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by ubermensch
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Our Business of Aiding
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Our Business of Aiding

Since the dawn of monetary economies, capitalisms and the free market, the standard of living has increased exponentially. This is largely due to the incentives for the individual, the reward for an egoist. I think, following the trajectory of our economy, that in order to best help the developing w...
by ubermensch
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: When you look into an abyss...
Replies: 17
Views: 3567

Re: When you look into an abyss...

"I mock winter with a cold bath"
by ubermensch
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Silk road shut down: Arresting an individual or an Ideal?
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Silk road shut down: Arresting an individual or an Ideal?

I have written an article regarding the recent arrest and seizure of the biggest on-line drug marketplace to date. "Silk road was an on-line market place which provided a platform for ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ to deal with each other anonymously. It is a platform which functioned, and was only accessib...
by ubermensch
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Disagree with me.
Replies: 53
Views: 8692

Re: Disagree with me.

" There once was a man who said, God
Must find it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there's no one about in the quad"
by ubermensch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: When Life Kicks You in the Face...
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

Re: When Life Kicks You in the Face...

SIMILIES? AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.

We are in übermensch-mode:

You ARE GOD
by ubermensch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Disagree with me.
Replies: 53
Views: 8692

Re: Disagree with me.

Okay, so I'm picking up two stems of thought: Gingko: (tell me if i have misrepresented you) you're coming at it from a structuralism perspective, a chair can only be meaningfully discussed with the context of the words use in mind- that is why a a physicist and a salesman can both talk about a chai...
by ubermensch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Disagree with me.
Replies: 53
Views: 8692

Disagree with me.

I subscribe to the notion I first read articulated by John Stuart Mill: ideas are strengthened, indeed only truly understood, having been subjected to an open criticism and debate. Only then do we properly know the objections of our viewpoint and its retorts. Thats being said: A chair is only a chai...
by ubermensch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: When Life Kicks You in the Face...
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

Re: When Life Kicks You in the Face...

YES! Validation has never tasted so sweet

Mind you, i was hoping for someone to drop a Nietzsche' bomb on me. Come on guys! Philosophy is no fun if we don't disagree.
by ubermensch
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.

Come on guys! Somebody here must want to explain how wrong i am and tell me not to quit my job. You've not really said anything yet. I wouldn't leave the day-job just yet. Not unless you can afford to that is. Or, tell me how awesome i am and ask me how to fund my first book! Why would I ask you ho...
by ubermensch
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.

Come on guys!

Somebody here must want to explain how wrong i am and tell me not to quit my job.

Or, tell me how awesome i am and ask me how to fund my first book!

Any takers?
by ubermensch
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: When Life Kicks You in the Face...
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

Re: When Life Kicks You in the Face...

If we look at the process in a natural sense, perhaps we can talk about it in terms of adaption/evolution. Life kicks your ass; your shakey and unsure. You lose the foundations that make you strong. Philosophy or religion seen in this sense offers tools to understand the ass kicking we receive. Give...
by ubermensch
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.

Arising_uk wrote:
ubermensch wrote:...
P.S.

Nice mockery of my random use of the bold function. You have to admit though, it really catches the eye.
No mockery at all, he writes like that all the time. :roll:
Huh. I did the same on the blog.

Great minds!
by ubermensch
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.

Powerful .gif response. I won't lie, I had to take a breather after that one. You cut me deep. The blog is something new to me, evidently. I see it as a platform to write down my thoughts. Pretty much a journal that anyone can pick up and read, maybe have a chat if they fancy it. That said, I take y...
by ubermensch
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New philosophy blog: beggars and language.
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

New philosophy blog: beggars and language.

It's been a while: school, work and travel are heavy things to juggle. I have begun a new blog, centering around philosophy, politics and business (usually a combination the three). I really subscribe to the idea that Mill's puts forward in 'On liberty'. To really understand your own viewpoint and t...
by ubermensch
Wed May 01, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: eugenics is the way forward
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: eugenics is the way forward

Look to Matt Quigleys theory of 'idea sex'. Maybe evolution has developed beyond genes. moving fater than ever :shock: