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Happy New Year!

Postby Maia » Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:06 am

Well, it is here, anyway. Some people, though, are still stuck in 2021 for a few more hours...
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Re: Happy New Year!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:22 am

Cheers to you
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Re: Happy New Year!

Postby Ichthus77 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:15 am

Happy New Year ❤️
Fall semester ends 12/16/22. Apologies if I do not reply immediately.

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Re: Happy New Year!

Postby iambiguous » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:05 pm

Define "happy?"

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He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

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Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: Happy New Year!

Postby Maia » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:20 pm

iambiguous wrote:Define "happy?"

8)


I think that's something you have to experience for yourself.
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Re: Happy New Year!

Postby iambiguous » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:33 pm

Maia wrote:
iambiguous wrote:Define "happy?"

8)


I think that's something you have to experience for yourself.


Well, you know me.

What I find fascinating is not the part where nature has programed us genetically to experience happiness in the new year. That's a biological imperative. No, what I find intriguing is how, given the manner in which I construe a "sense of self" as the embodiment of dasein, someone like Urwrong will experience happiness this new year doing things that would make others extremely unhappy instead.

Why is that?

Only, in being what I deem to be a "fulminating fanatic objectivist", he won't go there with me.

Why is that?

You are wrong times a thousand if you dare not to think and to feel happy about the very same things that he does.

Only, with you, there might possibly be an exception made.

You know, if he still harbors ulterior motives.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

"Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

Danny Embling: "People wonder how Hitler managed to get so many followers...it's never surprised me."
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