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by frosteagle
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 96
Views: 2429

Re: What do men and women actually really want from each other?

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...
by frosteagle
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality on Wikepedia
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Morality on Wikepedia

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...
by frosteagle
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 207
Views: 2833

Re: Can good God do evil?

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.
by frosteagle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

No. People rely on heuristic, simple thought, and normative ethical theory is simple enough for the "common man" to implement.
by frosteagle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 207
Views: 7858

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

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...
by frosteagle
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: 1303

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

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...
by frosteagle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2510

Re: Unproven assumptions

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...
by frosteagle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 385
Views: 6539

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

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...