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by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to yours?
Replies: 76
Views: 12311

Re: Which cultures do you feel are superior/inferior to your

Philosophy Explorer wrote:LM said:

"...covering 750 million persons...." Where did the extra 400+ million people come from?

PhilX

Okay - I'll take your word for it.
I don't think that changes the argument much.
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12549

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

http://joveiaphilosopher.blogspot.co.uk/2005/11/plantingas-argument-to-properly-basic.html Summary: Most people would say that evidence for a view is a pretty critical part of any justification for it. Alvin Plantinga would disagree when it comes to belief in God, and would say that it's perfectly ...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

One for H Hammer... (are you related to MC Hammer?). were we to take the notion of authenticity in the way some philosophers talk about it such as Nietzsche, then the question in the OP is a valid one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f17lIpfke8g
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does Philosophy Cause Nihilism?
Replies: 36
Views: 5102

Re: Does Philosophy Cause Nihilism?

no way back? back to his mathematics or back to his god? rene never doubted -Imp I would have been professional suicide to have doubted; that's the only reason the proof is in the Meditations at all. Remember that Galileo was not long before. I should appear odd that none of what followed the proof...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does Philosophy Cause Nihilism?
Replies: 36
Views: 5102

Re: Does Philosophy Cause Nihilism?

Logic has nothing to do with the existence or nonexistence of objects. I think 'something may exist or not exist but not both' is an assumption, along the lines of 'something cannot come from nothing.' These are truisms that come from the definitions of the terms - we define a 'something' as that w...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 25621

Re: Can time be infinite?

LM said: "Infinite quantities cannot be divided logically. If you divide an infinite quantity in two, you get two infinite quantities, and if you divide them infinitely you get an infinite number of infinite quantities. This is, of course absurd. Thus the idea of ANY infinite thing is absurd." Not ...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9857

Re: Racism does it make sense?

There are over a 4 million whites in South Africa alone whose families have been there for hundreds of years. Hundreds? I thought my question was clear enough in my implication that I was speaking in terms of thousands. But, whether it was clear or not then, is it clear now what I mean? You said wh...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12549

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

HexHammer wrote:Silly circular logic.
Whilst this might be true, you are not saying how or why.
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

You have an unusual high vocabulary, but totally lacks rationality, can't you please stop pesting these fora with your hapless stupidity? The answer should be very self-explanatory. ..and for the rest of you fools, why waste time on irrelevant idiocy? You are running a fool's errand in answering su...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

Is this a typical response for this Forum? Would it not be more valuable to spend the same time saying why the question is stupid rather than simply attacking a person? Obviously the answer to the question is not self-explanatory to "thedoc". As for the "rest of you fools", it should be obvious tha...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: different way of understanding grammer.
Replies: 45
Views: 7376

Re: different way of understanding grammer.

As for WW2, the US stayed out until Hitler declared war, and what you call 'neutrality" was a sham as the US was happily making lots of money supplying the UK with arms. Curious about this comment. It obviously was extremely important that the UK was in need of arms, wouldn't you agree? Why would t...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12549

Belief in God is Properly Basic.

http://joveiaphilosopher.blogspot.co.uk/2005/11/plantingas-argument-to-properly-basic.html Summary: Most people would say that evidence for a view is a pretty critical part of any justification for it. Alvin Plantinga would disagree when it comes to belief in God, and would say that it's perfectly a...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: different way of understanding grammer.
Replies: 45
Views: 7376

Re: different way of understanding grammer.

But really, Arising and Imp, do you have to be constantly anti-American when someone is obviously expressing no ill will in your direction? Why are the Pilgrims 'our' Pilgrims when there was no U.S.A. until 1776? Are the Indians killed prior to 1776 on your hands and thereafter on ours? Did 'we' br...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9857

Re: Racism does it make sense?

Let's say someone asked you to look at someone and discern, or guess, their ancestry. But, to make it easier you would know that there'd be only two possible options; either the person was entirely of northern European ancestry or entirely of southern African ancestry. What would you say the odds w...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

Are vicarious experiences as valid as authentic ones that you have experienced yourself. You have an unusual high vocabulary, but totally lacks rationality, can't you please stop pesting these fora with your hapless stupidity? The answer should be very self-explanatory. ..and for the rest of you fo...