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by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the past exist ?
Replies: 59
Views: 5785

Re: Does the past exist ?

Sure, this is more obvious on the scales physicists are dealing with, but to the average joe (me) the present is what i am experiencing via my senses. (even though it is the past...mmm ok) Actually the fact that the observer of physical reality can only observe a reality which no longer exists is a...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Roger Scruton
Replies: 67
Views: 5144

Re: Roger Scruton

the US has been considered the model of democracy for most of the 20th century, By whom? Could you name a country which has imitated ANY of its institutions? But to say its Constitution is not subject to revision is not entirely true since Article Five of the Constitution describes the means by whi...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the past exist ?
Replies: 59
Views: 5785

Re: Does the past exist ?

Atto. The important point to be kept in mind is that ONLY the past is accessible to our senses and that the real present must ALWAYS lie tantalising beyond the reach of our senses. In the philosophy of the bloody obvious it is accepted as a given that we cannot observe something until after it's hap...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Roger Scruton
Replies: 67
Views: 5144

Re: Roger Scruton

The US is not the only democracy. Nor is it, in my view, a very good example. Any constitution, or commandments, whether two hundred or two thousand years old, if they are not subject to revision, are not democratic. The point is not whether our ancestors collectively agreed, it is whether we do. T...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27696

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Immanuel Can wrote:I'll simplify the question:

Is your objection to my words objective or subjective?
Your question is stupid because all statements of opinion are subjective by definition. However some can be supported by reasoned argument and some can't.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"
Replies: 81
Views: 6686

Re: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

Your incorrect use of the term "begs the question" is typical of your tortured syntax, Bob. I suggest that some remedial classes in English language usage might do much to enhance your prophetic credentials. After all, you wouldn't want your followers to leap to the conclusion that you're just anoth...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27696

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

uwot wrote:
Immanuel Can wrote:You think there's a law against "assuming"? :shock: Because that's what the syntax you use would literally indicate.
Hmm. No sign of intellectual integrity yet, then.
Nor logical consistency, alas.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"
Replies: 81
Views: 6686

Re: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

Merlin. A fictional character from Arthurian mythology. Limey socialist propaganda you shouldn't associate yourself with, Bob.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27696

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

An odd choice for one so mortally offended, Rest assured I'm not in the least bit offended. I'm rather frustrated that you refuse to address any questions leveled at you but I've got used to it. Both logic and mathematics are thought procedures which can only be applied to that which is physically ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Case For Socialism ~
Replies: 349
Views: 20587

Re: ~ The Case For Socialism ~

I thank you and the entire PhilosophyNow Forum active membership for the respect and admiration that you have afforded to me. Although I can only speak for myself, Bill, I can honestly say that my admiration and respect for you has remained unchanged since the very first time I read one of your pos...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6864

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

Then it would probably be sent to the Federal Police and ASIO for profiling They've probably already got substantial files on both of us, Greta, but I don't think the superannuated hippies attract the sort of intense scrutiny they once might have. Nowadays you've got to blow yourself to smithereens...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6864

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

But go easy on the insults because I'm one of those dumb hippies.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use
Replies: 73
Views: 6864

Re: On Moral Arguments Against Recreational Drug Use

A nicely presented essay, Greta. Send a copy to your local state MP.
by Obvious Leo
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27696

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Well, if you insist it has...but I guess we have one firm conclusion, then: namely, that no "critique on objective morality" is possible, and the headline of the strand is a bluff. And if we're there, then I agree. We're there. The statement made in the OP was clumsy but it wasn't foolish because i...
by Obvious Leo
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 27696

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

So back to you: because the truth is that the pot is yours. I did my little business in the pot right at the outset when I agreed with you that to suggest that an objective morality does not exist cannot be classed as a truth statement, any more than can its converse. No other contributors to this ...