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by commonsense
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Progress to Particular is Progress to General
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Progress to Particular is Progress to General

The particular is a subset of the general. Progress toward a subset of particulars is also progress toward its superset of generals. Rather a dull claim.
by commonsense
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Gervais and Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Gervais and Ethics

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Even reasonably intelligent yanks are illiterate :roll:
Illiterate, but increasingly technologically savvy.
by commonsense
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is your 20 20 Vision?
Replies: 54
Views: 667

Re: What is your 20 20 Vision?

How disrespectful is it to name your son 'Mohamed'? I've walked with Muslims...and chatted. EVERY time they mention some 'PROFIT' they state some chant - 'peace be with him'. So why is 'Mohamed' different? I am certain every time a Muslim calls their son - they AIN'T stating 'peace be with him' - y...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is your 20 20 Vision?
Replies: 54
Views: 667

Re: What is your 20 20 Vision?

‘Mohamed is now the most common name in the UK. The UK has 600,000 immigrants settle every year.’ Because muslims name their boys after the prophet. This statistic doesn’t imply that we are flooded with immigrants, (your figure is wildly inaccurate, of course) but merely that it is a disproportiona...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: The problem with Conservatism

Yet, poor, sick people still vote conservative. The only explanation is that the vast majority of world's population like perpetual war and dislike welfare and human rights. As you probably know, few people like war and dislike rights. But people make “un-rational” decisions all the time. Someone w...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: The problem with Conservatism

* Poor people would never get a vote. * Welfare benefits would not exist in any form, only labor camps for the poor and sick - workhouses. Essentially labor camps. * Little to no exemptions at all for the sick and disabled to avoid conscription. * Eventually we would live in a world with perpetual ...
by commonsense
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Addicts, Mythmakers and Philosophers
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Addicts, Mythmakers and Philosophers

As he is a licensed psychotherapist, I am surprised that Dr. Brody didn’t see addiction in another (or additional) way. That is, the explanation for addiction may be rooted in typical maladaptive human behavior. Two factors figure prominently in human addictive behavior: safety and convenience. In a...
by commonsense
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 356

Re: PC Imbecility

I never said it did. But it does make everyone who is PC "Left." Thank you, IC, for your well reasoned, intelligent comments. Thank you, veg, for saying something. What a stupid comment. I was the one who pointed out to him (and have done so repeatedly) that 'left' and 'PC' are not the same thing. ...
by commonsense
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 356

Re: PC Imbecility

So what? It's still doesn't make everyone who votes more to 'the left' Politically Correct. I never said it did. But it does make everyone who is PC "Left." That's not the same thing as saying all 'lefties' are PC! Like all whales are mammals, but not all mammals are whales. That’s what it’s the sa...
by commonsense
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 356

Re: PC Imbecility

PC-ness is (presently) a phenomenon of the Left. That might switch one day, but today, that's how it is. It's the all the right-leaners that are arguing in favour of free speech. And that's the irony of it, because the correct term for an advocate of free speech is "classical liberal." Today, that ...
by commonsense
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 356

Re: PC Imbecility

Immanuel Can wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:08 pm
commonsense wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:55 pm
It comes down to compassion v competition.
So to bifurcate the problem this way is unwise. There are good and bad competitions, and good and bad compassions.
Yes. There’s competition and there’s compassion. Each can be good. Each can be bad.
by commonsense
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 356

Re: PC Imbecility

It comes down to compassion v competition. Compassion boils down to, “If humans are all equal, I must treat everyone the way I feel I should be treated.” Competition can be reduced to, “If humans are all equal, all others must be able to gain as much as I have.” Each side doubts the sincerity of the...
by commonsense
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1842

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

It seems to me now that we are going to need to determine whether we 3 in particular are using the same meaning for “see”. I’ll go first. For me, to see is to receive on the retina the light that strikes the corneas, then propagates through the fluids inside the eyes, are converted to electrical im...
by commonsense
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1842

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

It seems to me now that we are going to need to determine whether we 3 in particular are using the same meaning for “see”. I’ll go first. For me, to see is to receive on the retina the light that strikes the corneas, then propagates through the fluids inside the eyes, are converted to electrical imp...
by commonsense
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1842

Re: Reality is utterly independent of the human condition.

What apple on what table? Either there is an apple on a table or there isn't. If there is an apple on a table, seeing it cannot be an illusion. If there is an illusion of an apple being on a table, there is no apple on the table. You are essentially saying, "there is an apple on a table you see, bu...