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Decimus Schomer
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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2007, 11:08:53 PM »

that's probably more of a paraphrase.
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Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
(the bits in italics are the bits you missed out)
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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2007, 01:20:43 PM »


I once heard that the only philosophical question that mattered was whether or not to commit suicide

Seems to fit this topic  ::)
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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2007, 02:57:08 PM »


I once heard that the only philosophical question that mattered was whether or not to commit suicide

Seems to fit this topic  ::)

I think that's from the introduction to "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus, though I have to admit I've not read it...
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2007, 03:41:14 PM »


It's also from the film 'the number 23'
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2008, 04:32:13 PM »

I'm not sure if this is philosophical  - but it certainly has a meaning;

If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got.

Admittedly it was off TV, but hey  :)
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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2008, 09:28:43 AM »


I once heard that the only philosophical question that mattered was whether or not to commit suicide

Seems to fit this topic  ::)

I think that's from the introduction to "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus, though I have to admit I've not read it...

I think camus asks what is the answer to the absrudity and unknowability of life, a leap of faith (belief in something without proof as their can be no proof - see Kierkgaard), suicide, or acceptance, as I recall camus opts for the later. For my part I think the answer to how we are in the world is a state of betweenness, where we are both dwelling in teh  world an aware of its absurdity. Its a bit like being a researcher, where you are both participant and observor
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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2008, 01:11:27 PM »

There is a very interesting short essay on absurdity in 'Mortal questions' by Thomas Nagel - if anyone has the time and inclination it's well worth a read - you can read this essay (Chapter 2, Page 11) on Google books, link is below:

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