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by KLewchuk
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Who Is The Worst Philosopher?
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: Who Is The Worst Philosopher?

A French post-modernist or someone from the Frankfurt School...

hands down
by KLewchuk
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the beginning and end of ethics
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: the beginning and end of ethics

Given that life is usually full of suffering for most creatures, the most ethical thing we can do is work to prevent life from ever arising anywhere, and then kill ourselves. It actually isn't clear that this statement is completely true. Moments in life can be ecstatic, however it does seem we are...
by KLewchuk
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good introductory books in philosophy.
Replies: 11
Views: 7449

Re: Good introductory books in philosophy.

Since I'm not a philosopher, I thought it best if I yammered less and read something on it. I'm now reading Bertrand Russell's The Problems of Philosophy as a general introduction. So far so good, and I do recommend it to others, like myself, with no philosophy background. I find Russell highly acc...
by KLewchuk
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good introductory books in philosophy.
Replies: 11
Views: 7449

Re: Good introductory books in philosophy.

Since I'm not a philosopher, I thought it best if I yammered less and read something on it. I'm now reading Bertrand Russell's The Problems of Philosophy as a general introduction. So far so good, and I do recommend it to others, like myself, with no philosophy background. I find Russell highly acc...
by KLewchuk
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Jonathan Sacks and Morality [2020]
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Jonathan Sacks and Morality [2020]

Jonathan Sacks: Morality; 2020 In this excellent survey of modern ethics, J. Sacks expresses the basis of his argument as the move from ‘We’ to ‘I’ as the problem we face. His conclusion appears to be that the world must come together in a covenant of mutual respect and tolerance. On page 124 is ou...
by KLewchuk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we think?
Replies: 57
Views: 3950

Re: How do we think?

WHY do some of 'you' posters here make the ASSUMPTION that I use some 'capital button'? What is the 'appropriately' word in relation to, EXACTLY? I OBVIOUSLY can NOT 'figure out' how to do ANY thing 'appropriately' if you NEVER share what 'appropriately' is in relation to. And, if the sharing of yo...
by KLewchuk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we think?
Replies: 57
Views: 3950

Re: How do we think?

What EXACTLY is the 'it' here, which you think or believe is "very complex"? And, how EXACTLY is 'it' "very complex", to you? VERY TRUE. For example; the sun sometimes arises after i wake up. But i certainly did NOT cause the sun to "arise". But NOTHING 'complex' yet nor so far. What I find would b...
by KLewchuk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Identity Politics
Replies: 35
Views: 2816

Re: Identity Politics

Each person is a certain ven diagram of traits, which makes each person pretty unique. However, non of these traits individually are unique in that they are categories shares by others (i.e. groups). Identity implies uniqueness. You aren't a "certain" venn diagram of traits. You are the venn diagra...
by KLewchuk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we think?
Replies: 57
Views: 3950

Re: How do we think?

Agreed, WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Actually, it is very complex. What EXACTLY is the 'it' here, which you think or believe is "very complex"? And, how EXACTLY is 'it' "very complex", to you? There are concepts of dependent co-origination (e.g. just because something arises after something else doesn't mean it...
by KLewchuk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Identity Politics
Replies: 35
Views: 2816

Re: Identity Politics

I agree. And even if you didn't, I still wouldn't be one. I see that as the same question and I would answer in the same way, though perhaps it might require the extra detail I indicated to in my first reply. I guess you didn't read it properly. You guessed wrong. "Which philosopher are you?"; and ...
by KLewchuk
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we think?
Replies: 57
Views: 3950

Re: How do we think?

If we experience one thing following another, we cognitively identify it as "causation". That is a complicated topic, but that is the idea. Yes. It is not complex though. :mrgreen: Agreed, WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Actually, it is very complex. There are concepts of dependent co-origination (e.g. just becaus...
by KLewchuk
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Identity Politics
Replies: 35
Views: 2816

Re: Identity Politics

Let's say you are a philosopher. I can see how you might have a certain attachment to your identity as a philosophy. You have missed my point, entirely I think. I consider myself to be a philosopher, certainly. I place myself in the category of philosophers. That has nothing to do with my identity....
by KLewchuk
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we think?
Replies: 57
Views: 3950

Re: How do we think?

Age wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:20 am
bahman wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:58 am
KLewchuk wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:56 am

The first experience is simply the fruit, then the concept, then causation.
Yup.
What do you mean with and by the word 'causation'?
If we experience one thing following another, we cognitively identify it as "causation". That is a complicated topic, but that is the idea.
by KLewchuk
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equity and crime
Replies: 55
Views: 3643

Re: Equity and crime

Equity means the quality of being fair and impartial. Equality means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. I think equity leads to equality. Uh, no; EXACTLY the opposite. This is because we are unique. There was a recent study showing that woman and men, without ...
by KLewchuk
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Identity Politics
Replies: 35
Views: 2816

Re: Identity Politics

What is "identity"? What makes you different from others, your body. Do we need "identity"? Sure, yeah. How important is "identity"? It is very important. If we can ascribe value, what should be the most important things we use to identify ourselves? What are the least important? Value is partly ge...