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by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm interested in this site because...
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: I'm interested in this site because...

Enough for now, see you in the forums! Glenn Welcome, Glenn. All kinds of stuff goes on here. You sound like a good addition. You might run into somebody who is less than polite. A few misunderstand the point of philosophy, and think this is a chance to throw insults. Don't let that deter you, beca...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

Sculptor wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Only if you are too dull and stupid like you.
Not a nice thing to say about Nietzsche. But he's dead, so I guess he won't complain.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

But the word "atheist" is not an exhaustive description of me. It's actually not descriptive of anybody. I've never met a consistent Atheist...one who lived out the rational consequences of his Atheism. Atheists always smuggle back in some additional ideology, to supply what Atheism removed...meani...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

Atheism has nothing to do with anything, except the denial of God. Precisely correct. It's a void, a null, a mere negation. It's Nihilism. It's an ideological gelding: it has no fruitfulness in it. No good thing comes out of it. Not even freedom, since it insists on imposing itself on people who ma...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

I can't waste my time with your ignorance. Missing the point. Locke started the ball rolling. He may have had limited ideas of how it would be applied...but he couldn't stop what he started. History shows rights were going to be extended to all sorts of demographics, because of the logic of Locke's...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/those-intolerable-catholics-in-lockes-time-and-ours This is a Catholic source. Moreover, the dire interpretation it puts on Locke did not, as a matter of historical fact, happen. Now, it's true that Locke himself was not a Catholic, and was familiar with the intr...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case Against Conceptual Art
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: The Case Against Conceptual Art

Trevor Pateman makes the case for the prosecution. https://philosophynow.org/issues/129/The_Case_Against_Conceptual_Art Essentially, the argument is that if "Art" is a concept, not a depiction of reality, then we can have the concept without the art. In fact, what we're enjoying is merely the conce...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

..., and as Locke said, freedom of conscience the primary right of all, is forcible state secularization not anti-freedom? Locke said that for PROTESTANTS. He specifically denied those rights to Catholics Actually, no, he didn't. While it's true that his rationale was based on a Protestant cosmolog...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

1) I'm arguing for the definition of secular. "Secular" is, ironically, originally a "religious" word. (https://www.etymonline.com/word/secular) It designates a two-sphere view of society...some things are "sacred," and others are "secular," but there are two types of things in society, according t...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 95
Views: 1329

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

As for the American military, yes, they do make aggressive moves. And some of those moves are warranted. Maybe some are overreactions. or based on willful lies - Iraqnam! I sense that I don't understand the deep particulars of that situation to make a judgment. All I can say is that I wouldn't want...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

That is almost exactly the definition of secularism... You're not arguing for mere neutrality in regard to religion, but the deliberate weeding out of it all. That's the opposite of "non-abridgement." It's authoritarian, and necessarily violent as well. You're calling for forcible secular ization ,...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Can the Supreme Being (assuming such were to exist) tell us the truth about Himself, even if we can't find it from our end? And being, by definition, the Supreme Being, He would have to be able to, wouldn't He? Perhaps IF there was a "source something" that was a "being" who thought in our terms an...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 95
Views: 1329

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

I'm not saying the US has done everything right: I'm saying what they have done is not really an "empire." The metaphor is inapt, I think. I view America as the best alternative. Well, there aren't a heck of a lot of other places in the world that are better to live, from a prosperity and opportuni...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

I think we should banish all Christians to Jerusalem. The US is suppose to be secular. Actually, it's not. Its constitution forbids congress from making "any statute abridging religious freedom," which means the government is to have no opinion about religion, and favour none in particular...not th...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 173
Views: 1327

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

It can be if: folks who have sumthn' to contribute come to the front door & knock instead of sneakin' in through the bathroom window and then goin' on the dole. It's the sneaky leeches most folks object to The Democrats all used to campaign for a southern wall, in the days when the unions were impo...