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by Dubious
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

Nope! and that's the absolute truth; it never was, is or will be... the one aspect of truth which remains unchangeable.
by Dubious
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How does one answer Schopenhauer’s critique of the cosmological argument ? 

Replies: 19
Views: 264

Re: How does one answer Schopenhauer’s critique of the cosmological argument ? 


Classical theists make the argument for God from the contingent to the absolute, or from the conditioned to the unconditioned, like Aquinas’s 3rd way. 

 A devotee of Schopenhauer, I imagine, would make 3 points. 
1) You cannot apply our notions of causality beyond physical reality. 20th century sc...
by Dubious
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

Nothing is certain of anything which was ever written or thought. There's only a greater of lesser probability of it being so. Why should this disturb my "peace of mind" and what piece of that would it be? Suppose the problem isn't thought? A person must try a new approach. Sometimes a good piece o...
by Dubious
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

Nothing is certain of anything which was ever written or thought. There's only a greater of lesser probability of it being so.

Why should this disturb my "peace of mind" and what piece of that would it be?
by Dubious
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The Perennial philosophy confirms that there is nothing for the individual after death, which can be somewhat depressing. All the memories and experiences of this human will be lost, and it's all pretty meaningless anyway. It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about deat...
by Dubious
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Art and Soul
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Art and Soul

Tolstoy, though a great writer, had nothing intelligent to say about art. In fact he could be quite stupid about it! But then he did turn into a rabid theist which would explain it! Many years of pondering on questions of aesthetics and the place of art in life resulted in the pamphlet What is Art? ...
by Dubious
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Art and Soul
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Art and Soul

-1- wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:18 pm


...or Art Daruber, the world-famous centreback for the Leafs.
Is that the world-famous brother of Art Darunter?
by Dubious
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Art and Soul
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Art and Soul

Art was once and not too long ago an intense polarity leading from the mundane to the exceptional and from there to the sublime. Most of this has disappeared. What now serves to enhance emotion is of a far more vulgar kind called sports because it's only that stupid shit one hears about incessantly....
by Dubious
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 46
Views: 2643

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Something which too readily turns into its opposite.
by Dubious
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

Chivalry was a good mythic motive but never an actual one. If it pertained to any group it was the upper classes.
by Dubious
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Plato was an atheist?
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: Plato was an atheist?

I've no idea whether Jesus the son of god walked the Earth; I don't think the evidence is very compelling, but I can't rule it out. One of the easiest things in all of history to rule out. It's inconceivable that a god or son of god would have, among other things, a Chosen People in its itinerary a...
by Dubious
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Our cosmic (in)significance
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Our cosmic (in)significance

-1- wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:57 am
We are what we are, our relationships to each other is more important than any gazing at stars and marvelling at the futility of life.
It's the relationship to each other and our collective relationship to the planet which is the main problem confronting us which seems less and less solvable.
by Dubious
Thu May 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

Life becomes really strange when considering all the absurdities! Geopolitics is absurd; our behavior in thousands of ways is completely absurd; our treatment of the planet is not only absurd but deadly. Belief is absurd which is the reason Tertullian chose to believe and all of existence is absurd ...
by Dubious
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1088
Views: 155141

Re: Poetry here.

doolhoofd wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:07 pm
I wrote a poem about money recently...
https://www.deviantart.com/doolhoofd/ar ... -770553945
Though many attempt rhyme very few succeed. On this site, I didn't think anybody could. I was obviously wrong!
by Dubious
Wed May 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

...likewise, there is nothing in the makeup of time that is capable of explicating phenomena from noumena. Time for me is an all encompassing process which creates or derives the phenomenal from its so-called noumenal underpinnings. Time is noumenal and doesn't cease once its more solidified aspect...