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by Non Sum
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: DEAD GIRL'S FATHER: GOD PROMISES TO HEAL
Replies: 21
Views: 5064

Re: DEAD GIRL'S FATHER: GOD PROMISES TO HEAL

That was a good debate between Gustav and Richard. I believe that Gustav made the better case. In order to see it in its proper perspective we must try to see it from the parent's perspective, especially since parental negligence is the issue. If the parents are sincere in their extreme faith, then ...
by Non Sum
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 19207

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

When one, or the other, debater has exhaused his ability to counter intelligently they either resign gracefully, or resign in some less than gracious manner. A prime example of the latter is resorting to an ad hominem (personal) attack. The point being, it is much easier to attack the person than th...
by Non Sum
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 19207

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Hi, Psy: A dictionary can never make for an ending point to a discussion, not a constructive one anyway. NS: This is a statement making a pretense at being universal, "never," and then admitting to the broad area of exception, "non-constructive." So, I will take the above to mean that, 'yes, many di...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 19207

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Psy: A dictionary is a good starting point for discussion about what each party means by a word, but it is no ending point. NS: It is often an excellent starting point, and can also serve as a fine ending point in many of the debates where nothing divides the sides except for the (mis or differing) ...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 19207

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Non Sum , whats with all the Webster? Did you get some form of radical brain surgery? NS: Are you saying that I have a, "radical brain"? Besides, any surgury performed on my brain would have to be called, 'micro-surgery.' Which brings us (kicking and screaming) back to my lexicological Jones, and i...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 19207

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

Psychonaut: So in the foetal stages wherein it resembles creatures from our evolutionary history it is not human, but once it looks sufficiently cute it becomes abortion? NS: I've yet to see a "cute" baby. (myself excepted, of course) The fetal stage begins with the 9th week, and it resembles an ugl...
by Non Sum
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Sally: we should probably try and turn this more towards Nietzsche... Rolling Eyes NS: I wasn't aware that we'd turned away from him? I've found your, and all other, comments to be extremely relevant, and quite incisive at that. What I find lacking, at least in my own comments, is some criticism for...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Mhoriane: I have the Thomas Common translation, I much prefer your one - which is it ? NS: I wish I knew. :? That particular quote, I quoted from a quote in my BG&E intro. When you asked where to find it in TSZ, I searched my Kaufmann copy (which is also a much poorer version of that quote). Sorry, ...
by Non Sum
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Hi S9, RE:NS: So, how does convention detach itself from convention without doing so conventionally? S9: Perhaps by scrapping everything and starting over from scratch. NS: "Starting over" isn't an option, since both the "scrapping," and the "starting," would themselves be performed by an incurably ...
by Non Sum
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Hi S9, S9: ... free spirits, aka the fellows who allow themselves to question everything, even what they themselves might finally think of as truth? NS: Are you saying: 'Free' even from the shackles of their own best reasoning? Where would that land you, I wonder: your own 2nd best reasoning, someon...
by Non Sum
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Hi Sally, Has everyone else gone off to read BG&E? Hopefully, they aren't waiting until they've read it in it's entirety. :? S: Would even the slaves in Nietzsche's society be free spirits NS: That would seem a bit contradictory; though Epictetus may have made that work. I thought N was advocating t...
by Non Sum
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Sally: I think he's only writing for the free spirits. NS: I don't get the sense that he desires only to preach to the choir. He's far to eager to instruct, destruct, and indicate 'a better way.' He would have us all 'become' free spirits. Sally: he seems to be at complete opposites to the Buddhist ...
by Non Sum
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Sally: I have a question already actually, about the title. I presumed the "good and evil" of the title had moral connotations, NS: My copy discusses the title in the intro: 'good & evil' are certainly to be taken in their moral sense, with 'beyond' (GR: jenseits) open to several prepositional posit...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 14219

Hi Miss Lewis, ML: I believe if what I have heard is correct that he felt they could not think rationally or intellectually very well. NS: I suspect that was based on his observation that women universally failed to reason the obvious, i.e. how desirable a male companion he'd make. "Behind all their...
by Non Sum
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: axiomatic-theorem buildings
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

Hi Van, V: One can strive to 'believe' that it is better to have one axiomatic-theorem building in one's landscape that is built of steel than an infinite array of axiomatic-theorem buildings made of paper. NS: Even 'steel' is just a temporary state twixt dirt and rust. As bio-degradable as 'paper.'...