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by Terrapin Station
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Joy and meaning does not come from our thinking; it is a different faculty
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Joy and meaning does not come from our thinking; it is a different faculty

... How are you defining "thought"/"thinking"? I don't know why you ask that . . . Because some mental content isn't thought/thinking on your view, so I'm wondering just what subset is thought/thinking in your usage. Different people who use "thought" in a more limited manner have different ideas o...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Partial Egoism
Replies: 22
Views: 1670

Re: Partial Egoism

It doesn't seem like something to worry about to me. People are going to act via a combination of self and other-interest no matter what. Our brain structure and function would have to significantly change for this to not be the case.
by Terrapin Station
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Simple if all As are Bs question..
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: Simple if all As are Bs question..

Okay, first: All As are Bs Some Bs are Cs Therefore some As are Cs. This is an invalid argument. That it's invalid does not mean that the conclusion is false. The conclusion might be false. It might be true. We don't have enough information. What are known as Venn diagrams are helpful for this. We h...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?
Replies: 76
Views: 5787

Re: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?

It [Derrida] is heavy going. I just have a very low opinion of him as a philosopher--low opinions of him not being that uncommon. A lot of (analytic) philosophy departments more or less rejected him outright and he got stuck in LitCrit instead. He's often incoherent, and often seems to be willfully...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hacking
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: hacking

TSBU wrote:Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Sounds like some kind of snack food I'm not familiar with. Like saying, "Don't blame me--I voted for Cheetos""
by Terrapin Station
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 8306

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

I can say Fermions without really knowing what that is, and I can make the same bull speech as he spews without documenting anything, so again that proves nothing! You already demonstrated this point with circularity. You brought it up without really knowing what it is. That might be, but I refute ...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 8306

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

HexHammer wrote:but in incoherent order
I like to file my albums in incoherent order.
by Terrapin Station
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hacking
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re:

The high points that I recall... *The Democrat National Convention, instead of acting as the the neutral facilitator of the Democrat nomination process, actively (and covertly) worked against Saunders and for Clinton. The DNC (as the formal aspect of the party) claims to be the conduit for the 'wil...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hacking
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: hacking

Any idea what the information was?
by Terrapin Station
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Was this forum always this slow?
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Was this forum always this slow?

Only 42 different threads with new posts within the last 7 days. Only 12 threads with new posts in the last 24 hours, and I was the most recent poster in 5 of those. Of course, one might champion quality over quantity, but have you actually read most of the recent posts? So there goes that approach....
by Terrapin Station
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?
Replies: 76
Views: 5787

Re: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?

I hope that's not a bid to dig oneself out of nonsense.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Freedom of Movement or Migration
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Freedom of Movement or Migration

Wait, you're not arguing why we need to protect some preexisting socio-cultural identity.