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by Lacewing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

Like any system it favours the most powerful so there is an inbuilt inequality symptomatic of human nature Every human system is hierarchical by default but they can always be improved upon even if rather slowly Systems are always in a constant state of evolution so do not presume that what exists ...
by Lacewing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Evolving philosophy
Replies: 114
Views: 1428

Re: Evolving philosophy

Life in Britain is relatively free of oppression. No country is absolutely permissive. Your personal experience doesn't count. No matter where you live, or how oppressive a government is, if you personally have no desire or ambition to do anything the government forbids, or are able to evade it, yo...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

RCSaunders wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:45 pm I've been on this forum for some time and have never voiced objection to helping others if one chooses to.
I believe you. I was commenting on what you said that was bullshit in addition to whatever else you were trying to say. :D
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

Whenever these socialists invoke the phrase, "the common good," do not be deceived into thinking they are being altruistic or socially conscious. What they mean by the, "common good," is, "their own good," and their dream of having and enjoying what they could never produce or earn on their own and...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Equality
Replies: 296
Views: 3712

Re: Equality

what a modern teacher aims to do is get the child or student to actively think things out for themselves as much as they are capable of. This is the opposite of indoctrination. Belinda, in adult education we have come to say it is all about being the guide from the side instead of the sage from cen...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

Oh... You're so... Ad hominem . Not relevant. And really boring, too. Oh, it's relevant. :lol: And truthful! Your experience or preferred opinion is not an accurate representation of the diverse nature and potential throughout groups of people. You ignore when anyone who identifies with such a grou...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

RC Saunders, you don't personally know any real people who are socialists. If he doesn't, I do. He's right. That's what happens. Oh... the EXPERT speaks! You're so fucking self-righteous it makes me want to hurl. You're as much of an asshole as he is, so you sacrifice truth in order to jump on the ...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism
Replies: 254
Views: 2334

Re: the proper balance between idealism and pragmatism

Whenever these socialists invoke the phrase, "the common good," do not be deceived into thinking they are being altruistic or socially conscious. What they mean by the, "common good," is, "their own good," and their dream of having and enjoying what they could never produce or earn on their own and...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Evolving philosophy
Replies: 114
Views: 1428

Re: Evolving philosophy

This human NEED to think we could (and do) “know” such things: what difference does it really make? Can’t we live effective and enjoyable lives without claiming to possess some particular ultimate unchanging knowledge? From Jacob Needleman's book "The Heart of Philosophy"... /...The function of phi...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Evolving philosophy
Replies: 114
Views: 1428

Re: Evolving philosophy

There are those who believe there is a higher purpose to our existence in the grand scheme of things Since those who do not share this view can not falsify it we should respect all freedom of conscience I do not think there is any meaning to our existence but I can not be certain and nor can anyone...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Evolving philosophy
Replies: 114
Views: 1428

Evolving philosophy

Most of us can probably look at our own lives, as well as considering the path of humankind from its early beginnings until now (as far as we are aware of), and see how philosophy has changed for ourselves and others (including entire civilizations) over the course of time and understanding. And we ...
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3246

Re: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax

henry quirk wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Belinda wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:57 am "a guy like me" is Henry a man who imitates some other guys?
petty, B

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I thought you were better
Projection. Henry claims to own himself, yet he doesn't own his pettiness and childishness which is on full display right now in this forum. :lol:

Thought he was better.
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1195
Views: 18935

Re: Numbers

*as I say: if an accurate accounting were had, subtracting out error and lie, we'd find this figure to be closer to 75,000, perhaps even lower incompetence & agenda has us boondoggled You’ve just said that life went on in previous global pandemics and their were far more deaths and cases in those p...
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1195
Views: 18935

Re: sunday morning high-larity from Lionel Shriver...

*as I say: if an accurate accounting were had, subtracting out error and lie, we'd find this figure to be closer to 75,000, perhaps even lower incompetence & agenda has us boondoggled You’ve just said that life went on in previous global pandemics and their were far more deaths and cases in those p...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: How to deal with a friend who thinks COVID 19 is a hoax
Replies: 229
Views: 3246

Question for Henry

If you or a loved one tested positive for Covid19, and you were told by your doctor to wear a mask when you were around them... would you?