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  1. Thread: Free Will

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    @ - YesNo & mal4mac... You might find this...

    @ - YesNo & mal4mac...


    You might find this short introductory undergraduate lecture on 'Free Will' from Oxford University (You Tube) helpful and informative. There are four parts to the lecture...
  2. Thread: Free Will

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    I'll try and keep it simple... I'm a human...

    I'll try and keep it simple...

    I'm a human organism whose whole existence, like the universe about him, is riding the wave of the 'present'. That continually moving 'present' is the culmination of...
  3. Thread: Free Will

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    See below!

    See below!
  4. Thread: Free Will

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    I suggest you dump that muse and find one that...

    I suggest you dump that muse and find one that knows what they're talking about.
  5. Thread: Free Will

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    Ah, but if we don't have free-will then we don't...

    Ah, but if we don't have free-will then we don't really get a choice on whether we have the discussion about it or not do we!
  6. Thread: Free Will

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    It seems to me that whatever arguements you make...

    It seems to me that whatever arguements you make for any form of free-will, they are destined to die wriggling on the barbed hook of determinism - and rightly so.

    Nietzsche's phrase 'useful...
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    Reading and doing philosophy won't give you many...

    Reading and doing philosophy won't give you many answers. However, it will allow you to develop a strong grounding in your own arguments, and an acute ability to see through the myriad of weak...
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    Whilst not perfect, and somewhat dated, I would...

    Whilst not perfect, and somewhat dated, I would still heartily recommend Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy to anyone new to Philosophy. Also, Rene Descartes Meditations on First...
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    Then surely it's not Socialism/Communism that are...

    Then surely it's not Socialism/Communism that are the dangerous ideas, rather those that would usurp, or corrupt those systems for their own ends. I would suggest that Socialism and Communism are no...
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    Not sure what you mean Kev67, because if...

    Not sure what you mean Kev67, because if Capitalism isn't the most perfect system ever for allowing "sociopaths, those with high intelligence, high risk taking personalities, and high self-regarding...
  11. Thread: Barthes S/Z

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    French.

    French.
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    Wouldn't that make for a very depressing,...

    Wouldn't that make for a very depressing, sanitised and cold world?
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    Hi there Lokasenna, I'm looking forward to...

    Hi there Lokasenna, I'm looking forward to watching Inside Liewyn Davies myself so I'm pleased to read your recommendation. :smile5:

    The last film I watched was The Wolf of Wall Street. One of the...
  14. Thread: Paperwhite

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    I've been looking into it because I plan to get...

    I've been looking into it because I plan to get one myself papayahed. The Kindle 'Paperwhite' is definitely the one to go for. :yesnod:
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    Of course I had to look up Baudrillard on...

    Of course I had to look up Baudrillard on wikipedia - what person of any sense would waste their time reading him. Oh, wait... :smilewinkgrin:

    There are plenty of of poor quality philosophers...
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    You are completely mis-representing him... His...

    You are completely mis-representing him...

    His argument described the first Gulf War as the inverse of the Clausewitzian formula: it was not 'the continuation of politics by other means', but 'the...
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    And where, prey tell - in any philosophy book,...

    And where, prey tell - in any philosophy book, ever, does anyone say 'an apple is a chair' or anything remotely resembling such a comment? If you know nothing about philosophy then why try to speak...
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    :party:Many Happy Returns aliengirl. :bday_2:

    :party:Many Happy Returns aliengirl. :bday_2:
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    Haven't you just been arguing that reading...

    Haven't you just been arguing that reading philosophy isn't much good? Now you are using the exact same arguement to try to strengthen your case!!



    But if that were the case it wouldn't be 'a...
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    The point with Modern Philosophy is that it's not...

    The point with Modern Philosophy is that it's not just batting around obsolete concepts.

    Rather, it trains and hones the mind - enabling the modern student of philosophy to see through the 97% of...
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    :bday_2::party::nod::smile5::banana::grouphug::thu...

    :bday_2::party::nod::smile5::banana::grouphug::thumbsup::cheers2::hurray:Wow Scher, it's your birthday? Many Happy Returns! papayahed says it's belated - when was it? I hope you had a fantastic day...
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    Hi Neely, People who own the box sets of Breaking...

    Hi Neely, People who own the box sets of Breaking Bad seem to be the most popular people in the UK at the moment! From the way people are talking, it looks like it must be about the best program of...
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    Hi faithosaurus. My daughter tells me Sherlock is...

    Hi faithosaurus. My daughter tells me Sherlock is excellent. I've avoided watching the current series until I can get hold of series 1 & 2 from the library. As for Doctor Who, isn't the whole world...
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    Hi Mohammad Ahmad. When people talk about 'poetic...

    Hi Mohammad Ahmad. When people talk about 'poetic licence' they just mean the freedom people have, especially when writing poetry, to bend the rules of grammar - syntax, punctuation etc to achieve...
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    Two other 'World Cinema' films that are very much...

    Two other 'World Cinema' films that are very much worth seeing if you get the chance. Both are on the shortlist for an Oscar in the 'Foreign Language' category this year.


    The Broken Circle...
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