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Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 199
Views: 1563

Re: Re:

[ I am not a friend of Dachshund, at all, but I wouldn't want this guy, the head of Labour Party, to lead my nation, either, when he is so terror-friendly . What the hell is that supposed to mean? Corbyn is anti-war, which of course is going to upset all the warmongering fucktards out there. I read...
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Never mind -1-

uwot wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:33 pm

Wouldn't take it to heart. No one listens to sociologists
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Dat true. I used to know one. He wore ear muffs every time he spake, lest he hear himself and have to listen to himself.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Rarity and value
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Rarity and value

If I were to do a painting, it would have its distinct style different from any other painting. But I doubt I could sell it for anything, What contributes to the value of a painting or any other work of art? 🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲 Value is decided by predominant colour of the painting, and the number of snow-co...
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Sociologists value your face.

They told me mine was worth about fifteen bucks.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 199
Views: 1563

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It is very likely that a General Election will be held in the UK this year.The big UK bookmakers currently have the odds of a General Election being called in 2019 set at 11/10 (!). If you are not a gambler, what this means is that if you want to bet that a UK General Election will be held this yea...
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Marx & Nietzsche
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Marx & Nietzsche

Funny article, this was. It had no point, it had no resounding conclusion. It was a mere description of two philosophers, nada a parallel between them. The author may as well have extolled the qualities of apples vis-a-vis Wiener Schnitzel, or the beauty contained in Mona Lisa by da Vinci and in Gue...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 26
Views: 252

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

I don't think it's an "either-or" suppository. You can rebuild the Dame, and help the poor. No contention there.

Why is this an issue?
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: intelligence
Replies: 22
Views: 179

Re: intelligence

-1- wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:08 pm
jayjacobus wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Is artificial intelligence, intelligent or a substitute for intelligent?
The idea is, the more intelligence, the higher the high of fulfilling the passion.
The only other basis for application is to enhance the military.
by -1-
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: intelligence
Replies: 22
Views: 179

Re: intelligence

Is artificial intelligence, intelligent or a substitute for intelligent? It will be pure intelligence. Hume opined humans are driven by passions, and intelligence is a tool they use to satisfy their passions. AI has no motivation (yet) to pursue a passion, but it will be used as a complementary int...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: intelligence
Replies: 22
Views: 179

Re: intelligence

If one of the adaptations is an increase in unionization, how will AI handle that? Is it in AI's "personal make-up" to adapt to that? Or is that a sign of its resistance to change? How will AI relate to the freedom to pursue happiness? How will AI relate to the American Dream? To Mom and to Apple P...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: intelligence
Replies: 22
Views: 179

Re: intelligence

What about poetry? A computer could look up words that rhyme and use them correctly, but could it write poetry that touches the heart? Not now and not likely ever, because good poetry isn’t formulaic. Good poetry is not formulaic. That explains why only one in a thousand humans -- nay, only one in ...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Well I agree with you .... However a simpler theory is preferable to a more complex theory, given that they are equally adept at matching the data. This I accept. I still reject the acceptance of a theory ON THE MERIT that it's shorter or simpler. If two theories explain the same data, to satisfact...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Another thing I disagree with Kuhn is his belief in the usefulness and desirability of Occam's Razor (O.R.) O. R. is an accompanying phenomenon, not a law, not a logically true condition or a condition that decides between two claims which of the two is closer to the truth. O.R. is a misinterpretati...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Kuhn's work on paradigms applies not only to the philosophy of science but to the philosophy of philosophy as well. Very true. And only to be complicated by the fact that some philosophers have solved scientific puzzles (Darwin, Einstein) while at the same time some sciences settled philosophical c...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Antoher brilliant article by Willj Bouwman. Science: the misunderstood knowledge. Science is knowledge, not truth, and as such, it is fallible. Science has been plagued by failure of explaining all in what it had set out to explain. Further problems developed: the same data has been explained by who...