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by odysseus
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: My thoughts on morality.
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: My thoughts on morality.

Veritas Aequitas We need to define Morality and Ethics. Morality is the Pure aspect like Pure Geometry. Ethics is the Applied aspect which use Moral principles as a guide for the practical. Then we need to organize Morality and Ethics within a framework and model based on the System Approach. Then ...
by odysseus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: repetition
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: repetition

Nick_A Thanks for pointing out the distinction. I see what you mean. It is a very important point in a person's life. Unfortunately society as a whole cannot understand it so will do what it can to discourage such and make such a person "normal" again. You are the first person I've met here who wou...
by odysseus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: repetition
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: repetition

Nick_A I know this idea as eternal recurrence. I believe it is true which means I am a repeating machine within one eternity which repeats. So much for free will. Is it possible for a person becoming conscious to become more than a repeating machine and acquire choice and become part of a different...
by odysseus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: repetition
Replies: 8
Views: 112

repetition

"What has existed now begins to exist again." This is what Kierkegaard writes in his book, "Repetition," but what does it mean? It challenging philosophical idea: that each moment we are inevitably living the past, that is, the language, the culture, the social subtleties, the science, all of it, re...
by odysseus
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you tell lie to yourself?
Replies: 78
Views: 1025

Re: Can you tell lie to yourself?

Veritas Aequitas Lie = to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive Generally a person cannot lie to oneself, but to nit-pick .. There are many layers of selves within a human system. Example, the empirical self, the intellectual self, the conscious self, the unconscious self, the rational se...
by odysseus
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings
Replies: 61
Views: 1185

Re: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings

Eodnhoj7 All propositions have binary meanings, thus one statement is interpreted according to the angle it is observed. This angle of awareness is progressive in nature. One word or symbol is given a proceeding value placement as a general that proceeds to a particular or particular that proceeds ...
by odysseus
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 50
Views: 1916

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Why no science of logic? By logic, I mean deductive logic. By science of logic, I mean a scientific investigation of logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings, investigation that would try to develop a formal model of logic which would be accurate and operational. I can...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 383
Views: 3704

Re: I'm a Theist

BardoXV More specifically a Lutheran but I listen to a lot of Atheist programs and call-in shows. Mostly I agree with the Atheist as they demolish the Theist who tries to prove the existence of God. I look at the old testament as parabel since Jesus had to learn the practice somewhere. What, exactl...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?

SleepyTime I’m currently halfway through Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics and found his fundamental questions and writing to be very beautiful. I think he is the one who most resonated with me since I was trying to read a lot of ethics from Foucault backwards through Plato and the Pre-Socrat...
by odysseus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4597

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Immanuel Can This misunderstands Kant's argument. He was not saying that universalizability WOULD happen, if we killed another person. He knew it would not. What he wanted us to do is to use universalizability as an heuristic, as an artificial test, to see if what we were doing was rational. He tho...
by odysseus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4597

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I did explicitly ask you to address my question, didn't I? I said, "Always a ground for suspicion when an interlocutor changes the subject to something she CAN handle as opposed to attending to the argument at hand." My stated objection is this: "Kant is just wrong to say that an et...
by odysseus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: About Aboutness
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: About Aboutness

Philosophy Now Raymond Tallis has some thoughts about intentionality. To understand this issue, you have to read Husserl. A tall order. Read his Cartesian Meditations, then read his Ideas. I recently read a terrific book by John Caputo called "Radical Hermeneutics" and here he traces aboutness from...
by odysseus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4597

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I spent 3 years full time reading and analyzing Kant. I have read the major and later works of all the 'popular' philosophers, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Heidegger, Wittgenstein [not Tractatus {analytical not my taste} but later work -On Certainty'] and many more. I often receive accusa...
by odysseus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Trust and knowledge
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Trust and knowledge

Impenitent "trust" is habit you hear it repeated until you trust it... claims to "know" that which is "trusted" are as tenuous as any other claim of "knowledge"; but meaning generated through repetition appears more "true"... some habits are hard to break... Putting aside analytic judgments, which ...
by odysseus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4597

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas I don't see how Wittgenstein, Husserl, or Heidegger or anyone else can better Kant's theory [with an Eastern Philosophical bent] on morality and ethics. But if you haven't read them, how do you know? Kant didn't understand the essence of ethics at all. Read what he says about a goo...