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by Nick_A
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 38
Views: 544

Re: Impermanence

Hi Hiroshi The question of imagination is very important to me since I’ve come to believe that our collective ignorance of the power of imagination is at the heart of our collective denial of the human condition and what is lost as a result . So first, let me get your opinion of what Jacob Needleman...
by Nick_A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case Against Conceptual Art
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: The Case Against Conceptual Art

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy. Nietzsche
It is the sme with conceptual art which is a medium used to justify our silliness.
by Nick_A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

What is an individual? The author in the link states that: “When we look out at the world and see people, we see separate, distinct individuals. The individuals may be in groups (say, on a soccer team or in a business venture), but the indivisible beings we see are individual people………………” The autho...
by Nick_A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 95
Views: 1330

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

There is the obvious reason why The Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, have become so influential. They have created a new branch of the federal government: The DoB. The Departmen...
by Nick_A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 95
Views: 1330

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

There is the obvious reason why The Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, have become so influential. They have created a new branch of the federal government: The DoB. The Department...
by Nick_A
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

Are you open to Kant’s distinction between noumenon (thing in itself) and phenomenon or our sense perceptions? Absolutely not. Kant proposed to correct Hume, a disaster for philosophy, and he only made things worse. Ontology refers to the reality of a thing in itself the reality of which is beyond ...
by Nick_A
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 43
Views: 358

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

The only way I'd see this movie is if the ending offers a clear artistic statement on social progress. Our heroine would finally be compelled to wear her magical bikini and challenge her transexual villainous opponent to a no holds barred mud wrestling match to be held in a large tub filled with mud...
by Nick_A
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

RCSaunders I don't advocate any "...ism," but I do reject any kind of dualism. There is only material existence, which includes all physical entities, which includes all organisms and the non-physical attribute, life, which includes all conscious organisms and the attribute consciousness, which incl...
by Nick_A
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3363
Views: 384564

Re: Music

Sometimes when fine paintings and fine music are experieneced together the intended effect is intensified. Here is an example:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3rf4ap
by Nick_A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

RCSaunders Consciousness only exists as an attribute of living organisms and living organisms are physical entities. There is absolutely no evidence of life, consciousness, or minds independent of the physical organisms they are the life, consciousness, or minds of. You seem to be confusing consciou...
by Nick_A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

The Teachings are to the effect that Spirit is at one end of the Pole of Vibration, the other Pole being certain extremely gross forms of Matter. What is spirit? ...and these vibrations are vibrations of what? As you know, it would take more than a post to explain these ideas so a person can see th...
by Nick_A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 5682

Re: Border crises

The important thing to remember is that the border crisis has nothing to do with concern for people. It is a means for furthering two goals: power and socialism by means of the Cloward-Piven strategy. Overload the system and it must crumble inviting statist slavery to restore order leading to worse ...
by Nick_A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

What is matter? When matter vibrates at a high enough frequency it becomes energy. They are the same but differ according to the laws of vibration. All this is why I prefer to define ontology as the study of the nature of being as opposed to materiality perceptible to our senses. Of course you may ...
by Nick_A
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your Essential Thing
Replies: 33
Views: 557

Re: Your Essential Thing

So we can easily verify that we cannot experience our essential question by the process of inductive reason. Philosophy reveals our limitations. So far as concerns philosophy only a selected group can be explicitly mentioned. There is no point in endeavoring to force the interpretations of divergent...
by Nick_A
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1067

Re: Ontology Introduction

RCSaunders Ontology is the branch of metaphysics which deals specifically with the nature of material existence. Material existence is all that exists independently of anyone's knowledge or awareness. "Independent of" does not mean separate from, but, "whether or not anyone knows or is aware of that...