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The Diner / Re: Find out if you are good...or evil...
« Last post by greg on Today at 03:40:05 PM »
You two are dead-on. This is a fairly popular test, too.  :-\

Tbh I haven't heard of a satisfactory test for the other two traits, but the "trolley problem" (which I first heard about many years ago) still seems the most logical one for psychopathy.



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What's the Big Idea?

The famous "trolley problem" was a psychological experiment developed by Philippa Foot that involved a railway trolley headed toward five people who can't get out of the way. These people will die unless you, the subject of this experiment, decide to divert the trolley onto another track. That decision comes with a cost. There is another person stuck on that track as well, and that person will die. What do you do?

Well, most people have little difficulty making the "utilitarian" choice of choosing to kill one person instead of five. However, the philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson proposed a variation to the trolley problem, and the results of this test are quite different.

Thomson's variation is this: "You are standing behind a very large stranger on a footbridge above the tracks. The only way to save the five people is to heave the stranger over. He will fall to a certain death. But his considerable girth will block the trolley, saving five lives. Should you push him?"


The way I understood it-
don't hesitate to throw the guy: psychopath

hesitate, but throw the guy over anyways: normal

don't do anything: too empathetic to the point of backfiring
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ritter on Today at 03:24:08 PM »
Thanks for the "recommendation" (your post about this quartet). I can't say, like you, that it's my favorite string quartet (that would be the Schubert A minor or Schoenberg's No.2 or Haydn op.77/1 or Beethoven op.135)...but it is music I really enjoyed (especially the Allegretto) and I agree with your positive description of it. I plan to listen to his first quartet soon.

Sarge
Glad you enjoyed it!  :)
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As I posted earlier today, I really admire this piece, Sarge. I’d love to read your impressions of it, if you feel like sharing them.

Regards,

Thanks for the "recommendation" (your post about this quartet). I can't say, like you, that it's my favorite string quartet (that would be the Schubert A minor or Schoenberg's No.2 or Haydn op.77/1 or Beethoven op.135)...but it is music I really enjoyed (especially the Allegretto) and I agree with your positive description of it. I plan to listen to his first quartet soon.

Sarge
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 02:51:21 PM »
Interesting point: what is the plural of Boulez? It should be simply Boulez I think, from the French pluralization rules I learned. But is that right?

Thank god we were never faced with the question in real life!  :laugh:
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The combination of violin and double bass sounds wonderful, no doubt partly because of the Pythagorean tuning. The playing is immaculate: expressive and very conctroled. There’s some considerable variation too, variation of attack for example. The Machaut sequence ends with an enormous thing - a 7 minute long piece, where they use every trick in the book to hold your attention.  The de Vitry Transcriptions are no less impressive than the Machaut.

The music sometimes made me think of John Cage’s Appartment House performances by Irvine Arditti.

It’s tempting to say that these transcriptions are pointless, that you can just listen to the songs as intended. But in fact they are pleasing in a Cage way, which in itself is a bit surprising, and that’s justification enough I think.

If anyone finds the booklet online can they let me have a link please.
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That's harsh. That's really harsh. A Mompou blink for 100 Boulez?? Harsh.

200, at least.

 ;D ;D ;D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 02:38:25 PM »
Or as Cioran would put it: All Boulez'es are not worth one single Mompou's blinking of an eye.


That's harsh. That's really harsh. A Mompou blink for 100 Boulez?? Harsh.

200, at least.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ritter on Today at 02:38:13 PM »
Enescu String Quartet No.2 in G major, Op. 22, No. 2 played by the Ad Libitum Quartet

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-P0osFixZB0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-P0osFixZB0</a>


Sarge
As I posted earlier today, I really admire this piece, Sarge. I’d love to read your impressions of it, if you feel like sharing them.

Regards,
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Enescu String Quartet No.2 in G major, Op. 22, No. 2 played by the Ad Libitum Quartet

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-P0osFixZB0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-P0osFixZB0</a>


Sarge
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What a great idea you guys have given me  :D.

I aim to please.  :D

(Hahn could have subscribed  8) )
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