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17-08-2012, 03:47 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(17-08-2012 02:15 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  ...fucking primitives. Big Grin

Says the guy with Immanuel Kant No
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17-08-2012, 07:20 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(17-08-2012 03:47 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 02:15 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  ...fucking primitives. Big Grin

Says the guy with Immanuel Kant No

No wonder we don't get along. Big Grin

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17-08-2012, 07:49 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(17-08-2012 07:20 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 03:47 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  Says the guy with Immanuel Kant No

No wonder we don't get along. Big Grin

Germany and Australia... 2 countries that haven't produced a decent philosopher. I mean, you have 2 copies of Nietzsche, too...

Kant came close, but got it so wrong. He opted for black and white, when humanity exists in varying shades of grey. For Kant, we can never tell a lie (the universality of our actions) because we wouldn't want lying to be what everyone does. Yeah, so how about: I will lie for defensive purposes or to protect someone's feelings, but I will never lie to cause deliberate harm. I'm happy if that were universally complied with by everyone. But noooooo.... Kant doesn't like shades of grey.

His categorical imperative was designed for all moral agents: humans, angels and God. We must all work from the same position, else we are not morally good. Kant expected too much from humanity and, if a principle can't be followed, it isn't a principle that can be (or should be) applied.

Nazi officer: I say, Dutch householder, are there any Jews hidden in your property?
Dutchman: Why yes, sir.

Kant approves of the above situation.

I don't. And I don't approve of Kant.
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17-08-2012, 08:12 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
by now, all books in suitcases... no books at computer... here at work I have papers around it, books are made of paper... does that count?

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17-08-2012, 03:17 PM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(17-08-2012 07:49 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  I don't. And I don't approve of Kant.

The categorical imperative is my Gwynnies, absolute to the relative. And his good will is my moral will. But the name of god cannot be communicated, it must be lived; and you ain't living no life of gwynnite. :/

You don't hafta like the guy. I love the guy. Just like me, in a way. Nietzsche was recommended. :/

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17-08-2012, 03:44 PM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
Harper's Illustrated Handbook of Cats
Nanny Diaries
All my patients are Under the Bed
Memoirs of a Cat Doctor
101 Essential Tips Cat care revolution
The Superior cat

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17-08-2012, 03:45 PM
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(17-08-2012 03:44 PM)Red Tornado Wrote:  Harper's Illustrated Handbook of Cats
Nanny Diaries
All my patients are Under the Bed
Memoirs of a Cat Doctor
101 Essential Tips Cat care revolution
The Superior cat

No catalogues?

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17-08-2012, 03:52 PM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(17-08-2012 03:45 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 03:44 PM)Red Tornado Wrote:  Harper's Illustrated Handbook of Cats
Nanny Diaries
All my patients are Under the Bed
Memoirs of a Cat Doctor
101 Essential Tips Cat care revolution
The Superior cat

No catalogues?

Birds & Biooms (November '11)
Birds & Biooms (November '11)

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19-08-2012, 02:22 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
Red Tornado: Do you like cats by any chance? Big Grin

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19-08-2012, 08:20 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
effective java second edition
JavaScript the good parts
ITIL foundation handbook
Maybe yes, maybe no (Dan Barker)
JQuery cookbook
Wild guide to Moreton Bay

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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