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by Breath
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosophy of John Lennon
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

Would lsd affect the speed of light c then breath. It is a costant even in lsd terms surely. Hi Jackles, It would be interesting to read how folks would account for the clear-as-daylight time dilation that occurs under influence of LSD. I doubt there are any constants in such circumstances. Breath
by Breath
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why do numbers exist?
Replies: 26
Views: 4567

Re: Why do numbers exist?

Let's start with natural numbers. What is you favorite Philosophy. Sorry if this is an old beaten up topic. :( For starters, it is silly to say that numbers exist. It is really poor use of language. Numbers are abstractions from the acts of measuring and counting. Measuring and counting do not exis...
by Breath
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On Human Nature
Replies: 28
Views: 3838

Re: On Human Nature

Human nature, the basis of human communication, is not fixed and immutable. I have quoted the bits that I somewhat agreed with. 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
by Breath
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosophy of John Lennon
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

What is it like to be a Beatle? Gary Tillery argues that Lennon’s pronouncements, both cynical and idealistic, reveal a sincere and original thinker. https://philosophynow.org/issues/52/The_Philosophy_of_John_Lennon I haven't read the article, but I think I can still make a comment that has merit. ...
by Breath
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Questions for Buddhists.
Replies: 88
Views: 10716

Re: Questions for Buddhists.

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:Trixie IS the highest level unicorn!

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Who do you imagine you are comparing yourself with?

I compare you with all those who do not cock their leg over every thread on this site and leave an unmistakeble fragrance.

They don't, you do.

Trixie is a fragrance, pungent at that.

Breath
by Breath
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?

Which philosopher took a more profound view of the self? Which is more influential? And which is more important for the life of an individual in the 21st century? Both had syphilis - whatever syphilis did to their thinking is no longer relevant to our thinking - we have antibiotics. Our thinking th...
by Breath
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Science is part metaphysical
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Science is part metaphysical

Science talks about things that can't possibly exist (except maybe in the mind). For example there's the concept of absolute zero. Only we can't get there. End of story. Then we have that light travels at about 300,000 km/sec. in a (perfect) vacuum. Only a perfect vacuum can never exist in this uni...
by Breath
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4770

Re: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

I already proved my claims, which are indeed obvious to the majority of the scientific community, as they are obvious truths. We had a similar discussion with Blaggard the other day who refused to acknowledge the absolute truth. It's not my fault if you don't possess the comprehension to see that c...
by Breath
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4770

Re: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Humans don't make choices, they are caused by the forces of nature to do certain things. So you keep alleging, over and over, without a scerrick of evidence. Is it a law of physics that everything obeys the laws of physics? Your unshakeable faith in what is nothing more than metaphysical claptrap i...
by Breath
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4770

Re: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Humans don't make choices, they are caused by the forces of nature to do certain things. So you keep alleging, over and over, without a scerrick of evidence. Is it a law of physics that everything obeys the laws of physics? Your unshakeable faith in what is nothing more than metaphysical claptrap i...
by Breath
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?
Replies: 59
Views: 10263

Re: Kierkegaard or Nietzsche?

Which philosopher took a more profound view of the self? Which is more influential? And which is more important for the life of an individual in the 21st century? Both had syphilis - whatever syphilis did to their thinking is no longer relevant to our thinking - we have antibiotics. Our thinking th...
by Breath
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4770

Re: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Does a robot have freedom? He is only the sum of his parts. So too, does a human not have freedom, for his actions are dictated by natural causes. It does not matter if the man picks jazz, or nothing at all. It does not matter if tree roots drive him mad. He enjoys this suffering imposed upon him b...
by Breath
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom
Replies: 31
Views: 4770

Re: Sartre: How,Do,We,Get from Nothingness to Freedom

Does a robot have freedom? He is only the sum of his parts. So too, does a human not have freedom, for his actions are dictated by natural causes. It does not matter if the man picks jazz, or nothing at all. It does not matter if tree roots drive him mad. He enjoys this suffering imposed upon him b...
by Breath
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is relevant to philosophy?
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: What is relevant to philosophy?

An underlying question to the question is whether you regard philosophy as static or fluid? PhilX What people believe, what views and values they actually hold, and what they say they believe, are two entirely different kettles of fish. What people believe becomes clearly evident from what people d...
by Breath
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is cconsciousness nonmoving and silent
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: is cconsciousness nonmoving and silent

Consciousness is nothing. Would I be paraphrasing you correctly if I wrote "Consciousness isn't"? To me, it seems about right, and that is why writing about C is never going to get anyone anywhere. Writing about C is like writing about one side of a coin only, as though that exists independently of...