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by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil

Life requires that you kill and eat other living things. Life itself is fundamentally brutish and thus so are we. However, life also has an easygoing, amenable side to it when it's not killing and competing, and thus so do we. Here I disagree. If humans are given an alternative (e.g. laboratory mea...
by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Are any women brutish?
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Are any women brutish?

Don't recall reading about women being brutish in history, Not even about other species (cavemen are hunters while the women stayed home).

Other animals I recall did have brutish females, but not humans.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil

Life requires that you kill and eat other living things. Life itself is fundamentally brutish and thus so are we. However, life also has an easygoing, amenable side to it when it's not killing and competing, and thus so do we. Here I disagree. If humans are given an alternative (e.g. laboratory mea...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil

Harbal wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:19 pm
philosopher wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Please provide an argument against this definition, if you disagree.
I don't disagree with the existing definition. I'm saying let's give it a new definition so it no longer applies to us.
Are you evil under the current definition?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil

This sounds like Thomas Hobbes all over again where Hobbes describes mankind in the state of nature as being "brutish." (more exactly historically it comes up as Lockes vs Hobbes) so I'm not gaining anything from this thread.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does it matter?
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Does it matter?

Dalek Prime wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:53 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Dalek Prime wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:03 pm
It matters if the actual, measureable wavelength is different.
My OP implies that the wavelength is the same, DP, for both observers.

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Then it doesn't matter. It's measurable.
:lol:

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does it matter?
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Does it matter?

Dalek Prime wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:03 pm
It matters if the actual, measureable wavelength is different.
My OP implies that the wavelength is the same, DP, for both observers.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is God's IQ?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

What is God's IQ?

I'm on a God kick right now.

Anybody have a guess?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can God do evil?
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: Can God do evil?

surreptitious57 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:36 am

God is usually defined as omnibenevolent which would therefore make him incapable of evil
What definition would be all encompassing for God? Since when does God need a definition? I don't think any definition can substitute for God.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can God do evil?
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Can God do evil?

Seems to me if anyone can do evil, then He would most likely do so due to Biblical stories and His qualifications.

Do you agree?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does it matter?
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Does it matter?

Say we look at an object and I see yellow and you see orange. Let's say we look at that same object later and this time I see orange and you see yellow. To me what matters isn't the actual color of the object, but enough information which allows me (and you) to identify that object (why the object h...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is your favorite cooking recipe?
Replies: 0
Views: 67

What is your favorite cooking recipe?

What do you like your meal to consist of and how do you like it prepared? For me it would be a nice thick juicy steak, medium rare, smothered with mushrooms and some ketchup, a buttered baked potato, buttered corn and lobster bisque soup.

And you?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is hypnosis real?
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Is hypnosis real?

Phil, repeat after me..... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is real... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is real good... I feel relaxed... I feel relaxed... Hypnosis is good relaxation.... I will quit smoking... I will quit smoking... Tomorrow... Or the day after......
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fighting wildfires
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Fighting wildfires

I understand Australia had some doozies too.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is hypnosis real?
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Is hypnosis real?

What are the pros and cons for this? How can one tell?

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