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Plato, Aristotle and A2k

 
 
Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:22 pm
Over the years I have become convinced that the majority of a2k posters, of both left and right persuasions, are disciples of Plato/Aristotle (and for the weaker minded, Socretes. I am only familiar with a handful of posters that eschew such mediocre reasoning. From the practice of law to medicine, western civilization has bought the silly factor that a couple of greeks left as a heritage.
 
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:25 pm
@dyslexia,
Who do you suppose I am a disciple of?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:30 pm
@dyslexia,
So share with us Dys, whose reasoning do you buy?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:33 pm
@dyslexia,
we've spoken on this a bit, but I would be interested to see it discussed here.
(he spoke, i mostly listened)

ima pull up a chair...
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:37 pm
@littlek,
littlek wrote:

Who do you suppose I am a disciple of?
dear Kris, I don't think you follow under such silliness, You are one of the very few that are your self.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:42 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

So share with us Dys, whose reasoning do you buy?
"reasoning" is an entirely different ball of wax, perhaps you missed my point that Plato/Aristotle do not represent reasoning.
Good Ole Dys
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 08:58 pm
@dyslexia,
Fabulous!
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:09 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

Finn dAbuzz wrote:

So share with us Dys, whose reasoning do you buy?
"reasoning" is an entirely different ball of wax, perhaps you missed my point that Plato/Aristotle do not represent reasoning.
Good Ole Dys


<snort> (and laughing my head off)
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:15 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:


Good Ole Dys


Sweet Ole Bob
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:26 pm
there's always the possibility finn will respond on topic, I'n not counting on it.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:26 pm
@dyslexia,
Quote:
..perhaps you missed my point that Plato/Aristotle do not represent reasoning.


Not at all, I just thought that perhaps there are some philosophers whose reasoning you do respect and that you might share their identities with us.

If not, that's fine.

dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Quote:
..perhaps you missed my point that Plato/Aristotle do not represent reasoning.


Not at all, I just thought that perhaps there are some philosophers whose reasoning you do respect and that you might share their identities with us.

If not, that's fine.


so the technique of seque is part of you reapartee. makes sense to me, avoidence is you defence.
Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:44 pm
@dyslexia,
Sorry to disappoint you Dys, but we can't all be disciples of Paul Feyerabend and Will Rogers like you are. You'll just have to settle for mere Socrates.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:54 pm
@dyslexia,
You seem to be reading far more into my comments than are intended.

Given your opening post I was anticipating that you would either explain why you have no use for classical greek philosophy or identify a philosophy with which you feel an affinity.

I'm not looking to trade jibes and so will move on to another thread.

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kuvasz
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 10:21 pm
@dyslexia,
dys, Aristotle was a brilliant, and clear thinker, Plato, not so much, and as clear as mud, Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, and Politics are monuments of intellectual thought.
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 01:32 am
This calls for a song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQycQ8DABvc

Immanuel Kant was a real piss-ant who was very rarely stable.
Heideggar, Heideggar was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.
And Whittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nieizsche couldn't teach 'ya 'bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.
John Stewart Mill, of his own free will, after half a pint of shanty was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day!
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
And Hobbes was fond of his Dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
"I drink, therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 04:40 am
I don't understand all these references to classical geek philosphers.

Aren't all philosophers geeks?
Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 05:08 am
@Setanta,
They're more like nerds. But to a flyover country anti-intellectual like Dys, what's the difference?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 05:09 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Aren't all philosophers geeks?
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 05:09 am
@Thomas,
Well, that's exactly my p0int . . . those books have no plot, the characters are implausible and they'll never make a decent movie out of a one of them . . . who needs 'em, i say . . .
 

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