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by commonsense
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: When value judgments become actual experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: When value judgments become actual experiences

Taking your comments one step further, if qualities of experience are actual experiences, where do qualities of qualities of experiences stand?
by commonsense
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Muslims in the West
Replies: 47
Views: 4707

Re: Muslims in the West

Harbal wrote:
commonsense wrote:I'd like to return to the topic of Muslims in the West
I don't think you've quite got the hang of how things work round here.
You've hit the nail on the head regarding how things work and my lack of understanding it. Can you give me any tips?
by commonsense
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Muslims in the West
Replies: 47
Views: 4707

Re: Muslims in the West

I'd like to return to the topic of Muslims in the West by raising a few questions relating to Muslims who are living in the U.S. If I were living in a country that demonizes my culture, my values, my beliefs, my religion--if I were to find myself living under such conditions, how would I view the na...
by commonsense
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophies...
Replies: 41
Views: 4370

Re: Philosophies...

No ad hominem comments, please.
by commonsense
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the stupidest holiday around in your country?
Replies: 53
Views: 5537

Re: What's the stupidest holiday around in your country?

What does Dyngus Day celebrate? How is it celebrated?
by commonsense
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the stupidest holiday around in your country?
Replies: 53
Views: 5537

Re: What's the stupidest holiday around in your country?

Really, everyone? Halloween and arguing the definitions for holiday? Is that all we could come up with?

What is stupidity? What qualifies as stupid? How is something stupidest? Does April Fools Day have a place in this discussion?

I say we're not done here.
by commonsense
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humour in Philosophy
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Re: Humour in Philosophy

No, ha-ha!
by commonsense
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

Goedel Escher Bach is a weighty composition. Are you still interested in examining it?
by commonsense
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humour in Philosophy
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Re: Humour in Philosophy

Before browsing into this forum I thought it would be less about philosophy of humor, and more about humor in philosophy or philosophy in humor. I guess I just needed a laugh today. In case anyone else does, I recommend spending a few minutes on any of the following sites: http://www.brandeis.edu/de...
by commonsense
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What was your experience?
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: What was your experience?

Empiricism v. Rationalism-not a conflict where I can make a significant contribution.

But what grabbed my attention was your several references to depression.

I have a great deal of knowledge about depression. Let me know if you'd like me to share.
by commonsense
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Introduction

Thank you all for your posts.

As Hobbe's Choice pointed out, ideas are contextual. This leads me to believe there are no absolute truths. Was that the intent or is there something else here?

Please, anyone, reply at your convenience.
by commonsense
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Introduction

It doesn't matter whether you're an endowed chair at Harvard or a dog walker from Cleveland. Ideas stand or fall based on the merits of their arguments.
by commonsense
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you regard the human brain as the most complex object in the universe?
Replies: 104
Views: 12600

Re: Do you regard the human brain as the most complex object in the universe?

In the realm of the unknown unknown, there may be an object more complex than the human brain. For that reason, I regard the human brain merely as a candidate for the most complex object in the universe.