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by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Think Depression is Directly Related to Insight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Do You Think Depression is Directly Related to Insight?

. Do You Think Depression, deep, soul crushing depression, could, in part, be related to seeing too much of life? Too much insight into the moment? Or better, too much of an overall insight into life in general and our real relationship to it? Is depression Directly Related to insight? Yes, I belie...
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:59 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

Hell, no. Lack of physical exercise doesn't prevent insight. Thinking does. If you want insights, stop thinking. That will be a lot harder to do than the most strenuous physical exercise, BTW. Breath I think what you are talking about is strenuous thinking. For example, just taking a rest and letti...
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Non-Truth and Non-finality
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Non-Truth and Non-finality

Montgomery77 wrote: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?
by Breath
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Euthanasia Debate (I)
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: Euthanasia Debate (I)

Most doctors I've encountered are doing well enough, they don't need to worry about extending life to get more paychecks, they seem to be interested in ending suffering where possible. It's a funny thing, the richer people get, the greedier they get. I only know of a few doctors who, once they have...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Non-Truth and Non-finality
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Non-Truth and Non-finality

The problem of "metaphysical truth" has no "solution", no "resolution.", no finality. For the same reason there is nowhere to begin to trace the graphics of the empty set, difference, Nontology, "god before the gods", etc. For what is put into question is precisely the quest for a rightful beginnin...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why do what's "right"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Why do what's "right"?

I've never given 100% to anything and I'm thinking about giving it a try. However, every time I think I'm ready to make a move, I argue against it. I thought I'd come here and pose some questions the answers to which might move me off dead center. If anyone knows of a good book which addresses thes...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:38 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

Bill Wiltrack wrote:
Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?

Hell, no.

Lack of physical exercise doesn't prevent insight. Thinking does. If you want insights, stop thinking.

That will be a lot harder to do than the most strenuous physical exercise, BTW.

Breath
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Euthanasia Debate (I)
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: Euthanasia Debate (I)

Are you sure? I think most doctors favour euthanasia. They practice it discretely often enough. I think it's still the Church dictating to us. Look up any anti-euthanasia literature and you will nearly always find blatant religionism. If you live in Europe, you are probably correct about doctors fa...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On Human Nature
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: On Human Nature

The next step to take is to stop blaming everything on a certain group of people. This message isn't just for you, but the human race. Sociopath is a made up word to avoid self-reflection. Everyone is a sociopath to some degree. Stop villianising small groups of people and realize the problem is YO...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Euthanasia Debate (I)
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: Euthanasia Debate (I)

Tim Chappell explains “Why Euthanasia is in Nobody’s Interest”. https://philosophynow.org/issues/40/Euthanasia_Debate_I I haven't read the article, but I know I disagree with it. It used to be that the church owned your life and death. Now, the medical fraternity owns your life and death. The medic...
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why do numbers exist?
Replies: 26
Views: 4569

Re: Why do numbers exist?

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:I'd say math is like this.

Math involves time. 2d Math is really 3d Math. Think about it.
I agree with you. Numbers are the products of acts, like counting and measuring. Acts are temporal, they occur in time, they require a past and a future.

Breath
by Breath
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On Human Nature
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: On Human Nature

It sounds as if you stopped reading the booklet when you got to page 14. While there is no fixed human good, we would be better off if we all had adequate food, clothing and shelter along with liberty and autonomy, as well as harmonious human relationships. Do you not agree that if we put an end to...
by Breath
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Questions for Buddhists.
Replies: 88
Views: 10719

Re: Questions for Buddhists.

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: So my question to you, is did Buddha achieve non-existence, or did he not?
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You ask the question as though it is meaningful :roll:

When a candle flame goes out, has it achieved non-existence?

Breath
by Breath
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why do numbers exist?
Replies: 26
Views: 4569

Re: Why do numbers exist?

I am sure you have heard this argument before. Let's say you remove everything in the universe. would the concept of a circle go away, or the number 13 stops being a prime. What you have written is not an argument at all. It is a question, and on the surface it looks like a very confused question. ...
by Breath
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On Human Nature
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: On Human Nature

I have a question. If human nature is not a given, if essence does not precede existence, what are you doing proposing, let alone promulgating an a priori ethics? Breath Hi, Breath See pages 7-14 here: http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/ETHICAL%20EXPLORATIONS%20.pdf There I have written in...