Wol Euler was guardian for this session, which wandered through a wide range of topics.
Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
Wol Euler: :)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: thats on the record too lol
Wol Euler: a little early, but WTH
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Hokon Cazalet: you been doing ok today?
Wol Euler: the day has just started, it's 10am
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler: I am nearly packed, the house is nearly clean
Wol Euler: 3.5 hours to go
Hokon Cazalet: what for?
Wol Euler: oh, I'm going to New York this afternoon, for a week of opera
Hokon Cazalet: oh cool =)
Wol Euler: yeah :)
Wol Euler: sorry, too many IMs :)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe thats ok =)
Hokon Cazalet: :)
Wol Euler: bon voyage-wishers :)
Hokon Cazalet: aw
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler: how are you?
Hokon Cazalet: im getting better =)
Wol Euler: ah
Wol Euler: hooray for better, boo for the need for it
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Hokon Cazalet: hi sunshine
Wol Euler: good morning, sun!
Sunshine Vayandar: hi there ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: morninnn ;)
Wol Euler: how are you?
--BELL--
Sunshine Vayandar: I am ok ty ;)
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Sunshine Vayandar: are you already in NY Woly?
Wol Euler: no, still home. 3.5 hours to go
Sunshine Vayandar: ahh really
Sunshine Vayandar: and are you ready
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Wol Euler: mostly
Wol Euler: I'm clean, the apartment is mostly clean, and I am mostly packed
Sunshine Vayandar: yay ;)
Wol Euler: yeah :)
Wol Euler: it's usually a rush to close the case before I have to get on the subway
Wol Euler: but I was basically done last night
Sunshine Vayandar: great ;) so it's just waiting for now ;)
Wol Euler: yep
Wol Euler: and a little SL, and some coffee, and then packing up stuff I still need this morning, like the laptop
Sunshine Vayandar: ;) yes I am having coffee too just waking up
Sunshine Vayandar: have we met before Hokon
Hokon Cazalet: i dont believe so, im from america so, im usually alseep during this hour
Sunshine Vayandar: not sure
Wol Euler: insomnia :)
Hokon Cazalet: nice to meet you though =)
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: so what are you doing up ;)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe naw, i slept craploads all friday, i woke up at 2pm (again)
Wol Euler: :)
Hokon Cazalet: got work in 4 hours
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm I could sleep for months hmm
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler smiles.
Hokon Cazalet: i lucid dream a lot, and when i dont, i have very vivid dreams
Hokon Cazalet: i love to sleep now, sometimes more meaningful than my rl
Wol Euler: yes, I love sleeping ;) I look forward to going to bed each night
Wol Euler: a little reliable pleasure
Hokon Cazalet: but i think i can make rl meaningful )
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm I also had a dream ... I was getting a new puppy
Hokon Cazalet: yups
Hokon Cazalet: aww
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler smiles.
Wol Euler: nice
Sunshine Vayandar: and also I was about to go to Egypt after getting the puppy
Sunshine Vayandar: but I woke up lol
Wol Euler: interesting
Hokon Cazalet: cool =)
Hokon Cazalet: awww
Wol Euler: why egypt?
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm
Sunshine Vayandar: not sure lol
Sunshine Vayandar: but I remember having to hurry up with getting the puppy
Sunshine Vayandar: so that I can go to Egypt
Sunshine Vayandar: brb
Wol Euler: k
Hokon Cazalet: i had a dream that i saw mercury in the sky, and it had water on it! (mercury looked bigger than the moon in the sky) was like a new discovery for the whole world, water on mercury; me and my dad just looking up at mercury amazed =) [had this dream a few nights ago]
Wol Euler smiles
Sunshine Vayandar: back sorry
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Hokon Cazalet: wb =)
Wol Euler: a new huge planet ... wow
Sunshine Vayandar: wow what a dream ;)
Hokon Cazalet: of course an impossible dream cuz mercury is too far away to be seen that big, but . . .
Hokon Cazalet: =)
We live in the future.
Hokon Cazalet: i was goin nuts saying "we live in a sci-fi world now!, sci-fi is finally real!"
Wol Euler: it's true
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler: we have video phones, we have the internet, telepresence ...
