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by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: randomly certain
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: randomly certain

What you describe seems to me like "statistics"
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: I got pregnant from Rape
Replies: 28
Views: 6469

Re: I got pregnant from Rape

i have a friend of mine that got pregnant from being raped and at the time and still feel as if that it was her decision to get an abortion. she did in fact get one and i totally respect her decision. myself as a woman would find it hard to bear and have a child that i knew was conceived out of rap...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Summarizing Wittgenstein
Replies: 22
Views: 8056

Re: Summarizing Wittgenstein

Banno wrote:Sam found more fertile ground.
Maybe, but how would Ludwig attack it? Breaking it down to its "elementary" parts?

Thanks sam for a good summary btw if you still read here.
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Summarizing Wittgenstein
Replies: 22
Views: 8056

Re: Summarizing Wittgenstein

And if I understand it correctly, when Ludwig was ready with the Tractatus, he went up into the Alps to become a crap teacher, since he thought he had now more or less solved all problems in philosophy.

So, using the Tractatus, what is love?
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What original work to read now?
Replies: 19
Views: 5819

What original work to read now?

I started to take an interest in philosophy about five years ago (i have a day-time job) after an evening-time course in "History of ideas" in Uppsala university I got interested in philosophy, read some general works on history of philosophy and so. Then I have read some original works, but I canno...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: ART HERE...
Replies: 25
Views: 7222

Re: ART HERE...

artisticsolution wrote:Laguna...
Just that word, pure aestetics. Gives me cool pictures in my brain. 60's movie with aged colors, someone driving a turquoise-colored convertible on a road close to the Pacific, bird's eye view...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1114
Views: 177972

Re: Poetry here.

I mostly do poems to annoy my teenage daughter (about pigs, One Direction and such), and since their all on a language uncouth to you I will spare you the ordeal...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 25
Views: 4267

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

To answer the thead start - the only reason I can see NOT to jump behind the concrete wall (which I probably would do, I don't know how I would react after 6 months in a warzone) is just the picture you seem to sketch up. We are all just little robots trying to survive as good as we can, just going ...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Western Philosophy is bankrupt
Replies: 40
Views: 8507

Re: Western Philosophy is bankrupt

homegrown wrote:... Descartes went on to teach in the Court of Queen Christiina of Sweeden...
Where he died. Those frenchies cannot handle a little cold weather. Like Focault, who kept coughing and said he was the new Descartes. Takes tough people to survive up here.
OT, sorry.
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.
Replies: 32
Views: 6350

Re: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.

Kuznetsova, the problematic one of your the "cornerstones" is the last: The primary purpose of the brain is .... To talk about purposes is not fruitful. It's too much Platon and Aristoteles, to try to find purposes. I don't say that I do not believe in natural selection, but to take it as far as "pu...
by Ansiktsburk
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Western Philosophy is bankrupt
Replies: 40
Views: 8507

Re: Western Philosophy is bankrupt

Why I like Descartes is that I find his approach putting the self in the center. A good, fruitful start. I am not a little brick in the universe, I AM the universe. If that's western thinking, that's fine by me. Then you can slice the brain up and down and find out all kinds of things about how it w...
by Ansiktsburk
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?
Replies: 26
Views: 5398

Re: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?

Answering the TS: The concise world, that's fine by me. But then, what I am, you are, the soul is and so on, what does it matter? As long as people don't try to make me see myself as just a small part of alternative 1. I am my universe, and living in the outside universe too. I suppose Heidegger was...
by Ansiktsburk
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ansiktsburk
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Ansiktsburk

Hi eveybody, this is Ansiktsburk, living in Sweden. Not a philo pro but a happy amateur, with a cash-producing day time job. Starting rather in the middle of life with philosophy, some years ago, I try to read as many original works by the great ones as possible.