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by Nick_A
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

It isn't matter of covid Walker but the good sense in graduating from battlefield you've described into understanding the human condition for what it is. Read how Plato describes the "Ship of Fools" from book V1 of the republic Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a captain who is taller...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

One more idea as a suggestion for two possible aims of a philosophy before wrapping it up. .../... Anyone interested in what philosophy can do will have to make this choice as to which direction to take: truth or appearance Nick, there is much more to philosophy than what you see, and people should...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

One more idea as a suggestion for two possible aims of a philosophy before wrapping it up. Matthew 6: 24 "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. The same choice exist...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Actually, instead of continuing I think it's a good time to end it here. It's inappropriate for the sub-forum because it distracts from suggestions. I have nothing else on the topic. Gracias, Nick. In this context, I think the short dialogue serves as an example of appropriate civil discourse. You ...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Walker Christians practice the Golden Rule for the view that the practice generates. In time the view that the practice generates will generate spontaneously in the Christian, and you will be a good Christian in the living of daily life, and this spontaneity merges seamlessly with all facets of the ...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

The real topic here is if the need for meaning addressed by the great traditions. Is the aim of philosophy, valued or abused in the modern world and on philosophy sites? Walker, you are describing modern secular philosophy with its need for prestige decided by the ones who can be the most obnoxious....
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Walker Buddhist sangha is one of the three jewels that are refuge from the world, where precepts are learned and followed with mindfulness. In time the view that practices generate will generate spontaneously, and this spontaneity merges seamlessly with all facets of the world, without conflict alth...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Walker, you are describing modern secular philosophy with its need for prestige decided by the ones who can be the most obnoxious. Philosophy defined by Plato is not the struggle for prestige and might makes right, instead it is the mutual aim to understand the need for meaning. The point is that th...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 205
Views: 83437

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

I don't know what the magazine's circulation is now, but ten years ago, it was 8,000. Why can't we get more than a handful of people to post on the board regularly? Philosophy and the essence of religion which is directed at the human need for meaning are sensitive topics. Anyone who takes them ser...
by Nick_A
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Paternalism and the Law
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Paternalism and the Law

Of Course “Big Brother is Watching You.” And it is for your own good. Knowing how he cares is the beginning of your education “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” ― George Orwell, 1984 There is nothing left to understand. Big brother has already placed in your psych al...
by Nick_A
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Tree of Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Tree of Knowledge

Time in Buddhist cosmology is measured in kalpas. Originally, a kalpa was considered to be 4,320,000 years. Buddhist scholars expanded it with a metaphor: rub a one-mile cube of rock once every hundred years with a piece of silk, until the rock is worn away -- and a kalpa still hasn’t passed! Durin...
by Nick_A
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Tree of Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Tree of Knowledge

Hi Rick How do we know anything? The theory of knowledge, known to the in-crowd as epistemology, has been a central part of philosophy since the earliest times. It is the theme of this issue. . Plato defined Man as a being in search of meaning. Socrates said "I Know Nothing." Does Man find meaning a...
by Nick_A
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Jonathan Sacks, I and We, and a Solution in Discussion?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Jonathan Sacks, I and We, and a Solution in Discussion?

Compare RWs explanation with Plato's description of why we are as we are People do not understand each other which is why society by definition is out of balance. It reflects the changing dominance of each of the three parts of the human condition. That is why war and peace concludes the cycle of so...
by Nick_A
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: No Safe Spaces
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: No Safe Spaces

DID U READ A WORD I STATED U TWAT? ----- FOR FUCKS SAKE. (FFS) That's it - from you pathetic retort - you DO NOT belong in the realms of PHILOSOPHY. There will be no safe spaces for you. You will learn that you have the right to remain silent or if you are a slow learner, she will have you canceled...
by Nick_A
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: No Safe Spaces
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: No Safe Spaces

The day a scientist proves we can overcome the ever onset increase in entropy, then we should all worship him like the geek he is. Technology will provide efficiency wherein entropy is 'slowed' via simulating reality - ergo God will be A.I. and simulate our shit brains on racks or vats - such that ...