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28th May '18 10:29:29 PM Veanne
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[[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche's]] superman is very like Siegfried, except that he knows Greek. ''This may seem odd, but that is not my fault.''

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[[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche's]] superman is very like Siegfried, except that he knows Greek. ''This may seem odd, but that is not my fault.''''\\
(illustrating a point by an analogy to being struck by lighting) you experience no surprise, because you are dead.
26th May '18 8:58:50 AM Veanne
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* Bertrand Russell, he of the ''Principia Mathematica'' above, had written several other books, including ''A History of Western Philosophy'', which contains cute zingers like:

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* Bertrand Russell, Creator/BertrandRussell, he of the ''Principia Mathematica'' above, had written several other books, including ''A History of Western Philosophy'', which contains cute zingers like:
26th May '18 2:06:51 AM Veanne
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(on Kant) The Encyclopedia Britannica remarks that "as he never married, he kept the habits of his studious youth to old age." I wonder whether the author of this article was a bachelor or a married man. [[note]]Russell himself was not only married, but had two mistresses.[[/note]]

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(on Kant) The Encyclopedia Britannica remarks that "as he never married, he kept the habits of his studious youth to old age." I wonder whether the author of this article was a bachelor or a married man. [[note]]Russell himself was not only married, but had two mistresses.[[/note]][[/note]]\\
[[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche's]] superman is very like Siegfried, except that he knows Greek. ''This may seem odd, but that is not my fault.''
24th May '18 10:38:01 PM Veanne
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(explaining Locke's utilitiarian ethics) We all know people who put off going to the dentist longer than they would if they were engaged in the rational pursuit of pleasure.

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(explaining Locke's utilitiarian ethics) We all know people who put off going to the dentist longer than they would if they were engaged in the rational pursuit of pleasure.\\
(on Kant) The Encyclopedia Britannica remarks that "as he never married, he kept the habits of his studious youth to old age." I wonder whether the author of this article was a bachelor or a married man. [[note]]Russell himself was not only married, but had two mistresses.[[/note]]
21st May '18 12:09:40 AM Veanne
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(explaining Locke's utilitiarian ethics) We all know people who put off going to the dentist longer than they would if they
were engaged in the rational pursuit of pleasure.

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(explaining Locke's utilitiarian ethics) We all know people who put off going to the dentist longer than they would if they
they were engaged in the rational pursuit of pleasure.
21st May '18 12:09:16 AM Veanne
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(When Descartes was ostracised by the University of Leyden) the Prince of Orange intervened, and told the university not to be silly.

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(When (when Descartes was ostracised by the University of Leyden) the Prince of Orange intervened, and told the university not to be silly.\\
(explaining Locke's utilitiarian ethics) We all know people who put off going to the dentist longer than they would if they
were engaged in the rational pursuit of pleasure.
18th May '18 3:46:18 AM Veanne
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(one of the Roman emperors) was murdered by the army, as was at that time the custom.

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(one of the Roman emperors) was murdered by the army, as was at that time the custom.\\
(When Descartes was ostracised by the University of Leyden) the Prince of Orange intervened, and told the university not to be silly.
29th Apr '18 12:37:30 AM Veanne
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--> (after describing the cult of Bacchus and what maenads did) Before repeating that the Greeks were "serene," try to imagine the matrons of Philadelphia behaving in this manner, even in a play by Eugene O’Neill.

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--> (after describing the cult of Bacchus and what maenads did) Before repeating that the Greeks were "serene," try to imagine the matrons of Philadelphia behaving in this manner, even in a play by Eugene O’Neill. \\
(one of the Roman emperors) was murdered by the army, as was at that time the custom.
20th Apr '18 8:02:12 AM Veanne
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* Bertrand Russell, he of the NoodleIncident above, had himself written several books, including ''A History of Western Philosophy'', which contains cute zingers like:

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* Bertrand Russell, he of the NoodleIncident ''Principia Mathematica'' above, had himself written several other books, including ''A History of Western Philosophy'', which contains cute zingers like:
20th Apr '18 7:32:59 AM Veanne
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** The same book uses countless amounts of strange, elaborate metaphors in order to explain simple things:
--->"Seemingly the farmer had only to tickle the soil with a hoe, and it would laugh with a harvest."
--->"Yet delay seemed dangerous, for the claws of the British lion might snatch the ripening California fruit from the talons of the American eagle."
--->"Americans did not feel that they could offend their great and good friend, the tsar, by hurling his walrus-covered icebergs back into his face."
--->"Kaiser Wilhelm, with his villainously upturned mustache..."

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** The same book uses countless amounts of [[PurpleProse strange, elaborate metaphors metaphors]] in order to explain simple things:
--->"Seemingly the farmer had only to tickle the soil with a hoe, and it would laugh with a harvest."
--->"Yet
"\\
"Yet
delay seemed dangerous, for the claws of the British lion might snatch the ripening California fruit from the talons of the American eagle."
--->"Americans
"\\
"Americans
did not feel that they could offend their great and good friend, the tsar, by hurling his walrus-covered icebergs back into his face."
--->"Kaiser
"\\
"Kaiser
Wilhelm, with his villainously upturned mustache..."


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* Bertrand Russell, he of the NoodleIncident above, had himself written several books, including ''A History of Western Philosophy'', which contains cute zingers like:
--> (after describing the cult of Bacchus and what maenads did) Before repeating that the Greeks were "serene," try to imagine the matrons of Philadelphia behaving in this manner, even in a play by Eugene O’Neill.
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