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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 2, Part 3

By: Patrick   My comment did indeed steer the evening’s discussion into a new and unexpected direction. It was notable that very little time was actually spent discussing the question that I had posed, for with a kind of painful … Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 2, Part 2

By: Patrick   So anarchism was the theme for today’s meeting. Leading proceedings was Pietro DeMarco, a bearded bankrupt with badly bloated bowels. Perhaps my alliterative goals have done something of an injustice to Pietro, so I should probably try and … Continue reading

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Sea

By: everylittlething   Babar and Celeste, in a hot air balloon, survey the tiny houses, the field patterns and all of the pieces which make up the everyday patchwork of our lives, “And there was the sea, the great blue sea,” … Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 2, Part 1

By: Patrick   Artie died today. Or, maybe yesterday, I don’t know. The email from the secretary wasn’t clear. And I didn’t know Artie well enough to consider the details worth chasing up. A lot of our members seem to … Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 1, Part 3

By: Patrick   Our final member that morning came in shortly afterwards. Luciano Corallo was one of Joey’s most devoted disciples. Young, handsome, passionate, he was one of the more militant enforcers of the primacy of the interpersonal in philosophy groups. … Continue reading

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Franchise Success

By: Lydia Crow   “Well I do declare,” Said the man in first with a bowler hat And a rigid smile like the Cheshire cat, “That this here train has got it right.” “I quite agree,” Said the businessman with … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #7)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: What about marginal cases, in which the person is – arguably – incapable of loving, such as a miscarried baby, or a person in a ‘persistent vegetative state’? … Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 1, Part 2

By: Patrick   Joey generally refused to eat or drink at the places we hung out. When put on the spot by a particularly insistent waitress, he would begrudgingly order some green tea or something, but generally he would order nothing. … Continue reading

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Frost

By: everylittlething   Frost matches snow for its ability to purify countryside and town.  Like most people,  I love the snow – the first real snow of the season is a source of great excitement.  Those people who tell you … Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Life: Chapter 1, Part 1

By: Patrick   We never really worked. Work was for bums, not philosophers. Bertrand Russell’s In Praise of Idleness was our Bible. We got by, well admittedly we got by largely as we were all retired having worked bloody hard … Continue reading

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