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Re:

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:29 pm
by John K
henry quirk wrote:"If it's not 'philosophy,' what is it?"

As I say: 'thinkin' it through'.

Exposing a personal prejudice: when I hear 'philosophy', what comes to mind are naive boys and girls dickin' around with jargon...what comes to mind are folks too timid to 'do', folks who spend all their time talkin'...what comes to mind are glass-brittle intellects not much good for anything.

'Thinkin' it through', on the other hand, is a skill, an activity, available to all.

'Thinkin' it through' is usually the first step in 'doing' sumthin' (instead of just figuratively chasing one's tail in endless loops).

As I say: it's a personal prejudice.
:D

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:02 am
by HexHammer
thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
That's crazy talk!

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:17 am
by thedoc
HexHammer wrote:
thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
That's crazy talk!
I might be crazy, but you're listening to me.

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:18 am
by HexHammer
thedoc wrote:
HexHammer wrote:
thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
That's crazy talk!
I might be crazy, but you're listening to me.
Yes, I'm trying to make you see reason and reality.

Maybe it's a fool's erran and I should jut put you on ignore like many others, I've stowed away.

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:28 am
by thedoc
HexHammer wrote:
thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
That's crazy talk!

In the immortal words of that great sage 'Walter Brennan' "If someone is determined to run over the edge of a cliff, I'm not going to stand in their way."

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:29 am
by thedoc
HexHammer wrote: Maybe it's a fool's errand

You are certainly the right man for the job.

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:32 am
by thedoc
HexHammer wrote: and I should jut put you on ignore like many others, I've stowed away.
Are there many left that you can see.