Hokon Cazalet: hehe yup =)
Wol Euler: only the flying cars are missing
Sunshine Vayandar: true Wol
Hokon Cazalet: by the end of this century we'll have even more gadgets
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler: http://xkcd.com/864/
Sunshine Vayandar: the flying cars will appear any moment now
Hokon Cazalet: flying cars would be a mess, imagine a drunk driver crashing into skyscraper lol
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Wol Euler: exactly
Wol Euler: that idea showed a pitifully optimistic (unrealistic) understanding of humans :)
Hokon Cazalet: oy my lag . . .
Hokon Cazalet: i need to relog, this is really bad
Sunshine Vayandar: ty Wol - hmm flying cars
Wol Euler: k
Sunshine Vayandar: kk Hokon
Sunshine Vayandar: now I want a flying car
Sunshine Vayandar: I never thought about it before hehe
Sunshine Vayandar: but now that you are mentioning it
Sunshine Vayandar: I want one asap
Sunshine Vayandar: ;p
Wol Euler: flying cars are great as long as nobody except you has one
--BELL--
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe why will happen when everyone has one
Wol Euler: 3d traffic jams!
Wol Euler: 3d accidents
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm
Wol Euler: road rage 1000 metres up
Sunshine Vayandar: lol
Wol Euler: consider how difficult it is for many people to drive in ONE dimension
Sunshine Vayandar: so ..but in the films they are all going so organized
Wol Euler: (your car is here, it goes forward)
Wol Euler: okay, if they were automatically piloted without human intervention, that MIGHT work
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe yes
Wol Euler: but think of the idiots you see driving beside you
Wol Euler: then imagine them coming at you from below or from above
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe that would be hectic
Wol Euler: the best it could be is only hectic
Wol Euler: the streets would be littered with burning wreckage falling from the sky
Sunshine Vayandar: well there must be a way
Wol Euler: why?
Sunshine Vayandar: omg hehe
Sunshine Vayandar: burning wreckage
Wol Euler: not "why is that technically possible", but "why should we want it?"
Wol Euler: what would it improve?
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm
Sunshine Vayandar: I need to ponder about this a bit
Sunshine Vayandar: ;p
Wol Euler smiles.
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: well we already have air traffic of all sorts
Wol Euler: what percentage of the people in the air are holding the controls? :)
Wol Euler: 1% maybe? 0.5%?
Sunshine Vayandar: you mean the planes?
Wol Euler: the pilots
Wol Euler: pilots are much less than 1% of the people in the air
Sunshine Vayandar: yes it's like public transport
Wol Euler: but car drivers are far more than 50% of the people on the roads
Wol Euler: probably closer to 75%
Sunshine Vayandar: yes
Sunshine Vayandar: I grew up without a car in hungary
Wol Euler: and I without one in Toronto :)
Sunshine Vayandar: I usually walked everywhere ;)
Wol Euler: we had excellent and cheap public transport
Sunshine Vayandar: or took the bus
Wol Euler: right, in our generation it was usual
Wol Euler: none of my peers had a car! not even into their 30s
Sunshine Vayandar: and here in SA you can't get anywhere without a car
Sunshine Vayandar: really even in Canada
Wol Euler: in toronto :)
Sunshine Vayandar: in hungary we had great public transport ...
Wol Euler: it was a fairly dense city with excellent public transport
Wol Euler: that might not have been the case elsewhere
Sunshine Vayandar: we had trams, buses, trolley buses, metro, train
Wol Euler: in calgary, for example, there *is* public transport, technically, in that there are six bus routes (for 1 million people) each of which runs once an hour
Wol Euler: so there, everyone drives
Sunshine Vayandar: hm ok
Sunshine Vayandar: when I went to the US - I was suprised about this - that everyone has a car
Wol Euler: wow
Sunshine Vayandar: a possible model
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe
Wol Euler chuckles.
Sunshine Vayandar: when u are bored with it - you can eat it
Sunshine Vayandar: ;p
Wol Euler: that's useful
Sunshine Vayandar: yes ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: or ..this is the old model ;)
--BELL--
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: will you post the chat then today? ..I just remembered
Wol Euler: ys
Wol Euler: yes
Sunshine Vayandar: ok ... I will do it tomorrow
Wol Euler: ty
Sunshine Vayandar: yw ;)
Sunshine Vayandar: looking at flying cars : http://www.google.com/search?client=...w=1024&bih=505
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm I wonder how it could work ...
