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by odysseus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4759

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: 305

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: 4759

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...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4759

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas Nah, Immanuel CAN will do anything to condemn any [a]theist and place [a]theists into a satanic pigeon-hole as immoral beings for to secure is own selfish and desperate salvation. It is very obvious [per Hume], but that is only basic logic that we cannot derived an 'ought' from "is...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is Aleister Crowley a great artist?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Is Aleister Crowley a great artist?

barbarianhorde Is occultism an art? If it is mr Crowley might have been one of the greatest artists. Woe, woe therefore to him the unchaste who shirks scornful the seeming-trivial, or flees fearful the desperate, adventure. And woe, thrice woe, and four times woe be to him who is allured by the adv...
by odysseus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: OUGHT from IS is Possible
Replies: 241
Views: 4759

Re: OUGHT from IS is Possible

Veritas Aequitas Thus we have established an "ought" from "is" empirical facts as a tool of morality and ethics [not politics and legislature]. Sorry Veritas, but Immanuel Can had you early on. Yours is an empirical argument, not an ethical one. If you go into a community where nearly all want to b...
by odysseus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: I am becoming

Incidentally, if you're interested in existential thinking, a discussion would be welcome. Bring up any theme.
by odysseus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: I am becoming

barbarianhorde Yes I agree, existence, in as far as a a Becoming is also a Being, is always characterized most purely as an Act. (Do you know the Zen of Action? It is a philosophy proposed by the great Dogen of Japan. He nicely complements the resurrection of the Presocratics as performed by Heideg...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: I am becoming

Age If one is still searching in knowing thy Self, then there will be a perceived conflict in the above. But once thy Self is known all the above becomes crystal clear. Levinas wrote, the true life is absent. i actually, though don't tell anyone, have a soft spot for NDE'ers, near death experiencer...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: I am becoming

Nick_A All this makes perfect sense to me once I remember that a human being is a seed. The shell of a human being, their personality, cannot exist as I Am but requires a qualifier. I Am a this or a that but I am not I Am which is the potential for the seed. An acorn is becoming. The oak is I Am fo...
by odysseus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

Re: I am becoming

commonsense Where is there a contradiction? I'll take that as a response to the issue presented. The contradiction lies with on the one hand acknowledging that consciousness is bound to time as a structural feature: all events have a present that is "in flight", that is anticipatory in nature, and ...
by odysseus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 20
Views: 763

I am becoming

It is an odd thing to say, really. A contradiction: If I am, then, in order to be becoming, I have to not BE, but in a process of becoming to be; a kind of yet-to-be. It is familiar territory if you have read the presocratics. Parmenides and Heraclitus presented the conflict between these two concep...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?

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Most of us on this forum can't read. There are others, a handful, or maybe half a dozen, who can, and they put forth these ideas that sound ridiculous to us, but we drown them in stupid opposition.
I'll take that as a "no, I'm not interested either" then, shall I?
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Skepdick Begging the question. What is decency? The question is not begged for there is no designation of the decency is about, only that it is not philosophy's affair to morally (to instill a sense of moral decency) educate. Indeed, the purpose of the post was to make a disclaimer regarding this m...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Alemm: Academic philosophy should concern itself with helping to connect together the various disciplines and looking to build a framework which helps make them intelligible to each other--and to the general educated public. In society: To achieve social peace, by encouraging power to moderate itse...