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by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Do feminists live in the real world?
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Do feminists live in the real world?

I just did some more-than-an-hour-long reading, again. I do not own a TV set. I consume very little of the products of the entertainment industrial complex. Never been to a concert. Average viewing less than one movie a year. What I do is read, read, read. Hopefully you get the picture. It is remark...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Atla wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 am
Technically everything is predetermined,
According to what I read a few days ago, quantum physics shows that the universe is indeterminate.
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Atla wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 am
IstillBELIEVEinPOMO wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Technically everything is predetermined,
According to what I read a few days ago, quantum physics shows that the universe is indeterminate.
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is being deterministic caused? By what?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Is being deterministic caused? By what?

According to Wikipedia, "Determinism is the philosophical theory that all events, including moral choices, are completely determined by previously existing causes." Okay, what about non-events? Are non-events determined? What constitutes an event? What distinguishes an event from a non-event? More i...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

I wish you'd make your claims in nominative sentences, stating stuff, instead of asking questions. If and when you ask questions, you are A. not making a claim, and B. you sound ambivalent as to whether your question is inquisitive, or rhetorical. This is too late to join the conversation, but plea...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Just because someone "thinks" that things ought to be a certain way does not mean that they ought to be that way. You use the phrase "it does not mean". Does this ''mean'' you believe in objective meaning? Same question as before: from whose mind/perspective/reference frame are you interpreting mea...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

That's "thought of", not "thought if".
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Again, we are not talking about the way that people think things ought to be. We are talking about the way things ought to be, period. That is not a grammatically correct claim. The word 'ought' implies 'correctness' (and its contraposition 'incorrectness'). It implies a VALUE judgment used to indi...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Because one thinks they ought to do something means they have free will! They get to CHOOSE to do it. Or they get to CHOOSE not to choose. The probability that things will be another way is a statistical certainty! Most things in the universe change outside of our control so choosing not to adapt i...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

EXACTLY the opposite conclusion! I think I ought to have a banana. And I got one and I am eating it and it is delicious. We think we ought to have language/logic because it is useful for communicate. And we invented a bunch! And they were useful indeed. The ought has become an is. Human needs and d...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

None of this resolves anything. Well, that depends on the problem that you have identified. Is it really a problem or are you mistaken? What if your pre-suppositions are wrong? No matter how we define morality, including requiring free will, the possibility that things ought to be another way remai...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

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"Suppose that neuroscience proves that free will is an illusion. Somebody could then say that that ought not be the case and then try to engineer humans to have free will. Ought transcends free will." If someone tries to engineer man to have free will (in the case where none of us do), then that in...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does morality really require free will?
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Does morality really require free will?

Products of science, such as evolutionary psychology, and products of philosophy, such as physicalism, make it impossible now for any rational person to believe that we have free will and to see it as anything more than an illusion that has been useful for our survival. There are so many errors in ...
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we live in another world?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Can we live in another world?

Is the article saying that consciousness is its own state? There's gases, liquids and solids, and then there's consciousness?
by IstillBELIEVEinPOMO
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we live in another world?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Can we live in another world?

Pressumption 1: If the mind/consciousness is a state of matter we should be able to ressurrect the dead, teleport our minds etc. - at least theoretically, simply by replicating the same set of mathematical equations that make up our minds just in different entities in different times and different ...