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#345058 - 04/14/11 12:35 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BobKay]
2x6spds Offline
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Kant to do that!! Watch out!

Originally Posted By: BobbyTheGreatest
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Just because the turd wears glasses doesn't mean it can read.

Are you calling Descartes a turd?

Don't make me go all Hegelian on yo' ass.

(That'd be so funny. In the middle of a multi-person heated discusion over interpretations of Descartes, you interrupt and say "Descartes was a turd!" Not another word or gesture. You just get up and leave. The substitutions are endless.)



Edited by 2x6spds (04/14/11 12:35 AM)
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#345061 - 04/14/11 12:40 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Cam, here I agree with you. Viktor Frankl is one of the great and unsung philosophers.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

And ...

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/v/viktor_e_frankl.html#ixzz1JT9mhb9q

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Originally Posted By: Limited Less
Thanks, Mike. I've read Nietzsche, and own at least one of his books but I can't remember which one/ones. I have enjoyed reading his works in the past.

I'm with you, as I find philosophy incredibly piquant. I haven't read a book on the topic in many years. I stick to one subject for a while, then move onto another. The downside is that I find it harder to retain information. For the past 6 months at least, I've been voraciously studying the Israeli/Palestine conflict, and like to think that I have a good understanding of things. Because of the gravity of the situation, I can see it breaking my aforementioned transient studying trend.

The best book I've ever read is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankle. He's a psychologist, and the pioneer of logotherapy. Despite this, the book does have a philosophical undertone.

Here's a synopsis-

"Viktor Frankl's 1946 book Man's Search for Meaning chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psychotherapeutic method of finding a reason to live. According to Frankl, the book intends to answer the question "How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?" Part One constitutes Frankl's analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, while Part Two introduces his ideas of meaning and his theory of logotherapy. It is the second-most widely read Holocaust book in the bookstore of Washington's Holocaust Museum.

According to a survey conducted by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress, Man's Search For Meaning belongs to a list of "the ten most influential books in [the United States]." (New York Times, November 20, 1991). At the time of the author's death in 1997, the book had sold 10 million copies in twenty-four languages."


I think you would enjoy it, as I consider it one of those books that everyone should read. I honestly couldn't see anyone finishing the book without it having a profound impact on them.

And there's post 3000! Come on, Peter, get on me about something. It's not a real milestone for me if you don't grin . There's gotta be something - grammar, orthography, I'm a jackass etc. smile .

This is the only forum I post on regularly, and I cherish the time spent here with everyone. I've considered leaving a couple times quite honestly, but the time away was shortened (too bad for some of ya smile ) because I missed you guys.

Anyway, thanks for the omnipresent help, friendship etc. etc.

Peace and love,
Cam

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#345062 - 04/14/11 12:46 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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OK, this should get the teens a giggling -

The origin of thought is no teat. - Bion.

Tell me what you think Bion means by this.
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#345066 - 04/14/11 01:06 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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Weep not for the mammaries?
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#345067 - 04/14/11 01:11 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: pmbuko]
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The infant when in a state of bliss, protected, warm and fed by the mother enjoys a mental state of satisfaction, completeness, and contentment. However, when the teat is removed, the child's consciousness isolates a concept not because of the presence of a stimulus but because of its absence. It is the absence of something which isolates the concept of that something. A concept arises from the rupture of a mental continuum. Like the universe, something, a concept of something, arises from nothing.

In the beginning there was no teat.
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#345068 - 04/14/11 01:13 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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So, to your point, Pmb, yes, the absence of mammaries simultaneously provokes both thought and weeping.


Edited by 2x6spds (04/14/11 01:14 AM)
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#345075 - 04/14/11 06:46 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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Well then, all I can say is thanks for the mammeries.


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#345089 - 04/14/11 10:31 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: Ajax]
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Originally Posted By: Ajax
Well then, all I can say is thanks for the mammeries.



You can't fool us. That's a scannned image and definitely not a download.
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#346151 - 04/26/11 09:35 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BobKay]
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pmbuko posted these in another thread. They are so awesome that I pasted them here:

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
-- Aldous Huxley

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K. Dick

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-- Carl Sagan

The good thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson
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#346164 - 04/26/11 10:40 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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A theoretical grounding in agronomy must, therefore, include knowledge of biological laws.
Trofim Lysenko

Not everyone who makes scientific pronouncements is pronouncing scientific truth.
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