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So, seriously, what is philosophy anyway?

 
 
Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 12:36 pm
@msolga,
As always, you speak wisely. Wink
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 01:16 pm
@KaseiJin,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

I recommend the adoption of fonetic spelling, like the Spanish.
KaseiJin wrote:


LOL !! Thanks for the suggestion !! Yeah, it's the same with the Japanese too . . . there's no way to go wrong!
(but I guess I'll just stick it out on this one...it's a brain thing.)
Young brains shud be trained the logical n efficient way.

WELCOME to the forum !





David
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 07:40 pm
@Theaetetus,
Theaetetus wrote:
You want to talk about a member that suffers from "unbridled incoherence," look to your own H2O Man. We booted members that repeatedly posted pure **** because of the stain it left on the forum.

I urge you to utilize the "ignore" feature. It allows everyone to personalize their experience here. I've had waterboy on ignore for so long that I've practically forgotten about his existence.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 07:53 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Yes, certainly.

I was a mix of smart and dumb, and still am.
I take others as similar, though, now that some years have passed.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:11 pm
@KaseiJin,
Quote:
This, I hope, will serve its purpose.


Indeed it has.

Thank you.

I think our little drama is over now. We should shake hands on it, don't you think? ; )

A pleasure to meet you, KaseiJin. I think know you a bit better now.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:18 pm
@sozobe,
Long live Sozobe, said by osso, not a syncophant.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:18 pm
@dlowan,
Quote:
I just think we're at the next stage.

Sigh.


I think we might be, Deb.

However, I now think there might be a few more phases than I'd first anticipated! Wink
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:30 pm
@msolga,
Msolga, I take that as at least part of what is happening.

You are nicey er than I am. Or, maybe not. I'm pretty glad they are here. I like the sharp ones.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:34 pm
@ossobuco,
Ah, well, I am pages behind. Carry on.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:38 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

Theaetetus wrote:
You want to talk about a member that suffers from "unbridled incoherence," look to your own H2O Man. We booted members that repeatedly posted pure **** because of the stain it left on the forum.

I urge you to utilize the "ignore" feature. It allows everyone to personalize their experience here. I've had waterboy on ignore for so long that I've practically forgotten about his existence.


I thought he'd gone!!!
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:42 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm glad the philosophers are here, too, osso.
I hope anything that I've posted here hasn't suggested otherwise.
This is certainly a most interesting getting-to-know-you process!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:46 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Theaetetus wrote:

HexHammer wrote:

This is excatly a good example of philosophy. It show some kind of intelligence, not just running off babbeling nonsens as too many did in the old forum, asking stupid self explanatory questions, not being idiots who cumpulsivly praised an imagined diety.


I see you have dragged along your your ability to criticize and deride others, but rarely offer anything better yourself from the old forum. I have also noticed that you also continue to do it with the worst spelling on the forum. As I have said in the past, it is really hard to take a critique seriously when it appears like it was written with spelling and usage errors that would cause it to receive a D on a 7th grade project.


so, we finally see the true face of the philly's

the gloves are slowly coming off.



Simply the true face of people....and I don't think they were ever trying to hide anything...why would they? We'd have clung together for dear life if suddenly moved to a huge forum, too.

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Pompy
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 09:54 pm
@chai2,
philosophy is a way to try and understand with more certainty.
once something is understood with certain it becomes a fact.
Once something is a fact, there is no question.
When a fact becomes a fact, it is no longer part of philosophy.

luckily for us, we'll never know all.
HexHammer
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 10:58 pm
@Pompy,
Pompy wrote:

philosophy is a way to try and understand with more certainty.
once something is understood with certain it becomes a fact.
Once something is a fact, there is no question.
When a fact becomes a fact, it is no longer part of philosophy.

luckily for us, we'll never know all.
Eeeeh, I can't really agree with this. For some it may be routine, but for others it may be new terretory.
I constantly see the very same philosophical questions being repeated in various fora, "what is time", "can you prove/disprove existance", "what is truth", "what is the meaning of life" ..etc, etc ..Imo veeerrryyyyy old and selfexplanatory questions.

Besides, a fact may be disproved later, or be very subjective.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 11:04 pm
@dlowan,
No . . . he still shows up from time to time. Most of the lunatic right have left, though, because the thought of the Obama administration is very depressing for them.

I f0und Theaetetus' snide remarks hilarious though, more or less in the realm of "oh yeah, well look how bad this place is," as though that mitigates the preponderant idiocy of the philosophy refugees here.
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Theaetetus
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 11:28 pm
@DrewDad,
I was on a roll with the over-the-top rant so I purposely went a bit overboard. H2O Man was the first member on my ignore list not from the old forum. Honestly, though, I do like this forum, but the philosophy section is quickly becoming an area that is not my favorite. If I wanted to have a serious philosophical debate (remember, I did major in philosophy), it would not be here, but if I wanted to discuss current event or history, I would likely do that here.

It's not that I do not like having general conversations about philosophy with people mildly interested in the subject who have little to no formal knowledge of the subject, it's that I do that all the time in real life with my friends and acquaintances; therefore, I seek a more in depth conversation online with others a bit more studied in philosophy. I hope the preceding sentence was sufficiently convoluted enough for all who bothered to read through it.
Theaetetus
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 11:35 pm
@HexHammer,
I didn't know you were Danish. Now that explains a lot. Sorry dude...I am generally much more forgiving towards ESL members. I do know ancient Greek, so in knowing one of the most difficult languages in history, I now have a bit of empathy. Learning new languages and all of their odd nuances is a very tricky process.

Now let me go find someone with a native English tongue who butchers my language more than I do!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 12:27 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
Yes, certainly.

I was a mix of smart and dumb, and still am.
I take others as similar, though, now that some years have passed.
Many of us r smart qua some things n
dum qua others.





David
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Pompy
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 12:34 am
@HexHammer,
Philosophy is more then repetitive questions.
The more we find out, the more we have to question.
Also, certain philosophical questions have been answered,
and within time, more answers are to come.
Anything that is "self explanatory" to me is called logic.
Those facts that are disproved were more than likely true
at that time.
For evolution is certain, and we have changed within time.

oh, and time is a man made measurement that allows us
organize our days as they come. Time also gives us an
understanding of how much life we potentially have
left in us. Since time, there was time and for the rest
of our existence, there will be time.

HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 12:44 am
@Pompy,
Pompy wrote:

Also, certain philosophical questions have been answered,
and within time, more answers are to come.
Then why are the very same questions repeated endlessly? It seems you miss something to your equation.
 

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