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by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

Intention is prime. As is the interpretation of the speech act. Some might judge the exclamation 'Holy Fucking Christ' to be 'inappropriate'. The words in and of themselves are not bad or good. Conceptually elaborating the concrete: Gratuitous blasphemy is actually inappropriate in practically all ...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2674
Views: 239835

Re: Music

As if you knew the real Lou.

In the olden days movies were the model for proper countenance and behavior.

Gehrig was a hero.

Gehrig was famous for his work ethic.

Do you see the implications?
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

Name a situation and you can come up with lots of appropriate and inappropriate words. :roll: Of course, but then it gets too busy for words. Non-verbal communication complications. Let’s say you’re in church, if you’re a church goer. - Inappropriate words, according to that situation, would be bla...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

Name a situation and you can come up with lots of appropriate and inappropriate words.
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2674
Views: 239835

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_796FY_rQA

There'll be trains of blossoms
(There'll be trains of blossoms)
There'll be trains of music
(There'll be muuuusic)
There'll be trains of trust, trains of golden dust
Come along and surry on sweet trains of thought
Surry on down
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2674
Views: 239835

Re: Music

I didn't know the Lou Gehrig of 'Lou Gehrig's disease' was a baseball player. A different take on Pachelbel's Canon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Akxduexqug That’s but one disadvantage of not knowing American culture. The heartbreak of this famous movie scene binds a lot of boyhoods together. h...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

And so we take each incident of speech as a standalone for evaluation in the moment. That’s not really necessary in order to accurately apprehend every situation, as many folks live by customs that have become habit. The trick is apprehending the appropriateness of when to break tradition, which is...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

Depends on definition of 'bad'. See thefreedictionary.com. There are 16 definitions of the word 'bad'. 'Bad' use of words can mean the speaker's intentions are in BAD 1: immoral, evil,disagreeable, unpleasant or disturbing, injurious in effect; detrimental. Or simply in BAD2 words are used: poorly,...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Groupies
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Groupies

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:44 am
yet, will no one adore knob collectors...

-Imp
Groupies are known suck-ups, which can be good or bad.
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

Bad is defined as inappropriate to a particular situation.

“When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ”
― Mae West
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Groupies
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Groupies

I am shocked to realize how many groupies exist in ones everyday life...i always thought they were reserved for the ultra famous...as in...rock stars and shit. The art's district where I live is swarming with them. Adoration of artists is common. How Strange. Folks also adore philosophers, scientis...
by Walker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Bad Words"
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: "Bad Words"

... so what do you think? Words are made good or bad by the situation, not the intent of the speaker. Those who have put foot in mouth have tasted this truth. Good or bad refers to appropriateness. Inappropriate words are bad. Appropriate words are good. Appropriate is defined by true apprehension ...
by Walker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2674
Views: 239835

Re: Music

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Pretty nothing sort of noise. Like Hall and Oates.
You’re a quick one.

I suspect those folks function at a high level: intellectually, emotionally, and detachedly.
by Walker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?
Replies: 216
Views: 1847

Re: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?

Many words is smoke that hides the fire. This sounds sooo exciting, what could the 'fire' be? By the way, your few words revealed nothing. The son went to his father and said, “Chief Many Words, where does your name come from?” The chief said, “My father was Chief Singing Crow. When he was born his...
by Walker
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Message to the UN
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Message to the UN

Full text: Trump's 2017 U.N. speech transcript
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/1 ... ipt-242879

This sounds like Steve Miller's brevity.