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by commonsense
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Waste?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

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: 963

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: 963

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: 312

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: 963

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: 555

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: 963

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: 614

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: 614

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...
by commonsense
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Complete definition of any word does not exist
Replies: 40
Views: 614

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
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Complete definition of any word does not exist
Replies: 40
Views: 614

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
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Complete definition of any word does not exist
Replies: 40
Views: 614

Re: Complete definition of any word does not exist

Complete definition of any word does not exist since we always define a word in terms of other words. This is quite right for any of us who take it that “complete “ describes something that is final or absolute, yet for the relativists among us, “complete“, ironically, is not absolute. The process ...
by commonsense
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hate Unlimited
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Hate Unlimited

Probably ANY catastrophic event...whether environmental, celestial, or infectious...that could bring us to our knees in such great numbers that life can never again be as we've known it...might bring us together out of desperation. And reveal the frailty and impermanence of the façade we think is s...
by commonsense
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2230

Re: Unproven assumptions

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:32 pm
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.”