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by Enigma3
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Impending Collapse Of America
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: The Impending Collapse Of America

Actually, the amount of manufactured out put has largely remained the same, but, due to greater efficiency, fewer workers are needed to produce the same output. This has also happened in agriculture, but no one would claim the US economy was in jeopardy because so few people are employed in agricul...
by Enigma3
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Impending Collapse Of America
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

The Impending Collapse Of America

At over 20 trillion dollars the United States has, as of now, accumulated more debt than any other country in the history of the world. The borrowing and spending of money by the American people has replaced the practices of saving money and production of tangible goods. The creation of debt in Amer...
by Enigma3
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will To Power As Individual Action
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Will To Power As Individual Action

The existential individual contains a paradox within himself. The individual, as individual, is not reducible to a set of rational truths."A man outside of the city is either a beast or a god". The road to radical individualism: the keys to the self, can only be experienced or realized while one is ...
by Enigma3
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Palm At The End Of The Mind: The End Of The World
Replies: 1
Views: 343

The Palm At The End Of The Mind: The End Of The World

Renaissance humanism replaced the Gothic cathedral with a fully serviceable architecture. The living proportions were of the order of man himself as opposed to the non-human monuments of the Gothic structures, which are akin to the Egyptian pyramids with their homage to a greater power than man. I w...
by Enigma3
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Philosophic Quest
Replies: 1
Views: 347

The Philosophic Quest

I was wondering why cosmology, both scientific and speculative, means so much to me; and why atoms and nanotechnology thrill me so much. I have come to a conclusion that such pleasures are universally appealing. When I think about the philosophic quest I think about the saints and the martyrs of the...
by Enigma3
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L
Replies: 17
Views: 2933

Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L

Is the cosmos the result of a one time chance or are there eternally existing entities (usually God)? Time Let's assume that Cosmic reality does have a beginning in time. Then, in that case, there must have been a preceding time in which no reality existed i.e . an empty time. Now, no coming to be o...
by Enigma3
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is "White Pride" unethical?
Replies: 41
Views: 6153

Is "White Pride" unethical?

I notice a lot of Hispanics openly (and proudly) identify themselves as Hispanics and I have seen some Mexicans burn the U.S. flag while waving the Mexican flag and nobody condemns such an open display of ethnic pride. So my question is: is it unethical for white people to openly identify themselves...
by Enigma3
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Potential of the Human Will in History
Replies: 1
Views: 719

The Potential of the Human Will in History

"The question is in the end whether we really recognize the will as efficient, whether we believe in the causality of the will: if we do--and at bottom our faith in this is nothing less than our faith in causality itself--then we have to make the experiment of positing causality of the will hypothet...
by Enigma3
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
by Enigma3
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

To cladking: Thank you for your response cladking. I would like to get your opinion on a few related topics. Do you believe that mathematics (or logic if you like) is a human discovery or a human invention ? It does seem convenient that we can use mathematics in such a way that it helps us explore t...
by Enigma3
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

As Zapffe has said, we anchor ourselves to fabrications and distract ourselves in order to continue existing. This statement of yours might be true of Dalek Prime and Zapffe- a couple of philosophers - but it is manifestly NOT true if one simply surveys the modern historical scene; their Cosmologic...
by Enigma3
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

I actually agree with some of this! Two major points though; first is that you are assuming that the "rules" did not come from a science and second that any science requires humans and civilization. I might also point out that you are suggesting reality is subservient to math when in point of fact ...
by Enigma3
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Mathematics Replaces Cosmological Myth

In order to live mankind requires various sets of rules. Without rules or the codification of human life there certainly can be no law and order; nor can there be historical moments that are knowable by self-conscious reflection. The question remains whether absent any historical or political rules,...
by Enigma3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Sunshine Superman

Hitler won the popular vote in Germany!! That's how he became Chancellor!! That's societies' values at work for you!

--Those precious societal values are rubbish!!

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by Enigma3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Superman
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Sunshine Superman

It is You, A_Seagull, who say that "societies" produced morality is acceptable..it is YOU who are immoral!!

"He who cannot endure the sentence, "There is no redemption" ought to die out."--Nietzsche

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