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by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

A sophisticated remark is not made by a lover of wisdom (= a philosopher).
It is made in order to use knowledge for the (low and cheap) end of impressing others.
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Philosophers want to know because they like to know.

Sophists want to know in order to use this knowledge for some other end.
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe.

(Dogs bark, while the caravan goes on.)


I might say more later, now I have to cook dinner for Mr. Mousky, my dear husband. A sweet, hard-working man.
by Lusia Mousky
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Please. :roll:

Has it become appropriate to talk about dirty underpants in the presence of ladies ?
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Dear Mr. Butlin, you are perfectly right about the compulsive behaviour of women who shop too much. As far as a I know they are tryiny to compensate for some unbearable fact of their lives: being stuck with an unloving husband for example. As for women who were discouraged from philosophising I am s...
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Why most philosophers have been male until now ? Because women were discouraged from arguing. Aristotle, Politics, chapter 13: "the courage of a man is shown in commanding, of a woman in obeying" The great mind did not even care to justify this astonishing statement. It is a miracle that some courag...
by Lusia Mousky
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Welcome to our new forum!
Replies: 83
Views: 48342

And what is good ?

"that which all things aim at"

(Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, book 1, chapter 1)

We all aim at truth, and therefore truth is good.

Or does someone here aim at a lie ?
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

I understand what you mean Barbara and I use the same technique for learning languages or improving them. I just read a book in a foreign language and am not frustrated by what I do not understand but instead am delighted by what I do understand. As I go on the foreign logos becomes more and more fa...
by Lusia Mousky
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

I would not like to interrupt your rhythm, but did you copy Hegel in the original German version or in an English translation ? Hardly anyone is able to understand Hegel in German and in order to translate you have to understand first. If you read Hegel in German his thoughts are like these Platonic...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 329735

Do you just start writing without preparation or do you prepare your statements in advance ?

I was wondering if could try to do the same as a kind of experiment, and see what the result will be ...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: TBIETER'S BOOK REVIEWS
Replies: 66
Views: 27216

He would be the greatest writer of TV commercials ever.
He would be rich and famous.
He would not live in poverty, waiting for some care packeges from his sister, whom he honestly hated.
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: TBIETER'S BOOK REVIEWS
Replies: 66
Views: 27216

I do not know if it is a comfort to anyone here, but Nietzsche would sling mud at anyone, including God. You are welcome to sling mud back at him. If you do it in a great style he may be even proud of you (if he can see you from the Beyond). He believed himself to be the god Dyonisos, among other th...
by Lusia Mousky
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Review: Rousseau's Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 6372

Now I know what to expect from this book. :) Judging by the title only I would expect a story about Rousseau´s life, told from the interesting perspective of a dog. I once read a fragment of "Flash", this was a dog who told the story of Virginia Woolf (or Elisabeth Browning ?) Flash did not approve ...
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 37805

"Categories" by Aristotle, which is not so long, so after that: "First Analytics" etc.

And for literary pleasure:
"Questa storia" by Alessandro Baricco,
"Cuentos mexicanos",
"Flaubert´s Parrot" by Julian Barnes.
by Lusia Mousky
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Acts of Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Yes, a slip of the tongue can be amusing and revealing. But an act of speech is anything you say if you combine an intention with it. You can inform in a cool way, but your choice of words is not unimportant. Sometimes one insignificant word can speak volumes. There is also the length of the act of ...