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by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How must I respond?
Replies: 24
Views: 75836

How must I respond?

I have had five conversations here. Three ended up in disaster. The first one was with FlashdangerPants. S/he concluded s/he will never talk to me again. The second one was with Dubious. S/he critiqued one of my posts, I responded to his/her criticism, and s/he wrote once more in that thread, only t...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

I won't be rephrasing anything. You well understand that I am questioning your gender fixation. I don't appreciate your sarcastic style. Thanks for clarifying that that's what you were about with asking "Why do you think that way?" Honestly, I couldn't have guessed, and I did not. So what do you wa...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 14019

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

http://www.krishnapath.org/quantum-physics-came-from-the-vedas-schrodinger-einstein-and-tesla-were-all-vedantists/ The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962) (pictured above), was a follower of the Vedas. He said, “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.”...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objective Morality
Replies: 50
Views: 6184

Re: Objective Morality

Anyone ever entertained the idea of objective morality. By that I mean morality that can be measured. If we have enough information, we can predict outcomes. Suppose we could predict which actions have the best outcomes. What would that look like? Is such a thing even possible? Conde Lucanor, HexHa...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objective Morality
Replies: 50
Views: 6184

Re: Objective Morality

Morality exists, objective measurement of morality has not been established, moral actions are predictable, and morality is instinct-driven. I use "morality" as a survival mechanism developed in evolution, and it is characterized by willful and voluntary self-sacrifice to some measure or extent for ...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

1. M: I disagree that poetry and philosophy are antagonistic. Especially, if you take the wider perspective. I think they complement each other, both being reflective and, at times, inspiring. Simply exchanging thoughts and ideas. Poetry, on the other hand, and in my esteem good poetry, comes from ...
by hajrafradi
Mon May 09, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

There is no such thing as “iron-clad logic” in philosophy especially upon the approach of the 18th century and the Enlightenment. You're literally equating philosophy with math and Scholasticism, not a likely combination. Based on your conclusion, the likes of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche would not qu...
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

So, there are 47 pages n the 'Poetry Here' thread, plus a few haikus scattered around the joint. How difficult is it to 'come out' and call yourself a poetic philosopher or a philosophical poet ? Sadly, the two disciplines, at least in their western stream, are antagonistic. Philosophy is logic, de...
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

I would love to read your very best poem. Political Is it time for Americans To cut through the haze Of a dreary national government Gloomier than the weather? Can one State among our fifty Rekindle the spirit that set us free? Will we salute a bold new flag, A great white star on a field of red? O...
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: london tea + philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 7444

Re: london tea + philosophy

marjoram_blues wrote: Who could sell philosophy in someone else's house ?
That lady that almost sold you the English bone china cup and saucer at the hospital.
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: london tea + philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 7444

Re: london tea + philosophy

I wouldn't miss tea for all the tea in China!! Or is that for all the tea in china. Hm. Which is it? I'll let the philosophers decide that question. There is a lot of tea in China, but, sadly these days, tea is mostly found in stoneware, and seldom in china. So I suppose it must be "China". Tea fre...
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Questioning poetic philosophers or philosophical poets

marjoram_blues wrote: Do you consider yourself to be one ?
Simon Armitage webchat. Albrecht Schlissweber, "Webmacht".

I just discovered this thread.
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: london tea + philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 7444

Re: london tea + philosophy

I wouldn't miss tea for all the tea in China!! Or is that for all the tea in china. Hm. Which is it? I'll let the philosophers decide that question.
by hajrafradi
Sun May 08, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Humanists
Replies: 48
Views: 16838

Re: Humanists

Hello. I know that This is very old post but I want to say that Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. Right .... what is an atheist and agnostic that doesn't use reason, experience and shared human values? A wootah? Seriou...
by hajrafradi
Sat May 07, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Re:
Replies: 65
Views: 154129

Re: states of being, creativity and poetry

Would you care to read out 'August Night' ? You ask the most interesting, and to my ego, most complimentary questions, Marjoram. How does record and play back sound work on this website? If I read it out loud now, under the current settings, I am afraid you are not going to hear a word of it. Now, ...