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Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:24 pm Post

Don't beat too much on Kant. He spent most of his life in his room, thinking up things like why reason is reason. And if you get him, you'll find he's worth the effort.

Now here's the question: is there a thing that is witty and yet not reasonable? There are plenty of things reasonable and not witty. So there's not so much a yin and yan relationship as I earlier thought.

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Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:35 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:And I know enough "holes" to tell you that reason can make a person very unenjoyable.

Hmmm ... Freudian slippage, perhaps?
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 pm Post

You naughty, dirty little man, vic-k. This is supposed to have been an intelligent conversation about Kant or something like that. Now you've made it about 'holes' and things that go into holes.

I take it back, one CAN be witty, WITHOUT being a creature of reason...vic-k take this then as a compliment sir. a compliment.

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:07 am Post

yosimiti wrote: one CAN be witty,
Jaysen wrote:
the two yous having a conversation.

I wrote:
Humankind is already a basket case. I couldn't inflict two of me on them.
and he wrote:
Neither could I ... they're suffering enough as it is.

The aforementioned 'one' to whom you refer, would that be Dr Mulality, or my good self?
Hey! worrabout me!? Could be me he's talkin' about.
Possibly, possibly ... nobody's perfect
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:40 pm Post

vic-k wrote:Possibly, possibly ... nobody's perfect

Since I'm "nobody" that makes me perfect. Right?
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:43 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
vic-k wrote:Possibly, possibly ... nobody's perfect

Since I'm "nobody" that makes me perfect. Right?

My friend, you aren't "nobody" … you're "no-head"!

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:34 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:My friend, you aren't "nobody" … you're "no-head"!

And there you have it, yossi, reason and wit ... from a master :wink: Its Genius and simplicity, render all other superlatives redundant.
Nice one Mr X :D

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:35 pm Post

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

-- some lady from Mass'chusetts who was also a bit tetched. And wicked talented.

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:28 pm Post

Ahab wrote: some lady from Mass'chusetts who was also a bit tetched.

A symptom of unrequited lust?
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:51 am Post

Time to take it up a notch (cou'n't go no lower).

A visiting foreigner has a right not to be treated as an enemy. It's not that he or she has a right to be received as a guest or accepted into the society, but just that he or she has a right to visit — for all people have the right to offer themselves as potential members of any society. All people have this right because their common possession is the surface of the earth, and since they can’t spread out for ever (because the earth is a finite sphere), they must eventually tolerate each other’s presence.

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Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:02 pm Post

gr wrote:Time to take it up a notch (cou'n't go no lower).



-- Immanuel Kant, "On Perpetual Peace"


Are you proposing a Gravi-toss-off between Immanuel Kant and Emily Dickinson?

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Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:42 pm Post

Ahab wrote:Are you proposing a Gravi-toss-off between Immanuel Kant and Emily Dickinson?

Can't see Emmy or Immy throwing one of Imagethese things about :shock: :?
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Wouldst thou throw the ballast to my highmindedness, sir?
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:15 pm Post

gr wrote:Wouldst thou throw the ballast to my highmindedness, sir?
Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting,
That wouldst not let me sleep: your sweet post of Kant’s words on Peace Perpetual’s doomed quest, therein didst lodge itself, and found a home all embracing.
But Sir! Twas my brain that gave my heart its pain and caused its woeful ache.
Armed and armoured against all rebuttals, with history’s factual evidence (and indeed Sir, Alternative facts!), at its disposal ... it, alas, showed my heart no quarter.
The unabating battle twixt head and heart ebbs and flows, favouring mostly, substance over wishful conjecture, and then, Sir, as if by Divine insistence, buoyed by fleeting glimpses of that eternally springing hope, the heart rallies, and puts head to flight! ... for a while.
Dare I say it, Sir? We live in hope.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:49 pm Post

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