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by commonsense
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?

Philosophy’s shortcomings have been well described in the previous posts. However, I’m wondering what could make philosophy dangerous. Is there harm in examining a question that cannot be answered with finality? Does it cause distress to adopt a particular point of view from which to argue? Are its ...
by commonsense
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Problems are Rooted in Ideology and Intuition
Replies: 77
Views: 820

Re: All Problems are Rooted in Ideology and Intuition

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 am
Logik wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 pm
And when you burn everything to the grounds, where to next?
When everything burns, next won't be a question to ponder.

The problem is reason.
In other words, the problem is the solution to the problem.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 663

Re: Does future exist?

Touche.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 561

Re: Why lazyness is good

Is it embarrassing to Americans to spell words correctly? Is that part of the general anti-intellectualism? Yes and yes. More so than embarrassment at being correct are the shamelessness and ignorance of being incorrect. Many years ago it was to one’s honored credit to be able to write and speak Am...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 561

Re: Why lazyness is good

philosopher wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Lazy people don't bother going to war.
Lazy people passively accept being drafted. It takes some effort to actively avoid conscription.
by commonsense
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 663

Re: Does future exist?

I can change SOME things that will happen tomorrow You cannot change something before it actually happens because there is nothing to change You can change your mind about what you may want to do but that is still before it happens What thing are you going to change about tomorrow now that you know...
by commonsense
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Revolution in Thought
Replies: 675
Views: 5919

Re: Revolution in Thought

Please reveal the discovery. This discovery lies locked behind the door of determinism. Please give an explanation for this. It has the power to prevent from coming back that for which blame and punishment were previously necessary. How does this discovery prevent the return of a now-extinct taboo, ...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Regrets. I've had a few
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Regrets. I've had a few

Given another chance, I would not cheat, steal or kill.
by commonsense
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness

Your points are well taken. Thank you.
by commonsense
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness

"Eodnhoj7 wrote: And what is "useful" if "usefullness" is defined by determining whether or not something is a means to something else? Usefullness sets the foundation for "meaning" with life being a "means" in itself." Quite brilliant. The way you've employed "useful", "usefulness", "meaning" and "...
by commonsense
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Studies of Meaning vs Happiness

www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-happy-life-may-not-be-a-meaningful-life/ greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/happy_life_different_from_meaningful_life news.stanford.edu/news/2014/january/meaningful-happy-life-010114.html "The unhappy but meaningful life involves difficult undertakings and ca...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Psychological question
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Psychological question

Appreciating yourself is affective, not cognitive. Forget the rest. Just manage your expectations about yourself. You’ve set the bar too high.
by commonsense
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 262
Views: 3415

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

No, not diversity. America’s greatest strength is not diversity. It’s the American Constitution, although its meaning is often debated at length. So maybe not its Constitution. It’s freedom of speech, although there’s hate speech, pornography and such. Maybe it isn’t freedom of speech. It’s individu...
by commonsense
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Paradox of Multiplication and Division
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: The Paradox of Multiplication and Division

1. All numbers exist as points in space. All points are the same; hence all points exist as one point. Sorry, but no. Logically, you cannot claim much more than: All numbers exist as points at various coordinates in space. All points are identical; therefore, all numbers exist as identical points a...