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by Systematic
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

And what is theory that is proven practical? Electrical theory for example, has allowed us to communicate. Therefore, in that way it is practical in proof. I don't have to wait for mail nor a printing press to reach an audience. Mechanical theory in that it allows quicker transportation is practica...
by Systematic
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Practicality may in fact be a theory, but it is the only theory that matters, since it is the only theory that deals with practical matters. All other theories are too far removed from reality to be useful. When we stick to practical matters of thought, we avoid the superfluous the unneeded thought...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Philosophy the Impractical Art

Practicality may in fact be a theory, but it is the only theory that matters, since it is the only theory that deals with practical matters. All other theories are too far removed from reality to be useful. When we stick to practical matters of thought, we avoid the superfluous the unneeded thoughts...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy the Impractical Art
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Philosophy the Impractical Art

Philosophy inasmuch as it deals merely with theories is utterly impractical to a truly functional person. In the modern world, we do not deal with theory as a rule. Instead we deal with specific applications. What use do we have for a philosopher who deals with ideas but cannot bend into a particula...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Roots of Capitalism ~
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: ~ Roots of Capitalism ~

Anarchism or Communism. Are those feudal? It's not so much that capitalism is worse than feudalism; it's that once you allow someone to become super-powerful (e.g. the super-rich), you stop having the option to stand up for your own rights. I don't much like the government punishing people for 20 ye...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?
Replies: 215
Views: 20114

Re: Is it possible to convince anyone with the right words?

I have often wondered just how powerful language alone can actually be. Is it possible to convince anyone of anything by just saying the right thing? Perhaps it's more of a psychological question than a philosophical one, but imagine a machine capable of looking into your brain which knows everythi...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 111501

Re: Secular Intolerance

Let's just say that you are allowed to believe whatever crazy nonsense you want. But before you go forcing it on other people, remember that you are going to Hell if you convert anyone forcefully.
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Luring Us into Simplicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: Luring Us into Simplicity

In the U.S. we train soldiers. They don't need to think much.
by Systematic
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?
Replies: 9
Views: 996

What if ... 1000000 Lb. currency limit?

What would happen if you were only allowed one bank account, and, you were not allowed more than one million pounds or its equivalent in your own nation's currency. Would it keep the people from hoarding. Would anyone dare to keep that much cash or gold at their businesses? What would happen to the ...
by Systematic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Luring Us into Simplicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Luring Us into Simplicity

Failing the option to outright tell people what to do and to think, which they do anyway somewhat, those with options have taken an alternative route. All of the most enticing options to modern man limit our options. They make everything so simple that it limits what is actually possible to accompli...
by Systematic
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Massive Mass Reparations for African-Americans
Replies: 27
Views: 3823

Massive Mass Reparations for African-Americans

The topic of reparations for African-American slavery in the United States has been proposed. Rather than the paltry amount that will likely be proposed, I believe that the real opportunity lies in being highly generous. Due to the relatively small size of the African-American population residing in...
by Systematic
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Simplicity in legislation
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Simplicity in legislation

I have a hunch that simplicity in legislation and constitution is normally better than complexity. For example, the text of Obamacare could have simply been made to say that a small tax would be levied, and it could have added a procedure for medical professionals to collect their own share of the f...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Partial Egoism
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: Partial Egoism

Ken, I agree with most of the points that you are making, but I don't see how anyone is helped if we must all be altruistic. Anarchy is not altruistic. Standing up to the powers that be is not altruistic. Unions are not altruistic. These things mostly uphold the self-interest of several people. And ...
by Systematic
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Partial Egoism
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Partial Egoism

When reading Nietzsche, I realized that there were certain problems with altruism. Basically, if everyone were completely altruistic, there would be no one to hold everyone to the altruistic standard. There is basic anarchy. It is apparent that Nietzsche did believe in altruism when upheld by the ma...
by Systematic
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 126206

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Firstly, I believe that free will is impossible without a soul. The will would just be an amalgamation of experience and situation and genes unless there is a soul. Secondly, I think that we do have a soul, since we have free will. Also, I am a liberal, or rather an anarchist. I don't see the point ...