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by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

that's the story, yeah I wonder why no one brings it up, among the intelligentsia or the press ? if true, seems like they'd trumpet it as a reminder, and as evidence, of what a grade-a stinker he is Imagine the reaction from the Wokies if saint Obama had just brokered that peace deal......... good ...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

In his youth, Trump the Schlump refused to rent an apartment to a black family. He also directed his manager at another building not to rent to any blacks. Since then he either hasn’t been caught or he’s grown out of it. that's the story, yeah I wonder why no one brings it up, among the intelligent...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Privileged
Replies: 14
Views: 185

Re: The Privileged

Because I am taller, I would have an advantage for picking apples. That’s all there is to it: a better chance at picking apples. It doesn’t matter whether my privilege harms you or not, but it does matter that privilege is a property made in comparison to other(s).
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

In his youth, Trump the Schlump refused to rent an apartment to a black family. He also directed his manager at another building not to rent to any blacks.

Since then he either hasn’t been caught or he’s grown out of it.
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the "no true Scotsman" problem solved
Replies: 54
Views: 486

Re: the "no true Scotsman" problem solved

Not being familiar with the no true Scotsman terminology, I had to do some research. I was surprised to see that this thread had so much to say about what a man wears under his kilt. Then I read further, and much to my flabbergastment, I found that a name had been given to a trivial piece of logic. ...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: On wars
Replies: 73
Views: 493

Re: On wars

The war in Vietnam has been called an unjust war. What wars have been just? Why so? I think that is the wrong question, somewhat. I would phrase it differently; when is violence just? A war is same in nature to the question of the use of violence in general. Many would say that preventing harm to a...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How would you chose to die?
Replies: 70
Views: 7065

Re: How would you chose to die?

surreptitious57 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:20 pm
As painlessly as possible and with zero awareness of it either so probably in my sleep
ditto.
by commonsense
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Privileged
Replies: 14
Views: 185

Re: The Privileged

One person may have an advantage over another in certain situations. This is not all there is to privilege, but we can see that a privileged person has an advantage over a person without privilege whenever there is direct competition between them (say, for a job or promotion, for a contest of physic...
by commonsense
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1171
Views: 18727

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

PeteJ wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:15 pm Are you saying it's safe or unsafe?

The word 'anyone' is dangerous on a philosophy forum. Is nobody safe?

Was anyone ever safe?
Nobody is safe in 2020. Each side of the divide is in danger of having epithets thrown at it or even worse. :mrgreen:
by commonsense
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: On wars
Replies: 73
Views: 493

Re: On wars

Thanks for clarifying. I think you have the subject well in hand.
by commonsense
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Designer Babies
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: Designer Babies

What is wrong with racial cleansing if everyone agrees on one set of racial characteristics?
by commonsense
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: On wars
Replies: 73
Views: 493

Re: On wars

Does this whole war have to be just, or simply the motives and behaviour of one of the contestants? If the latter, then there are lots of options, but the former seems unrealistic as it would require both sides to be in the right, which I reckon is somewhat at odds with the agressor vs defender thi...
by commonsense
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

henry quirk wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:04 am
commonsense wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 pm
henry quirk wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 pm

so you've been told
no, I counted them all :mrgreen:
you got too much time on your hands
:lol:
by commonsense
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

henry quirk wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 pm
commonsense wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 pm 30,000-plus lies as of today.
so you've been told
no, I counted them all :mrgreen:
by commonsense
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3058

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

30,000-plus lies as of today.