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by Advocate
Sun May 09, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: the big question
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: the big question

[quote=Age post_id=510278 time=1620537341 user_id=16237] [quote=Advocate post_id=510267 time=1620531381 user_id=15238] [quote=Age post_id=510263 time=1620529820 user_id=16237] Are there absolutely NO other variables to be taken into account when considering this, so called, "big question"? If i, for...
by Advocate
Sun May 09, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: the big question
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: the big question

[quote=Age post_id=510263 time=1620529820 user_id=16237] [quote=Advocate post_id=510261 time=1620528313 user_id=15238] Would you entrust your life to a randomly selected member of your species? If not, are we really civilized? [/quote] Are there absolutely NO other variables to be taken into account...
by Advocate
Sun May 09, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: the big question
Replies: 4
Views: 32

the big question

Would you entrust your life to a randomly selected member of your species? If not, are we really civilized?
by Advocate
Sat May 08, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: another evil of capitalism
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: another evil of capitalism

[quote=Impenitent post_id=510194 time=1620503756 user_id=3944]
Japan? what?

-Imp
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A documentary about that was indeed the initial impetus of this post.
by Advocate
Sat May 08, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: another evil of capitalism
Replies: 4
Views: 31

another evil of capitalism

There are many needs simply not being met because there is no profit in it. Old people, for instance, are often left with no support, even those who were promised a pension from their own work. Making retirement care a self-managed investment only exacerbates the problems. People's families don't ne...
by Advocate
Fri May 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the criminal ethics of poverty
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: the criminal ethics of poverty

[quote=RCSaunders post_id=510058 time=1620395772 user_id=16196] [quote=Advocate post_id=509980 time=1620313505 user_id=15238] Can we acknowledge for good that a poor person stealing $100 from a rich person is a far less harmful offense than the reverse? $100 to a wealthy person might easily do less ...
by Advocate
Thu May 06, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the criminal ethics of poverty
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: the criminal ethics of poverty

[quote=RCSaunders post_id=509988 time=1620315452 user_id=16196] You should have included this in your last post on fraud. It's a good example of trying to put over the lie that poverty is innocent (though it produces nothing of value) but wealth is guilty (because it does produce something of value)...
by Advocate
Thu May 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the criminal ethics of poverty
Replies: 5
Views: 64

the criminal ethics of poverty

Can we acknowledge for good that a poor person stealing $100 from a rich person is a far less harmful offense than the reverse? $100 to a wealthy person might easily do less harm than $1 from a poor person, and it would require an obverse amount of justification. And yet, the punishment for a $100 t...
by Advocate
Thu May 06, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4069

Re: the righteous tyrant

[quote=uwot post_id=509959 time=1620302284 user_id=7941] [quote=Age post_id=509937 time=1620294843 user_id=16237][quote=uwot post_id=509871 time=1620226542 user_id=7941]God with a little g is an ontological hypothesis based on crummy evidence and hopeless logic. There are so many versions of 'God' t...
by Advocate
Thu May 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4069

Re: the righteous tyrant

[quote=Age post_id=509937 time=1620294843 user_id=16237] [quote=uwot post_id=509871 time=1620226542 user_id=7941] [quote=Age post_id=509835 time=1620212603 user_id=16237]LOOK, you STILL CAN NOT SEE [i]what IS[/i] ACTUALLY BEING SAID, and is ACTUALLY True, here.[/quote]Bummer. Oh well. [quote=Age pos...
by Advocate
Wed May 05, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the insufficiency of law
Replies: 0
Views: 22

the insufficiency of law

There is no foundation of morality in law. In every country, but i'm speaking in particular of the US, even to the extent there is a claimed element of morality underpinning future legal decisions, they are routinely ignored. Due process is ignored. Constitutional rights are ignored. Innocent until ...
by Advocate
Wed May 05, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4069

Re: the righteous tyrant

[quote=uwot post_id=509871 time=1620226542 user_id=7941] [quote=Age post_id=509835 time=1620212603 user_id=16237]LOOK, you STILL CAN NOT SEE [i]what IS[/i] ACTUALLY BEING SAID, and is ACTUALLY True, here.[/quote]Bummer. Oh well. [quote=Age post_id=509835 time=1620212603 user_id=16237]Also, what is '...
by Advocate
Wed May 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the color of fraud
Replies: 0
Views: 32

the color of fraud

Fraud is theft plus obfuscation by way of complexity, hypocritically using the color of legitimacy, an exacerbating epistemological and deontological offense.
by Advocate
Wed May 05, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 71
Views: 2892

Re: SELF

Self is perspective over time. There's nothing particularly mysterious about it.
by Advocate
Wed May 05, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4069

Re: the righteous tyrant

[quote="Immanuel Can" post_id=509796 time=1620181755 user_id=9431] [quote=Advocate post_id=509793 time=1620179902 user_id=15238] [quote="Immanuel Can" post_id=509771 time=1620173500 user_id=9431] How does that follow, Gary? Is there a commandment somewhere that says that all evidence must be made ev...