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by Walker
Tue May 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2467
Views: 209026

Re: Music

Which side are you on? Natalie Merchant with the song's writer, Florence Reece, at the beginning. Fascinating video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SB0fc9CobQ On the same theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvFqVgz1AGo Anyone who goes into the mines has no choice about it, even when there are ...
by Walker
Tue May 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

Yes, I definitely grant you that. But what if, say, a hitman comes to your house seeking to kill one of your family members. He knocks on the door, and asks you if that individual is in the house. You know that they are upstairs, yet you also know that if you tell him that, he will end up killing t...
by Walker
Tue May 23, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

If your purpose is to fool people for one reason or another, then you lie.

Even a child understands that.
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: If Women Ruled The World
Replies: 129
Views: 1948

Re: If Women Ruled The World

I knew that. It shows how statistics can be skewed by those with an agenda. Plumbers often make a lot of money. Never seen a female plumber. Builders do too. Never seen a female builder. And yes, I know they exist, especially on American renovation TV shows (but only if they are blonde and attracti...
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1691

Re: another pointless thread...existential grousing

Impartial power.
When an ironist meets an intellectual.
Is the senator Left, or Right?
He speaks for himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f7A0RjkRnY
Can someone freshen up this Chivas?

:lol:
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

By the way did the adult inform the child of the truth, which is "santa" is just a human being dressed up as a fictional character, or did they try to infer to the child, through deleting, or giving false, information that "santa" is real as well as implying that there are different "santas"? To ke...
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What a Wonderful World
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: What a Wonderful World

Have never seen it sung like that. He really doesn't seem to look happy at all. Out of sorts. Yes, more complex - ta for the sharing. Another perspective... Before he says it’s a wonderful world, he says that he thinks to himself. That has two meanings. 1. He is observing the world, and he describe...
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

Fooling oneself is necessary for the one fooling oneself or else it wouldn’t happen.

*

American Irony.

Would you believe it could happen?
This fellow is actually a United States senator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcdIQRCoc10
by Walker
Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What a Wonderful World
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: What a Wonderful World

The first link only goes to the youtube site for me. No specific video. Here’s a favorite performance. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ysp1_louis-armstrong-what-a-wonderful-wo_music The context of the lyrics with his expressions and voice, from 1:45 to 2:00, says a lot about his life. It’s all a ...
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How easy is it to lose yourself?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: How easy is it to lose yourself?

Pirsig lost his marbles but found most of them in a pot of gold.
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 93
Views: 954

Re: Secular Intolerance

What is the purpose of philosophy and should a philosophy site further this purpose or inhibit it for the sake of self justification? The only rule should be relevance to the thread topic. A response to any apparent thread topic irrelevancies can be made without violating the rule, since silence is...
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

I do not know. I can not think of any examples of when lying is the right thing to do. People lie to preserve their self-image all the time. Or further, to preserve the physical or emotional stability of others. That does not require lying. For instance with a child, you truthfully tell the child w...
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 93
Views: 954

Re: Secular Intolerance

The philosophy of a philosophy forum is like humankind's relationship to the climate. Better to mitigate and adapt in order to reveal relevant principles, rather than to funnel $15 trillion to some whacko Progressive, who is intent on manipulating the total situation of all societies for the purpos...
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 93
Views: 954

Re: Secular Intolerance

The philosophy of a philosophy forum is like humankind's relationship to the climate. Better to mitigate and adapt in order to reveal relevant principles, rather than to funnel $15 trillion to some whacko Progressive, who is intent on manipulating the total situation of all societies for the purpose...
by Walker
Sun May 21, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 93
Views: 954

Re: Secular Intolerance

Well, the principle is intolerance. Secular has its particulars. Doesn't Christian also? The intolerance, if any, would likely be evident if one lives on the buckle of the bible belt. Without bricks and mortar, has the buckle gotten bigger or smaller? Do Christian web forums attack and distract from...