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by Immanuel Can
Wed May 12, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!

In Ecclesiastes, there is a teaching that says, "Don't be greatly righteous, and don't be too much wise." Yes, it does. But you need to read the whole book to put that saying in context. The author, Solomon, is talking about how things look "under the Sun," ( a phrase he uses repeatedly). That is, ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 12, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Only Individuals Matter
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: Only Individuals Matter

*Yes, but cooperation is meant to further singular ambition, not supplant it. You and me go huntin'...we're stalkin' something fast, tough, and delicious...we work together to better our chances of fillin' our individual bellies, not in service to some society that extends out of, and is superior t...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Only Individuals Matter
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: Only Individuals Matter

Why is this true? I have my own ideas and it has to do with choice, but I'll await your comments. It's not entirely pathological. We are, after all, social creatures. That's a cliche, but it's not less true for that. When we are born, we are, for many years, dependent on others just to survive. We ...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

Skepdick wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:46 pm You seem to be confusing truth and meaning.
Go ahead. Explain what you think the difference is. Then I'll tell you whether you're right or not.

No use arguing about a mere "seeming."
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

It's your claim. You claim there is no objective truth. That claim cannot, therefore, be true. It can't be false either. Yeah, actually, it can: it can be nonsensical. And nonsensical things are not merely false...they're factually false, but also absurd, as well. That's what self-contradiction get...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Only Individuals Matter
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: Only Individuals Matter

...the current iteration of (any) public education (a factory system for generatin' citizens ) and the culture (any culture) at large, denigrates the individual and favors the group. There's a reason for that. The chief task of public schooling is this: mass management. It's not teaching truth, or ...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

Lacewing wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:12 pm There's no issue. You're simply unable to demonstrate anything you claim.
It's your claim. You claim there is no objective truth.

That claim cannot, therefore, be true.
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

Skepdick wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:42 pm Categorical claims...
I'm not interested in you anymore, Skep. You've gone too many messages without being interesting. Sophistry is boring.
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!

I’m not so good at speaking, let alone speaking English. You're doing fine. My idea of the Golden Mean goes like this: The Golden Mean seems easy at first to figure out, but it becomes the more intricate the deeper understanding of it you have; it’s not only the avoidance of the extremes! Well, per...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

... So you're still unable to demonstrate anything about what you claim. It's you who has the issue, not me. I don't have to prove that truth exists, nor do you have to prove that it doesn't. But IF it doesn't, you need to show why you keep speaking AS IF it does....i.e. in categorical claims. You'...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

DPMartin wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:14 pm the question was rhetorical,
Well, rhetorical questions are difficult to mark in this format.
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

Skepdick wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 5:24 pm Is it yet time to telling me why you prefer some wrong descriptions over other wrong descriptions?
Premise wrong. Not accepted.
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 521
Views: 5628

Re: Basic Human Rights

Do you think that a basic human right against abuse should include emotional abuse? The problem is defining "emotional abuse." If you mean, "Should a man be permitted to tell his daughter she's fat and stupid for her 20 years or so of growing up, until she commits suicide," then the answer has to b...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

Skepdick wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 5:08 pm Well, at least you are owning your sophistry.
Yeah, that rejoinder falls to the level of the "I know you are, but what am I?" singsong of the schoolyard. :roll:

Time to get beyond that.
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 97
Views: 1011

Re: make truth?

how does man come to know what God already knows? Many ways. God knows at water turns to ice at 0c or 32F. I also know that. But the Bible didn't have to tell me that. Science did. God knows that 2+2 = 4. But God didn't tell me that directly; deduction showed me that, and before that, my maths teac...