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by Lusia Mousky
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Satyr
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Satyr

You sound entertaining, Satyr . You might try to find some employment as entertainer on the net. And your spelling is excellent, too. And you are not vulgar. Or not very much. You are rather eloquent. You probably have a college degree. And ..... So you are not the most deperate being in the world. ...
by Lusia Mousky
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wanting advice on a Philosophy degree
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

Re: Wanting advice on a Philosophy degree

As for studying on one´s own, I have discovered an excellent Routledge series of introductions. I am reading one on Husserl at the moment, written by a certain A.D. Smith and it is really good. Whereas Husserl himself is probably un-readable. I am looking forward to the other volumes. There are at l...
by Lusia Mousky
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329642

I forgive you, in my boundless charity and generosity, and try again:

Order is a divine priniciple.
In the beginning was chaos.
Until God (logos) began to create some order.

Peace.
by Lusia Mousky
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329642

A stream of consciousness, however imperfect, is better than chaos.

Anything that is ordered comes from God.

(I think it was in Latin, in one of Aquinas´s texts, I do not remember the exact Latin version at the moment. I mean only the second sentence.)

Peace.
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Philosophers in films
Replies: 22
Views: 5818

And then Mick will give us a so-called "digest" ..., won´t you Mick ?

:lol:
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Philosophers in films
Replies: 22
Views: 5818

I wonder, artisticsolution, if your interesting experience was a philosophical one, or rather a communicative or a linguistic one.

The two do not exclude each other, of course.

We have no section "philosophy of communication" here.
Would it fit into "philosophy of mind" ? I will ask Barbara ...
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329642

Philosophy is like an ocean, it comes by waves.
You can walk on the shore, look at the sky, listen to the murmur of the ocean.
Every now and then a little interesting stone or a shell left by a wave will catch your attention. You can pick it up ....
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Anyone who needs Prozac falls into this category, Mr. Arising.

But not you, of course, you are a self-sufficient hero, like the god Ra, arising and going down again. :lol:
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Thank you Mick . :D Maybe one could use Kant´s ideas to express the difference: If you truly manipulate someone you use him as means to some end. And you should never use anyone as means to some end, according to Kant´s moral law. That is why I reject manipulation. But if you communicate and negotia...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

What you describe I would call pseudo-manipulation because it is overt and your husband knows very well what is going on. It is a decorative, creative, indirect way of expressing a wish. Manipulation only takes place if the person manipulated later on feels duped because he realizes that he did not ...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

I suppose that I use the word "manipulation" in a slightly different way. It implies for me some secret intention and a manipulation is only successeful if the person manipulated does not realize completely what is going on. Otherwise there would be just attempted manipulation. Example: If I call Mr...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

When a man works hard all day and comes back home he needs to relax and not to go on fighting on a "home front" with a nagging wife. As far as I know any man, however big and superhuman a hero, needs love and sweetness (douceur) and warmth. It is not a question of manipulating anyone. I refuse to ma...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Good afternoon, Mr. Butlin, no, you have not bored me to death. Quite the contrary, I feel like talking to someone from a Victorian novel. How do you imagine a husband should correct a female misbehaviour ? With a stick, like in Arab countries ? :shock: Coran says: beat your wife seven times a day, ...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Hi artisticsolution , I see the point but I would like to object as follows: no sensible woman, feminist or not, wants to destroy a man´s virility, his determination, energy, creativity etc. Who needs a grumpy snail lying on the sofa all day ? A smart woman always nurses a man´s fragile ego. How ? I...
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am Jean
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

I first thought that Chichester was a fictitious name, like Cheshire in a book about Alice. But I found it on the map, it is on the coast, between Brighton and Southhampton. Are you not afraid that some bad people might terrorize you in the middle of the night, Mr. Butlin ? I am surprised that someo...