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Post by Psychonaut » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:37 am

Is there anyone out there from the North West?

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Post by bullwinkle » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:52 pm

I'm from Oldham but haven't lived there for years.

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Post by koyaanisqatsi » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:15 pm

I lived there for a few years until quite recently.

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Post by Psychonaut » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:28 pm

Everyone seems to get the hell out quite quickly..

I never understand why Liverpool is proud of the Beatles, as soon as they got famous they got well shot of the place.

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Post by Psychonaut » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:00 pm

i'm from there ,what exactly do you want?
Some nano-breast cream pls

p.s. is it made from real breasts?

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Post by Conker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:45 pm

I'm in Sheffield. It's not the North West but it seems to be the nearest to you so far.

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Post by Psychonaut » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:57 pm

Indeed, I've some friends in sheffield who I occasionally visit.
Only £10 or so on the coach :)

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Post by Conker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:22 pm

It's a bit far for a discussion group though. Especially a discussion group with only two members. Perhaps Koyaanisqatsi was right about the north. It's a bit piss for some things. :(

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Post by Psychonaut » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:33 pm

There's an org called 'philosophy in pubs' in Liverpool.

So far we have proof only of shitness for philosophy now meetup groups, and we could equally turn the accusation on its head and say that rather than the north being shit for that, philosophy now is shit for doing things in the north

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Post by Conker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:36 pm

I think the shitness lies in philosophers being a bit thin on the ground overall. Sheffield is good if you want green fields and nice surrounding countryside but not if you want deep thinkers. Perhaps Liverpool has more of these.

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Post by Conker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:13 pm

Ooh that's a very negative post now I read it again. I didn't want to be influenced by Koyaanisqatsi's anti-North post but I was. Well done Liverpool for having a philosophy in pubs organisation, I wish there was something like that here.

But I think different areas have different philosophical cultures and Sheffield is a less philosophical city than some and the north less philosophical than the south, in that there are just fewer people interested. It may be partly because the north is more thinly populated than the south.

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Post by koyaanisqatsi » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:06 am

Conker wrote:I didn't want to be influenced by Koyaanisqatsi's anti-North post but I was.
Huzzah!
Conker wrote:Well done Liverpool for having a philosophy in pubs organisation

I bet they're really coherent and rational after 11 pints.

:lol:

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Post by Conker » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:27 pm

koyaanisqatsi wrote:
Conker wrote:Well done Liverpool for having a philosophy in pubs organisation

I bet they're really coherent and rational after 11 pints.

:lol:
Socrates was famous for being able to keep philosophising after a night of heavy drinking. He was held up as an example to philosophers for centuries.
They are obviously following the Socratic method. :)

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Post by Hiberna Atroxi » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:46 pm

hmmm im up in the northwest... i also have a few friends that love philosophy, classics so on and so forth.

(For a reference, darwen is nextdoor to blackburn

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Post by Psychonaut » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:51 am

Perhaps we could do a philosophy now discussion group some time :)

I suggest that a sound method would be to copy the 'philosophy in pubs' model :wink:

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