Being polite and saying hello

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Being polite and saying hello

Post by Maffei » September 8th, 2017, 8:01 am

Hello thinkers

These cerimonial do not make my type, but there it goes.

I thought that a serious, active and exclusively philosophical forum did not exist, since I had already searched on Google and Yahoo and found no more than inactive or spiritualists foruns. I had to quench this philosophical thirst at a Chicago forum from Yahoo that also does face-to-face meetings. Unfortunately I can not participate in them because I am a little distant (5221 miles). Part of the problem was solved because I set up a presencial philo café here in São Paulo (Brazil). It is very very exciting. In addition I was participating in a discussion group on Facebook, but there is a lot of mess and insult, so a woman told me of the Online Philosophy Club and I was amazed.

That's it

I also wanted to know if my post on the topic is still under analysis, since it has been 12 hours since I posted it. I read the rules and I believe I did not break any of them.

I am not yet fluent in English, but I only accept criticism about it if someone shows me that writes in Portuguese better than I write in English. :wink:

See you soon!

Maffei

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Re: Being polite and saying hello

Post by Empiricist-Bruno » September 9th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Welcome to the forum Madden.
A 12 hours wait is nothing here just as time is nothing to some people. Right now, the moderating is usually fast, I think. It isn't always fast. Yes, this place is special and I hope you are able to make it past the moderation period. How can you have such a hard time finding this site?
Yes, this site is fairly unique I believe.
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Re: Being polite and saying hello

Post by Maffei » September 12th, 2017, 8:41 am

Thanks for the reception, Bruno.

I couldn't get rid yet of this mode of thought named time. While I'm not an infinite being, my point of view is that of the anxious one.

But hey, why worry if what will be has already happened, isn't it?

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Re: Being polite and saying hello

Post by Steve3007 » September 12th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Welcome Maffei.
I am not yet fluent in English, but I only accept criticism about it if someone shows me that writes in Portuguese better than I write in English. :wink:
Good policy.

Agora que temos o Google Translate, não há desculpa para todos nós não nos comunicar em português. Aposto que a filosofia parece melhor naquele idioma do que em inglês.

Penso, logo existo.

Sim. Ele faz.

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Re: Being polite and saying hello

Post by SimpleGuy » September 15th, 2017, 9:20 am

One can at least avoid hazardous insulting and impoliteness via reformulation of answers in different philosophical or religious terms that are not always associated to you and do this in a polite and soft way. Every dissociative psychological community disorder , can then evolve in a peaceful and polite way if people don't take each other that serious.

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Re: Being polite and saying hello

Post by Maffei » September 28th, 2017, 8:31 am

Yes, SimpleGuy, it is by agreeing with what you said that sometimes I try to be polite even if that is not my nature. I do it because no one is obliged to accept me before knowing me, so politeness serves to a gradual and sensible approach.

I just have a bit of a nuisance about sheer politeness because it can end up emptying an argument of value. There seems to be an illusion that there is a purely technical way of speaking, devoided of deliberate guidance. In philosophical debates, I think it enriches the discussion if we sometimes "dress" one or another perspective and speak AS IF we think like it. I see no problem in this, since it is the knowledge I seek, not a given reputation.

When we fall into that extreme care so as not to confuse ourselves with the object, in a will to be worthy of scholarly consideration, we may be missing the opportunity to discover, as we discuss, how our human nature influences our argument. In any case, it is not possible to eliminate our valuation in the conversation, since the will to be correct and impartial is in itself a way of saying that my speech is better.

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