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Welcome, Bree. It doesn't matter if you're tutored or not - join in and you'll see it's not as important to be schooled as it is to have the right attitude, which it seems you already do.

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*Mmm, brownies...* :)

I'd also second what Hugo said.

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MY Name is Dustin, I'm a Gemini and enjoy long walks on the beach, consuming as many legal and illegal substances as my body will take and discussing continental philosophy.

My interests include Collegiate policy debate, Indie music, the Beat generation, Da Ali G show and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Although my encounters with philosophy have been mostly via rhetoric classes (and as an undergrad I'm still forming my understandings of most authors) my influences include Foucault, Derrida, Butler, Hegel (sorta) and Marx (again sorta).

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Oh and Hugo linked me here via infidels, if anyone has any other boards of interest I'm open to exploring them as most people on infidels cant comprehend Continental thinkers and thus just call you a babbling idiot when you attempt to converse.

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Welcome, WaT. Hopefully the level and atmosphere here is more to your liking.

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Someone else likes Ali G? Great. Welcome Wat.

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Thank you both

Mosaic, I must say that Sacha Baron Cohen's ability to exploit cultural intersections for awkard humor is simply unmatchable.

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Welcome WaT, fellow Detroiter.

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Greetings, all, from the bottom of the Peach State.

I'm Barefoot Bree, yes-Bree-is-my-real-first-name, no-it's-not-short-for-anything, yes-I'm-usually-shoeless, did I miss anything? 8)

I wandered over here from Internet Infidels, with stops along the way in other forums. I'm frankly tired of the mindless babble and pointless posturing so common on many forums, and I'm very glad to find one with such a higher-minded outlook. I very much enjoyed Hugo's Introduction to Philosphy series when he was posting it on II, and my first priority is to dive back in and finish that series. And I'm looking forward to enjoying some fascinating deep discussions.

Not that I'll likely join in at first. I'm an untutored hick, never been to college, only just now sitting up and taking notice of the big wide intellectual world after shooting out a couple of puppies. Kids, I mean, children! :oops:

Will you let me listen in on your conversations if I keep you supplied with brownies? :wink:

Hey Bree. Sorry to miss your introduction post. You know the "G" icon that notifies you whenever there are new posts in forums? Sometimes that icon does not appear in my browser, and I think that's the reason why sometimes I miss some important posts, such as this one.

Ok, in all cases, welcome to the Galilean Library. Enjoy your posting here. I hope you will be one of our regular posters.

*Big hug* :)

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Hi I am Shardul..

umm..interests include mathematics, astrofizikz, fotografy, philosophie....

and i was led here when i was searching for material on free will and existentialism.

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Hi I am Shardul..

umm..interests include mathematics, astrofizikz, fotografy, philosophie....

and i was led here when i was searching for material on free will and existentialism.

Welcome Shardul. I hope you'll enjoy our forums.

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Hi I am Shardul..

umm..interests include mathematics, astrofizikz, fotografy, philosophie....

and i was led here when i was searching for material on free will and existentialism.

Out of interest, do you have any online sources for free will that I may care to look at?

Thanks

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This is Matt. I'm nineteen, going to college here in Sacramento. At present, the plan is to double-major in English and philosophy and minor in music, which selections are reflective of my interests and what I consider my areas of greatest potential. The notion of being an academician appeals to me, so it seems likely that I'll be in school for as long as I can, perhaps both as a teacher (of philosophy, I hope) and as a student.

You should know that I consider myself a Christian, one whose spirituality and devotion are of utmost concern, but I advise you to make as few assumptions regarding my beliefs as you can.

I prefer listening to speaking, and reading to writing, and I'm here primarily for my own growth and enlightenment, so I can't promise any profound contributions to the dialogue (not that I'm really capable of those anyway).

Pleased to meet you all.

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You're in Sacramento? That's where I'm from!! :cheers: Which college are you attending?

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American River College. After this upcoming sophomore year, I'll probably find myself at Sac State, finishing my undergraduate studies. The real question is where I'll go for grad school.

Where did you live in Sacramento?

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I took a class at ARC once, before I joined the Air Force. And my sister went to Sac State, I believe.

I lived near El Camino and Watt Ave. This was many years ago - I know it's much more crowded now than it was then.

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Lovely weather in Sacramento. :sunny:

I used to live in San Francisco. Too much fog, there.

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Welcome, the Apologist. I dont think you should worry about being 'profound' at all as opposed to just engaging in the spirit of what we're trying to do here.

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What do you consider that spirit to be, mosaic?

Bree: I live two minutes from that intersection. That's quite a coincidence.

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The spirit of the place can be best summed up by saying that we aim to foster an environment and community in which we can all learn from one another.

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This is Matt. I'm nineteen, going to college here in Sacramento. At present, the plan is to double-major in English and philosophy and minor in music, which selections are reflective of my interests and what I consider my areas of greatest potential. The notion of being an academician appeals to me, so it seems likely that I'll be in school for as long as I can, perhaps both as a teacher (of philosophy, I hope) and as a student.

You should know that I consider myself a Christian, one whose spirituality and devotion are of utmost concern, but I advise you to make as few assumptions regarding my beliefs as you can.

I prefer listening to speaking, and reading to writing, and I'm here primarily for my own growth and enlightenment, so I can't promise any profound contributions to the dialogue (not that I'm really capable of those anyway).

Pleased to meet you all.

Hello and welcome to the TGL.

If it is possible, then can you participate in light discussions in the Tavern? Obviously we are very pleased to have had you here and hope that you will stay and socialise with us.

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Thanks, Phil. Don't get me wrong; I do intend to participate, but I'm generally not given to posts of any substantial length. Laziness, maybe. :oops:

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Hello.

I'm Petra - an undereducated peasant from NZ.

My needs are as simple as my mind, and I aspire to be a "Postie" when I grow up.

I'll probably be fairly quiet - lurking and reading.

Thank you to Hugo for inviting me here.

Btw - Hugo is staying at my place in NZ at the moment, and today we admired a sleek black helicopter that came for my daughter. :o

Nice to meet you, and I look forward to learning from you all.

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Thanks, Phil. Don't get me wrong; I do intend to participate, but I'm generally not given to posts of any substantial length. Laziness, maybe. :oops:

You're welcome to post just a few lines in the Tavern! :)

Hello.

I'm Petra - an undereducated peasant from NZ.

My needs are as simple as my mind, and I aspire to be a "Postie" when I grow up.

I'll probably be fairly quiet - lurking and reading.

Thank you to Hugo for inviting me here.

Btw - Hugo is staying at my place in NZ at the moment, and today we admired a sleek black helicopter that came for my daughter.

Nice to meet you, and I look forward to learning from you all.

Welcome to the TGL, Petra.

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Hello.

I'm Petra - an undereducated peasant from NZ.

My needs are as simple as my mind, and I aspire to be a "Postie" when I grow up.

I'll probably be fairly quiet - lurking and reading.

Thank you to Hugo for inviting me here.

:welcome:

Feel free to use your smoking infant avatar, Petra. :mrgreen:

Btw - Hugo is staying at my place in NZ at the moment, and today we admired a sleek black helicopter that came for my daughter. :o

:shock:

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