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オットーさんさん: Absurdity
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サイト紹介文哲学の大学院生です。 オクスフォードの教科書に従いつつ、毎日英語で日記を書いています。
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  • 23/09/2017 The right to be wrong
  • It always interests me how people take the trouble to talkabout what they have read in Englishand just by doing so, they make it c
    lear that they can't read in English.人が英語で読んだものについてわざわざ語り、まさにそうするこ
    とによって自分は英語が読めないということを明らかにするのを見ると、私はいつも面白いなあ
    と思う。 [続きを読む]
  • 22/09/2017 An evanescent despair
  • These days, I wake up only to find myself overwhelmed by a deep sense of despair: "Why do I have to do this when I know that
    there is going to be nothing satisfying in the future? It makes no sense". But the feeling is somehow gone after I have met a
    nd talked with friends, students or colleagues in the afternoon.近頃の午前中の気分は生きていたって何もいいこ
    とがないのになぜこれをやらないといけな [続きを読む]
  • 21/09/2017 Ideals
  • He seems to have thought, "He is not worth sparing my time for". However, all I can say is that I don't know what t
    o do, for he only tells me to strive for an ideal of which he cannot show me an example.「こいつに時間をかけても仕方
    がない」と思われてしまったようである。だが、理想的な形を示せないのに、それを目指せと言
    われても、私にはどうすればいいのかわからないのである。 [続きを読む]
  • 18/09/2017 Theory and practice
  • There are many things which are feasible in theory but which cannot be done for some reason I don't know. Nothing is more fru
    strating than them, I guess.理論的には実行可能なのに、よくわからない理由で実際には実行できないこ
    とがたくさんある。思うに、これほどイライラすることはない。 [続きを読む]
  • 16/09/2017 In one's teens
  • While many renowned philosophers are said to have begun their philosophical endeavour in their teens, all I remember doing in my t
    eens is to play tennis every day.10代の時に哲学を始めたと言われる有名な哲学者は多いが、私が10代でや
    ったと覚えていることは毎日テニスをしたことだけである。 [続きを読む]
  • 14/09/2017 How to learn English sentences by heart
  • I have a textbook about English writing which tells me to write a process paragraph: that is, a paragraph about a process for doin
    g something successfully. As I have never succeeded in anything remarkable, this task bothers me very much. Yet I have been studyi
    ng English earnestly at least for five years and this experience of mine might be worth sharing with you. So today I would like to
    write abo [続きを読む]
  • 13/09/2017 My sleeping routine
  • Lately, I have had difficulty in getting to sleep and wanted to deal with it. It sometimes occurs when the seasons are changing. I
    checked several websites and read books about it and most of them tell me that it is advisable to establish asleeping routine so
    that I will be likely to sleep after it.Here is mine. First, I have a fairly hot bath. Second, I do some yoga to relax my body mus
    cles. [続きを読む]
  • 12/09/2017 How I prepared for a graduate school entrance exam.
  • I quit the company in March 2015, and I passed the entrance examination in July. How did I prepare for it? First, I contacted the
    professor who would be my supervisor and asked him to tell me what books I should read before I could be sure I was well prepared
    for it. I also asked him to introduce to me a student who might give me good advice. As a result, shortly after I quit the job, I
    had a deta [続きを読む]
  • 11/09/2017 An act of hospitality
  • I would like to write about an act of hospitality that I experienced one day. I went to a Korean barbeque restaurant in Shibuya wi
    th some of my friends. After that, one of us said she wanted to eat chips. So I recalled a bar where we could eat delicious chips.
