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by Nick_A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

IC Nick_A wrote: ↑ Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:45 am Where emotions are acquired reactions learned in life. This is not a complete sentence, Nick. What are "emotions"? Can you define them, making them distinct? A classic typo. I meant to say Where emotions are acquired reactions are learned in life. Feelings...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

You apparently don't understand levels of emotional quality Sure, I do. I have ideas about that, as does everyone. What I don't do is know what you mean. I want to know what you understand by the word "feelings" that is not present in the word "emotions" -- because as you can see, the dictionary is...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

If you had read my post you would have seen tha t"What we call human emotions are perversions of animal emotions. So your definition is, "Emotions equal emotions." Terrific. Feelings are our emotional potentials we are born with. That's not the way any other human beings are currently using the wor...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 129
Views: 1442

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Belinda You are used to defining the other in a horizontal way or what attracts our senses. I am referring to the vertical other Do you mean a higher self? What you call our higher self is the conscious part of our collective essence capable of witnessing the lower mechanical parts of our collective...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

Well, Nick, you're going to have to explain to me precisely what is meant by "emotions" that is so importantly distinct from "feeling," for while neither is a Scriptural term, they are used in normal parlance as approximate synonyms; and absent any precise definition of either, they at least appear...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

"We have to get rid of emotions....in order to reach.....feeling." Well, Nick, you're going to have to explain to me precisely what is meant by "emotions" that is so importantly distinct from "feeling," for while neither is a Scriptural term, they are used in normal parlance as approximate synonyms...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

Jesus was referring to conscious love (agape) while Peter only understood phileo or personal love. "Brotherly love," you mean. But Christianity is about acquiring emotional quality. Not at all. For Christians, if love has an "emotion," then the "emotion" part is a byproduct, a mere "icing on the ca...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

Before I comment on this I want to be sure you really mean what that says. I've taken it out of the context in which you said it, so you may only mean this in some limited way. So, do you mean, "Christianity is about acquiring emotional quality," as a fundamental? Is the acquisition of some kind of...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

But Christianity is about acquiring emotional quality. Yet the Bible demands a reader look elsewhere. Why? The bottom line is appreciating the depth of the Bible and the human potential for emotional quality requires something more than the usual. Before I comment on this I want to be sure you real...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

There are different words in the Greek to indicate the quality of love but English translations just use the word love as an intellectual idea making it impossible to understand what Jesus is saying. Not at all, Nick. We are very fortunate: in the modern West, and especially since the internet, we ...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Be Moral?
Replies: 374
Views: 2681

Re: Why Be Moral?

Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 am I don't think the presents any difficulty at all, actually. Think of the word "mind." How many different phenomena are covered under that word? There's thinking, reasoning, feeling, imagining, inventing, remembering, projecting, designing, dreaming....a...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 129
Views: 1442

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Nick , the import of the extract is about knowing self as self relates to The Other, and there is no self without self's relation to The Other. Simone's claim about the need to pay attention is much concerned with relating to The Other. By The Other I don't mean exclusively the human other. I mean ...
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What is the use of gender from evolutionary point of view?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: What is the use of gender from evolutionary point of view?

Before women were created their was no cause to evolve. Things were too peaceful. The powers that be seeing the need for evolution debated this problem until some demiurge decided that the solution rested with creating women. They could provide the necessary pain in the ass or the motivation essenti...
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Acceptable Face of Philosophy
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: The Acceptable Face of Philosophy

David Archard asks what compromises philosophers should be prepared to make in order that their ideas will be listened to. https://philosophynow.org/issues/95/The_Acceptable_Face_of_Philosophy The simple suggestion as suggested by Karl Kraus: “The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupi...
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis
Replies: 129
Views: 1442

Re: A Stoic Response To The Climate Crisis

Belinda Of all the variety of behaviours people call "praying" that''s the only sort of praying that is outgoing towards something other than oneself.Only by "absolutely unmixed attention" can I really do justice to whatever I consider to be worthy. Very true. If we want to Know Thyself we must tran...