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by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4659

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

RCSaunders wrote: This whole discussion seems pointless to me. If Jesus was an historical person or not makes not difference whatsoever except to those who feel compelled to either defend or deny his existence. History is interesting as a record of human behavior. The Bible is interesting as both hi...
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1080

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Atla wrote:
It's life that's somewhat depressing or disappointing, not death. This is it, life doesn't amount to anything more (though there might turn out to be exceptions to this, maybe we'll see).
It's your life's work to make meanings. It's not supposed to be easy.
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

I wrote: Relativity in physics has influenced philosophy like Copernican cosmology influenced philosophy and despite kicking and screaming eventually the Roman Church I should focus on the actual events. Copernicus discovered that Earth moved, the sun stayed still. Before Copernicus people thought t...
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1080

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The Perennial philosophy confirms that there is nothing for the individual after death, which can be somewhat depressing. All the memories and experiences of this human will be lost, and it's all pretty meaningless anyway. It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about deat...
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

It's fascinating how many people are happy to state 'There is no ultimate truth' without having a clue as to whether this is the case. Is this doing philosophy? Or is it avoiding philosophy? Relativity in physics has influenced philosophy like Copernican cosmology influenced philosophy and despite ...
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1080

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Seeds wrote: The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), The many myths of what we call 'Hinduism' describe ways to God, or good, or how best to live. There is no religion that does not do that or aim to do ...
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

But if you subtract all the attributes from X then X would not exist.
by Belinda
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 524
Views: 4659

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

-1- wrote with reference also to The Ugly Duckling, and Macbeth: Hehe! Of the three, Jesus was never mentioned in current affair documents then, he is only described in the Bible. Which is a historical evidence all right, if we can find a first edition. But even that does not exist. None of the thre...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Univalence, Isn't there more to verificationism than determinism and prediction being deeply embedded? I think what you explain is the case because it can't be otherwise than people basically trust each other so that if someone asks for a glass of water expecting to get it they will receive it.
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Univalence, I absolutely agree with your last. It was 'verificationism' that puzzled me and this was because we cannot verify any prediction, hypothesis, or proposition. We cannot do so for two reasons. One,(ontically ) there is no ultimate truth and two, (epistemically) induction is always uncertai...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Univalence wrote; You can express anything. But to say that it has been effectively communicated we are back to discussing verificationism. But there are no eternal verities and no failsafe predictions. Men make reality. 'Effective' as in ''Effective communication' does not imply a proven propositio...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

Dachshund wrote in his original post: Burke wrote a famous essay entitled "Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)" wherein he laments: "But the age of chivalry is dead - that of sophisters, economists and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever." Burke is...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Univalence: Communication does not require symbols or definitions. I can communicate distress with simple gesturing and grunting. Expressiveness. Some communications have to be explicit e.g. how to send a rocket to Mars, or how the Queen's Household Cavalryman must dress up his horse for the ceremon...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

Dachshund wrote: Chivalry does NOT AT ALL imply that women are weak and powerless creatures. Rather, chivalry, is an admission by men of womens' moral superiority. Chivalry is a humble acknowledgement of YOUR power over US. Do you understand ? The chivalry of very early modern Europe was feudal and ...
by Belinda
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1309

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Surreptitious wrote: All definitions have to be universally agreed upon otherwise communication is simply not possible Language is a logical system so has rules that have to be followed so that it can function properly Meanings are agreed not by some sort of committee but by usage. Usage of language...