    It is called Hibiya Bar. There were three Hibiya Bars in Shibuya at that time, so we went to one of them. We skimmed through the
    menu, only [続きを読む]
  • 10/09/2017 An ideal teacher
  • A good English teacher for me is a teacher who not only gives a meaningful lecture but also escorts his or her students as they st
    udy English. For example, these teachers make a study plan for each of the students in the light of their goal and see to it that
    they stick to the schedule. They will also listen attentively to their problems and guide them along the right way. Suppose a stud
    ent says t [続きを読む]
  • 09/09/2017 On writing about a person
  • I am hard pressed to write an article about a famous person or a talent I know. This assignment was given to me in a textbook of E
    nglish writing. It is not that I cannot think of such a person, but that I cannot make a summary about them. They all have a lot o
    f aspects. For example, I tried to write about one of my friends who has a good sense of humour, but he shows his sense of humour
    in so many [続きを読む]
  • 08/09/2017 B. F. Skinner
  • B. F. Skinner is a psychologist whose work I believe is worth respecting. He was a behaviourist. Behaviourism is a school of psych
    ology. Behaviourists believe that it is necessary that psychologists only use data that can be obtained objectively. And according
    to them, behaviours are such data. Skinner was a behaviourist who not only invented a new way of doing research in the behaviouri
    st traditi [続きを読む]
  • 07/09/2017 On being famous
  • I have a textbook about English writing by Oxford, which put this question to me: "What makes people famous?" At first g
    lance, It seems to me that being famous is being known to more people than you know. But there is surely more to it than that. Tak
    e a headteacher of a primary school for example. They are known to their students and to their parents. Moreover, they don't
    know all of them. Therefo [続きを読む]
  • 06/09/2017 London
  • London is a city that I want to visit again. It is the capital of the U.K., and I hear that most Japanese pronounce it wrong. I vi
    sited it when I was sixteen, without knowing how to pronounce the name correctly. Sadly, I don't remember much about it. But
    I remember a few things. I was sneered at by a group of Londoners. I guess we are of much the same age. "Banzaaai!" they
    said to me, with a giggl [続きを読む]
  • 05/09/2017 A notebook
  • I have a notebook by Rhodia. It's so small that you can carry it in your pocket. Its cover is orange. The logo is written in
    black. It contains 80 sheets. Each sheet is white and squared and has perforations so that it can be torn off easily. I use it to
    write down new English words I encounter while reading, speaking or watching videos. For every word, I copy from the dictionary it
    s spelling, pro [続きを読む]
  • 04/09/2017 A Grammar
  • I have an English grammar book called A New Guide To English Grammar. I feel attached to it. I bought it when I was sixteen. At th
    at time, I respected and had confidence in a teacher. One day, he advised me to buy a grammar which would help me even after I ent
    ered university and he recommended it. The next day saw me in a book store. It could be said it is the first specialized book that
    I got in [続きを読む]
  • 03/09/2017 Summer had gone before I knew.
  • Summer has gone, or at least, so it seems.It has been fairly cold for several days.Higurashi is a kind of cicada which is known to
    sing towards the end of summer. I heard them singing yesterday. Summer is over, to my unspeakable joy.夏が去った。いや少
    なくとも、そのように見える。夏にしてはそれなりに涼しい日が続いている。夏の終わりに鳴く
    と知られているヒグラシが鳴いているのを昨日聞いた。夏が終わ [続きを読む]
  • 02/09/2017 Luck and fit
  • Lucky is the word, I believe. Lately, I have wanted to rebuild my wardrobe. My clothes are mostly what I bought about five years a
    go, so I think it would be appropriate to replace them with gear which enables me to look my age. I looked for advice on the Inter
    net. There are many YouTube channels about how a man should be dressed.Everyone says that you should nail the fit. How do I do it?
    They s [続きを読む]
  • 01/09/2017 What to teach?
  • What to teach? When you are a teacher on a one-on-one basis, this question, which at first sight might not seem difficult, is one
    of the most difficult that can be asked. For a teacher on a one-on-one basis has to strike a balance between what the student want
    s to know and what you believe is necessary. If you only teach what students say they want to know, the lesson is liable to get th
    em nowhe [続きを読む]
  • 31/08/2017 Comrades
  • For me, the word comrade has a special ring to it. I encountered it when I was reading a novel called Animal Farm by Geroge Orwell
    . It was recommended by an English teacher for English learners who want to enhance their reading skill. It made such an impressio
    n on me that I started to read his other novels. In Animal Farm, the leader of the animals in the farm calls others comrades. He l
    ed them to [続きを読む]