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SarahJoyce


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 1:35am Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
It is still World Philosophy day here in Canada but it has ended in the UK.

Anyways...

Happy World Philosophy day!

http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1234.....N=201.html

Caught me by surprise as well...I hope you all read some Hegel, sat in armchairs and melted some beeswax.

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Katrina


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 7:01am Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
Cool, I had a philosophy lecture this morning, which was Quite Interesting. Had I but known of this special day...

Open to suggestions as to what my sig should consist of...

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 11:49am Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
This is the first I've heard of this day. Cool. Nice to see something more worthwhile than a sandwich getting a day to itself.

Assuming direct control...

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amberzak


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 2:29pm Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
Never heard of this. what is it?

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michael


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Posted Fri Nov 21st, 2008 3:45pm Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
oh, hai, if any1 has kees to meening of life can wiki have halp?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_Life

expert, pleeze

"HELLO I'M TACTILE !" is an anagram of my name

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SarahJoyce


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Posted Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 11:48pm Post subject: Happy (Belated) World Philosophy Day to all!
oh, hai, if any1 has kees to meening of life can wiki have halp?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_Life

expert, pleeze


Oh my word that page is extensive!

Indeed the meaning of life is a complex topic. Through ironically from about Parmenides until Nietzsche, (and my personal favorite Huxley) there is little value given to life itself. The Socratic influence of western thought was the devaluation of life for the more "real" things, transcendence and such.
I wish history had more Heraciltus and less Parmenides/Plato.


To be perfectly contemporary I must say that expertise on the meaning of life in a practical sense is rather subjective. As for the history of the theory on the meaning of life...this would take a lifetime of work -meaningful work?
I wonder...


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