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by 11011
Tue May 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: spin
Replies: 60
Views: 2526

Re: spin

i think intent is very important to spin, and is what separates it from other things, and also gives it its negative connotation. in spin there is a knowing intent to deceive, that is the person knows what actually happened or what something actually means and they intentionally misrepresent it. but...
by 11011
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?

logik, your definitions and angle on this make no sense. if one is chiefly concerned with their own gain while indifferent to others' then they will gain nothing since gaining for self requires consideration of others, their reactions and thus gains or losses. every time you gain something for yours...
by 11011
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?

Could it be robbery? or even murder? rape? But the most selfish act doesn’t have to be a crime, just so long as it is the negation of altruism. Altruism is selfish. Yay dopamine! altruism is not selfish. a lot of people confuse selfish with self-beneficial. just because something benefits you doesn...
by 11011
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2401

are women to blame for tyranny?

women elect men who embody their will - and only such men - that is one half of the human population at any given era, to be their group's 'government'. yes, other men have a 'vote' but who raises boys in at least the first few years of life in almost every society? who shapes their will through 'lo...
by 11011
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?

if selfishness is gaining for one's self at some cost for another (without future compensation to balance), then the most selfish act is gaining entirely for one's self with no benefit whatsoever to the other, only harm. since appreciation for life or desire to live (and therefore everything else th...
by 11011
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Liberalism
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Liberalism

sometimes i wonder how much human behaviour can be understood under the hub of 'social relevance' and that most other values which seem to be pursued as ends in themselves are actually toward this end humans are the most social species on earth, unless one is of a mental disposition of being outside...
by 11011
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom of Religion
Replies: 41
Views: 1102

Re: Freedom of Religion

how is the ethic presently used? i believe originally it just meant you wouldn't be persecuted for holding different religious beliefs and practices. it was an affiliative thing, identifying with another religion was treason against god, etc, so freedom of religion put an end to that. since the corp...
by 11011
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: intelligence
Replies: 100
Views: 3587

Re: intelligence

intelligent? as in, helps achieve intended goals? then artificial intelligence is intelligent. that one implication or potential implication is that it dumbs some people down is moot. that is their decision/misuse. that does not make it inherently unintelligent - rather it makes some humans :) i mea...
by 11011
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

also you are simply describing the empiricist position on this matter, correct? well i decided to look it up, finally acknowledging the possibility that i may not have the adequate background/foundation to participate meaningfully in this discussion (i don't read much philosophy), and found that you...
by 11011
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

no this is wrong, although calling it belief isn't really accurate either, although it conveys the same message as far as not being knowledge. what you are describing is perception not knowledge. since i can anticipate how you'll respond to this i'll preempt you with a question: tell me in your view...
by 11011
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

In any case, my only point is that knowledge doesn't require prior assumption. that's right, knowledge doesn't require prior assumption, IF you can gain knowledge from experience, but can you? that is the issue here. BUT CAN YOU can you gain knowledge from experience? in order to answer this questi...
by 11011
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

also re your last post, the justification would have to be self-evident, which is different from an assumption. you also made a point about: what is the point of this kind of knowledge? how is it useful? it isn't very useful, not as useful broadly as beliefs based on experience. but that does not ju...
by 11011
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

i understand what you are saying, however i am trying to draw out the greater depth in the epistemological question of: how do we know that we know? or how do you know that you know when you are insisting on your empirical definition of knowledge and that is what i believe to be the main point of ou...
by 11011
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

So, what's the value of knowing how we know if knowing is possibly deceptive as you all claim. The value is quite literally being able to spot which one of your own beliefs are bullshit. Self-awareness, self-skepticism and self-correction. The value is autodidactism ??? Let me repeat myself, since ...