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by FlashDangerpants
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 35
Views: 363

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

Examples of I-value are: life, love, liberty, freedom, integrity, beauty, morality, sincerity, affection, joy, involvement, 'going with the flow,' community, transparency, mindfulness, happiness, empathy, and compassion I-value is also very important when it comes to defining "Ethics." Ethics is a ...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?

If you take such a question - you don't even have an idea what you are asking. Worse: you don't know WHY are you asking the questions that you are asking? Welcome to philosophy. Welcome to lack of self-awareness? :) Yeah. I understand the intention of every single question I ask. I have a "why?". Y...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "S-1" first bill passed by Senate in 2019 (and House affirm this week) make peaceful protest against Israel illegal
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: "S-1" first bill passed by Senate in 2019 (and House affirm this week) make peaceful protest against Israel illegal

For the sake of anybody else who can't make much sense of those unstructured rants. The doctors who were absurdly imprisoned for treating wounded anti-government protesters in Bahrain have all been released after completing their sentences . The 1st amendment will not be superseded by the new Israel...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Age wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:59 am
You are free to BELIEVE whatever you want to BELIEVE, and, to have a concept of "good" as any way you want it to be.
Your abuses of CAPS LOCK and "scare quotes" amount to an indictable CRIME against "keyboards".
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

I have to say that my impression was that the Brits was were brutal, but less so than the Spaniards, Dutch and Portuguese. Not sure if that's how things are reported in the Anglosphere or if it was the case. that is my general view of the matter. Well you see, when people think of all the stuff the...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 35
Views: 363

Re: tructure

In the STRUCTURE book I claimed that a super-computer programmed with a "rule engine" could take a suvey and discard incompatible results to arrive at a common denominator of agreement. The size of the consensus pool would matter relative to the size of the over-all sample. Also, in another part of...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

The actual consensus is that our imperial conquests upended many civilisations, some to more devastating effect than others; that in all cases the objective was to benefit ourselves, with a side order of enriching friendly natives who could help us gain what we wanted. so a great deal of harm was d...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?

Isaiah Berlin argued (correctly imo) that this is a misunderstanding of what philosophy is basically for. If you take a question where nobody yet knows what a correct answer would look like, that's a philosophical question. If you take such a question - you don't even have an idea what you are aski...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

I apologize if I'm not being clear enough. my point has consistently been that colonialism is viewed by many as "nothing but detrimental". It's not just Zinn and Chomsky either. Frantz Fanon probably got the ball rolling in the intellectual world. You've heard of him, right? Google "George Orwell s...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Well, I'm not familiar with Zinn, but if he wrote what I said: "a nuance-free claim that western influence in the regions we invaded was nothing but detrimental", that would make him probably a terrible historian. Same goes if he wrote what you claimed first time round: "The conventional wisdom thes...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......
Replies: 87
Views: 660

Re: British Colonialism better than French/German etc......

Of course all Colonialism is bad by default. Just thinking about history, and concluded that all the former Brit colonies: Hong Kong, South Africa, India, Autralia, NZ, Canada, USA, have a higher standard of living and more liberty generally than former nations of other colonial powers. why is that...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?

Philosophy is a tool like any other. You put on the hat when you need it. You take it off when it has served its purpose. Philosophers forget to take the hat off. Worse yet - philosophers forget to produce anything testable/falsifiable at the end of the heated conversation. Isaiah Berlin argued (co...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 589

Re: Why lazyness is good

Whatever nationality he is, Flash, it's possible there is a concerted effort by far right interests. The far right in Europe is to be reckoned with unfortunately. I'm pretty sure there's no StormFrontFuhrer dispatching minions one by one to haunt a relatively small philosophy forum. There's just a ...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 589

Re: Why lazyness is good

Veggie, Dachshund by his use of English reveals himself to be US American, probably from near the Great Lakes. He is male ; what is a dachshund bitch called in German? Hundin? His opinions are fairly extreme right wing. We have had several clones of the Dachshund sort visiting us. Ehh, he's definit...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 35
Views: 363

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

In a spirit of cooperation with Flash Dangerpants, I am taking a suggestion he offered to initiate a new thread. I'd like to point out that while I may have suggested explaining and defending your underlying system, I did mention something that would help make it a worthwhile endeavor. So you shoul...