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by Impenitent
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Unproven assumptions

you assume that your idea of the meaning of pain (or any term) is the same as that of everyone else...

delivering a child...

having a limb severed from your body...

partially burned in a fire...

which pain?

one assumes the approximation of meaning of words themselves...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

usual truth may absolutely exist...

unusual truth may absolutely exist...

absolute existence could appear usual...

Tom Jones could truly sing about unusual love...

absolutely

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness of Pursuit.
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Happiness of Pursuit.

would you walk the equator as effected by gravity?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 216
Views: 21141

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

I bet it had more to do with Syd "The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is on the grass. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. Got to keep the loonies on the path. The lunatic is in the hall. The lunatics are in my hall. The paper holds their folded faces to the floor And every day the p...
by Impenitent
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Plato was an atheist?
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: Plato was an atheist?

-1- wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 am
Impenitent wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 am
"There is no original text" - Nietzsche

-Imp
"I am the Alpha and the Omega" - God (Just saying...)
"human language credited to god... obey" - (Just saying...)

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction... -Imp That might work on global level between the most powerful nations. I'm asking: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality from the root - down to the smallest level - human to human, in workplaces, in small neighboring towns/communities etc.? ...
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ultra-openminded
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Ultra-openminded

Open Minded To be open minded is to be open to new ideas and study their holistic and altruistic ethical validity. It is not to accept anything in a state of mental vacuity and social anomie. It is a mark of the latter that anyone who disagrees with an ultra-liberal person is automatically describe...
by Impenitent
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Power and the Public Good
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Power and the Public Good

or use your might and fight the system

either way, Thrasymachus remains correct

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Artificial Consciousness: Our Greatest Ethical Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Artificial Consciousness: Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

computers operate according to their program

there is no program for freewill which would be prerequisite to free choice and subsequent moral consequence...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Plato was an atheist?
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: Plato was an atheist?

"There is no original text" - Nietzsche

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Cartesian dualism

pistols at dawn

-Imp