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by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 189
Views: 18981

Re: Does God Exist?

Something has to exist in order to think that nothing exists. For nothing alone cannot think that nothing exists because something has to do the thinking. And that thing is a mind. Some minds can convince themselves they do not really exist but that is not evidence of anything other than flawed thin...
by surreptitious57
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An Existential Question For Those Who Do The Most Enormous Harm
Replies: 22
Views: 321

Re: An Existential Question For Those Who Do The Most Enormous Harm

I cannot tell Gary what he can or should do as that is a matter for him and also because I dont give advice. I can only say what I think and do I avoid harming others by being physically isolated and emotionally detached. This provides me with much space to be myself. And so long as I am not harming...
by surreptitious57
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: What could make morality objective?

I know of no objective moral philosophy that is not derived from some belief system
However something cannot be objective if based on something that is non falsifiable
by surreptitious57
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 170

Re: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?

Give the poem to your girlfriend and forget about this other woman who you may never see again anyway ... We are talking about the poem. Sounds like you are saying he should give THAT poem to his girlfriend. Can you not see that. You didnt say a poem or write a poem for your girlfriend. Maybe some ...
by surreptitious57
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 170

Re: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?

Give the poem to your girlfriend and forget about this other woman who you may never see again anyway If your girlfriend really loves you she would appreciate you taking the time and effort to write one to her Oh I see ... lets see if the girlfriend really loves you by being fooled into thinking yo...
by surreptitious57
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 170

Re: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?

Give the poem to your girlfriend and forget about this other woman who you may never see again anyway
If your girlfriend really loves you she would appreciate you taking the time and effort to write one to her
by surreptitious57
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

What existed before the Big Bang is not currently known at this point in time though
the event itself was simply the beginning of local cosmic expansion and nothing else
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

Nonexistence cannot exist because that would violate the law of non contradiction
There has always been something because a state of absolute nothing is impossible
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?
Replies: 27
Views: 170

Re: Dear Abby: What do I do with this love poem?

You apparently love your girlfriend and she loves you and yet you are writing a poem to another woman
Maybe you losing it is serendipity telling you that you dont need to do this as you already have someone
by surreptitious57
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 3579

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

The foundation of mathematics is logic or deductive reasoning which is a subset of all reasoning. As there is also abductive
and inductive reasoning. But they are less rigorous because they only pertain to probable truth rather than definitive truth
by surreptitious57
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 19
Views: 202

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Sometimes the physical observable Universe and the metaphysical state that God supposedly inhabits are treated as entirely separate domains But that is a category error because if the Universe is ALL THERE IS then that logically would include the metaphysical as well if it really exists Christians a...
by surreptitious57
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: In a relationship, what is a good match?
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: In a relationship, what is a good match?

The most important thing is the degree of compatibility between a couple
Because that is the very foundation on which the entire relationship rests
by surreptitious57
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 19
Views: 202

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

The Universe is defined as ALL THERE IS and so the notion of something beyond it makes no sense
Even God can not inhabit a point in spacetime that does not actually exist for it is just impossible
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The origins of the universe
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: The origins of the universe

you investigate which kind of people who are most averted towards such an idea it is the medium intelligent ones. This group of people are very sure of their knowledge and have very strict limitations to what they accept as possible. This group is approximately in the IQ range of 110 - 130 I am in ...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Would you like immortality?
Replies: 19
Views: 219

Re: Would you like immortality?

Death is a state free of all suffering and so is therefore better than immortality for that reason alone
This is why I would not want to live forever since existence cannot be without suffering in some way