February 21st, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/02/21 02:31:00 - Promise

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userinfo ptc24
2004/02/22 09:20:14 - Re: I probably need to calm down.
I never did philosophy - I only dabbled with dodgy second-hand (if that accounts) of the stuff. Oh, I tell a lie, I've read some Russell and a bit of Plato's Republic. But I was always struck by Hume's scepticism.

I found a good quote on the web:


I am confounded with all these questions, and begin to fancy myself in the most deplorable condition imaginable, environed with the deepest darkness, and utterly deprived of the use of every member and faculty. Most fortunately it happens, that since reason is incapable of dispelling these clouds, Nature herself suffices to that purpose, and cures me of this philosophical melancholy and delirium, either by relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation, and lively impression of my senses, which obliterates all these chimeras. I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when, after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter into them any further.


Well, exactly. At least from my point of view...
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