does anyone suggest that it should be disintegrated, sold and the money given to the poor ?
by duszek
Mon May 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Would you like to live your life again ?
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Would you like to live your life again ?

Just an idea: maybe this is what hell and heaven are about: One has to see one´s life again and again, eternally. The good ones enjoy it and are in heaven, the evil ones are suffering forever. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: This thought experiment could be used as a test if one is doing the right thin...
by duszek
Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Would you like to live your life again ?
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Would you like to live your life again ?

Either this or with a complete memory loss so that you repeat the experience with the same emotions. If you erase my memory then it's a moot thought experiment. I can't be sure that I am not re-living my life now. Neither can you. What re-living would entail is being able to experience without abil...