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by Gary Childress
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

Why Gary, do you think that by asking any old question that you’re in the role of Socrates, trying to prove that you know nothing of great importance? Think again. A Socratic dialogue for the purpose of education is a mutually agreed dynamic, and I haven’t agreed for you to be an empty vessel of to...
by Gary Childress
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

In a Socratic dialogue, the one with the information asks the questions, the one seeking answers answers the questions. The purpose is to clarify the answers for the one answering the questions, not for the one with the information. Socrates didn't have information. He says in The Apology he knew n...
by Gary Childress
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 11156

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

Yay for our women!!! Awesome job, ladies! Guess they could teach us men a thing or two. :D

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by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 46
Views: 707

Re: Cartesian dualism

Monism (in terms of philosophy of mind--in the Cartesian sense) is the belief that mind and body are of the same identical material, substance or whatever. It's definitely not dualism. This is a subtle issue. Monism is a disguised form of dualism. This is why non-dualism is not called monism. The r...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 46
Views: 707

Re: Cartesian dualism

I think the mind body problem will always remain a great puzzle. I do wonder, however, why not "dualism"? Why should monism be so attractive? It's said that dualism creates the problem of how two completely different entities (mind and body) are able to interact with each other. However, the univer...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

“I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults. Everyone has to start somewhere, even adults. There should be no shame in asking for clarification. As far as what happened at that library, I agree, it sounds pretty messed up. I don't know about "demonic" but d...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

Hardly. It’s a reiteration. Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable? “I don’t know can you please tell me,” ain’t much of a question, Gary. Not for adults. Everyone has to start somewhere, even adults. There should be no shame in asking fo...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Empowering
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Empowering

Power seems to me to always be in relation to another, whether object or human being and it always seems to be a zero sum game. One person's power is at the expense of the one s/he has power over. I also think "empowerment" is generally meant in terms of "empowering" those who lack it which (if it i...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
Hardly. It’s a reiteration.
Not sure why you can't answer some simple questions concerning your views. Are they that vulnerable?
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

How can I propose my own answer if I don't know what you're talking about? Are you referring to the debate concerning there being more than two genders? From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Can you honestly say that not knowing measures up to your ability to think, com...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

Why do sciencephiles deny scientific sexing? What "sciencephiles" are denying "scientific sexing"? And what is "scientific sexing"? :? You have to give more than that to get. Propose your own answers first. How can I propose my own answer if I don't know what you're talking about? Are you referring...
by Gary Childress
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 46
Views: 707

Re: Cartesian dualism

I think the mind body problem will always remain a great puzzle. I do wonder, however, why not "dualism"? Why should monism be so attractive? It's said that dualism creates the problem of how two completely different entities (mind and body) are able to interact with each other. However, the univers...
by Gary Childress
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Quick Questions

Walker wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
Why do sciencephiles deny scientific sexing?
What "sciencephiles" are denying "scientific sexing"? And what is "scientific sexing"? :?
by Gary Childress
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Philosophy Consumer
Replies: 1
Views: 99

A Philosophy Consumer

I'm currently revisiting Descartes in the hopes of refreshing my philosophical knowledge. It's been years since I studied him. So I've blown the dust off the Discourse on Method and Meditations and started reading them again. Also reading some essays in The Cambridge Companion to Descartes as I go a...
by Gary Childress
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 569
Views: 8979

Re: "IF embryos are people."

Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:19 am
Gary Childress wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 am
What where the angels painting and repairing? This really is getting interesting now. :lol:
Sorry...I forgot the smiley face. I'll give you two now, instead. :D :D
That's more like it! You had me worried for a while. I thought there might be an empty bed in some asylum somewhere! :lol: