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by Jaded Sage
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are the facts of philosophy?
Replies: 45
Views: 3973

Re: What are the facts of philosophy?

Here's an interesting quote from Plato: Poetry is something more philosophic and serious than history; for poetry speaks of what is universal, history of what is particular.
by Jaded Sage
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is wisdom?
Replies: 301
Views: 31708

Re: What is wisdom?

Allow me to translate:

"The wise person does not speak through riddles or complex theories. The wise person speaks simply to the mind about the art of living."
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is wisdom?
Replies: 301
Views: 31708

Re: What is wisdom?

Dude, don't be a pseudo-intellectual.
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Weakness
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

Re: Weakness

That's what I mean by sophisticated. I'm pretty sure bacteria doesn't experience happiness.
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is wisdom?
Replies: 301
Views: 31708

Re: What is wisdom?

Thoughts on this quote?


"Wisdom does not speak through riddles or complex theories. Wisdom speaks simply to the mind about the art of living."
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Does over-rationality exist?
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

Re: Does over-rationality exist?

Was his response rational or emotional? If emotion should replace reason, what emotion? (Clearly, not that one.)

My response (the first paragraph) was measured, as opposed to purely rational. By that I mean it was a mixture of emotional and rational. This second paragraph is purely rational.
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there anything infallible?
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: Is there anything infallible?

Sounds like "good sense" is intuition.
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Wait, what's the difference between pessimism and cynicism? Is cynicism a specific kind of pessimism?
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Does over-rationality exist?
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

Does over-rationality exist?

Is it possible to be too rational? The illustrative example that comes to mind is iRobot, when the machine claims that her logic is undeniable, that humans need to have certain freedoms given up in order to preserve humanity. The one thing I'd point out is that this is law, and the machine could hav...
by Jaded Sage
Tue May 31, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Weakness
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

Re: Weakness

Yeah, but clearly survival is not the end all be all. Who cares about survival when you're starving? Clearly the end all be all is the ability to be happy. Their ability to survive is undeniably a strength. The question is whether it is worth much. It is when threatened (staying with the simplicity...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

I don't doubt pessimists can experience pleasure, but surely, it is tainted by the pessimism.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

At first I backed up Jaded S. by doubting that a pessimist can enjoy anything at all. Should he not imagine the worst (pessimo) happening after or during the meal ? Then I offered a solution: a pessimist can be a selective one: while eating he is a realist and thus can enjoy food or even fly in a p...
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Shit. I always get you two mixed up. The D's don't play well with my dyslexia. Thanks to the one who tried to help. To the other: I'm still waiting for an explanation, or an admission of being wrong.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

duszek wrote:When your optimism proves incorrect you jump to another positive scenario and hope for the best again.

You look forward to something good again.
That's what I'm saying.
by Jaded Sage
Mon May 30, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pessimism and optimism
Replies: 70
Views: 7436

Re: Pessimism and optimism

Yeah, I think he is. I don't do that. I have better things to do. Like look for explanations as to how pessimism could possibly yield happiness.