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by bergie15
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you lie to yourself?
Replies: 22
Views: 968

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: 3331

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: 968

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: 744

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: 4379

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: 2580

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: 555

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: 5541

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: 857

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: 883

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: 10010

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.
by bergie15
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Stranger
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: The Stranger

I don't think that Mersault affirms that life is worth living. He was very apathetic toward everything, and a nihilist. Though I haven't read the book in a while.
by bergie15
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers
Replies: 23
Views: 2509

Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

"When one loses the language, one loses the society." -JSS, I think that this is very true. Once we lose the ability to communicate with one another through language, it will be difficult to live with one another. We use language to communicate and express ourselves. Without this, life would become ...
by bergie15
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is actually dead because...
Replies: 44
Views: 3269

Re: Philosophy is actually dead because...

Yes I think that knowledge is built upon previous knowledge. You would need to verify the facts of the statement to know if it is true or not, even if it is a valid statement.
by bergie15
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is actually dead because...
Replies: 44
Views: 3269

Re: Philosophy is actually dead because...

[quote][/quote] "In order to understand psychology you need to understand evolution." -What makes you say this?