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by Charm
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 2281

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

Simone Weil — 'When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.' I remember during my first year of high school I experienced a contradiction I couldn’t resolve. In those days students were taught about the obligation to vote. I being the type wh...
by Charm
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 2281

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

My expert opinion is that you are in fact too dumb to recognise that all descriptions / philosophical interpretations / conceptual schemes of reality are equally valid without an objective value system to discriminate and rank them by I can only understand two basic systems of communication : Engli...
by Charm
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 2281

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

Simone Weil — 'When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.' I remember during my first year of high school I experienced a contradiction I couldn’t resolve. In those days students were taught about the obligation to vote. I being the type wh...
by Charm
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Making Children Moral
Replies: 68
Views: 1438

Re: Making Children Moral

In the first part of our mini-series on moral education, Michael Hand considers whether schools should be involved in trying to make children moral. https://philosophynow.org/issues/127/Making_Children_Moral Did I ever reply to this??? Children are moral.. All children bond, and it is this bond whi...
by Charm
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: My political philosophy
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: My political philosophy

May I suggest that there is no political philosophy, and if there were it would simply be a philosophy, like: Women; You can't live with them, and you can't live without them.. Qualified anything is not the thing.. You know what apples are, and you know what horse shit is, and you know that road app...
by Charm
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Freedom

The term Free has a purely mechanical meaning as a wheel that is free. Or that people are capable of doing or acquiring something. It also has an ethical meaning And that can only be expressed in ethical terms, as defining the social-personal purpose that it is used for. And the social purpose is n...
by Charm
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

one would cut off the heads of civilians if they had no pigtails, and the other warlord would cut the heads off those with pigtails.. How do you win??? Everyone wants their shibboleth ... Who is it cool to kill.. I have no pigtail. It takes 8-12 months to grow one. That's an awful long time to wait...
by Charm
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

The best lesson in the art of war is to understand your enemy, and in regard to Islam, we do not.. Talk about broad brushes... Before you can understand your enemy first you must identify your enemy. That is why it sucks to be Chinese.. I'm not Chinese, but during the most recent warlord period, tw...
by Charm
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

I was looking for a policy definition. Something useful at social scale. Not for something that you, individually are happy with. Something WE are happy with. Charm would die so that his community will live. I do hope that Charm's community is not Daesh! 😂😂😂😂😂 As some general somewhere said - the p...
by Charm
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

As perhaps already noted: There are no imaginary cases.. There is no imaginary, or hypothetical morality.. I am not saying people should not ask questions or give morality some thought, but it is imperfect thought.. Look at the time Socrates gave to discussing the Good.. He could not define good be...
by Charm
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

One might argue that Socrates died and Heidegger was ruined for being to specific.. Philosophy is better and safer conducted in General.. With physics it is easy.. I say the moon, and you say the moon and we can be certain that we are talking about THE MOON.. With moral forms, I say love and you sa...
by Charm
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

So you are doing multi-variate optimisation. Do you know what the variables you are optimising for are? Would you say that human rights feature in your optimisation process? In your classification which is useless in discussions of morality you are making the mistake of the second intention.. The s...
by Charm
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 77
Views: 2896

Re: The Limits of Morality

Thought is pure action, we live in a society of little action equivocally similar to a form of "stagnation" or "desolation" as a moral code where we are not permitted, without severe punishment, to act freely. Thought is potential.. It is not action.. It takes energy, but it save energy.. Action is...
by Charm
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

Morality as ethics is a form of relationship between each person and their community... As with all forms of relationship, it demands sacrifice.. In other relationships we may have to surrender some of ourselves, be less selfish; but morality may demand the surrender of our lives for the community.....
by Charm
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Modust Proposal
Replies: 59
Views: 950

Re: A Modust Proposal

Point is once we understand the essence [the unity within the diversity], we can easily reconcile and qualify to the individual's preferences and contexts. So you are doing multi-variate optimisation. Do you know what the variables you are optimising for are? Would you say that human rights feature...