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by Mnemoriam
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 44
Views: 7425

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

Hello, My intention when entering this board was to listen a lot first before commenting on other people’s threads, simply because I have no philosophical training whatsoever and I don't want to sound silly while not conveying my thoughts properly. However, this thread is too much for my desire for ...
by Mnemoriam
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

What sort of things are you interested in already? Maths, law, history, art, religion...? They will all have a philosophy. If you start with something you know something about already, you will have a head-start understanding any references. I would recommend a general book like 'The Blackwell Comp...
by Mnemoriam
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

Hi, Londoner I’ll try to answer you in reverse order if you don’t mind. What sort of things are you interested in already? Maths, law, history, art, religion...? They will all have a philosophy. If you start with something you know something about already, you will have a head-start understanding an...
by Mnemoriam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

Hi, Thanks for your input. If you are interested in philosophy in the sense of Plato, Descartes, Hume, Kant and the rest, it is a disastrous choice. Rand is not a philosopher in that sense, so if you learn the meaning of technical language from her it will be no help at all in understanding other ph...
by Mnemoriam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

Hi, Thanks for your comments. There is no creditable "philosophy" I`ve come across beyond the known science, natural selection, which can reasonably be described as applicable to everything. However, whilst I`d describe the search as philosophy I`d describe the findings of that search as conjecture....
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:39 am
Anyway, welcome and good luck on your quest. May it illuminate the truth, so you can have the utmost peace of mind, where ever it may lead you.

Happy Holidays to all!!
I never said "thank you", so... Thank you.

And Happy Holidays for you too!

Best,
M.
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

Hi, Thanks for your comments. Objectivism has its place, as all axioms (self-evident truths) have an objective nature. The problem occurs, in the respect that objectivism on its own terms requires some form of subjective understanding and premise. We can observe this further within the nature of the...
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Using one philosophy as a framework for learning Philosophy

Hello, I have been reading a little philosophy with no rhyme or reason for around two years, but now, I want to be more methodical. Eventually, I want to come up with my own philosophy, but, truth be told, I hardly know what Philosophy really is. Therefore, I’ve decided to learn a philosophy (stress...
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"

I am afraid both of you are correct, in a way. It’s hard to summarise what’s going on with me right now, first, because of our lack of a common background, and, second, because I myself can’t explain it yet… not even to myself. That’s why I need Philosophy. But I’ll try a bit, anyway. First, with re...
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"

Welcome, Everyone is a philosopher to some degree, as everyone is pursuing knowledge to some degree. Philosophy translates to "love of knowledge", so you are no different in this regard than the rest of us. In many respects we all suffer the same sickness of ignorance. Here are 10 short tips that w...
by Mnemoriam
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"

Have you watched The Andy Griffith Show, about American Paramilitary Forces operating in the Deep South of America during the era of civil rights movement here in America, of it's military spinoff, Gomer Pyle, who joins the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War? Hi, Thanks for jumping in. No. In fact...
by Mnemoriam
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Hello from a wannabe "philosopher combatant"

Hello, I am a Special Operations Police Officer from a violent Latin-American metropolis, and I’ve recently decided that I must learn Philosophy. It is hard enough to live “normal” life without being able to integrate events and ideas into an established philosophical framework, but combat has taugh...