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- Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 pm
- Forum: Gender Philosophy
- Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
- Replies: 107
- Views: 5868
Women and men want what they think they want until they don't, then they want what they think they want then... dot dot dot...
The article claims nothing that hasn't already been said. It talks about what exists, and psychology has an inherent bias toward idealistic social justice, and thus Wikipedia, a tertiary source resembles that bias. Whether it is stupid is irrelevant as Wikipedia is designed to give a surface view of...
- Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:09 pm
- Forum: Philosophy of Religion
- Topic: Can good God do evil?
- Replies: 207
- Views: 5885
If the Devil does not exist, we would not know God. If Evil did not exist, we would not know good, just neutrality. From utilitarian ethical theory, absolute good is evil because it prevents good. If I assume God is real, he is evil because he is good because you cannot be good without being evil.
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
- Forum: Applied Ethics
- Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
- Replies: 10
- Views: 2423
No. People rely on heuristic, simple thought, and normative ethical theory is simple enough for the "common man" to implement.
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 pm
- Forum: Ethical Theory
- Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
- Replies: 208
- Views: 13959
Don't. Focus on learning how to accurately record and observe instead. Then and only then is it possible to construct a sound ethical theory. Ethics is based on perception. https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/Tradecraft%20Primer-apr0...
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 pm
- Forum: Philosophical Counselling
- Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
- Replies: 24
- Views: 36068
If you try something in a safe environment and it works over multiple samples as well as try its opposite and do nothing over multiple attempts, then you can be certain of "some things" You obviously do not have the resources required to do this with everything, so guess what is most important at th...
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:29 am
- Forum: Philosophy of Language
- Topic: Unproven assumptions
- Replies: 103
- Views: 4945
We have to rely on heuristics because it is too burdensome to deal with the information to "prove" unstated assumptions, and it is rational only because we take for granted what works and demonize what does not despite it coming from the same methodology. Axioms exist because they are useful. Withou...
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:23 am
- Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
- Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
- Replies: 539
- Views: 19180
The closest linear approximation of a cultural definition of individualism on dictionary.com (Dictionary.com): "The pursuit of individual rather than common or collective interests" The closest linear approximation of collectivism (Brittanica): "Any of several types of social organization in which t...