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by Belinda
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 32
Views: 375

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

How large or how horizontal is any plane surface? 'Table' is a linguistic artefact and tableness relates to social norms.Social norms are the only norms we can know. That is to say, unless and until we can empathise with others' social norms. Not sure what is your point. The OP is about whether a c...
by Belinda
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 32
Views: 375

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

How large or how horizontal is any plane surface?

'Table' is a linguistic artefact and tableness relates to social norms.Social norms are the only norms we can know. That is to say, unless and until we can empathise with others' social norms.
by Belinda
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

... investigative journalism and whistleblowing are honoured. Not in our society, they're not. Conformist revisionist writing, not reporting, is valued here. And whistleblowing can get you run out of the country. Ruling regimes do not always reflect popular, or intellectual, cultures. Is your count...
by Belinda
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

Immanuel Can wrote: Does anybody today see our national politicians behaving in a way that is "accountable"? Their remove from their local constituencies gives them a feeling of invincibility and of freedom from scrutiny. Democracy in modern times depends on an educated electorate. Besides good scho...
by Belinda
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

In the ideal, one person one vote, of course. But democracy of that kind only works on the local scale. Doesn't even work then. Consider, Guerra, TX, population: 6. Five vote to install a new stop sign at the dusty 4-way. All six are expected to pay for the shiny, new octagon. The sixth resident (o...
by Belinda
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

tillingborn wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:15 am
Belinda wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:20 amJesus was not unique as a carrier of our wrongdoings, for historical reasons (Paul and Constantine in particular) he is more famous than most good human beings.
What are our wrongdoings that Jesus, or anyone else, carries?
Are you naive or something?
by Belinda
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5042
Views: 287498

Re: What could make morality objective?

Henry's quale I didn't say jack shit about quales ... WHAT MAKES THIS RED There's a consistent sumthin' in what we call red , a sumthin' , in the light, we all, barring defect in eye or brain, see and recognize. We apply placeholders (красный, 빨간, rouge, red, etc.) to this sumthin' . The placeholde...
by Belinda
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

Shouldering responsibility is what Jesus did in his lifetime . Actually, the "responsibility" He literally shouldered was ours. "...it was our sicknesses that He Himself bore, And our pains that He carried; Yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted, Struck down by God, and humiliated. But...
by Belinda
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5042
Views: 287498

Re: What could make morality objective?

How are there people on a philosophy board who don't know that what makes a color the particular color it is is the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation it's reflecting or emitting? There's a consistent sumthin' in what we call red, a sumthin', in the light, we all, barring defect in eye or bra...
by Belinda
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

Interesting. The Apostle Paul disagrees with you entirely, of course. "Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised; and if Chr...
by Belinda
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5042
Views: 287498

Re: What could make morality objective?

WHAT MAKES THIS RED How are there people on a philosophy board who don't know that what makes a color the particular color it is is the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation it's reflecting or emitting? There's a consistent sumthin' in what we call red, a sumthin', in the light, we all, barring ...
by Belinda
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

If you want to use and make sense of that Biblical quotation you really ,in sanity, have to think of it as a metaphor for how the spirit of Jesus lived on after His death. Interesting. The Apostle Paul disagrees with you entirely, of course. "Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from ...
by Belinda
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

You can ask this question on Easter weekend? ...was crucified, died, and was buried, descended into hell, rose again from the dead on the third day, The people who lived during the times of Jesus were as real as you or I, and ghosts were as impossible then as now. If you want to use and make sense ...
by Belinda
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 9715

Re: the limits of fascism

Immanuel Can wrote: Well, if you read Romans 1, you'll see that ALL men have knowledge of God. And if you read the OT, you'll realize that, just as people are nowadays saved by faith in looking back to Christ, many were saved by looking ahead in faith, too. But people who are suffering from depressi...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2018
Views: 62901

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes wrote: -----the very expression 'moral fact' is incoherent. Aint no such thing. In accordance with social reality there is such as a moral fact. if a society becomes fractured its culture of beliefs will also fracture and sometimes cause social reality to change not always immediately b...