Sunshine Vayandar: in fact I would prefer a carless world ...
Sunshine Vayandar: wb Hokon ;)
Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
Hokon Cazalet: ty
Wol Euler: wb hokon
Wol Euler: how's the lag?
Hokon Cazalet: better
Hokon Cazalet: something was attacking or accessing my computer
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler: O.O
Hokon Cazalet: ty
Hokon Cazalet struggles through a sea of lag...
Wol Euler: hello zen
Sunshine Vayandar: I wonder what that was
Sunshine Vayandar: hi Zen ;)
Sunshine Vayandar struggles through a sea of lag...
Hokon Cazalet: dunno, i saw the program name in my tasks manager as VS80-blah blah blah something
Zen Arado: Hi All
Hokon Cazalet: hi =)
Sunshine Vayandar: oh I can't see the anim - for this gesture
Wol Euler: probably "vs80comntools"
Hokon Cazalet: wasnt that but was some really long sequence of numbers and letters
Hokon Cazalet: VS80-sp1
Hokon Cazalet: oh well, gone now =)
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Wol Euler: we were talking about public transport and flying cars :)
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Zen Arado: doesn't work for me
Zen Arado: public transport
Wol Euler: not accessible?
Zen Arado: no
Hokon Cazalet: i like public transit, i dont use it much, but i love trains
Hokon Cazalet: aw =(
Zen Arado: can get on trains though
Hokon Cazalet: hehe ty sunshine
Sunshine Vayandar: yw ;)
Hokon Cazalet <3 creme eggs
Sunshine Vayandar: Easter transport
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Zen Arado: ty Sun
Sunshine Vayandar: you can also eat it
Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Hokon Cazalet: MINE O.O
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Zen Arado: didn't buy myself ans Easter egg yet
Hokon Cazalet: aw me either
--BELL--
Zen Arado: so much chocolate
Hokon Cazalet: i dont have much money, but if i buy eggs, itll be those creme eggs for sure
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Zen Arado: but...once in a while
Hokon Cazalet: chocolate hurts my gums =(
Zen Arado: oh no...too much...
Zen Arado: not the creme eggs..
Sunshine Vayandar: ;) we have marshmellow eggs everywhere in town
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler has had a chocolate easter rabbit
Hokon Cazalet: !
Zen Arado: yeh could get one of those
Hokon Cazalet: i have too, but its always the hollow ones
Zen Arado: pab is upsetting my diet
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler grins.
Zen Arado: had to buy a pizza this week
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Sunshine Vayandar: is it PaB's fault?
Zen Arado: cos they talked aout them for an hour last week
Hokon Cazalet: lol
Wol Euler: heheheheheh
Zen Arado: Storm was showing flying pizzas
Hokon Cazalet: i missed that sadly =(
Sunshine Vayandar: hehe and now it's chocolates
Hokon Cazalet <3 pizza
Zen Arado: with pepperoni too sigh
Hokon Cazalet: pepperoni!!!
Sunshine Vayandar: flying pizzas and chocolate egg cars
Hokon Cazalet: hehe sunshine
Wol Euler: mmmmmmm
Sunshine Vayandar: hmm pizzas ;)
Zen Arado: all high fat :(
Sunshine Vayandar: let's talk about vegetables
Hokon Cazalet: i get paid next thursday, so i can buy pizza & creme eggs then
Zen Arado: yeh but ...
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Hokon Cazalet: fat is good, the next ice age is soon ya know
Zen Arado: I'm doing a course on that
Hokon Cazalet: i like fruit alot
Hokon Cazalet: not so much veggies
Zen Arado: supposed to be a third of our diet
Hokon Cazalet: i like potatos though
Zen Arado: fruit and veg
Hokon Cazalet: hehe its about 1% of mine
Zen Arado: thinks few people achieve that
Hokon Cazalet: probably 60% meats, 30 dairy, 10% soda
Hokon Cazalet: least not americans like me in the midwest
Wol Euler: I eat less than that too, but not so much meat
Hokon Cazalet: peppers!
Wol Euler: cereals are probably the bulk of my diet (wheat, rice, potatoes)
Zen Arado: it affects your health eventually
Sunshine Vayandar: here in SA - ppl eat meat meat meat
Hokon Cazalet: yup it does zen
Wol Euler nods.
