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by Belinda
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 41
Views: 334

Re: A Modust Proposal

Charm, history is history of people in society. No child will learn to like history unless they feel for people in times past. history is best learned from stories that's to say as an art. Later on when the child is older then they can learn about how history comes to be written and what seems to be...
by Belinda
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

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"For a man to have even a smidgin of absolute freedom to act, free of all causes, that man would have to have a smidgin of the sort of absolute freedom that existence itself, or God, has ." Yep. I have that. You have it too. Either you believe that religious doctrine, or you don t understand the na...
by Belinda
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

SpheresofBalance wrote: Funny but I've NEVER said anything about freedom being ABSOLUTE, EVER!!! So why do you try and insist that I have? I have said over and over again that free will exists within the framework of determinism. I'm so sorry Spheres that I did not remember this especially as it's w...
by Belinda
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 41
Views: 334

Re: A Modust Proposal

Charm, I agree that rote learning has a place in child education. I disagree that history is best introduced as rote learned.
by Belinda
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 41
Views: 334

Re: A Modust Proposal

I entirely agree with Charm's original post the topic of which(if I may) is the benefit if child education for critical judgement. I did initial teacher training and undergradute course in education during the 1970s. At that time child centred education as method was in full swing . One result was t...
by Belinda
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Henry Quirk, and SpheresofBalance, "More free" which is what I said is not the same as 'absolutely free'. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. All free actions including voluntary actions are caused actions. The only uncaused cause is existence itself, or if you are a theist, God itself or Hi...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

Re: ontic free will

I'm a free will, I'm real, so: free will is real. How do you know that you are not making everything up including yourself? Another question: if you lost your memory would you cease to be the real Henry Quirk? Belinda, do you wilfully join us here freely, or is it determined that you should be here...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

Re: ontic free will

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:21 pm
I'm a free will, I'm real, so: free will is real.
How do you know that you are not making everything up including yourself?

Another question: if you lost your memory would you cease to be the real Henry Quirk?
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

SpheresofBalance, you are right that I'm not a real atheist but am becoming more Platonic week by week. I call myself an atheist when I talk to some people for whom God is a set of rules. By "consciousness of fellow feeling" , which is a clumsy phrase, I mean feelings of affection in my body which o...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

SpheresofBalance wrote: Morality it not a universal, it's a human concept, as each individual decides what they want for themselves, and so by definition is is subjective. It's actually intersubjective. If there were only one person to consider, oneself, as for instance when that one is alone upon a...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 103906

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

While I agree with SpheresofBalance, I think that SofB and others are arguing not for what I mean by ontic Free Will. Within determinism there are degrees of freedom as I understand SofB to say. There is no such thing as absolute Free Will. Absolute Free Will is not the same as exerting choice, an a...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

So nothing that applies to a soldier doesn’t apply to you or me. I will help those in need. If I deem it moral. We can disobey immoral rules and laws. It is just a choice. Either of us can make it. What makes soldiers special? I think that people who have been trained to help others are better off ...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: And? The human being made a choice to become a soldier. Does the training suddenly mean they must give up their life for yours? He chose to become a soldier, so what? The little I have heard of how a modern soldier from a free western style democracy is trained is that he is taught tha...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: And? The human being made a choice to become a soldier. Does the training suddenly mean they must give up their life for yours? He chose to become a soldier, so what? The little I have heard of how a modern soldier from a free western style democracy is trained is that he is taught that...
by Belinda
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29059

Re: What could make morality objective?

People kill, and if they are human beings they will suffer from guilt all of their lives.. You can't teach it in a school if ones own emotions do not agree.. If one can harden his heart enough to hurt another he is inhuman, and should be segregated. What do you make of the SAS soldier who saved doz...