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by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 10
Views: 61

Re: Basic Human Rights

What are some basic human rights that we can all agree to? We will have to wait and see. For example, can we all agree that anyone accused of a crime should receive a fair trial? Sounds fair enough. If not, what would be some problems with the above right whereby it should not be a basic human righ...
by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 10
Views: 61

Re: Basic Human Rights

What are some basic human rights that we can all agree to? HA! I can't even get folks here to agree about what seems obvious and basic (a man belongs to himself; a man's life, liberty, and property are his). Maybe, if you included woman and children here, then you might get more agreement. Why do y...
by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infinity as Change
Replies: 185
Views: 2355

Re: Infinity as Change

Accepting the earth as flat is to accept it as a theory. The earth is flat is a theory, to accept it is to accept it as a theory. You can 'try to' keep twisting and distorting things further and further. But you said what you said, and if you can NOT back up and support what you want to say, or sai...
by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infinity as Change
Replies: 185
Views: 2355

Re: Infinity as Change

To be Truly OPEN is to NOT 'assume', NOR 'believe, ANY thing. That would make the word open useless because that state of affairs never occurs in reality. If that state of affairs never occurs to 'you', then that is solely because of 'you' and 'your' choices, alone. That's not how words work. What ...
by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 108
Views: 720

Re: the righteous tyrant

Like staring into a drop of ocean water vs. seeing the broader ocean. But to see the broader, and ALL OF the, ocean, then ALL of the drops 'need' to be LOOKED AT. No, they don't. Examining everything in detail may or may not bring any particular understanding. Who mentioned anything about "examinin...
by Age
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infinity as Change
Replies: 185
Views: 2355

Re: Infinity as Change

Accepting what is present as existing is openness. But you said, " 'to accept' is 'to assume' ". Which means you could accept/assume ABSOLUTELY ANY thing as being "what is present as existing", like, for example, accepting/assuming that the earth, presently as existing, is flat or at the absolute c...
by Age
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 108
Views: 720

Re: the righteous tyrant

Sorry Age, I cannot read your post. Like I said, for me it's like wading through a swamp of your convoluted (and noisy) thoughts. If you want to learn to communicate better (as you've said), I suggest that you pick a few main points and be succinct in your discussion of them, rather than trying to ...
by Age
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 108
Views: 720

Re: the righteous tyrant

See? Why the question mark now? What are you asking here? Sorry Age, I cannot read your post. Like I said, for me it's like wading through a swamp of your convoluted (and noisy) thoughts. If you want to learn to communicate better (as you've said), I suggest again that you pick a few main points an...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 30
Views: 297

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

So: (1) Empirical claims are not provable. Period. (2) Worrying about certainty is stupid. Certainty can't be had. Worry instead about (what one takes as) good reasons for believing P vs not-P. Define what an 'empirical claim' is EXACTLY, to you. And, is it a 'certainty' that, "Empirical claims are...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 30
Views: 297

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

(2) Worrying about certainty is stupid. Certainty can't be had. Worry instead about (what one takes as) good reasons for believing P vs not-P. Given that there's a very large (perhaps infinite) number of reasons for believing P vs not-P. Which ones are the "good" ones? But there is NO actual sound ...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 30
Views: 297

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

So: (1) Empirical claims are not provable. Period. (2) Worrying about certainty is stupid. Certainty can't be had. Is this a certainty? Worry instead about (what one takes as) good reasons for believing P vs not-P. Why worry about ANY thing? Also, why believe ANY thing? (3) Re remarks such as "any ...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 30
Views: 297

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

In Russell's book, The Problems of Philosophy , he raised the point, " Perhaps There is No Table At ALL ? Russell did not ultimately prove there is a real independent table at all. perhaps you could get straight to the point I'm making. For example, do you think that everything that was, is and wil...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 160
Views: 2410

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

''All concepts'' are known by the only knowing there is which is consciousness. To me, this is where you have been consistently contradicting "yourself". That is; if you want to claim that 'consciousness' is the knowing, then that is, obviously, 'known'. But, when you also claim that the known cann...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 56
Views: 634

Re: Crime and punishment

So how is it that you can neither believe nor disbelieve anything ? VERY EASILY, I SIMPLY choose to. Obviously, you believe that I am causing some sort of problem for thinking that Chauvin should face justice for what he did to Floyd. You could not be FURTHER from thee ACTUAL Truth of things here. ...
by Age
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 56
Views: 634

Re: Crime and punishment

The VERY REASON WHY human beings grow up to become CRIMINALS is because of people like 'you', "gary childress", "henry quirk", and "walker", and your EXTREMELY prejudiced views and beliefs. :lol: So dramatic. It's a jungle out there. Has there been any mention in the trial about Floyd's prior Chauv...