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by odysseus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Immanuel Can This misunderstands Kant's argument. He was not saying that universalizability WOULD happen, if we killed another person. He knew it would not. What he wanted us to do is to use universalizability as an heuristic, as an artificial test, to see if what we were doing was rational. He tho...
by odysseus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I did explicitly ask you to address my question, didn't I? I said, "Always a ground for suspicion when an interlocutor changes the subject to something she CAN handle as opposed to attending to the argument at hand." My stated objection is this: "Kant is just wrong to say that an et...
by odysseus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: About Aboutness
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: About Aboutness

Philosophy Now Raymond Tallis has some thoughts about intentionality. To understand this issue, you have to read Husserl. A tall order. Read his Cartesian Meditations, then read his Ideas. I recently read a terrific book by John Caputo called "Radical Hermeneutics" and here he traces aboutness from...
by odysseus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I spent 3 years full time reading and analyzing Kant. I have read the major and later works of all the 'popular' philosophers, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Heidegger, Wittgenstein [not Tractatus {analytical not my taste} but later work -On Certainty'] and many more. I often receive accusa...
by odysseus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Trust and knowledge
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Trust and knowledge

Impenitent "trust" is habit you hear it repeated until you trust it... claims to "know" that which is "trusted" are as tenuous as any other claim of "knowledge"; but meaning generated through repetition appears more "true"... some habits are hard to break... Putting aside analytic judgments, which ...
by odysseus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I don't see how Wittgenstein, Husserl, or Heidegger or anyone else can better Kant's theory [with an Eastern Philosophical bent] on morality and ethics. But if you haven't read them, how do you know? Kant didn't understand the essence of ethics at all. Read what he says about a goo...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas Nah, Immanuel CAN will do anything to condemn any [a]theist and place [a]theists into a satanic pigeon-hole as immoral beings for to secure is own selfish and desperate salvation. It is very obvious [per Hume], but that is only basic logic that we cannot derived an 'ought' from "is...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is Aleister Crowley a great artist?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Is Aleister Crowley a great artist?

barbarianhorde Is occultism an art? If it is mr Crowley might have been one of the greatest artists. Woe, woe therefore to him the unchaste who shirks scornful the seeming-trivial, or flees fearful the desperate, adventure. And woe, thrice woe, and four times woe be to him who is allured by the adv...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 97
Views: 1094

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas Thus we have established an "ought" from "is" empirical facts as a tool of morality and ethics [not politics and legislature]. Sorry Veritas, but Immanuel Can had you early on. Yours is an empirical argument, not an ethical one. If you go into a community where nearly all want to b...
by odysseus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: I am becoming

Incidentally, if you're interested in existential thinking, a discussion would be welcome. Bring up any theme.
by odysseus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: I am becoming

barbarianhorde Yes I agree, existence, in as far as a a Becoming is also a Being, is always characterized most purely as an Act. (Do you know the Zen of Action? It is a philosophy proposed by the great Dogen of Japan. He nicely complements the resurrection of the Presocratics as performed by Heideg...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: I am becoming

Age If one is still searching in knowing thy Self, then there will be a perceived conflict in the above. But once thy Self is known all the above becomes crystal clear. Levinas wrote, the true life is absent. i actually, though don't tell anyone, have a soft spot for NDE'ers, near death experiencer...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: I am becoming

Nick_A All this makes perfect sense to me once I remember that a human being is a seed. The shell of a human being, their personality, cannot exist as I Am but requires a qualifier. I Am a this or a that but I am not I Am which is the potential for the seed. An acorn is becoming. The oak is I Am fo...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: I am becoming

commonsense Where is there a contradiction? I'll take that as a response to the issue presented. The contradiction lies with on the one hand acknowledging that consciousness is bound to time as a structural feature: all events have a present that is "in flight", that is anticipatory in nature, and ...
by odysseus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 337

I am becoming

It is an odd thing to say, really. A contradiction: If I am, then, in order to be becoming, I have to not BE, but in a process of becoming to be; a kind of yet-to-be. It is familiar territory if you have read the presocratics. Parmenides and Heraclitus presented the conflict between these two concep...