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Fri 28 Nov, 2008 10:24 am - 1626 - Francis Bacon (Died from a cold while stuffing snow in chickens. I am calling this one indirect, but still a suicide.) 1943 - Simone Weil (Starved herself to death.) 1978 - Kurt Godel... (view)
Mon 24 Nov, 2008 10:50 pm - [quote=William]I don't have a problem with tolerance, it's just I will not be force to be tolerant simply because it is the "politically correct" thing to do. Under no... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 10:48 pm - [quote=Aedes]I'm not sure "need" is the right word. Existentialism was one of several movements that grew out of the shattered remnants of the Enlightenment's topheavy hubris... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 04:48 pm - [quote=Theaetetus]If we are brains in a vat, it matters very little to our existence.[/quote] Theaetetus strikes at how I often argue with (against?) skepticism of this nature: The question seems... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 04:13 pm - [quote=Theaetetus]Its not that we need existentialists to grow up out of the Enlightenment, but that eventually the manifestations of limitations to the human condition arise, and similar questions... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 04:03 pm - [quote=BMW]What is the argument you obtain normally when you ask someone why isn't he or she interested in philosophy? In my case, I've been answered most times that it is... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 03:22 pm - [quote=Theaetetus]I found the perfect quote to explain why in is inevitable that there will be an American existential movement in the book [I]Irrational Man[/I] by William Barrett. "What the... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 09:57 am - Regardless of his hackery (which I rate very high) Freud is often considered to be a 'philosopher'. People attribute him to a philosophical line of thinking, regardless of the fact that... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 09:27 am - [quote=Solace]I wonder if, when Christ talked about not being a respecter of persons, was he talking about himself as well? Why should we favor Christ's teachings over Paul's or anyone... (view)
Sun 23 Nov, 2008 08:08 am - [quote=Aedes]We have many many more than 5. From a neurobiological and functional point of view, touch comprises several completely distinct senses, including vibratory sensation, light touch, and... (view)
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