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by Systematic
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 36
Views: 508

Re: What Are You Living For?

A. That is typical of the majority. Since the emergence of evolution all living things and humans had been programmed to direct attention externally from themselves to facilitate basic survival, i.e. look out for food, threat, partners, etc. B. But since humans are now endowed with self-consciousne...
by Systematic
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 36
Views: 508

Re: What Are You Living For?

Do you have any idea what Socrates' 'Know Thyself' means or refer to in terms of the latest knowledge and potentials of human nature? No, I don't. A. That is typical of the majority. Since the emergence of evolution all living things and humans had been programmed to direct attention externally fro...
by Systematic
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

1. Your point: Love of money causes us to have to deal with bad assets (polluting, etc.). But this is NOT my point. My actual point is; The love of money creates, and keeps, so called, 'bad assets', pollution, et cetera. My point: Fixing that would cost more money than anyone has and would halt wor...
by Systematic
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 36
Views: 508

Re: What Are You Living For?

Do you have any idea what Socrates' 'Know Thyself' means or refer to in terms of the latest knowledge and potentials of human nature? No, I don't. Generally what I getting at is, for whatever the effects [e.g. what are you living for] always be mindful of the proximate root causes and not merely fi...
by Systematic
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

1. I would posit that assets that pollute the environment or injure people are the problem more than love of money. But why are assets, which pollute the environment or injure people, still in existence for, if not for the love of money? Remove the 'love of money', then the assets that pollute and ...
by Systematic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Quantity and Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Quantity and Quality

I find it most useful to apply a quality to the quantity. For example: too much or too little. Of course, such usefulness is often highly devalued if we must all aspire to be goth (i.e. Master Morality). You might say, one good turn deserves another, or, you scratch my back; I'll scratch yours. But ...
by Systematic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: answer/solution
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: answer/solution

Impenitent wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:14 pm a clear solution looks like water

-Imp
-impudent
by Systematic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: wisdom
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: wisdom

I would add this as one of your proverbs: If you wish success in whatever, protect your actual work from all those weasels you just described.
by Systematic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 36
Views: 508

Re: What Are You Living For?

This is a philosophy forum not a market-square. Anybody can claim they have done their best regardless, that is not philosophy, rational nor wise. If you want purely subjective personal views then you should raise it in the chat section. Any subject raised in the Philosophy Section is taken to be i...
by Systematic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati Riddle No. 1)
Replies: 35
Views: 721

Re: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati's Riddle)

Age wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:49 pm
How do you define the word 'person'?
A living human (Homo sapiens).
by Systematic
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

1. I would posit that assets that pollute the environment or injure people are the problem more than love of money. But why are assets, which pollute the environment or injure people, still in existence for, if not for the love of money? Remove the 'love of money', then the assets that pollute and ...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati Riddle No. 1)
Replies: 35
Views: 721

Re: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati's Riddle)

I'm in a house now. Every time I go out, there are people and things and others that I can see. But I cannot see them now. Neither can I see the ancients, nor the future generations, nor those who are far away. Neither can I see them nor can I feel them. It's easy to forget that they are real and s...
by Systematic
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 36
Views: 508

Re: What Are You Living For?

What you are, the kind of being you are, is also determined by what you choose and do. Your life is yours to make of it whatever you choose, but you will not choose anything if you do not aspire to anything. If you have no desire to achieve anything or ambition to accomplish anything, if you don't ...
by Systematic
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati Riddle No. 1)
Replies: 35
Views: 721

Re: What or Who Are The Jinn? (Goddess Sarasvati's Riddle)

I'm in a house now. Every time I go out, there are people and things and others that I can see. But I cannot see them now. Neither can I see the ancients, nor the future generations, nor those who are far away. Neither can I see them nor can I feel them. It's easy to forget that they are real and sh...
by Systematic
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 2728

Re: Is Knowing the Truth Enough?

Most of the people have no respect for what is wise and true. They don't think critically, and neither do they listen to those who do. Plato was the first to introduce the ideal of the philosopher king. The philosophers will likely reject the idea due to the notion that no one should have absolute ...