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  1. Beesnthebreeze
    04-27-2016 12:06 PM
    Beesnthebreeze commented on Porn Use May be Harmful After All
    Let me just say, I know of Marty Klein and he's incredible.
  2. Aliasverite
    04-15-2016 05:40 PM
    Aliasverite
    Hope you enjoy it. I thought it was an entertaining way to basically get a overview of philosophy. Happy Reading!
  3. PunkinA
    03-24-2016 09:23 AM
    PunkinA
    So you saw my Monte Python post. Clicked out of it. Read another thread, and THEN you decided to comment on the first thread. LOL. Classic.
  4. ness2361
    03-23-2016 02:53 PM
    ness2361 commented on Behaving like a moron can make your face hurt
    Good on you. Excellent points.
  5. PunkinA
    03-23-2016 07:37 AM
    PunkinA
    I do believe people act with happiness in mind. I may be contradicting myself somewhat. I think I need to work to formulate a consistent language that preserves notions that

    1. Rationality is driven by a sense of "good"
    2. People may act in ways driven by other than happiness.

    I think I get sloppy when I use good and happiness synonymously.
  6. PunkinA
    03-21-2016 12:55 PM
    PunkinA
    I like the sound of what you just mentioned. Life isn't just about pursuing goals, but the goals we make matter. I'm not sure how much value I place in a life with no goals.
  7. Vis Inertiae
    03-17-2016 09:49 AM
    Vis Inertiae commented on Burglar Trevon Johnson killed by homeowner
    Perhaps both.
  8. PunkinA
    03-12-2016 10:17 AM
    PunkinA
    Yeah, that (MBA program) started kind of suddenly in January.
  9. PunkinA
    03-12-2016 10:01 AM
    PunkinA
    I've been missing our conversations too. We never did have a really thorough discussion on Hadot (my fault)

    I've been falling behind on life as I push through my MBA program.
    I've taken on more responsibility at work in hopes of earning a promotion.
    My daughters have had more obligations with dance recitals and first communion and ...

    Add excuse #4.
    Add excuse #5.

    and so on.

    In all our discussions about authenticity, apparently I've been making choices that put philosophy on the back burner. Please don't think that I've forgotten the value of our conversations though.
  10. PunkinA
    03-11-2016 11:50 AM
    PunkinA commented on Why do People Love to Hate Sartre?
    That's odd. I heard from a friend posted in Kuwait that there was lots to do. He mentioned kicking sand, staring at sand, getting sand out of your underwear. He even said sometimes he would drive off base and go to McDonald's. You probably didn't take advantage of all your opportunities.
  11. Seablue
    03-09-2016 04:57 AM
    Seablue
    Oh, me too. But jokes on Sartre being a fake-resistant are too frequent here for me to have been able to be unaware of them.
  12. Seablue
    03-09-2016 04:37 AM
    Seablue
    Ok. Not just how to change my post and still make any sense though. I think people will understand that there was an edit.
  13. Vis Inertiae
    03-08-2016 12:09 PM
    Vis Inertiae commented on Why do People Love to Hate Sartre?
    Satre was no nationalist.
  14. Madden
    03-04-2016 05:58 PM
    Madden
    Ah, Vonnegut....I guess we could interpret the quotation as advocating a gentle approach to living, yeah. I was being a bit mischievous, and at the same time sincere (both at once): think about how fundamentally disruptive the philosophy of 'peace' really is, at least to people who see life differently, who perhaps see their mission on earth in a different light. In a weird sense, approaching life as an opportunity to 'fart around' - to hang around, play, loiter, relax, enjoy in a low-key, non-disruptive way - and to do so stubbornly (i.e. to refuse to be persuaded/influenced by anyone else to take a more aggressive approach to living) is in a deep sense, rather revolutionary.

    My profile quotation (mene, mene, tekel upharsin).

    Your translation is absolutely correct, yeah.

    I like it because it's 'the writing on the wall'...literally.
  15. Palladium
    03-03-2016 12:31 PM
    Palladium commented on
    That's a good point. I bet that's part of it.
  16. zifn4b
    03-03-2016 11:29 AM
    zifn4b
    Oh, I get it. Thanks. I didn't really care about the life after death part honestly. I figure if there's life after death we'll find out soon enough what it's all about. If there isn't life after death well there's no sense worrying about it because you might cause so much anxiety you don't enjoy the present moment.

    Life: the ultimate subjective scientific test to find out if there is life after death lol. If Descartes was right I'll give him a high five when I see him.
  17. zifn4b
    03-03-2016 11:16 AM
    zifn4b
    I don't think so unless I don't understand property dualism. Property dualism asserts everything is physical stuff but has different properties right? Chalmers may have changed opinions over time but in the recent TED Talk he asserts that consciousness needs to be treated as a fundamental component like matter, energy, etc. He thinks if we do this something and go about our science research, we will see something. It seemed to me that was compatible with Descartes because I can have a physical body and be co-mingled with some of this consciousness stuff or conscious form.
  18. zifn4b
    03-03-2016 08:11 AM
    zifn4b
    Have you found anything that fundamentally distinguishes him from Descartes though? It seems like the same re-hashed premise to me but maybe I've missed something.
  19. NickO
    02-26-2016 01:00 PM
    NickO
    They don’t all just tell you to accept Jesus into your heart?(I’m not trolling with this question either.)
  20. NickO
    02-26-2016 12:55 PM
    NickO commented on Christianity: What does accepting Jesus mean?
    Iím sure they do believe in the basics.

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