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by Dapplegrim
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is the greatest imaginable, He is pretty small and lame
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: If God is the greatest imaginable, He is pretty small and lame

Hehe. It's actually not blank spaces that need to be filled. It is connectedness between thoughts that I can't see. Do I need new glasses? You could shift from snifter to tumbler but I advise the sobriety of cool water from a jelly-jar glass after the diuretic of morning coffee, one of modern civil...
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 89
Views: 6190

Re: The Limits of Morality

If you were just a little bit more mature you would realise that you are a child. If I were a child you should be embarrassed with your inability to understand what I am saying. Your knowledge should far exceed mine in proportion to our age differences. Yet all you offer is an ad hominem. Perhaps a...
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 89
Views: 6190

Re: The Limits of Morality

you've blatantly misused dozens of words Alert! Alert! We have a linguistic prescriptivist. This could be forgivable if we lived in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia, but we don't. you make no effort to be understood and it's a bit sad to watch. Translation "You make no effort to put your ideas in a...
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 3097

Re: Mankind its Downfall

Stubbornness, (The doom attribute) You first have to accept life, before life can start accepting you, Is that like you first have to accept death before death can start accepting you? Good question, Dapplegrim. I think it means you have to first accept acceptance before acceptance can accept you. ...
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Thinking about murder
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Thinking about murder

-1- wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:31 am
I think murder is acceptable only when it is done out of love or out of deep concern for humanity.
... or to someone we don't like...
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 89
Views: 6190

Re: The Limits of Morality

Judaka wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:06 pm
If this wasn't a philosophy forum I would be sure I was getting trolled but I've met enough people here who have such insane ideas that I believe you actually think you're in the right here.

I've had enough.

Good day.
Yep, lots of trolls about and not enough goats!
by Dapplegrim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 3097

Re: Mankind its Downfall

mystical_universe wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:00 am
Stubbornness, (The doom attribute)

You first have to accept life,
before life can start accepting you,

Is that like you first have to accept death before death can start accepting you?
by Dapplegrim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Being Politically Incorrect
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: On Being Politically Incorrect

Walker wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:49 am
Is it politically incorrect to burn books?
Only if someone is reading them at the time.
by Dapplegrim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is love?
Replies: 37
Views: 1556

Re: What is love?

Love is lust for the impotent.
by Dapplegrim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy
Replies: 90
Views: 3591

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy

Nick_A wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 am
How does philosophy serve your goals in life?
What philosophy? Or if you prefer: Which Philosophy?
by Dapplegrim
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 7790

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

What are the achievements of logic? It would seem to be hard to identify them. In contrast mathematics has huge achievements to its name, especially its use in the domain of physics. But logic, whether pure and abstract or its application to language, does not have many, if any, achievements to its...
by Dapplegrim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7269

Re: Certain Knowledge

You can either have an illusion of certainty or the certainty of illusion.

It is the difference between a sciptical and non-sceptical approach.

Personally I prefer the certainty of illusion.
by Dapplegrim
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 7790

What are the achievements of Logic?

What are the achievements of logic? It would seem to be hard to identify them. In contrast mathematics has huge achievements to its name, especially its use in the domain of physics. But logic, whether pure and abstract or its application to language, does not have many, if any, achievements to its ...
by Dapplegrim
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7997

Re: Kant's Four Questions

This isn't so easy. You suggest that human purpose and meaning is achieved through the pursuit of happiness. What of the artist who devotes their life and their societal happiness to the often ridiculed expression of their art? What of those like Bobby fisher who sacrificed worldly happiness for th...
by Dapplegrim
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7997

Re: Kant's Four Questions

I agree that the most essential foundation upon which wisdom is acquired at the expense of education is the realization that we know nothing. 2. What does it mean to "get a life" that reflects the love of wisdom? One uses one's wisdome to maximise happiness 3. In your opinion Ii the goal of wisdom ...