Hokon Cazalet: another reason why i wont call myself wise :)
Zen Arado: funny but we only start doing something when t's too late
Sunshine Vayandar: ;)
Hokon Cazalet: yup zen
Wol Euler: 42.
Hokon Cazalet: typical life of an animal, live in the moment, of his passions
Hokon Cazalet: 42!
Wol Euler: mmhmm
Hokon Cazalet: humans may have the mind of an angel, but has the belly of an animal still
Wol Euler: thank god for that! :)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Sunshine Vayandar: brb
Wol Euler: I imagine angelic life being perhaps "perfect" but seriously lacking in joy
Hokon Cazalet: aw
Zen Arado: some fruit and vegs are delicious too
Hokon Cazalet: i should eat more fruit
Hokon Cazalet: maybe i switch from soda to OJ
Hokon Cazalet: then eventually to water
Zen Arado: got an orange kick atm
Wol Euler: that would be very good, hokon
Zen Arado: mmmmm
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler: the corn syrup in soda is probably the single worst thing in our diets
Hokon Cazalet: yup
Hokon Cazalet: and i feel my clothing getting tighter too lol
Zen Arado: yeh very high sugar
Hokon Cazalet: im wearing mountian dew!
Sunshine Vayandar: back
Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
Wol Euler: wb
Sunshine Vayandar: ty ;)
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Sunshine Vayandar: so we are getting ready to send Woly into the big apple
Hokon Cazalet: cool =)
Sunshine Vayandar: apple - that is also healthy ;)
Hokon Cazalet wonders why its called that
Hokon Cazalet: i like apples
Sunshine Vayandar: no idea
Zen Arado: thought it was the Beatles
Wol Euler: :)
Zen Arado: Apple Recording?
--BELL--
Wol Euler: The earliest citation for "big apple" is the 1909 book The Wayfarer in New York, by Edward Martin, writing: "Kansas is apt to see in New York a greedy city. . . . It inclines to think that the big apple gets a disproportionate share of the national sap"
Wol Euler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
Sunshine Vayandar: Gotta go - have a great trip Wol - byebyee all happy easter ;)
Wol Euler: this is my favourite part of living in the future: the internet
Hokon Cazalet: bye sunshine =)
Wol Euler: bye sun, take care!
Sunshine Vayandar: take care guys ;)
Zen Arado: bye Sun:)
Hokon Cazalet: im so glad i got the internet, has let me self-educate quite a bit
Wol Euler nods.
Hokon Cazalet: when i head back to school this fall . . . ill be so overprepared
Wol Euler grins.
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Wol Euler: good, put a fright up those teachers
Zen Arado: philosophy?
Hokon Cazalet: yup
Hokon Cazalet: gonna try to get a PhD after i finish undergrad education (probably do grad school in europe)
Wol Euler: great :)
Zen Arado: great
Zen Arado: I should rty a Ph D
Zen Arado: but too lazy now
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Wol Euler grins.
Zen Arado: I enjoyed the MA
Hokon Cazalet: what did you get it in?
Zen Arado: though hard work
Zen Arado: Political philos
Hokon Cazalet: cool =)
Wol Euler: :)
Zen Arado: dissertation was called 'Foundations of Libertarianism and Communitarianism'
Hokon Cazalet: cool
Wol Euler: sound enthralling :)
Hokon Cazalet: (hehe i actually have a basic idea what those are =P)
Zen Arado: I've forgotten :)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: i was biiig into politics in high school, not so much now
Zen Arado: lots of stuff about John Rawls
Hokon Cazalet: ive heard of him =)
Wol Euler nods.
Zen Arado: "Liberal and Communitarian Foundations"
Hokon Cazalet: oh ok
Zen Arado: that's what it was
Wol Euler: I've been watching Michael Sandel's series of Harvard lectures on justice on youtube
Wol Euler: highly recommended
Hokon Cazalet: was wondering why liberalism was absent in the title if john rawls was a big topic
Hokon Cazalet: cool, havent heard of him before
Wol Euler: http://www.justiceharvard.org/
Zen Arado: yes
Zen Arado: forgot to watch that
Wol Euler: he's great: both entertaining and challenging. I imagine his students revere him
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Zen Arado: ABSTRACT This dissertation was developed from themes that are found in the first two chapters of Daniel Bell's book "Communitarianism and its Critics". I do not try to determine directly whether the communitarian criticisms of liberalism are valid, but use and develop these themes in order to establish whether a political system can most advantageously be based on minimal assumptions of personhood, community traditions, universal rules, or some combination of these. In Chapter 1, this leads to considering the concept of a person as described by John Rawls in his "original position" thought experiment. I argue that though there are difficulties with the abstract nature of this concept, as highlighted by Sandel and others, if it is used in the right way it provides a useful foundational political starting point.
