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by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

"Rights" are not "wishes." They are properties one inherently possesses, and which cannot be legitimately taken away, such as the right to life, to freedom of choice (within the bounds of respecting the choices of others, of course) and the right to own property. How much property does one inherent...
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

How about a right to adequate or a reasonable level of health care. Humans have always had ways of treating illness or injury. Medicine in one form or another has always been with us. Granted no one was performing open-heart surgery in prehistoric times but people treated their ailments in one way ...
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

If the OP had asked for only those rights that have been or currently are actualized, you would be right to exclude this. It's not just that. "Rights" are not "wishes." They are properties one inherently possesses, and which cannot be legitimately taken away, such as the right to life, to freedom o...
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

I don’t know that we can agree, but I would consider it a basic human right to have access to healthcare. Okay. But on what would you base that right? For there was surely a time in human civilization when there was no reasonable degree of healthcare for anybody... If this was even remotely true, t...
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

Innocent till proven guilty, yeah, another obvious notion that it seems everyone would agree with. But, nowadays, we don't. So, yeah, I laugh at the question... What are some basic human rights that we can all agree to? ...cuz we can't. Do you disagree with the basic human right to not be abused?
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

Re: Basic Human Rights

Maybe, if you included woman and children here, then you might get more agreement. They are included: it's just cleaner to say a man belongs to himself; a man's life, liberty, and property are his . Clearer to 'who', EXACTLY? a man, woman, or child belongs to him-or her-self; a man's, woman's, or c...
by Age
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 161
Views: 1057

Re: the righteous tyrant

No, they don't. Examining everything in detail may or may not bring any particular understanding. Who mentioned anything about "examining"? And any particular understanding is not necessarily (nor even likely) a broader understanding than the detail that's being obsessed over. I suggest you look at...
by Age
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 63
Views: 289

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: 63
Views: 289

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: 2391

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: 2391

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: 161
Views: 1057

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: 2391

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: 161
Views: 1057

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: 161
Views: 1057

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...