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Binocular Buying Rules of Engagement — an opinion (1 Viewer)

Kammerdiner

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Just for yucks, I opened my Aristotle at random to page 847 and found this bit of wisdom:

That which is other in species is other than something in something, and this must belong to both; e.g. if it is an animal other in species both are animals.

Maybe it reads better in the original Greek, lol.

I remember looking on the website for that Orion. Has anyone actually seen one?
 

WJC

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Just for yucks, I opened my Aristotle at random to page 847 and found this bit of wisdom:

That which is other in species is other than something in something, and this must belong to both; e.g. if it is an animal other in species both are animals.

Maybe it reads better in the original Greek, lol.

I remember looking on the website for that Orion. Has anyone actually seen one?

I’m sure it does read better in Greek. But all that is “Greek” to me. That’s why I found the English version of more use to me. I find him very insightful ... at least in small doses. Hey, but what do you know? You sold your SE!

If my kids don't promise to use it with care and respect, I will have it buried with me. That way, on resurrection day, can be a show-off with "bragging rights." :cat:

Bill
 

etudiant

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Just for yucks, I opened my Aristotle at random to page 847 and found this bit of wisdom:

That which is other in species is other than something in something, and this must belong to both; e.g. if it is an animal other in species both are animals.

Maybe it reads better in the original Greek, lol.

I remember looking on the website for that Orion. Has anyone actually seen one?

Sounds to me like the translator was bored. Maybe look for a different translation to the one you have.
If Aristotle was so obviously BS, I don't think he would have survived the scholastics, those guys were not stupid.
 

WJC

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Sounds to me like the translator was bored. Maybe look for a different translation to the one you have.
If Aristotle was so obviously BS, I don't think he would have survived the scholastics, those guys were not stupid.

Hopefully, you meant ... ARE not stupid.8-P:cat:

Bill
 

StephenHampshire

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I’m sure it does read better in Greek. But all that is “Greek” to me. That’s why I found the English version of more use to me. I find him very insightful ... at least in small doses. Hey, but what do you know? You sold your SE!

If my kids don't promise to use it with care and respect, I will have it buried with me. That way, on resurrection day, can be a show-off with "bragging rights." :cat:

Bill

Bill, it does read better in (ancient) Greek. I studied Greek at school and have an "O" level in Ancient Greek-I got an A grade! I also have a Physics A level, and the practical involved using a grease spot photometer, which probably dates me somewhat. I always preferred Sophlocles to Aristotle anyway. If you are bored, try Googling "Monty Python Bruces' Philosophers Song" for a different view on Aristotle.
Steve
 

Kammerdiner

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Scholasticism was a philosophical school, and they are definitely in the "were" category.

That translation is by Sir W.D Ross so make of that what you will. I think whoever translates Aristotle, it usually comes out sounding like that. At least Plato could tell a funny story from time to time.

PS: I should cut Aristotle some slack. I can't read Henry James or Jane Austen either. Short attention span maybe. And in grad school I read every dang word Austen wrote, including her letters.
 
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WJC

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Scholasticism was a philosophical school, and they are definitely in the "were" category.

That translation is by Sir W.D Ross so make of that what you will. I think whoever translates Aristotle, it usually comes out sounding like that. At least Plato could tell a funny story from time to time.

Sorry, I thought he was speaking of all scholars. :cat:

Bill
 

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