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daveyboy
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Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:03 am

Hello everyone, My name is Dave, I graduated with the Open University in 2007. My primary interests are Political Philosophy and Ethics, but I am always interested in delving into other branches of philosophy. I am looking forward to meeting you all.

Dave. :)

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John
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by John » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:21 am

Hi Dave.

I'm currently into my fourth year of a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with the Open University myself so nice to come across a fellow student :D

daveyboy
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:08 pm

Hi John.
It is really nice to hear from you. Your degree sounds like a real challenge. My degree was in Humanities with Philosophy. I am looking forward to meeting up with you in the forums. If you come across anything tasty perhaps you could let me know? Hope to speak with you soon.

Dave. :)

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ray
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by ray » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:04 pm

Welcome Dave.

Dave, do you delve for delving sake?

daveyboy
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Post by daveyboy » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:43 pm

Hi Ray

I think the idea of doing something for the sake of it implies that it has no purpose. So I will have to answer 'No'. According to Dr Johnson, 'All knowledge (is) pleasing in its first effects, and may subsequently be useful' (Samuel Johnson, collected letters, 25 March 1774, p144). I tend to agree with him.

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ray
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by ray » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:13 pm

So, initially, you are just a collector of knowledge.

daveyboy
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:45 pm

Your comment begs the question - Is the mind a blank slate at birth or are we somehow determined? What do you think?

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ray
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by ray » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:15 pm

My question has nothing to do with things we dont know or cannot know.

What I meant by me question was whether you collect for a purpose, or just collect.

daveyboy
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Surely, if knowledge is pleasing in its first effects, it has already satisfied a purpose. I really can't see where you are going with this. Are you claiming that some acts have no purpose?

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by someoneiswatching » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi everybody. I am a dirty Mick from Southern Wales. I have spent my life in and out of pubs wandering the streets of London and ending up in France on drunken binges. I swam the chunnel. I also like old people and watching people poop.

I am your typical Englishman, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!!! 8)

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ray
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by ray » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:07 pm

dave,

everything done by a human has a purpose, some they know are signigicant, other they know are bull shit.

which is yours.

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hippypagan89
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by hippypagan89 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi Dave,

A big hello and welcome from a fellow newcomer.

Amy :mrgreen:

daveyboy
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi Amy

Really nice to meet you.

Dave :D

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by daveyboy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:18 pm

ray wrote:
Dave, do you delve for delving sake?
Hi Ray

If what you say in your last post is true, then, no one can delve for deving sake. So you have answered your own question.

Time to move on I think.

Dave

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ray
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Re: Hello everyone

Post by ray » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:55 pm

Ok.

Since you are getting bored, I will move on.

See ya.

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