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Re: North West England

Post by Russell1A » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:51 am

I am from Manchester and would me interested in a meet-up, if any one else is.

Perhaps we could discuss some articles from Philosophy Now Magazine.

As Socrates said "You cannot ask a book a question". I agree with him that live discussion is essential in Philosophy.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Russell

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Re: North West England

Post by PeteJ » Fri May 03, 2019 2:53 pm

I'm in Holmfirth and up for local meetings. I don't travel far if I can help it but If anyone wants to meet locally I can find a venue.

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Re: North West England

Post by Immanuel Can » Fri May 03, 2019 3:18 pm

Psychonaut wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:37 am
Is there anyone out there from the North West?
Been there, and not too long ago.

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Re: North West England

Post by Harbal » Fri May 03, 2019 7:50 pm

PeteJ wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:53 pm
I'm in Holmfirth and up for local meetings. I don't travel far if I can help it but If anyone wants to meet locally I can find a venue.
How about Sid's cafe? I'll come in my wellingtons (no sexual innuendo intended).

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Re: North West England

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 pm

Did anyone look at the date of this thread?

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Re: North West England

Post by Harbal » Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Did anyone look at the date of this thread?
Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there.

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Re: North West England

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri May 03, 2019 8:53 pm

Harbal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Did anyone look at the date of this thread?
Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there.
12 years is a long time to wait for a 'philosophical discussion'.

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Re: North West England

Post by Harbal » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:53 pm

12 years is a long time to wait for a 'philosophical discussion'.
But surely everyone will be older and wiser now.

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Re: North West England

Post by PeteJ » Sun May 05, 2019 11:33 am

Harbal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there.
Quite. Twelve years elsewhere is three minutes in Holmfirth. We're on Kantian time here and the Parish Council decides how fast it should run.

Sid's cafe sound practical.

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Re: North West England

Post by -1- » Fri May 31, 2019 9:32 pm

Russell1A wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:51 am
I am from Manchester and would me interested in a meet-up, if any one else is.

Perhaps we could discuss some articles from Philosophy Now Magazine.

As Socrates said "You cannot ask a book a question". I agree with him that live discussion is essential in Philosophy.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Russell
One more instance where Socrates was dead wrong. Yes, you can ask a book a question. I do it quite often. It's fun, actually. I put "The Republic" on the table, and provoke it. "Whose mother? Say it now, if you dare: Whose mother did you see shoplifting Software on the Internet?" Then I beat it up.

The common mistake is made usually when people expect a direct reply.

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Re: North West England

Post by -1- » Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 pm

PeteJ wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:33 am
Harbal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there.
Quite. Twelve years elsewhere is three minutes in Holmfirth. We're on Kantian time here and the Parish Council decides how fast it should run.

Sid's cafe sound practical.
I'll bring a date.

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Re: North West England

Post by PeteJ » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:39 pm

-1- wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 pm
PeteJ wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:33 am
Harbal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there.
Quite. Twelve years elsewhere is three minutes in Holmfirth. We're on Kantian time here and the Parish Council decides how fast it should run.

Sid's cafe sound practical.
I'll bring a date.
I'm wondering if it's worth making an effort to do this. It could be a real damp squib but could also be fun. What do folks think?

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Re: North West England

Post by surreptitious57 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm

I think after twelve years of precisely no activity my money is definitely on the real damp squib
Also Number One lives in Canada if memory serves so dont expect him to turn up any time soon

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Re: North West England

Post by PeteJ » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am

Oh okay. Just a thought.

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Re: North West England

Post by -1- » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:28 pm

PeteJ wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am
Oh okay. Just a thought.
We have a Philosophy Circle or something here in London, Canada, every last Monday of the month. It is attended by 30 men and once in a while a stray woman wanders in. They wander out halfway through the meeting. Some make a half-titted attempt in a very low voice at an apology or excuse why they have to run, some others scream and tear their hair out as they exit. We, men, are generally over 60, and the average age is 78. The affair is incredible damp squib. A pithy. A piff-puff. A pittance of a meagre maladjusted mindful of crappola. The problem is I can't fall asleep, because the seats are uncomfortable. This is the only thing that separates our meetings from perfection.
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