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by Systematic
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1833
Views: 64693

Re: What could make morality objective?

I think that morality is different based on your position. If you were a prince, then the ends might justify the means to establish power. But once power is established, the right is more about benefiting the community or letting the community enjoy its own benefits. If you were a commoner, the mora...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 4850

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Impenitent wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm
nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction...

-Imp
I think you get 72 virgins for nuking the Earth.
by Systematic
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 106
Views: 3300

Re: What do men and women actually really want from each other?

If the psychosocial demands of people were immutable, then the government would not waste so much time encouraging the demand to be instructed. I.e. modern schooling. This is true, but do people learn anything before a post-secondary education? In my opinion they learn the letters of the alphabet, ...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 106
Views: 3300

Re: What do men and women actually really want from each other?

What do men and women actually really want from each other? I am going to answer the actual topic question, instead of rambling on about sex bombs and guys with chiselled bodies. The thing the sexes want from each other is what the other is not equipped or not willing or not able to give. That's ab...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 67
Views: 1146

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

It's more like this:

First believe, then believe, then believe some more.
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 210
Views: 4192

Re: God(s)

An actual God would require a minimum of two characteristics - they must be capable of existence [ so not metaphysical ] and possess at least one ability that is significantly superior to that of humans or any other member of the animal kingdom Why not make people feel good about themselves? A god ...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I know, therefore you know (or don't).
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: I know, therefore you know (or don't).

What a bunch of pretentious wankers on here. When faced with the fact that we do not know, the wisest course of action is to try to know. That includes, but is not limited to, the very pretentious act of guessing. Besides, what's wrong with masturbation? Who knows the countless rapes it may prevent?
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemic Theory of Everything
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: An Epistemic Theory of Everything

:mrgreen: Not everything is explainable. We don’t know what we don’t know about anything. There is no basis to the belief that we will eventually know all there is to know about a thing. However, knowing what everything is not brings us closer to a theory that explains it. Not everything is explain...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 1094

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

nothing wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Propositions are only as good as the assumed tautology upon which they are established.
No, the truth of propositions is independent of whatever tautology you derive their proof from, when the tautology is false.

Besides, who proved that proofs are best represented in metaphor by architecture?
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 2251

Re: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!

Your personal life's purpose is not to be discovered by the Socratic Method. Socratic Method is a tool for finding principle truths, not personal purpose. Your personal purpose is important to know, and I suggest you figure it out for your sake. But Socrates would have more asked what is the good, ...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 2251

Re: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!

I have decided to use a Socratic method youtube video to find or discover my life's purpose however I just don't understand how to do the second step so I cant go any further with this until I do. Could you perhaps provide a different way of saying how to do step 2? is step 2 just asking you to for...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Physician Heal Thyself
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Physician Heal Thyself

It occurred to me, while doing some free association, that absolute skepticism may in fact be a deeper issue than it seems. Sure, you can split nearly every hair, and that does seem to be reasonable. But what if you actually do know something? What if absolute skepticism is a defense mechanism. You ...
by Systematic
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

Thus chaos can alway be "known" as strictly a replication of fundamental contexts within context. I didn't mean that chaos was entirely without anyone's knowledge. Presumably, it still obeys the laws of physics, chemistry, and geometry. But its vast array of variables make it impossible to predict....
by Systematic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...
by Systematic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

Yes, you are absolutely correct about imperatives...or rather authority statements. Take the fallacy of authority for example...this is an authority statement. All philosophical argument, as an act of creation, is a statement of order where existence acts as it's own authoritative structure over th...