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by commonsense
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hate Unlimited
Replies: 38
Views: 660

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: 660

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: 235

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: 235

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...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Much easier to just say what should be left after the purge.

police courts military militia (to shoot members of the other three, in the ass, with rock salt, when they get uppity and try to disembed themselves from being heavily regulated [see how that works? law enforcers & soldiers are regulated, not private folks who, if like me, don't need any goddamn pr...
by commonsense
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 235

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?
by commonsense
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Religion? Science? Politics?
Replies: 42
Views: 952

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:34 pm
I waylaid -2- and stole his.
ROF & LMAO
by commonsense
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Religion? Science? Politics?
Replies: 42
Views: 952

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Trolling?
by commonsense
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Erudition or Gobbledygook?
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Erudition or Gobbledygook?

Mea culpa.
by commonsense
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Religion? Science? Politics?
Replies: 42
Views: 952

Re: Religion? Science? Politics?

Ah.
by commonsense
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: How are we able to communicate ideas through incomplete langauge?
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: How are we able to communicate ideas through incomplete langauge?

bahman wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:46 pm

...ideas and language together is complete.
How so?
by commonsense
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Religion? Science? Politics?
Replies: 42
Views: 952

Re: Religion? Science? Politics?

Walker wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:28 am
Religion? Science? Politics?


Jeanne d'Arc?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRKMyIwINe4
Religion??
by commonsense
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Complete definition of any word does not exist
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: Complete definition of any word does not exist

What does the relativism mean in this context? Truth relativism seems applicable to the discussion about absolute definitions inasmuch as definitions are relative to a person’s viewpoint. There are no absolute definitions because although definitions are offered as the truth of what things are, the...
by commonsense
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Complete definition of any word does not exist
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: Complete definition of any word does not exist

Why do you think this? Because we are able to understand the meaning of the word while the definition is incomplete. Do you think or believe that the meaning of a word is complete while the definition of a word is incomplete? If yes, then why? Also, what is the difference between a meaning of a wor...