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by commonsense
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: God(s)

If god is defined by people, by their thoughts and experiences, then what more is there to say?
by commonsense
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 992

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Just catching up on the thread now, I notice the exclusion of unplanned/unimagined events from the discussion of future reality. When walking about, I never plan to trip. It happens without my planning it. I might plan FOR tripping by wearing a helmet and other protective gear, but I don’t plan TO t...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 992

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

This is written to unify my statements and to add a couple of sentences. "There is a crucial division between the past and present vs. future. Reality happens or has happened- it does not exist in the future. If it has not yet happened, it is not real, other than as a concept. This is also true of ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: God(s)

Argument: 1. All in All as All 2. the particulate as a general and the general as a particulate, 3. pure being yet intrinsically empty as beyond being, 4. unnecessary necessity existing as necessity veiled within the "no-thingness" of the faculties of reason, intuition and action, 5. uncaused cause...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What role should a doctor have in your healthcare?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: What role should a doctor have in your healthcare?

A doctor is a guide for healthy living. Everyone who doesn’t subscribe to this will find little benefit in going to a traditional doctor. All others should seek medical attention for routine preventive measures and for health problems when they occur.
by commonsense
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 992

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

It's true that the future doesn't exist, but our present and past moments influence which path to walk down in the now now now. Well said. I would like to revisit the question that was asked of Richard earlier. I am rephrasing the question slightly to emphasize the meaning I found in it: If you, Ri...
by commonsense
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: self-denial
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: self-denial

One cannot change oneself – but one can realize oneself. ... You can realize yourself and still totally rewire your thinking (change yourself). These are different issues. Realizing yourself is quite the change too actually. I can change myself from a person who eats meat to a person who does not e...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2191

Re: Unproven assumptions

Awesome!
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Government Waste?

So, if the student can’t discharge his loan by declaring bankruptcy, his wages and assets could be garnished? Is that right? I believe so, although there is a proper process for doing that and then there are improper ones. Apparently the improper ones are somewhat too popular as the angry resignati...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Government Waste?

Student loans. Only recently, under the Obama administration, did borrowing money for higher education become a government social service and cash cow. The Real Student Loan Crisis Is The One Obama Created - Investor's Business Daily https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obama-created-stude...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2191

Re: Unproven assumptions

Still an assumption, as to define "assumption" requires a continuum of assumptions. Not a continuum so much as a regression, one that ends with the assumption, “I am I.” Regression is relative to a direction, one can progress to that point as well. Continuum may be a more accurate word. But this is...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hate Unlimited
Replies: 38
Views: 659

Re: Hate Unlimited

More hate...look at all the conflict trying to live in peace has caused the world. Understood. But aren’t conflicts the result of incompatible self interests and an unwillingness to compromise, rather than attempts to live peacefully? My opinion? Compromise eventually leads to internal conflict, ov...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hate Unlimited
Replies: 38
Views: 659

Re: Hate Unlimited

But how do we limit hate. Or more to the point, how could we limit or curtail hateful behavior? How does hate take seed in human minds? Can there be a strategy that would channel a basic human emotion into a quiet state? More police? More cannabis? What? More hate...look at all the conflict trying ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Government Waste?

If a government had to cease offering one social service, which one should it be? Police? Fire? Sanitation? Homeless shelters? Mental health counseling? Something else? And why would that service have the least impact after its removal? Student loans. Only recently, under the Obama administration, ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: "And let the trash pile up until it’s a fire hazard?"

Why do you assume this? Seems to me: all those 'essential' services would be taken up by the private sector (Joe's Garbage Collection competin' with Stan's Waste Removal competing' with Laura's Trash Takeaway and on and on). Even the truly proper essentials (police, courts, military) could be contr...