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by Thundril
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3209

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

I think what is critical is that we are willing to forfeit bad thinking, which may force us into ceasing certain activities that we are very attached to indeed. If a good example of good thinking is: “We receive but what we give.” then what is the value of the highly competitive nature of something...
by Thundril
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes
Replies: 34
Views: 7153

Re: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes

If you are speaking of influence, then that is not an issue of inequality but of civil rights. Put it this way. If Bill gates wanted to buy my house to throw me out in the cold, he couldn't do it. If one has a government that protects civil liberties, then it doesn't matter how wealthy someone is c...
by Thundril
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes
Replies: 34
Views: 7153

Re: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes

And I believe they are wrong. They confuse the issue of inequality with other issues. What they are really against are such things as poverty. Now, we can have poverty, and equality, that is the state where everyone is impoverished. Or, we could have a situation of extreme inequality, but where eve...
by Thundril
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: the 'old world' and the 'new world'
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Re: the 'old world' and the 'new world'

bus2bondi wrote:i always feel like i'm caught in between, and what is the old world and what is the new world?
Maybe like THIS
Sorry I couldn't find a soundtrack. It's off the album Modern Lovers, which I lost somewhere along the way, but still remember with great affection!
by Thundril
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Women cannot be Philosophers.
Replies: 28
Views: 7732

Re: Women cannot be Philosophers.

They don't feel the fragility of selfhood as much as males do. From this statement, I became aware for the first time, the struggle men have. Does it mean that "man has lost dignity in his own eyes to an incredible extent". Has women's "liberation" affected man to such an enormous degree that men s...
by Thundril
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Herd Instinct or Social Brain?
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

Herd Instinct or Social Brain?

We are social animals. Our mothers don't scrape a hole in the sand, deposit a thousand eggs and then lumber off back into the sea leaving us to take our individual chances. We hang around in troupes. We learn from each other. We have even, across millions of generations, developed the ability to com...
by Thundril
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Inspiration

Anything that makes you want to do something better than you think you can is inspiration. A rookie burger flipper can be inspired watching an expert with 3 whole months experience. Downtrodden people can be moved to do great things by listening to a speaker like Martin Luther King. Anywhere between...
by Thundril
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Hello from a newcomer

Welcome Saralynn! Where you from?
by Thundril
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 9423

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

No I know it is an unfair position to put someone in. In my experience, there is usually a motive behind the question, whether consciously accepted or not e.g. why are you not talking to or avoiding me? I have resolved to communicate better, even if it comes across like a primary school teacher ann...
by Thundril
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: omfg the whole country is going insane fuck the republicans
Replies: 5
Views: 2437

Re: omfg the whole country is going insane fuck the republic

ForgedinHell wrote:
The courts will strike it down.
I hope you're right, FiH. It's surely a violation. (In more senses than one)
by Thundril
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 9423

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

Lynn wrote: A late male friend once told me to stop asking what guys are thinking about as it was bound to disappoint, his example was 'what would it be like to be a spy' :lol:.
:lol:
But now you know we will probably be thinking inconsequential twaddle, it won't be disappointing, will it?
by Thundril
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 9423

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

On reading the thread title, my first thought was 'Why?' My partner sometimes asks me what I'm thinking about, and I try to answer as honestly as I can. It could be anything from 'Where did I put my driving licence?' to 'What other explanations could there be for the universe's red shift?' She doesn...
by Thundril
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Notes Towards a Philosophy of Sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

Re: Notes Towards a Philosophy of Sleep

Another splendid, and splendidly thought-provoking, piece by Ray Tallis.
I wonder what this fact of sleep tells us about free will? Try staying awake. Why can't you?
by Thundril
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Feminism
Replies: 77
Views: 15969

Re: Feminism

How does a woman relate to you? It would be virtually impossible, as you have no interest in what a woman says, just what she can give you. It is a continual battle of the wits and will for you, this is unnatural. females have nothing to offer mankind other than sex & babies.We have no interest in ...
by Thundril
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Which, if any, e-reader ?
Replies: 16
Views: 7731

Re: Which, if any, e-reader ?

The kindle looks like a good idea for reading fiction, where you start at page 1 and go straight through.
Is there an e-book that has a link capability for numbered notes in text books? What about book-marks? Indices? Anyone know?