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by Nick_A
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Good point. Wisdom is a luxury for those who don't have to fight desperately to survive. At some point dignity gives way to the survival instinct. Not really. Money and survival are irrelevant to wisdom. An unwise person might be thrown into a desperate funk because they can only get a BMW and not ...
by Nick_A
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 82
Views: 1486

Re: Kant's Four Questions

P R, Not sure. I would say the value is determined via the applications they have to survival. All the wishful thinking, and striving one does doesn't really matter now if it doesn't help them throughout their day now does it? These aphorisms refer to objective quality. You seem to be considering th...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

The modern era of philosophy is striving to master baiting. Good luck to you, Nick. You're one of the bright spots of intelligence, and apologies if the observation sends even more silliness your way. Never apologize for a good one. As I understand it humor and wisdom are related. Perhaps the deval...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 82
Views: 1486

Re: Kant's Four Questions

P R, Existence from nothing is just as absurd, but that's sort of the point. All beliefs, in my point of view, are absurd during some points of their conception. Including my own. It sort of depends upon what sort of "crunk" you wish, and can stomach. Regarding as to whether it's logical or not. I'd...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

I see my remarks on Katya Zashtopik have also been deleted. I'm not willing to participate in a group that defends idiotic name-calling but censors discovery. This is my last reply here. Welcome to the era of modern philosophy. That is why disciples of the Great Beast cannot appreciate why Socrates...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

The love of wisdom is too old fashioned. When was wisdom ever here? It's as much of a myth as the gods. If wisdom had ever prevailed it could never have been so easily negated; if it belonged only to the elite then it merely defaults to a barely functioning myth or metaphor with nothing more to off...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 82
Views: 1486

Re: Kant's Four Questions

P R, Well, I read the One, along with Emanation & Multiplicity, and Presence. And I can say at least a little that it resonates with my perspective, but I can't say fully to what extent. Mainly because if one takes Plotinus' One as a starting point of it's own, and as a possible revitalization point...
by Nick_A
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums People are people, which is why those attracted to philosophy need protection from self-serving agenda-driven adults. It will never happen because the love of wisdom has been replaced by the slogan “the end justifies the means.” The means in ...
by Nick_A
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Still not understanding what 'secularism' means eh! Nick. And still not saying what you would teach instead of what you purport this 'Great Beast' does. This is a perfect example. A thread on ideal education would be as impossible as it is important. Secular intolerance would destroy it so it is be...
by Nick_A
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 82
Views: 1486

Re: Kant's Four Questions

I like your explanation of the cosmic instability. If you consider Plotinus’ ONE as the hub and everything flowers within it it becomes clear how the ONE intentionally devolves into Intelligence so that ONE and intelligence (nous) are simultaneously present much like white light and the perception o...
by Nick_A
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Walker wrote Trying to drag philosophical ideas and discussion out of folks is more hassle than it's worth. The Secular Intolerance thread proved that secular intolerance is an emotional expression of denial followed by meaningless attack. By definition it is void of philosophy concerning itself wit...
by Nick_A
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

The shared mutual love of wisdom which really is the attraction of philosophy has devolved into the satisfactions obtained through rationalized self justification and the destruction of all that opposes it. The process is called progress.
by Nick_A
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Why are you here? I want some people to talk to about ideas. You are remembering ancient times. Now the greatest joy in what is called philosophy occurs during the destruction of ideas. The joy of experiencing the question has been replaced by the satisfaction obtained through ridicule in defense o...
by Nick_A
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Freedom

Freedom is usually considered in the context of the external world and with other people. However along with external freedom there is the question of inner freedom. Forgetting about what humans do, we can verify that we are not inwardly free but slaves to all sorts of negative emotions and unnatur...
by Nick_A
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 91
Views: 1214

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Probably the best way to handle this problem that has become the norm on philosophy sites teeming with intelligent sophisticated people is to alter the way you begin a post and begin it as you would begin a letter. But instead of saying Dear so and so, just begin with "Yo Momma Sucks." Then begin yo...