What attracted you to philosophy?

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:28 am

No worries, commonsense. We've all made the editing error before. Just wanted to.point it out.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by -1- » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:15 am

Dear Gary and Commonsense:

I also accept your apology. Though your apology was not directed to me, I still accept it, since you attributed first my words to someone else, and then apologized and corrected the source.

Very nice. Thank you.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:04 pm

-1- wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:15 am
Dear Gary and Commonsense:

I also accept your apology. Though your apology was not directed to me, I still accept it, since you attributed first my words to someone else, and then apologized and corrected the source.

Very nice. Thank you.
:lol:

Hey, you got snow in the Niagara area, -1-? It's clear in Toronto.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by -1- » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:08 pm

Dear Dalek,

I think we can get bumped on the nose by the MOD, and rightfully so, if we make private conversations on the boards. So let's not do that.

If you trust me enough (I do) send me your private email by "Private Message" and we can chat by email.

I can't touch you in PM (Private Message) on this service, because it is "disabled", that is, a switch is set to make it inoperational to contact you by PM.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by QuantumT » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:49 pm

I always thought philosophy was an individuals approach to life or a subject. I learned very late in life that it is a branch in science.
What attracted me to it was that it is "the why". That's right up my alley. Fits me perfectly.
I love science and "the how", but it is "the why" that really makes my heart beat. Finding the reason. Making the puzzle fit.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:14 am

-1- wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Dear Dalek,

I think we can get bumped on the nose by the MOD, and rightfully so, if we make private conversations on the boards. So let's not do that.

If you trust me enough (I do) send me your private email by "Private Message" and we can chat by email.

I can't touch you in PM (Private Message) on this service, because it is "disabled", that is, a switch is set to make it inoperational to contact you by PM.

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I'd answer that, but then it would get all squishy and personal lol. I'll enable my PM though.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by commonsense » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm

I always wanted to be part of a discipline where I could sound smart just by adding “ -ism” to the end of adjectives and nouns.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Logik » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:24 am

commonsense wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm
I always wanted to be part of a discipline where I could sound smart just by adding “ -ism” to the end of adjectives and nouns.
So you are a dopamine addict.

Philosophy is a great way to get your fix without actually achieving anything.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by commonsense » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:35 pm

Logik wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:24 am
commonsense wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm
I always wanted to be part of a discipline where I could sound smart just by adding “ -ism” to the end of adjectives and nouns.
So you are a dopamine addict.

Philosophy is a great way to get your fix without actually achieving anything.

Yes

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Logik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:42 am

commonsense wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Logik wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:24 am
commonsense wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm
I always wanted to be part of a discipline where I could sound smart just by adding “ -ism” to the end of adjectives and nouns.
So you are a dopamine addict.

Philosophy is a great way to get your fix without actually achieving anything.

Yes
So you could think of this place of a support group of sorts? Or a drug den. I can't be sure.

Either participating on this forum is helping our addiction; or we are heading for anhedonia.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by attofishpi » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:11 pm

commonsense wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:58 pm
What attracted you to philosophy?
Outwitting educated pompous unintelligent people. (shallow thinkers)

Kidding :D

What is a better way to test your own ideas, since there is no super intelligent AI around, why not bounce your ideas off of other brains.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Logik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 pm

attofishpi wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:11 pm
What is a better way to test your own ideas
See if they agree with experiment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL6-x0modwY

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by attofishpi » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:24 pm

Logik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 pm
attofishpi wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:11 pm
What is a better way to test your own ideas
See if they agree with experiment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL6-x0modwY
Sure, but one cannot test ones knowledge of God\'God' via experimental confirmation with others. No, alas I am left to philosophise about it all.

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:30 pm

commonsense wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:41 pm
I always wanted to be part of a discipline where I could sound smart just by adding “ -ism” to the end of adjectives and nouns.
How about porn? Jism. :mrgreen:

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Re: What attracted you to philosophy?

Post by Logik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:32 pm

attofishpi wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:24 pm
Sure, but one cannot test ones knowledge of God\'God' via experimental confirmation with others.
You can't test anyone's knowledge of God. Full stop.

If it was empirically testable God would be a scientific matter.
attofishpi wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:24 pm
No, alas I am left to philosophise about it all.
You say philosophise. I say "untestable speculation".

I am truly curious though. If your ideas are empirically untestable against reality, what do you expect to achieve by "bouncing them [untestable ideas] off by other brains"?

Are you sure you aren't just trying to satisfy your need for human contact/interaction? (seeming as you mentioned you never married).

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