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by AtariKo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: Enthusiasm

Act 1: AtariKo elucidates a concept in Plato (there's the answer to your question... again). Act 2: Andrew claims Socrates's defense begs the question. Act 3: AtariKo says there is a defense in the dialogue. Now what's the proper response here? What does someone who can take disagreement do in this ...
by AtariKo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: Enthusiasm

With all due respect Andrew, I find your patronizing tone unacceptable. My thread post was an elucidation of the phenomenon of enthusiasm in Plato’s dialogue Ion. Did I ever say that this was Socrates’s full defense? Did I even ever say that I agree with Socrates? I was introducing a concept — enthu...
by AtariKo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: Enthusiasm

Here's ("Athens Meets Jerusalem") the second entry in this series, if interested!
by AtariKo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: Enthusiasm

My earlier reply disappeared. I have no clue why. If this disappears, I'll quit the site. Ahem. Socrates' argument can be turned against himself. He explained Ion's alleged talent as an appendix of a chain of talents borne of an original one, and as such, Socrates shows (or, rather, does not show, ...
by AtariKo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: Enthusiasm

Eodnhoj7 writes: Ion's emphasis on the importance of emotion, embodied subjectively in his hubris, observes that with one great extreme comes a polar extreme that either cancels it out or synthesizes a further median. Ion, by his very nature, was bound to meet a man like Socrates considering his ext...
by AtariKo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Enthusiasm

In Plato’s Ion , we find Socrates conversing with the poet and rhapsode Ion. Ion has just won first prize at the festival of Asclepius, and his arrogance is on full display: I think I speak more beautifully than anyone else about Homer; neither Metrodorus... nor Stesimbrotus... nor Glaucon nor anyon...
by AtariKo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Born Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Born Again?

Hi,

Just saw your PM, and no need to apologize! As I explain in the PM, the page came down for other reasons. Although the discussion is still preserved, if you desire it! :D

— Xan
by AtariKo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

I can’t be certain that “The beer is cold” if I’m not certain of the beer. Likewise, I can’t be certain that “I experience” if I’m not certain of I. I don’t understand your response to my second question. Also, doesn't your initial argument just beg the question? Might not the OA be the one exceptio...
by AtariKo
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

Yes. I am only certain that I experience and content of my experience has sometime a thing so called "I".
If you’re certain that you experience, then you’re certain of you! I think, therefore I am! :D

Can you be certain of analytic or conceptual truths?
by AtariKo
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Born Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Born Again?

The dissertation attempts to show the role of clear and distinct perception in Hume’s philosophy — most notably his theory of causation. There, one sentence! :D
by AtariKo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

Not even your own existence? And why do we need certainty?
by AtariKo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Born Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Born Again?

Hello everyone. I didn't realize Philosophy Now had a forum. Very nice surprise. It's been some time since I've dabbled in a philosophy forum, and I'm looking forward to getting back to it. I'll be defending my dissertation this coming semester, and so I finally feel free to re-enter the online worl...