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by surreptitious57
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How can you KNOW the difference? which is which?
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: How can you KNOW the difference? which is which?

I agree with much of what you have said there . Extinction is the only way guaranteed to end human suffering in all of its various manifestations . Far from being something to be feared death is a release from such suffering and so should not be feared at all . I think death is eternal and that is t...
by surreptitious57
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 113
Views: 1032

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

I am NOT attempting to be understood here in this forum You would have to wait till I write somewhere else and relate it back to what I post here to best understand the ME You may very well not be attempting to be understood here in the forum but that does not mean I should not try to understand yo...
by surreptitious57
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 113
Views: 1032

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Age wrote:
Good to see you back by the way
I will no longer be posting on the forum as it is not actually necessary for me to do so any more
I will however carry on trying to understand you as best as I can based upon what you post here
by surreptitious57
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Who's minding the mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Who's minding the mind?


Unfortunately I do not actually know what that question is
by surreptitious57
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Getting to the Heart of All Philosophical & Religious Dogmatic Jargon
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Getting to the Heart of All Philosophical & Religious Dogmatic Jargon


I also want to know as much as possible but prefer to learn at a slow pace
by surreptitious57
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 113
Views: 1032

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

I still have to read all of the posts you have just made but accept most of what you have said here
Some of it I do not really understand but shall just have to see if you will provide any clarification
by surreptitious57
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: There is no personal God or impersonal God.
Replies: 250
Views: 2950

Re: There is no personal God or impersonal God.


I do not always understand both of you but I try to as best as I can
by surreptitious57
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Problem of Evil
Replies: 42
Views: 387

Re: The Problem of Evil

Human beings can choose to do or not do evil because they have the freedom make both moral and immoral choices
This freedom exists whether or not there is a God and so in that respect it makes absolutely no difference either way
by surreptitious57
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: social priorities
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: social priorities


So much could be achieved without them but they exist and so that has to be accepted
by surreptitious57
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Quantity and Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Quantity and Quality

Different minds can observe the same thing simultaneously and yet have different subjective opinions with regard to its quality
No two will think exactly the same all of the time and so there is no universal standard for determining what quality actually is
by surreptitious57
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: social priorities
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: social priorities


Free will and non reciprocal altruism are obviously problematic but we have to work within our limitations
by surreptitious57
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Big Question 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1016

Re: Big Question 1

Why do good people do bad things ? Labelling someone a good person just means that they do good things most of the time just not ALL of the time So it does not mean they cannot or do not do bad things as well but just not as often as the good things they do Equally too a bad person can do bad thing...
by surreptitious57
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 300
Views: 4255

Re: "There has never been true communism."

One : we are not actually hardwired to be universally altruistic

Two : communism doesnt work because people like to own stuff as Frank Zappa said

The first applies to true communism and the second applies to economic communism

You all know the difference so I dont need to tell you what it is
by surreptitious57
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves
Replies: 73
Views: 1136

Re: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves

A false statement is as much a part of the Universe as a true statement is The important thing here is the fact that both types of statements can exist regardless of anything else A false statement is false in relation to the statement itself but not in relation to the fact that it exists A true sta...
by surreptitious57
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: ethical suppression of speech
Replies: 102
Views: 1738

Re: ethical suppression of speech

I would actually say that the human beings known as or who call themselves scientists are just as susceptible to their own biases as other human beings The ones that are called scientist just pretend or believe they are not and some others actually believe this What evidence do you have for this ? ...