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by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

I did not read all of this as I am not sure why you responded. I was asking a specific person to clarify what they, them self, wrote. I was also asking why they write it the way they did, and only they have and know that answer. I might read the rest later. That's cool. I meant it for anyone. I was...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

Sausage Dog has not been banned because of his views but because of the lack of any moderation here Such a non interventionist approach is good for the forum as it allows for a greater diversity of opinion "Such a non-interventionist approach" is good because it respects the important right of free...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

How are you defining 'socialist' here? A socialist an individual who believes that the state should own the means of production, and that all private ownership of property should be abolished. Socialists also advocate equity (equality of OUTCOME as an end that must be pursued from equality of oppor...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

A socialist an individual who believes that the state should own the means of production. No, technically, "Communism" is the word referring to ownership . The concept of 'socialism' relates to whether management of a government should or should not act to make laws that regard setting up systems o...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

Dear Forum Members, I hereby declare that all socialists fall into one of FOUR categories: (1) IGNORANT or COGNITIVELY DEFICIENT (2) COSSETTED MIDDLE CLASS HYPOCRITES (3) LIARS and SCOUNDRELS working in the academy's non-STEM faculties (4) POLITICAL SCUM working for the state. If anyone would like ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 56
Views: 574

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

Dear Forum Members, I hereby declare that all socialists fall into one of FOUR categories: (1) IGNORANT or COGNITIVELY DEFICIENT (2) COSSETTED MIDDLE CLASS HYPOCRITES (3) LIARS and SCOUNDRELS working in the academy's non-STEM faculties (4) POLITICAL SCUM working for the state. If anyone would like ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Wikipedia...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

If any 'god' is an infinite supreme being, it must encapsulate Totality as a subset of itself, a 'source'. Is the set of all sets a member of itself? Remember the paradox is not the 'positing' of a set that includes itself but one that defines itself as all sets that DO NOT contain themselves. It i...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

[finished reading]

Good article, Karen.

But what's with,
... The philosopher, on the other hand, has a different task. First, she needs to...
How dare you suggest the philosopher is only just a girl! Hmmm! :roll:
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

[read more...] On Theravada Buddhism with respect to Descartes, I think the Buddhists are talking of something distinctly different in comparative meaning. Descartes didn't err in his logic for the general argument but in his particular TRANSFERENCE in defined meaning of the term 'God'. In a similar...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

[Just reading now... and got to..] Descartes’ thought process about what he can be certain of (which he started in his previous work, the Discourse on Method) produces an incomplete argument: an enthymeme. An enthymeme is a deduction without the universal premise. His famous argument ‘I think theref...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Meditating with Descartes

As brilliant as Descartes was, he misspelled mediation. Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are enco...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 48
Views: 570

Re: Free Will

Free will means making the right choice in order to feel love and goodness, a sense of justice, security, peace and harmony, mainly, the natural equilibrium of being no thing and everything. Any objection? . How can you exercise the will to love, when real love takes to be real love? You cannot hav...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are Assumptions Proof?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Are Assumptions Proof?

Discuss. One assumes something to reach to a proof. And the proof is composed of these assumptions and we assume there is a connection? The assumptions are the antecedents to a conditional whereby the conclusion is the consequent . What a 'proof' does is to connect the conclusion necessarily to the...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Democracy in Flux
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Democracy in Flux

Before interpreting, what is your country? ...and what is N.I.?