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by Ansiktsburk
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

henry quirk wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:24 pm Someone less charitable than myself might wonder if Bergson included his own evolutionary speculations among those causes.

🤨

I've always liked the notion of élan vital

and: what's the point of the piece? to just crack wise?

poo on you, mr green
Yep, kind of a bold statement.
by Ansiktsburk
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1137
Views: 17051

Re: American election.

Any americans here? Would be interested in an analysis of the recent election as such and the current state of the proceedings, as seen from a position of an american that can claim to fully appreciate the ifs and buts for Democrats as well as Republicans, the motivations in the light of the perceiv...
by Ansiktsburk
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 113
Views: 2188

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

Veritas Aequitas wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:00 am As Wittgenstein asserted,
“That of which we cannot speak, we must pass over in silence”
Side note, OP, but... is that from the english translation of the Tractatus? Sounds pretty lame compared to the german version.
by Ansiktsburk
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Do We Want To Be Free?
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Do We Want To Be Free?

Sculptor wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Ansiktsburk wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Sculptor wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 pm Some people want to be free, whilst others prefer to be institutionalised.
But one thing is for sure, they are all determined to be that way, come what may.
Be what way?
The way they are determined to be, of course.
Dead?
by Ansiktsburk
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 113
Views: 2188

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

So is Man the measure of all things? Protagoras says yes while Socrates says no. For For Protagoras Man is the center of the universe and value is defined by Man. For Socrates the measure of all things or its objective value is the result of the quality of its being in relation to our source All th...
by Ansiktsburk
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Do We Want To Be Free?
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Do We Want To Be Free?

Sculptor wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 pm Some people want to be free, whilst others prefer to be institutionalised.
But one thing is for sure, they are all determined to be that way, come what may.
Be what way?
by Ansiktsburk
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: No Nothingness
Replies: 65
Views: 1442

Re: No Nothingness

So, is eternity something?
by Ansiktsburk
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Do We Want To Be Free?
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Do We Want To Be Free?

Sören was posh. Those guys grow up with choices galore. I know since i made the class journey. My kids, and all in the neighborhood struggle with those choices. Where I came from, stuff was more deterministic. They lament those choices, the indecisions, but I bloody hell would have loved to have tho...
by Ansiktsburk
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1137
Views: 17051

Re: American election.

Havent been in the forum in a while. Tried to backtrack what the current discussion is all about. Seems like it was States Rights back in page 22 and then everyone got angry, right?
by Ansiktsburk
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophical Misanthropy
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Philosophical Misanthropy

Reading the article, it gives a way to systematize misantropy. You may become an angry activist or go into the woods to escape the evil world. The article gives different philosophers view on the subject. But one thing that should have interested the philosophers - will the Misantrope agree that he ...
by Ansiktsburk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Performance Is The Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Performance Is The Thing

Dzifa Benson wrote: Can I be so bold as to state that Socrates/Plato missed a trick in The Republic by espousing the idea that poetry (and by extension, performance) had dire consequences for the proper governance of an ideal state and should therefore be banished from any decent society? Poetry, c...
by Ansiktsburk
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Christianity & Homosexuality
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Christianity & Homosexuality

I've wished sometimes that there were such things as secular monasteries, or else monasteries for agnostics. What a charming idea...a quiet place for people to divest themselves of worldly distractions and undertake deep reflection on their situation, regardless of their particular ideological bent...
by Ansiktsburk
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Christianity & Homosexuality
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: Christianity & Homosexuality

I appreciate this article and I think the basic point is one that I can agree with. However, there are some issues with this particular argument. First, Christianity never speaks with one voice, which I think the author acknowledges. But even lumping conservative Christians together as a group may ...
by Ansiktsburk
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 2031

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Read the article, and read the later comments here. humanism will take care of most the objections here and in the article, when the objects of objections occur humanity will take measures - weighted against all other matters. Humanity is organic in the sense that Nozick mentions. And is getting eve...
by Ansiktsburk
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Sick until proven healthy
Replies: 96
Views: 7262

Re: Sick until proven healthy

Hardly anyone has died with Covid in unlocked Sweden. What like 0.03%? It's a fucking a joke. On top of that almost all of them were old with terminal illnesses who would've died anyway. And on top of that, a lot of them weren't actually tested for the virus, they were believed to have Covid. It is...