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by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How define "ethical actions" and how define "compassion"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: How define "ethical actions" and how define "compassion"

Here are a couple of definitions I came up with. Can you suggest any improvements upon them? Do they fit in with what you think of as ethics? Ethical actions are actions that are morally right. What is morally right betters the situation of parties affected by the action. In sum, a morally-right ac...
by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?

so where do we hear about your oudated philosophers? The links above clearly show how they are still eminent. If you would have watched the video, Allan Bloom talks about how their influence is so deep it infiltrates everything from the words we use to the way we describe our relationships with eac...
by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Good philosophy vs bad philosophy
Replies: 29
Views: 4882

Re: Good philosophy vs bad philosophy

What is good philosophy and what is bad philosophy? Can you give examples of both kinds? PhilX Good philosophy is ethical in nature. It begins from a realisation that there is not actually a boundary between self and other. It is the understanding that, even if you adopt a self / other mode of expr...
by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: It's a pity they didn't teach you better as a child, now we all have to sit here and watch as you live out your childhood in front of us all, at our own expense.
Poor Trixie, a victim......
by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Non-Truth and Non-finality
Replies: 18
Views: 4317

Re: Non-Truth and Non-finality

No. If you want to get technical. A question is a series of runes. The runes are represented by a neural network in the brain. The runes are rendered in physical space in the visual cortex. The runes are then transformed into sound waves. This is percieved as a question? What does this question do?...
by Breath
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?

Hi Breath, I don't agree, selecting what not to do does not necessarily implies acting; secondly, I could act even knowing what I am doing is not to do. One of the greatest philosopher of history, Jean Jacques Rousseau, converted to catholicism even knowing he was doing something not to do. Hi Davi...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Starting point
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Starting point

Say you start drawing a circle. So you pick a point on the paper to start with and draw it until you complete the circle. Now the problem really begins because that starting point disappears after you complete the circle, as if it never had a starting point. But you may say that's no problem becuse...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Starting point
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Starting point

Say you start drawing a circle. So you pick a point on the paper to start with and draw it until you complete the circle. Now the problem really begins because that starting point disappears after you complete the circle, as if it never had a starting point. But you may say that's no problem becuse...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Limericks Concerning Philosophers
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Limericks Concerning Philosophers

Limericks Concerning Philosophers A Scottish agnostic called Hume Pondered cause and effect in his room He could see, on reflection No causal connection And he carried that view to his tomb An enlightenment thinker called Kant Said, “It’s not good to rave or to rant For it’s quite clear that reason...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights

I mean anything new, a rarity, or we haven't heard before? As long as you are pursuing the new, the rare , the unheard you are not silent. At that level of inquiry, you are still only going to drown in your own shit. Enjoy the gurgling..... Same to you. You seem to parrot the same nonsense we've be...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?

Yes. I agree with the distinction. However, taking a different approach in philosophical discourse doesn't make one 'not a philosopher.' Whatever your definition of "real philosopher," it likely emerges from a specific paradigm. so, who is a philosopher in your opinion? when you could have been cal...
by Breath
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Non-Truth and Non-finality
Replies: 18
Views: 4317

Re: Non-Truth and Non-finality

Yet what foundation does this "right-ness", "non-problem" or given-ness rest? To the center or axis of those (your) assertions, no inquiry is ever made * Are you asking for a causal explanation of the given? Rather, my inquiry is to highlight- rather than produce- what here writes itself. Causality...
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights

What insights has that given you? Silence is golden (bliss).............. I mean anything new, a rarity, or we haven't heard before? As long as you are pursuing the new, the rare , the unheard you are not silent. At that level of inquiry, you are still only going to drown in your own shit. Enjoy th...
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosophy of John Lennon
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

jackles wrote:John lennon talked about instant karma is all karma instant in a way I wonder.
John Lennon was shot dead. Dying from a bullet takes time. Any phenomenon takes time. Instant doesn't really mean much , except for in poetry, where it can mean anything at all.
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
What insights has that given you?
Silence is golden (bliss)..............