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by Viveka
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem
Replies: 39
Views: 4635

Re: Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

I think this neutral monism is somewhat silent on what exactly constitutes the 'neutral' part. To become the most wise about the Mind/Body problem, to me, is the following: Instead I would rather use the common Three Sense Spheres of 'Subject' 'Object' and "Intermediate'. In this way there is consci...
by Viveka
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Problem with Gelugpa Vajrayana Buddhist School-of-Thought Philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 2726

The Problem with Gelugpa Vajrayana Buddhist School-of-Thought Philosophy

Gelugpas have no room for the Buddha or his teachings in their philosophy nor are they free from error in their own philosophy:... If dependent arising is emptiness, and emptiness the lack of independence, then what more does emptiness add to dependent arising other than dependent arising itself? Th...
by Viveka
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A scientific definition of good and bad
Replies: 21
Views: 3136

Re: A scientific definition of good and bad

Thesis: Objective good and bad would be synonymous with a positive and negative emotion. So, objective good and bad would not be a concept or an idea. If you are saying that something is a synonym for something else, then you are only describing a word. For example, if I say ' sad ' is a synonym fo...
by Viveka
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello there
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: hello there

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:07 am

Sounds more like psychology than philosophy.
It's a bit of both. Virtue ethics is not separate from happiness and suffering. Nor is philosophy non-psychological, as in epistemology and axiology, and even some of metaphysics.
by Viveka
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello there
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: hello there

Do you have a sound argument to support this statement? I hope you're joking. We're not here to enjoy ourselves, we're here to plumb the depths of philosophy. Well, for me, that is enjoyable. Harbal is the resident joker. There are many other jokers here, but they don't know it. Why not start with ...
by Viveka
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello there
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: hello there

I am interested in philosophy as much as anyone else on this forum. Do you have a sound argument to support this statement? I hope you're joking. hopefully others will enjoy my posts as well. We're not here to enjoy ourselves, we're here to plumb the depths of philosophy. Well, for me, that is enjo...
by Viveka
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello there
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

hello there

I am interested in philosophy as much as anyone else on this forum. I hope to see good posts about philosophy, and hopefully others will enjoy my posts as well.
by Viveka
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A scientific definition of good and bad
Replies: 21
Views: 3136

Re: A scientific definition of good and bad

I agree that suffering is a moral statement, just as happiness is. Buddhism is based upon this, so to call it a 'fallacy' is at best ambiguous. The more virtue there is, the more happiness and less suffering. To equate happiness with virtue is a definite truth. Suffering is undesirable, and happines...
by Viveka
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ethics in a nutshell
Replies: 35
Views: 8228

Re: Ethics in a nutshell

Let's review what we have learned.... According to the latest research in the theory of needs – we all crave recognition; it is one of the basic needs. If kids can’t get attention by being good, they often get it by being a little mischievous. [This may account for most of what are often called "th...