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by Vendetta
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you have an open mind?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Do you have an open mind?

Open-mindedness is harder than it looks, as it isn't just being accepting of all ideas, but it's being accepting of ALL ideas. This means that even when someone proposes something wildly unethical and absurd, you are still able to withhold judgement and objectively consider what their stance is and ...
by Vendetta
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proposition (1)
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Proposition (1)

All our deeds, emotions, thoughts, creeds – and whatever else we are trying to relate ourselves with – are expression of consciousness which thus exercises its possibilities in order to realize itself. Isn't this self-contradictory? In order for consciousness to seek out itself it requires an aware...
by Vendetta
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 528
Views: 6838

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

How does IC deal with his omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent 'God' and our 'freewill'? As if we have this 'freewill' then this 'God' is missing an omni' or two so not much of a 'God' then. The existence of God does not rely on the fact that this being caused/s everything to happen. It is easy t...
by Vendetta
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 528
Views: 6838

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Let’s take your remarks point by point. Not "debars," Dave, but rather "makes nonsensical." 1. You’re pretending not to understand the concept of subjective probability. Being predetermined is consistent with being unpredictable in practice, which is the situation to which subje...
by Vendetta
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 528
Views: 6838

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Or are you saying that there can be no consciousness within the Determinism model, and that without consciousness I cannot experience myself as a subject? No. I'm saying that because Determinism is untrue, you CAN experience yourself as a subject; if it were true, you could not. You still cannot ex...
by Vendetta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should there be absolute separation of church and state?
Replies: 24
Views: 200

Re: Should there be absolute separation of church and state?

Ideally, yes. In practice, impossible. Tell that to the AEP. Actually, as an observer, I find any talk of a monolithic American "national church" quite absurd, in light of the European experience of the union of politics and religion. Nothing remotely comparable has ever existed in Americ...
by Vendetta
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Would altering a work of art to suit public taste improve it or make it worse?
Replies: 60
Views: 987

Re: Would altering a work of art to suit public taste improve it or make it worse?

How is one to determine what modifications would most accurately suit the taste of the majority of the public? Artists create art in their own view, and do not necessarily create art for the purpose of suiting the fancy of the masses . Especially when you consider how subjective one's view of any pi...

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