• Corvus
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    Any passing philosophical aphorisms, useful links, info or quotes? Put down in this thread.
  • 180 Proof
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    Is it 'trolling' to troll pseudo-questions, nonsense, bigotry or trolls? Re: neurosis of a meta-troll.
  • Corvus
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    Got a new book called "Young William James Thinking" by P.J. Croce. Didn't know William James was elder brother of the novelist Henry James until getting this book.

    An ideal bedtime reading.
  • Corvus
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    Ideas without experiments are empty, and experiments without ideas are blind. - Kant
  • Corvus
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    So, who is going to invent time machine, if ever?
  • Corvus
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    99.9% of my knowledge of the world is based on my indirect perceptions (internet media) and imagination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-tlZC7IUMQ
  • Amity
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    Thanks for posting Zucchero's 'Wonderful Life' :sparkle:
    Of course, life isn't always wonderful but music can make it so, for a moment at least.
    The lyrics talk about magic being everywhere - hmm.

    Music helps us be alone with our thoughts. It transports us to a magic world, to a place where everything becomes more tolerable. A place where we can cry until we dry up or smile until we’re sore.exploring your mind - the magic of music


    Wonderful Life
    Zucchero
    Here I go out to sea again
    The sunshine fills my hair
    And dreams hang in the air

    Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
    You know it feels unfair
    There's magic everywhere

    Look at me standing
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life

    The sun in your eyes
    The heat is in your hair
    They seem to hate you
    Because you're there

    I need a friend
    Oh I need a friend
    To make me happy
    Not stand here on my own

    Look at me standing
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life

    I need a friend
    Oh, I need a friend
    To make me happy
    I'm not so alone

    Look at me standing
    Here on my own again
    Up straight in the sunshine

    No need to run and hide
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to laugh and cry
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life

    No need to run and hide
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life
    No need to run and cry
    It's a wonderful, wonderful life

    Wonderful life
    Wonderful life
    Wonderful life

    Songwriters: Colin Vearncombe
    For non-commercial use only.
    Data from: Musixmatch
  • Corvus
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    Judgments presents problems of a serious nature to both psychology and metaphysics. - F. H. Bradley
  • Amity
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    “Research into ancient Greek music is pointless”—Giuseppe Verdi

    “Nobody has ever made head or tail of ancient Greek music, and nobody ever will. That way madness lies”—Wilfred Perrett

    Wrong !!

    At the root of all Western literature is ancient Greek poetry—Homer’s great epics, the passionate love poems of Sappho, the masterpieces of Greek tragedy and of comic theatre. Almost all of this poetry was or originally involved sung music, often with instrumental accomp­animent. Scholars are now in a position to reconstruct from surviving documents how Greek music actually sounded. By combining this knowledge with modern analogies and imaginative musicianship we may make a start at understanding why it was thought to exert such extraordinary power...

    ...Now that we can reconstruct some of the sung versions of this poetry in musical form, we are bound to ask the question: how did ancient Greek music affect or interact with the texts of poetry?
    Rediscovering Ancient Greek Music

    15 mins of video embedded - Greek poetry was accompanied by music. Reconstruction.
    At 10.40 - Text on stone with musical notations above. Wow.
  • Amity
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    Haven't had a chance to look at these.
    They're not exactly 'passing philosophical aphorisms' - why did you include them ?
    Not for the first time, wondering about the title and OP of the thread...

    Any passing philosophical aphorisms? Put down in this thread.Corvus

    Aphorism: a pithy observation which contains a general truth.

    On their own - can be thought provoking, so why not include a couple of sentences to express your thoughts ? For example, about:

    Judgments presents problems of a serious nature to both psychology and metaphysics. - F. H. BradleyCorvus
  • Corvus
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    Aphorism: a pithy observation which contains a general truth.

    On their own - can be thought provoking, so why not include a couple of sentences to express your thoughts ? For example, about:
    Amity

    Good point. Initially wanted it only for aphorisms, but then there were useful links for philosophy, songs and quotes, and they were all thrown in together too. Maybe better to separate them in separate threads?
  • Amity
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    Maybe better to separate them in separate threads?Corvus

    I don't know.
    I see some members have a single thread full of 'stuff' they enjoy...
  • Corvus
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    I was able to edit the title. :D
  • Corvus
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    I don't know.
    I see some members have a single thread full of 'stuff' they enjoy...
    Amity

    yeah, will see how it goes.
  • Amity
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    Nothing quite like an 'et al' :wink:
    Always reminds me of eat all you can get !
  • Corvus
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    Nothing quite like an 'et al' :wink:
    Always reminds me of eat all you can get !
    Amity

    :grin:
  • Amity
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    Well, here's an 'et al' to be getting on with...

    Combining my recent thoughts re Ancient Greek Music, the lyre and poetry.
    https://thephilosophyforum.com/discussion/comment/588322
    https://thephilosophyforum.com/discussion/comment/588329

    Really, I can't believe I didn't know this. Slowly it dawns.

    lyric (n.)
    "a lyric poem" (one suggestive of music or fit to be sung), 1580s, from French lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from Latin lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Greek lyrikos "singing to the lyre," from lyra (see lyre). Meaning "words of a popular song" is first recorded 1876.
    Origin and meaning of lyric
  • 180 Proof
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    ... my recent thoughts re Ancient Greek Music...Amity
    :fire:
    With this chorus the profound Greek, so uniquely susceptible to the subtlest and deepest suffering, who had penetrated the destructive agencies of both nature and history, solaced himself. Though he had been in danger of craving a Buddhistic denial of the will, he was saved through art, and through art life reclaimed him. — The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music
    :
    https://thephilosophyforum.com/discussion/comment/529241
  • Corvus
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    That reminded me that I have a book on the ancient Greek poetry. Will take out, and do some reading on it. The ancient Greek poetry also looks very interesting with rich and deep meanings.
  • Amity
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    Thanks for the reminder. Second time around, another poke with a stick to read that guy...

    Your quote from Nietzsche:
    Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?

    Let's dance :party:
    David Bowie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbD_kBJc_gI

    Perhaps warm up first:
    Fred Astaire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qsnf5pTl1Y

    Back twinges and mental fixations to be sorted out :smile:
  • Amity
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    Can you dance at the same time ? :wink:

    Zorbas Dance (Sirtaki) - Greek wedding Volos - ΦΕΡΑΙ PALACE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kele6tedo

    ***

    Start off on your own - others might join in. Or not. Just do it for fun :cool:
    Pre-Covid days.
    Bristol Zorba the Greek - Flash Mob Dance - Bristol March 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vByc0K1wHes
  • Corvus
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    Can you dance at the same time ? :wink:

    Zorbas Dance (Sirtaki) - Greek wedding Volos - ΦΕΡΑΙ PALACE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kele6tedo
    Amity

    I have not been dancing for years, now I am sure I would feel awkward. :blush:
    I used to like dancing when I used to pub crawling and pleasure seeking with the friends years ago. :nerd:
  • Amity
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    Dance Wherever You May Be, even if not a Shaker :party:

    A movement from Aaaron Copland's Apalachian Spring based upon the Shaker hymn The Lord of the Dance provides the mood for the bird video.

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sch4eqwizQU
  • Amity
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    Dance in your Living Room - Larkin McLean

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frD1EeP4cGY
  • Corvus
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    Dance Wherever You May Be, even if not a Shaker :party:
    Amity

    The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.

    Charles Baudelaire :wink:
  • Corvus
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    Life is a mortgage taken out from the universe, that will be squared with old age and death, or death.
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