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by Daktoria
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: "Why Squares Are Blue" - How Language Impacts Society
Replies: 1
Views: 816

"Why Squares Are Blue" - How Language Impacts Society

When you hear, "Why squares are blue," does that suggest all squares are blue, or does that just suggest when squares are blue that there's an explanation for it? Different people interpret this phrase differently, but what happens when different interpreters coexist among each other, and they're di...
by Daktoria
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?

Soapboxes are generally made from the poorest quality wood and it is inadvisable for superior people to climb onto them for the purpose of lecturing the great unwashed who are so obviously their intellectual inferiors. Preachers have been known to fall off such insecure platforms and get splinters ...
by Daktoria
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?

I don't know about that. Philosophers are supposedly intelligent people, so they're more likely to be malicious than incompetent. It seems more that they let things rot in silence because they don't discuss what they don't want to. They figure if they don't pay attention to things that things go awa...
by Daktoria
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?

I guess nobody has an answer? Perhaps it's because modern philosophy has an ulterior motive at stake in being empirical because it overgeneralizes the abstract nature of religion, and it seeks to replace religion as a guiding force in society? Therefore, it keeps quiet on purpose whenever empiricism...
by Daktoria
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Can Empirical Corruption Be Reformed?

Lately, I've been having trouble explaining the problems of empiricism to empirical authorities. It seems to be a problem of incommensurable values. Not only do our values differ, but our values differ in such a way that merely discussing values doesn't work. The problem is that the nature of empiri...
by Daktoria
Wed May 27, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Does Empiricism = Anarchism?
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Does Empiricism = Anarchism?

Does a study of facts in society necessitate a commitment to real power politics such that there is no such thing as legitimacy behind authority?

Instead, everything would be about power politics, and empiricism would literally be used to calculate the distribution of power within society.
by Daktoria
Fri May 22, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post Man
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Post Man

Yep.

Sorry, but there doesn't seem to be much more to be said. Your article refers to what is, not what ought to be. It is what it is.
by Daktoria
Wed May 20, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has anyone noticed this about the Philosophy Now podcast?
Replies: 11
Views: 4285

Re: Has anyone noticed this about the Philosophy Now podcast?

I haven't listened to the podcast, but there's something to keep in mind. Interruptions are not always bad. Sometimes, it's important to interrupt someone before someone carries on a tangent, or someone's ideas aren't well-founded. There's no point to listen to someone continue if someone's premises...
by Daktoria
Mon May 18, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why do people like to be right ?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Why do people like to be right ?

duszek wrote:Some like it so much that they seem addicted to it.
They will fight and fight no matter what.

Is it necessary to be right (all the time) to preserve one´s mental drive ?
Well if you're wrong, then you're doing it wrong, you know?

Gotta be right or else you should change what you're doing.
by Daktoria
Sat May 16, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?

My first impression was it was more about philosophers handing down values to students like parents hand down values to children. I still need to read it again to get a better grasp of it though. Dalek Prime was actually more correct about what I meant, because although parents do hand down what th...
by Daktoria
Sat May 16, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?

Part of what he's saying is that philosophers, in his experience, are becoming more accepting of conventional views, unwilling to step outside norms. OK, so I reread it, and my impression now is that he's saying philosophers' attitudes change once they become parents, but I'm not sure it's the same...
by Daktoria
Thu May 14, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?

Part of what he's saying is that philosophers, in his experience, are becoming more accepting of conventional views, unwilling to step outside norms. My first impression was it was more about philosophers handing down values to students like parents hand down values to children. I still need to rea...
by Daktoria
Thu May 14, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the nature of genius?
Replies: 9
Views: 2809

Re: What is the nature of genius?

It's really a matter of efficient thinking. On an intuitive basis, you appreciate the values that enable you to organize your mind and complete tasks so quickly that others can't even keep up. They'll ask, "How did you do that?" because it didn't seem feasible to reach a result with a limited amount...
by Daktoria
Wed May 13, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?

Isn't modern philosophy really just an exercise in trolling? Yeah, I pretty much agree with what you said in your post. I notice that there's a ton of dogmatic academics out there defending their 'philosophy', pretending to be thinking intellectuals with their elitist attitudes (especially reading ...
by Daktoria
Wed May 13, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Has Professional Philosophy Been Corrupted by Logical Fallacies?

I remembered reading the following, and think it fits in with this thread. Http://www.jehsmith.com/1/2012/11/must-philosophers-be-parents.html I'm going to have to reread that piece a couple times, but yea, I can see a connection between what it says and what I wrote. I'm just not quite sure what t...