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by Plato's Rock
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Quick answer, I suppose to an extent I sort of believe in an aspect of perennial philosophy, but I haven't looked into it too deeply. Based upon the blurb that you shared, I would call my impression of that an expression of the "Human Experience" which is an aspect of the "Human Condition". I feel l...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Well I still don’t get it. Newton’s first law of motion states: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.. .... I’ve come to believe in the value of the Socratic axiom “Know Thyself...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Instability would be a rough concept of the unbalanced force in my book, but more than that I can't say for certain. If this argument borderlines on a "unmoveable mover", or a "Prime Mover". I don't know what to make of that. For all I know that is a byproduct of our language/sense of awareness. We ...
by Plato's Rock
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

.... In respect to allowing us to play in the sandbox. Immediately, my predecessors...like my parents, and then theirs, and so forth all the way back to the primordial ooze that sludged around..., and even further back "No-thing" itself. But what is the incentive for this process? What is gained by...
by Plato's Rock
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What would you think of such a world?
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

Re: What would you think of such a world?

I agree it's fucked up, but there's not a whole lot, I as an individual, can do about it. Perhaps the best we can do is evolve ourselves first. Such as, expanding beyond the stories we're told, choosing clarity over ego, and choosing honor over power. If we can do that individually, then maybe it w...
by Plato's Rock
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?

well, take the instance that a child is indoctrinated into "Religion" at a young age..., and often conditioned with responses to said controls. It shapes a personality at a fundamental/foundational level as to where even questioning the belief system takes a lot of years. If they even do so.
by Plato's Rock
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What would you think of such a world?
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

Re: What would you think of such a world?

Personally, I don't think that said world would be much different other than the perceived switch in gender roles. Well, it does seem that men and women are very different, doesn't it? They have different priorities... and different things that fulfill them... and different strengths and weaknesses...
by Plato's Rock
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What would you think of such a world?
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

Re: What would you think of such a world?

I want to tilt at this windmill, but I also know I really shouldn't. Personally, I don't think that said world would be much different other than the perceived switch in gender roles. To me, my thoughts which have caused problems with friends, is that we should approach this from the "Veil of Ignora...
by Plato's Rock
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?

It's a valid opinion. I just do/did so because I didn't want to overly bias the conversation, and because I didn't want to write a wall of text on a thought that may turn into TLDR because of length. Thank you for your input. What sort of supporting thoughts can you provide to your opinion about a f...
by Plato's Rock
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Can a Society without Guilt, Shame, or Fear exist?

A bit of background, let's assume that up until now all societies have been based around those three, and have utilized them as a means of social control and conditioning. Ie you fear the effects the law may have upon you if you break it (fear). You feel disgraced when not living up to expectations ...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

hmm, I've entertained the Pantheist perspective before, but it didn't really suit me. To illustrate why, instead of a grain of sand. Let's escalate to an ant in a colony (or a bee). That should be a similar enough analogy to the cells in a body, and the human organism as a microcosm, right? What it ...
by Plato's Rock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Interesting article, I have a few comments to make off of it later on, but to answer your query about if objective reality would still exist if earth was hit by an asteroid. In order to do so, I'll ask a question, "What worth is a grain of sand to you?". To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heave...
by Plato's Rock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

What is your goal for philosophy? Why are you interested in it? Is your interest aimed at furthering your denial of objective meaning or opening to what conscious experience can prove? We are alike in that we both know that life on earth is absurd. However is Man doomed to perpetual absurdity or ca...
by Plato's Rock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Well, it happens to help if you've been diagnosed and treated as "insane" for ~7 years both by others, and yourself as a result of said treatment. Especially to find an appreciation of paradox because you can gain more lateral room to maneuver in thought/ideas/life. I wouldn't advise going down said...
by Plato's Rock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7734

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Nothing, itself, does satisfy a fundamental meaning for existence at the depth of our being. I don't mean that there is no "value" to "nothingness". Nothing is a positive value when taken in a second case. The first being this thing is "worthless". The second case is, in my opinion, that yes this th...