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by commonsense
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Sticks and Stones
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Sticks and Stones

The problem with Asian non-violence philosophies is expressed when your opponent is more than happy to defeat you, using violence and the threat of violence to do so.
by commonsense
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or dispr
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or d

personally love history and view a knowledge of history results in wisdom. "those that do not know history repeat it" (or some such) is apt here. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana). There have been numerous tweaks on this quote, and yours is as good ...
by commonsense
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or dispr
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or d

Science Fan wrote: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:31 am I wish I could give Greta's comment a thumbs up.
Do you mean that you don't like Greta's comment or that you do?
by commonsense
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: FACECROOK
Replies: 46
Views: 5275

Re: FACECROOK

Commonsense: Talk about completely missing the point. My point was that the government can learn a great deal about you without having to listen in on the actual content of your phone calls... For example, one volunteer in a three-week period, contacted a home improvement store, locksmiths, a hydro...
by commonsense
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: FACECROOK
Replies: 46
Views: 5275

Re: FACECROOK

Call an oncologist, and the government may know you have cancer. ...or they may know that you have a child with cancer, or that you have an aging parent with cancer, or that you have onycomycosis and assumed it is treated by an oncologist, or that you have high blood pressure and dialed the wrong n...
by commonsense
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or dispr
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Gaining knowledge for the average person is a waste of time it doesn't benefit them and will probably be edited or d

The very process of learning, and re-learning, produces benefits beyond the topic being examined. What kind of benefits? Thanks for asking! Offhand, I would reference an improvement in critical thinking, intellectual organization, the ability to acquire (and reacquire) knowledge, the appreciation o...
by commonsense
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.
Replies: 32
Views: 3112

This word Tractatus does not compute? a nd that's what Ludwig said... -Imp Don't be afraid to update your computer. ...you are limitless ... limited by your own invented limited beliefs. Where else would these goose bumps come from other than that which goes bump in the dark. Art is natural..nature...
by commonsense
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.
Replies: 32
Views: 3112

Re: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.

Is what you are saying inspired by Tractatus?
by commonsense
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.
Replies: 32
Views: 3112

Re: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.

We can know that water is wet. When latent unawareness knows sensation ..consciousness is born ...the known....only the known is born...the knower is unborn. I was assuming that the knower isn't unborn, however I failed to annunciate any pre-condition. As you pointed out, the knower cannot know tha...
by commonsense
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.
Replies: 32
Views: 3112

Re: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.

We can know that water is wet.
by commonsense
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coping with Mental Illness
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Coping with Mental Illness

You are your mother's hero,
by commonsense
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is wrong with _______?
Replies: 0
Views: 520

What is wrong with _______?

[insert one or more of the following: the GI Generation, the Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation, the Lost Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, Millennials, Generation Z] Pick any generation you like, or, more aptly, you dislike for its stereotypical habits and behaviors, its...
by commonsense
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Proof-Read Exchange For Essays/Pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Proof-Read Exchange For Essays/Pieces

I would love to help you. Send me a link to the essay, or, better yet, send an editable copy of it to me as an attachment to a Private Message.