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by Enigma3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L

Is the cosmos the result of a one time chance or are there eternally existing entities (usually God)? Time Let's assume that Cosmic reality does have a beginning in time. Then, in that case, there must have been a preceding time in which no reality existed i.e . an empty time. Now, no coming to be o...
by Enigma3
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is "White Pride" unethical?
Replies: 41
Views: 2298

Is "White Pride" unethical?

I notice a lot of Hispanics openly (and proudly) identify themselves as Hispanics and I have seen some Mexicans burn the U.S. flag while waving the Mexican flag and nobody condemns such an open display of ethnic pride. So my question is: is it unethical for white people to openly identify themselves...
by Enigma3
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Potential of the Human Will in History
Replies: 1
Views: 334

The Potential of the Human Will in History

"The question is in the end whether we really recognize the will as efficient, whether we believe in the causality of the will: if we do--and at bottom our faith in this is nothing less than our faith in causality itself--then we have to make the experiment of positing causality of the will hypothet...
by Enigma3
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
by Enigma3
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

To cladking: Thank you for your response cladking. I would like to get your opinion on a few related topics. Do you believe that mathematics (or logic if you like) is a human discovery or a human invention ? It does seem convenient that we can use mathematics in such a way that it helps us explore t...
by Enigma3
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

As Zapffe has said, we anchor ourselves to fabrications and distract ourselves in order to continue existing. This statement of yours might be true of Dalek Prime and Zapffe- a couple of philosophers - but it is manifestly NOT true if one simply surveys the modern historical scene; their Cosmologic...
by Enigma3
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

I actually agree with some of this! Two major points though; first is that you are assuming that the "rules" did not come from a science and second that any science requires humans and civilization. I might also point out that you are suggesting reality is subservient to math when in point of fact ...
by Enigma3
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

In order to live mankind requires various sets of rules. Without rules or the codification of human life there certainly can be no law and order; nor can there be historical moments that are knowable by self-conscious reflection. The question remains whether absent any historical or political rules,...
by Enigma3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Sunshine Superman

Hitler won the popular vote in Germany!! That's how he became Chancellor!! That's societies' values at work for you!

--Those precious societal values are rubbish!!

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by Enigma3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Sunshine Superman

It is You, A_Seagull, who say that "societies" produced morality is acceptable..it is YOU who are immoral!!

"He who cannot endure the sentence, "There is no redemption" ought to die out."--Nietzsche

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by Enigma3
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Sunshine Superman

You miss the larger point. Man can't help but to act out in this way; his autonomy is forced upon him. There is no other alternative theory. Nietzsche is the founder of modern morality. Metaphysics and religion have abdicated. To uphold the value of human autonomy one who is a Superman must act; at ...
by Enigma3
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Sunshine Superman

A_Seagull wrote: And if you commit an antisocial act, it is quite possible, perhaps even likely, that you will end up in an institution for the criminally insane; and there is not much freedom in that. It is antisocial only when the society is run by the herd, who accordingly label the action as th...
by Enigma3
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Sunshine Superman

what is the extreme most evil deed that you can think of? Now (just like Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment) you must needs do that very deed!! Do it in order to bury slave (herd) morality and prove your higher self. Because the most 'evil' deed is really always a" Christ-like" act. Morality and au...
by Enigma3
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Space, Time and Infinity
Replies: 27
Views: 2648

Re: Space, Time and Infinity

Kant concluded that space and time were forms imposed by our minds upon reality He assumes they are mind dependent when actually it is the opposite for they are mind independent Otherwise it would mean they could not exist before they were conceived of which is obviously false It seems that it all ...
by Enigma3
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Space, Time and Infinity
Replies: 27
Views: 2648

Re: Space, Time and Infinity

I know there some on a forum like this who will argue the point, but so far the best explanation I have heard is that the universe is finite in both size and duration, but without boundaries in size. both before and beyond the universe there was nothing, not empty space, but nothing, not even empty...