Wol Euler: oh, the same Sandel?
Zen Arado: beginning of my abstract
Hokon Cazalet: cool
Zen Arado: yep
Wol Euler: WOW
Hokon Cazalet: sounds interesting
Wol Euler: ha, in my family we call this "the New Yorker effect" :)
Zen Arado: In Chapter 2 Walzer's pluralist distributive system is compared against that of Rawls, and his contention that shared meanings within a society provide a better foundation than abstract universal rules is considered. I argue that shared meanings are difficult to determine without the use of a concept like Rawls's original position. The idea that we need to be able to step back a little from societal problems to see solutions more clearly, and just how much "critical distance" is necessary is debated in this chapter. I conclude that Walzer's system would be impractical and inferior to that of Rawls.
Wol Euler: upon discovering something entirely new, you will look around you and see it a dozen times the next hour :)
Hokon Cazalet: hm havent heard of walzer
Zen Arado: Chapter 3 continues the search for foundations by looking at the ideas of Richard Rorty that are derived from pragmatism, postmodernism and Saussurian linguistics. Although I find the linguistic ideas, and the pragmatic sensibleness of locating political and moral values according to consensus within a community plausible, I argue that Rorty's extension of these ideas becomes just too amorphous and contingent. A better system would be one that provides a foundation in the traditions and intuitions of a community, but also provides a way in which they can be evaluated and revised by logical argumentation, and, I conclude, the best attempt at this so far is found in Rawls's Political Liberalism.
Hokon Cazalet: hehe wol
Zen Arado: I loved Rorty
Hokon Cazalet: i havent heard much of his ideas, i know he is a post-analytic thinker though
Zen Arado: though I plumped for Rawls in the end
Hokon Cazalet: (maybe im wrong hehe, maybe he was continental)
Zen Arado: yep
Hokon Cazalet: cool
Zen Arado: very controversial
Zen Arado: 'Contingency, Irony and Solidarity' is a great book
Zen Arado: he is a Neo=Pragmatist
Hokon Cazalet: yup i remember thast label
Zen Arado: well that was the abstract
Hokon Cazalet: hehe i need to get back to school
Hokon Cazalet: i liked it
--BELL--
Wol Euler: ty, zen
Zen Arado: if you ever want to read the rest...
Hokon Cazalet: im not as big into political philosophy so much anymore, but if i do feel like reading it, ill definitely ask you; thank you for sharing the abstract, i liked it =)
Wol Euler: actually yes, I do :) it's probably beyond me but I would like to have a look
Zen Arado: or blah blah blah as Sun would say ...:)
Wol Euler: I've read summaries and commentaries of Rawls' works, and generally agree :) but I found Natural Justice too hard to read
Zen Arado: I'll put it as a Google doc maybe and give the URL to anyone wants to read it
Wol Euler: great!
Hokon Cazalet: i in general agree with liberalism, but havent read anything on it, nor read rawls directly (not yet anyways)
Hokon Cazalet: Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!
Zen Arado: 'The Theory of Justice' is a long turgid book
Wol Euler: ha! thank you! :)))
Hokon Cazalet: im used to that, having read kant's books
Zen Arado: very few actually read the whole thing
Wol Euler: good to know :)
Wol Euler: reassuring
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Zen Arado: too much philosophy is derived from lone intellectuals who develop grand theories
Zen Arado: communitarians argue that it shoud evolve naturally from community values
Zen Arado: the ideas are too abstract
Hokon Cazalet: yeah, that seems to be a theme ive found in communalistic politics, the notion of a more natural politic
Zen Arado: think I argued that Rawls could be considered a communitarian
Zen Arado: he stepped back a lot from the original position idea
Zen Arado: cos it was taken too literally and got so much criticism
Hokon Cazalet: i myself found an issue with that idea, or a way one could approach the original position that doesnt lead to liberalism
Hokon Cazalet: oh ok i didnt know that
Zen Arado: Sandel could be considered a communitarian
Hokon Cazalet: im unfamiliar with him
Zen Arado: 'Liberalism and the Limits of Justice' is his famous book
Hokon Cazalet: ok
Zen Arado: worth reading
Wol Euler makes a note
Hokon Cazalet: whats the book about? (or is the title pretty much what the book is about?)
