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by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 7932

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

With the flow of traffic, or alternatively +-10% of the speed limit. That would include in inclement weather, barring road condition problems, unless the technology can't work as well in inclement weather. If the road condition is dangerous--standing water, thick snow, ice including black ice, etc.,...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49059

Re: What is truth?

... Okay, so your argument is that (a) (almost) anyone in an academic philosophical milieu is going to read the terms phenomena/noumena in a strictly Kantian manner, with no heed paid to the various ways in which the terms have been used after Kant, and (b) that strictly Kantian manner in which the...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~

So if that second sentence is saying that the attitude can disappear, why would you write in the first sentence that it can not? Read the sentence in bold in the opening post. Ah, I didn't realize that you were commenting on Bill's claim that tolerance could disappear wholesale. I didn't actually r...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Finally, Absolute Idealism delivers Absolute Truth
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Finally, Absolute Idealism delivers Absolute Truth

In other words re my earlier comment, how are you expecting people to react to a set of posts that are basically a lecture combined with an advertisement to buy a book you've written? I'm trying to coax you to think a bit about how you're presenting yourself with respect to what you want to achieve ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~

Wait, attitudes can't appear or disappear? The very next sentence, one you actually quote, says in what sense an attitude can disappear. Why can't you read stuff through before jumping in? So if that second sentence is saying that the attitude can disappear, why would you write in the first sentenc...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~

Tolerance is an attitude we have towards people and ideas, not a thing or idea in itself, so it cannot either appear or disappear. Wait, attitudes can't appear or disappear? A person who exhibits tolerance might stop being tolerant, but not because a lump of 'intolerance' has come from outside and ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: ~ Paradox of Tolerance ~

The paradox of tolerance arises when a tolerant person holds antagonistic views towards intolerance, and hence is intolerant of it. The tolerant individual would then be by definition intolerant of intolerance. Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is it possible to go faster than light?
Replies: 51
Views: 5158

Re: Is it possible to go faster than light?

Is it possible to go faster than light?

Not by riding a tricycle. Believe me, I've tried.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Killer fog understood
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Killer fog understood

They forgot to talk about how it all starts with this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mist_(comics)

Interesting, though.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rule-writers hate Eagles
Replies: 54
Views: 6248

Re: Rule-writers hate Eagles

First the Big Lebowski, and now the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service. Give the Eagles a break.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49059

Re: What is truth?

... Okay, so your argument is that (a) (almost) anyone in an academic philosophical milieu is going to read the terms phenomena/noumena in a strictly Kantian manner, with no heed paid to the various ways in which the terms have been used after Kant, and (b) that strictly Kantian manner in which the...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 7045

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

I think we're all playing roles (from perhaps a higher perspective) as humankind rumbles along an apparent evolutionary track... and all the potentials wrestle it out. Well, but the role of a generation that needs "trigger warnings" is a new one. ;-) Are you thinking our world will only change thro...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 7045

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

the widespread acknowledgement that this could be really, really bad . . . I may be wrong... but I really don't see this as some "small thing" that will quiet down and become the new normal... and it seems that a lot of other people have the same impression... to a degree unlike anything we've expe...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 7045

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

There's simply some people protesting Do you think that's the only "force" of opposition that is or can be in play? Do you not think that events can shift/expand human awareness in such a way as to bring about change/evolution? Do I think that's possible in some situations? Sure. Not in this one. A...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 7045

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

ME TOO! But OPPOSITION is part of revolution, is it not, Bill? And many believe that opposition IS GIVING HIM "his due". I, too, see Trump as a TOOL FOR REVOLUTION, but I see him as a symbol of what many of us don't want to be -- and therefore, this is a catalyst for propelling ourselves BEYOND "th...