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by richardtod
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 16600

Re: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism

. Thirdly . The thing you Lefties are most ignorant of is yourselves . You think that having more stuff somehow insulates you from pain, from misery: from being miserable ... You think that going to a better school or university will somehow make you better; that living in a better neighbourhood wi...
by richardtod
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 16600

Re:

Mick, Rich, Hobbes, Apparently, the way I define socialism isn't in keeping with how any of you do, so, can you each define it? I suggest that all the above explanations of Socialism have managed to define the concept quite well. A short definition just does not work. The complex world of the Socia...
by richardtod
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 16600

Re: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism

This debate seems to go round in circles. I'm not going to waste time going through recent posts as they are based on ideas written back in the 1800s. Times have changed, the Philosophy, as Marx predicted has changed. Socialists today are of many different colours but I repeat the are NOT Communists...
by richardtod
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Used to be -
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Re: Used to be -

The capitalist system has brought many advantages ....to the few. Marx believed the capitalist system would end up eating itself and I see the current dealings with Communist China as part of the process. The Chinese do not have to wage war they just need to buy the key parts of the other nations ec...
by richardtod
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 16600

Re: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism

There's a whole whack of folks critical of capitalism (and it's foundation, the unrestrained market) who don't know jack shit about what they're lambasting. There's a whole whack of folks critical of anything that undermines their ingrained beliefs and who will assert a lack of knowledge on the par...
by richardtod
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 16600

Re: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism

The Fundamental problem with Socialism is that few people who condemn it actually know what it is. Many of the posts here show a distinct lack of understanding of the wide range of ideologies that come under the banner of "Socialism". Some concepts common to all versions of Socialism is the right of...
by richardtod
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Ship of Fools
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Re: The Ship of Fools

Putting the style of presentation aside, Hexhammer is right despite the win by Obama in 2012. The mere fact that the capitalists used their power to try to warp the democratic system is evidence in itself. Who is to say they lost? Certainly some of the decisions by the Obama administration since 201...
by richardtod
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 31237

Re: Does God Exist?

it turns out the probability for the occurrence of a single, small, 900 base-pair gene is about 1.4 x 10exp-542. That's a decimal point followed by 541 zeroes before the 1.4. Can someone please work out the probability that God exists? Also, if it is impossible for something to come out of nothing,...
by richardtod
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 31237

Re: Does God Exist?

You expect logic with religion? My friend you are expecting far too much, more likely Thor will ride past on a magic cow. No Sir I did not expect Logic and the debate matched my expectations very well. As for Thor it is an established fact that he travelled by Hammer. A well proven fact established...
by richardtod
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 31237

Re: Does God Exist?

When I first saw the front page of PhilosophyNow 99 my heart sank. I knew the question would bring out the worst forms of discourse. When I read this article my fears were confirmed what a load of nonsense, fallacy built on fallacy. How on earth could the editors allow such crass illogical nonsense ...
by richardtod
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

Re: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

So Terry, I agree. Marks was right about quite a few things and wrong on a few others. Unfortunately he did not give an instruction book on how to implement Communism and just like the many interpretations of the Bible, so with the implementation of Communism. To date, neither Christ's nor Marx's ph...
by richardtod
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

Re: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

What I have learnt from the diatribes above is just how the whole "Cold War" thing affected America. In the UK we had suffered heavy bombing from Germany during the war and survived, so the threat of the Russians doing the same was treated with a bit of "here we go again but lets get on with it". In...
by richardtod
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
Replies: 22
Views: 4477

Re: Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

If I want to cheer myself up I read Bill and Bob postings. I also watch Fox News. I find the fallacies in the arguments, the absurd logical twists and the fun Gifs often make me roar with laughter. The idea that you can have a sound argument and critique of a philosopher you are too frightened to re...
by richardtod
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy in the Workplace
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Philosophy in the Workplace

Mark Addis takes philosophy to work on a building site. http://philosophynow.org/issues/95/Philosophy_in_the_Workplace We have plenty of public intellectuals without commodifying philosophy to produce more. :twisted: I'm not sure that my post showed an intention to commodify the subject. My intenti...
by richardtod
Mon May 20, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy in the Workplace
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Philosophy in the Workplace

Mark Addis is right. However I cannot see any need for him to appear on the forum as nobody has responded to his ideas. The lack of interest shown on this topic reflects my own view of the subject in that there is no new thinking, only regurgitated ideas dressed up as new and sold to gullible manage...