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by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ad hominem
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Ad hominem

Very commonly it involves immunizing oneself against critisim. The person makes a gross error, or says something flatly false, in order to rhetorically defend themselves, rather than correcting the error, they claim they have been personally attacked. That's not a different fallacy. It's the same o...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

If philosophy were only for philosophers, if it had no purpose or value to anyone except philosophers, then their use of language, in, "particular ways," unique to philosophers would be fine. It's not that, RC. It's that in each specialization, the specialists sometimes need to make distinctions th...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1444

Re: God and COVID-19

Gary Childress wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Just leave it there.
As you prefer.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

Of course. But morality still won't be involved. The Sun hasn't made any choice, and isn't betraying us. It's just doing whatever it is that suns do. The exact same thing can be said for murderers and slavers. They haven't made any choice, and aren't betraying us. They are just doing whatever it is...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1444

Re: God and COVID-19

Gary Childress wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Sorry, IC. I was in a bad way yesterday. After more sleep, I'm thinking differently.
Are you feeling content to leave it there, Gary? Or do you still have concerns?

I'm happy to roll with your preference.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

Well, if the sun "ceases to come up" for whatever reason, then you will cease to exist shortly after. Of course. But morality still won't be involved. The Sun hasn't made any choice, and isn't betraying us. It's just doing whatever it is that suns do. If you don't exist to make moral arguments, the...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1444

Re: God and COVID-19

Age wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 am
Who was the human/s that created this virus, where was it created exactly, and what for? Also, how do you know that this virus was created by humans?
Already answered upstream.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

That may be your own private definition of contingency, and that of some so-called philosopher. It is not my definition of contingency, nor that of any dictionary I consulted Only common dictionaries? The kinds of things they hand kids in public school classrooms? :shock: Are you not aware that dif...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

If you use the word contingent to mean, "what is but could have been different," that only pertains to the man-made, and only before it exists. Nope. I see you still haven't got it. I'll go over it again. Here's an example of where your explanation is wrong: It would be totally possible for this ga...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1444

Re: God and COVID-19

Sorry, IC. I was in a bad way yesterday. After more sleep, I'm thinking differently. Don't worry, Gary. I'm not even slightly upset. Not a bit. :) I think your concern is genuine...I hope that comes through. I'm just inviting you to think through what it is that's really bothering you about God and...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

I have no idea how a moral requirement is different from an ontological one. Explain it to me. Well, I have no idea what an "ontological requirement" is. After all, one cannot "require" a thing to exist. But a material or causal requirement simply means a thing that has to happen so another thing c...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Should sports be considered a performance art?
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Should sports be considered a performance art?

This is what I consider them to be, but others may disagree. There are sports that have objective targets...like, "kick the ball in the goal," or "push the opponent onto his back," or "lift the heaviest weight," "run the mile fastest," or "get down the mountain before anyone else." There are object...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

Duplicate.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77198

Re: What could make morality objective?

According to Hume, there is no such thing as causation. No. According to Hume, we do not have the means to prove causation. That's quite different from a claim it doesn't exist . We can't prove the size of the universe. That doesn't imply the universe doesn't have a size. We can't prove how much wa...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1444

Re: God and COVID-19

I'm not going to kiss the ass of a being that creates so much misery and horror in the world. You remind me of a quotation from C.S. Lewis here, Gary. Reflecting, in his autobiography, on his years as an angry Atheist, he wrote: “I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or Antitheists, in a...