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by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

HexHammer wrote:How can a book improvise? You don't understand the damn word! Only magical fairytale books can do that.
Books don't write themselves. Look, we agree on something. Did figuring that out seem at all "elusive and relative" to you?
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

can books do that? No? - dude shut up, you speak pure nonsense as usual! Pulls a random book off the shelf in his office. "Open Business Models" by Henry Chesbrough. Flips to a random page (156). Grabs a random sentence. "It was funded by the Shanghai city governement with 30 million renminbi and t...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

That would suggest that we don't need evidense, lawyers nor jury in a court of law The example of the court of law is made complicated by the fact that the proposition is describing a past actual state of affairs. It is not something that can be justified by the real through its current state of af...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5397

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

I agree with you. In the quote that SoB found contraditory, Frankfurt seems to be saying that, just because the poorest throughout human history have always been degraded and distressed, that doesn't mean that being poor entails being degraded and distressed, which raises the question, what then is...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5397

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

It is true that people in the lowest strata of society generally live in horrible conditions, but this association of low social position and dreadful quality of life is entirely contingent. There is no necessary connection between being at the bottom of society and being poor in the sense in which...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Sex
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5397

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

Initially though I was referring to reasoning such as this: "It is true that people in the lowest strata of society generally live in horrible conditions, but this association of low social position and dreadful quality of life is entirely contingent.There is no necessary connection between being a...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Look at the post directly above where you posted this. I'd write it in crayon for you if I could. If that's u'r best shot, then that is a "rainbow chaser" attempt at best. It's not a shot. It's a sign of well-deserved exasperation. Would it show any faults in a calculation, if engineers used the wr...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3430
Views: 400661

Re: Music

For when you are not feeling cynical about the world and instead just want an epic fucking dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ItrjgZXjg
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5397

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

I don't get the thinly veiled comment. It was an honest question. The concepts of "shrinking middle class" and "ecomonomic mobility" sound more pragmatic than moral. I'm not shitting on it. I am pointing out that there are also very valid reasons to control wage inequality that have nothing to do wi...
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 7871

Re: Racism does it make sense?

SpheresOfBalance wrote:Apples and oranges are equally important foods!
is this a coincidence?
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18728

Re: Misconceiving Truth

@henry quirk Now you must have missed when I spoke of road signs in chinese, and by your definition there should be no confusion about cities because they'r there. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EtYBo093ftk/UeVY49EGIkI/AAAAAAAABdQ/e_fk5VVIFVA/s1600/Tous+les+panneaux+sont+en+mongol+et+en+chinois.jpg Tell...
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5397

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

http://www.akira.ruc.dk/~fkt/filosofi/Artikler%20m.m/Egalitarianism/Frankfurt%20-%20Equality%20and%20Respect.pdf I solicit your comments on this article. WASHINGTON — President Obama sought to revive the issue of growing income equality on Wednesday, saying it restricts economic mobility and threat...
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sex is about procreation
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Sex is about procreation

I enjoy your posts immensely. You speak because you have something to say.

The answer you are looking for is already there in the first six words.
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sex is about procreation
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Sex is about procreation

An ideological zombie wanders the lands, gnawing at everything in its path. A trail of incoherent and corrosive slobber testifies to each shambling step. Ideas stew in the belly of the beast, softening, blending one with another, never digested, but prone to reflux, random sprays of toxic goo. The z...