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by homegrown
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

'You're a doomsayer...' I predict that if humankind carries on as we are then we're doomed, that's true. My generation was the first born into the world threatened with extinction - so it shouldn't be surprising, less yet grounds for criticism that I'm interested in a novel and important feature of ...
by homegrown
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

A-UK, Think of it like this. I know the way to Tesco's from here. So I log on and put up my heading: 'How to get to Tesco's from here.' James logs on, and I begin to describe how to get to Tesco's. What happens next? No, you're wrong, you're lying, you're an idiot. Turn left? I'm not turning left. I...
by homegrown
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James Markham, Your opinion is the only one that matters to you - that I believe, but you're wrong if you think mine is the only one that matters to me. Doesn't the fact that I've written four pages here, trying to change your mind, prove my concern with other people's opinions? It matters what peop...
by homegrown
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James Markham, Well, that's it in a teacup isn't it. You'd rather punch and judy than debate. Oh no I wouldn't! Oh yes you would! I don't agree to disagree. I disagree to disagree. If you disagree with me then you're wrong. What I've been saying a thousand different ways since the very beginning is ...
by homegrown
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James Markham, QUOTE: 'I think we have different ideas of what is, or has been possible, in the evolution of humanity and what is or isn't a natural pace of social, economic, spiritual and scientific development. I also think this is mainly due to our differing evaluations and perceptions concerning...
by homegrown
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James Markham, Some of the things people say near break my heart. QUOTE: 'I see spiritual considerations as the motivating force behind such mental activity, and where it falls down is becoming entrenched in the dogmatic particulars of a specific religious doctrine. I think that as long as the mind ...
by homegrown
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

Immanuel Can,

If it has been discussed by someone else then there's no point in discussing it? Whatever. Sorry to have wasted your precious time. Rest assured I shan't be wasting any more of it.

hg.
by homegrown
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James Markham, Your arguments above are based on common sense observations of the world as it currently is, and that's fine if one accepts the ideological assumptions that make the world the way it currently is. I do not accept those ideological assumptions. So, for example - where you argue: '...in...
by homegrown
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Western Philosophy is bankrupt
Replies: 49
Views: 9690

Re: Western Philosophy is bankrupt

I got an 'A.' :P

Now all I need is a real-life! :oops:

hg.
by homegrown
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

gentlemen, great to see you talking civilly among yourselves while I've been away. sorry i'm not able to reply more frequently. Hex Hammer, The implications of the initial points have been explained by the subsequent 3 pages of discussion. You can read them if you like. hg. immanuel, james, soon. pr...
by homegrown
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

Hobbes Choice, I think it's interesting - and can be instructive to think back upon the journey from ignorance - through pseudo-scientific doctrines into valid knowledge. It's probably true of just about every scientific discipline that the relevent information was gathered to inform a previous, inv...
by homegrown
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Western Philosophy is bankrupt
Replies: 49
Views: 9690

Re: Western Philosophy is bankrupt

I would argue much the same conclusion with regards to the cannon of western philosophy - but for reasons that subsume yours. Descartes was a contemporary of Galielo. Descartes published 'Meditations' after Galileo was arrested by the Church for his thesis 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Sy...
by homegrown
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

Hobbes Choice, I think it's interesting - and can be instructive to think back upon the journey from ignorance - through pseudo-scientific doctrines into valid knowledge. It's probably true of just about every scientific discipline that the relevant information was gathered to inform a previous, inv...
by homegrown
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

Hobbes Choice,

Thanks for your reply. Good point. That's something to think about. I will get back to you shortly.

hg.
by homegrown
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 55
Views: 10642

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

James, This is you: "Homegrown, your starting to sound a bit vague as to what it is your actually proposing. So you agree that this scientific view of the world is mostly the concern of the ruling class, and you seem to believe that armed with such an understanding, they would somehow change the wor...