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CABL

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 07:48:30 am »

Philosophical question: is it possible to re-rail an internet forum thread?

It's not the rails that are the problem, it's the whole construction, really; the track is basically an automated circle that can't stop even for a minute.

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2019, 09:28:31 pm »

I breathe air, therefore I'm Mike Godwin. And Donald Trump. And Keanu Reeves. And Hitler. And Masahiro Sakurai.
And Black Knight.
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2019, 09:43:40 pm »

Philosophical question: is it possible to re-rail an internet forum thread?

It's not the rails that are the problem, it's the whole construction, really; the track is basically an automated circle that can't stop even for a minute.

But there's a fork in the rails.  One path has four people tied down, the alternative has one person tied down.  You can pull the lever to divert the train to the one person track.
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2019, 02:53:16 am »

But there's a fork in the rails.  One path has four people tied down, the alternative has one person tied down.  You can pull the lever to divert the train to the one person track.

MULTI-TRACK DRIFTING! KILL THEM ALL!
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2019, 05:15:40 am »

Did we not have another philosophy thread previously?

Did it not turn out about as well as this one?


In other news, my favorite classical philosopher is Epicurus. Not that I really know much about him, he just seems like a fairly chill dude, and that's something I can respect.

Classical cynics are cool too, but I don't work out much so I can't in good conscience consider myself one.

Pshhhh classical philosophers are all bitches. If they weren't alive after the rennaisance I don't give a FUCK

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2019, 05:24:25 am »

Peter Singer would like to talk to you about postnatal abortion.

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2019, 06:02:36 am »

Peter Singer would like to talk to you about postnatal abortion.

Pete singer can choke on my peepee bro, what I'm supposed to like him cos his moral philosophy acknowledges the nuances that John Milton's brand of utilitarianism tends to avoid? Haha yeah maybe I would if I was a fuckin baked piece of whole wheat bitch, but I'm a BIG BOY that likes his ethics COMICALLY SIMPLE.

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2019, 07:46:21 am »

In a futile attempt to rerail this: If you could recommend a single philosophical work, what would it be?

I recommend everyone reads Polybius' The Histories.
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2019, 08:10:01 am »

Candide, by Voltaire.
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2019, 11:39:18 am »

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2019, 01:27:42 pm »

From what I've heard, Candide is actually banned in the US, so getting a physical copy might be difficult. It's in the public domain, though, so a digital copy is no further than Wikimedia.
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2019, 01:50:41 pm »

From what I've heard, Candide is actually banned in the US, so getting a physical copy might be difficult. It's in the public domain, though, so a digital copy is no further than Wikimedia.
You would be wrong. I bought it at Barnes & Nobles, years ago, without trouble. Probably banned at one time or another, but certainly not today.
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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."- Voltaire

I transcribe things, too.

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2019, 02:35:15 pm »

Boy are you going to be surprised when you go to your american citizenship interview Ispil and the official gives your shopping history resume that look of disapproval
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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2019, 02:51:24 pm »

Boy are you going to be surprised when you go to your american citizenship interview Ispil and the official gives your shopping history resume that look of disapproval
I think they’d sooner disapprove of my purchase of The Satanic Verses, which is actually banned in several countries.
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"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."- Voltaire

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Re: philosophical discussions/discussions about philosophy
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2019, 12:38:35 am »

As far as I know, books can't be banned-banned in the US thanks to, uh, you know, that one amendment. "Banned books" around here are books that schools and public libraries refuse to stock, but private bookstores can have whatever. Which of course leads to the wonderful situation of the local bookstore having a big old shelf labeled "banned books". :D
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