Zen Arado: must look up his talks on BBC
Hokon Cazalet likes BBC =)
Zen Arado: I have the book here
Zen Arado: but better to look up in Amazon :)
Hokon Cazalet: cool =) i got quite a few philosophy books around me myself, in my messy room =)
Hokon Cazalet: recently bought two
Zen Arado: he attacks liberalism
Hokon Cazalet: from which perspective (or just skeptical)?
Wol Euler: that surprises me
Wol Euler: or is it a case of liking the ideas but hating the word? :)
Hokon Cazalet: hehe
Hokon Cazalet: i myself love to critique my own ideas and authors i like
Hokon Cazalet: (patricide is common in philosophy lol)
Zen Arado: yes of course
Zen Arado: I would disagree with a lot of what I wrote in that dissertation
Hokon Cazalet: but was his critiqque just a skeptical one, or was he arguing in favor of another position as better (or less flawed)?
Hokon Cazalet: hehe =)
Wol Euler: ha! interesting. Why?
Hokon Cazalet: looking back on my older ideas, i disagree with quite a bit of it also
Zen Arado: he finds Liberalism too individualistic
Zen Arado: need more of a sense of community
--BELL--
Hokon Cazalet: brb potty
Zen Arado: ' Liberals are accused by communitarians of fruitlessly trying to find abstract universal values rather than admit that values are historically and socially dependent.'
Wol Euler nods thoughtfully
Zen Arado: that's the crux
Zen Arado: gosh ..find it hard to understand my own dissertation now
Zen Arado: :)
Wol Euler: :)
Zen Arado: it's different when you are really steeped in the stuff
Wol Euler: yep
Wol Euler: as with anything, really
Wol Euler: even physical things, body memory fades too
Zen Arado: would be interesting for me to reconsider my own ideas
Zen Arado: nowadays a more collaborative appraoch can be used
Zen Arado: opens it out with the ideas of others
Wol Euler nods.
Wol Euler: my dears, I must go. I'm travelling in two hours and have some getting-ready to do
Zen Arado: Rorty adapts these ideas into a political philosophy that prefers "ongoing redescription" and "conversational dialogue" provided by "poets and utopian revolutionaries". Clinging to old words and their meanings can limit progress, he claims
Wol Euler: please continue, this is fascinating. I'll post the log sometime this week.
Zen Arado: Rorty ideas
Wol Euler: bye for now!
Zen Arado: bye Wol
Zen Arado: have a good trip :)
Hokon Cazalet: aw she just left
Zen Arado: Yeh :(
Zen Arado: what kind of philosophy interst you Hokon?
Hokon Cazalet: im more into epistemology and ethics
Zen Arado: ok good
Hokon Cazalet: currently looking at phenomenology (husserl's variant) as a way to explore those topics
Zen Arado: lots of ethics comes into polotical phil too
Hokon Cazalet: yup
Zen Arado: yeh
Zen Arado: think I used Husserl and Heidegger when considering the idea of foundations
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Hokon Cazalet: ive read heidegger's being & time (the whole thing hehe) last year
Zen Arado: must try to read my books on phenom again
Zen Arado: I have it but...
Hokon Cazalet: those are the books i bought recently, two husserl books
Zen Arado: only read bits
Hokon Cazalet: yeah its a pretty long read
Zen Arado: and not easy either
Hokon Cazalet: yup
Zen Arado: I never had time to read complete books doing the dissertation
Hokon Cazalet: yeah i can see how'd that would be an issue =(
Zen Arado: you tend to look for the bit you need
Hokon Cazalet: yup
Zen Arado: get the main idea..
Zen Arado: no time for nothing...sigh..
Hokon Cazalet: yup =(
Zen Arado: I better go
Hokon Cazalet: i got a friend in grad school right now, he tells me he has zippo time for anything
Hokon Cazalet: aw okies
Hokon Cazalet: nice chatting with you
Zen Arado: yeh nice talking to you too
Hokon Cazalet: =)
Zen Arado: bye :)
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