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by henry quirk
Sun May 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 560
Views: 6405

Re: Basic Human Rights

"What do you use to make right choices," you ask? I aspire to use true premises and rational processing of them. That's what being a,"rational individual," means. Thank you! Yes. But the difference between your position and mine, at the moment, seems to be that you appear to suppose that "reason" c...
by henry quirk
Sun May 16, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 298
Views: 4581

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

we agreed prior that we see the world through our perceptions, which are representations. No, we don't agree. I'm a direct realist. There are no representations; there's direct apprehension. To be clear... Direct Realism The world exists, exists independent of us, and is apprehended by us as it is ...
by henry quirk
Sun May 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is Big Pharma Ethical in Effectively Dictating Health-Affordability to a Nation's Populace (via its government)?
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: Is Big Pharma Ethical in Effectively Dictating Health-Affordability to a Nation's Populace (via its government)?

Not ethical in my view. In my view, health care should be treated as a human right and *there should be no cost to particular individuals period. Ideally I'd have a completely different sort of economy overall. But even without that, the idea that someone might need medical care, medication, etc. b...
by henry quirk
Sun May 16, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 155
Views: 1516

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Note your use of "I" at every corner. That is a very personal and subjective 'apple' you are dealing not an objective apple out there independent of anyone's beliefs or opinions. C'mon, guy...you know damn well I'm not just talkin' about me . Direct realism applies to all of us. In fact it applies ...
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Understanding the religious mindset
Replies: 154
Views: 2316

Re: Understanding the religious mindset

attofishpi wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:18 pm Don't bother getting a room. Just inter_face.
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by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 298
Views: 4581

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

That is the case, but what is also the case is, the experience of the world is in us. There are two, distinct things. The world which we are in, which includes our bodies, then there is our experience of the world, and our inner mental world. The first instance, the actual world which we are in, is...
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 155
Views: 1516

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

VA: When you perceive an "apple" out there, as a naive realist you merely assumed there is an apple that fit yours [and other naive realists'] perception and description of it. Me: No. When I see the object I call apple , I see it . I recognize it exists and I describe it. There's no pre-loaded mode...
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Understanding the religious mindset
Replies: 154
Views: 2316

Re: Understanding the religious mindset

That's a good analogy, henry. I like that. _______ 👍 My two Scents would be:- 1. If not physical - then akin to a pointer within RAM of a computer program - where your brain is the RAM - matter. 2. If physical - then certain attributes of who you 'were' via a small subset - perhaps of brain matter ...
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 560
Views: 6405

Re: Basic Human Rights

Actually what you said was irrelevant to my discussion with IC

Okeedoke.
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 298
Views: 4581

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

If everything is actually inside us That's the thing: everything isn't actually inside us. We're permeable, in specific ways, to the world. We naturally apprehend the world and conduct it inside ourselves. We don't experience the world: we respond and react to it. We aren't enraptured by some inner...
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 560
Views: 6405

Re: Basic Human Rights

RCSaunders wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 1:04 am
henry quirk wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 9:05 pm Are you an evolutionist? If not, why are you going on about this stuff?

Doesn't matter what I am:
If you say so.
The important stuff (you know, the substance) came after the colon.
by henry quirk
Sat May 15, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 155
Views: 1516

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

I just comment for fun here.

Oh, you're one of those.

Okeedoke.
by henry quirk
Fri May 14, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 560
Views: 6405

Re: Basic Human Rights

Are you an evolutionist? If not, why are you going on about this stuff? Doesn't matter what I am: there are loads of folks who think you're just a smart ape and that it's perfectly acceptable, rational even, to treat you as meat. I just can't believe you believe the kinds of evil you described (or ...
by henry quirk
Fri May 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 155
Views: 1516

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

We all start out as naive realists, but then some people get a clue. ;) I haven't been disabused of my naïveté yet. You indirectists need to try harder. Why do you think that I care about your wrong views? I'm not that naive: you care about the subject...you wouldn't be in this thread defendin' ind...
by henry quirk
Fri May 14, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is Big Pharma Ethical in Effectively Dictating Health-Affordability to a Nation's Populace (via its government)?
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: Is Big Pharma Ethical in Effectively Dictating Health-Affordability to a Nation's Populace (via its government)?

Why are checks and balances strictly the purview of the law? I wanna donate to a charity: bein' smarter than the average bear, I research the charity before a dime leaves my hand; if the charity appears shady, they don't get my money; if the charity isn't open to its patrons in a verifiable way abou...