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by bergie15
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Books
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Books

I will look these up. Thanks!
by bergie15
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Books
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Books

Does anyone know of any good books on Epistemology? I've never read or really studied it before. Thanks!
by bergie15
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Lockdown Protestors
Replies: 172
Views: 4410

Re: Lockdown Protestors

Some people's stupidity blows my mind, I meant to say.
by bergie15
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Lockdown Protestors
Replies: 172
Views: 4410

Re: Lockdown Protestors

Yes. I completely agree that these people are ignorant and selfish. It really blows my mind of some people's stupidity.
by bergie15
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you lie to yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 2107

Re: Can you lie to yourself?

I think that this is very true. People do tend to try and belong with others, so they try and justify their actions.
by bergie15
Fri May 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 37
Views: 5656

Re: What does silence mean?

Why would silence be a mistake? It is defined as the abscence of noise. I think we need more of it in the world honestly. I have noise-cancelling headphones which are great. Although they still do make a kind of sound, so there is not exactly silence when I wear them.
by bergie15
Fri May 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you lie to yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 2107

Re: Can you lie to yourself?

I think that you can lie to yourself, in a way. If you can't rationalize why you are doing something, then that is a kind of lie to yourself.
by bergie15
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

I think that the saying you don't know what you have until it's gone is true. It just seems like people don't think that what you have could be gone some day, whether it be people in their lives or something else.
by bergie15
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?
Replies: 50
Views: 6250

Re: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?

I think that terrorism would be an existential threat. As someone else said, war is like a protest movement- countries enter a war sometimes to protest things that have threatened their way of life.
by bergie15
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should dogs have the same rights as humans?
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: Should dogs have the same rights as humans?

I don't think dogs should have all the same rights as humans, but they do deserve to be treated well. I do think that some of how a dog behaves is due to it's training and upbringing, so it is reflective of the owner.
by bergie15
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Trump and Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Trump and Travel

[quote="Londoner"]Yes, other unpleasant leaders have had state visits, based on the same arguments. They never have the moderating effect that is suggested; on the contrary they tend to make the leaders even more pleased with themselves. It was shameful that people like Ceausescu were given honours ...
by bergie15
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things are defined by what they are, not what they are not.
Replies: 19
Views: 6797

Re: Things are defined by what they are, not what they are not.

I think that things can be defined both by what they are and what they are not- like in that example. Those definitions are all true.
by bergie15
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Analyzing energy levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Analyzing energy levels

It's interesting that you say not doing much is where philosophy probably comes from. I suppose that is true. Thoughts can come to you more easily sometimes when you aren't really thinking about any certain thing.
by bergie15
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Lone Man
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: The Lone Man

Yes, I think that the man would have to have some sort of ethical standards for himself- even if he is alone.
by bergie15
Thu May 12, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ayn Rand and Selfishness as a Virtue
Replies: 133
Views: 14480

Re: Ayn Rand and Selfishness as a Virtue

I think everyone can be selfish at times. It is when people cannot work and cooperate with others because of it is when it becomes a problem.