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by Impenitent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Universal Basic Income plan
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Universal Basic Income plan

"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people's money." - Thatcher

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Unproven assumptions

When I said "unproven assumptions" I wanted to stress one characteristic of them which seemed important to me to point out in this context. We could try to formulate more precisely: let´s look for assumptions in sentences or utterances, which are by the way by definition unproven. There. Are assump...
by Impenitent
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?

every human born from the union of a man and a woman is the third of that grouping... (twins and the like excepted)

somehow universal...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 136
Views: 1674

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

why bother? most people frown upon shooting sophists ...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 282

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Seagull, you are correct, Hume does not beg the question...

Hume's notion of existence and subsequent perception is only in the moment...

new moment, new existence

-Imp

(There is far more to Hume's philosophy than Bharatwaj's argument presents)
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Dachshund

It's the glory and grace of the American system: we'll hire any old piece of crap to serve, allow 'em to be utter assholes while in service, and then we'll send 'em packin' if they get too uppity. If any of these Islamists go beyond bad mouthin' America, if any stray into the land of actual subvers...
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom of christian denomination or atheism...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 263

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

RCSaunders wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:13 am

...

Of course we really see objects. What other way could one be conscious of their existence?
Descartes' evil demon?

Brains in vats?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 282

Re: Some Solid Ideas

A_Seagull wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Impenitent wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Hume was an empiricist

-Imp
Is that supposed to be an explanation?
https://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_empiricism.html

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: Quick Questions

how harmful hare hubris

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Why still no science of logic?

no science of logic?

... habits are hard to break

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: Quick Questions

Walker wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Answer: "the ultimate answer to the quickest of questions is of course: the tortoise wins..."

Question: What happens when a hare is distracted from presence of awareness?
it splits

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 282

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Hume was an empiricist

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: Quick Questions

the ultimate answer to the quickest of questions is of course: the tortoise wins...

-Imp