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by Judaka
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "He did it first!"
Replies: 34
Views: 5544

Re: "He did it first!"

Are you suggesting one cannot have rational reasons for performing immoral acts? Theft, lying, backstabbing, these things are not irrational yet they're immoral. Self-defence is treated differently so I'm not sure why you'd bring up that point. I think the main problem here is that the logic of "two...
by Judaka
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humanity is Trending Towards Stupidity??
Replies: 31
Views: 1386

Re: Humanity is Trending Towards Stupidity??

I think it is simply the case that you never realised how stupid humans are and confuse your own realisation with an actual trend.
by Judaka
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Beliefs we are absolutely sure about
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Beliefs we are absolutely sure about

Conflict is never going to be created by holding "different beliefs" and no war ever occurred because of "different beliefs", just as nobody was ever killed due to "holding different beliefs". Conflict is caused by certain ideas that mandate the conflict and if these ideas are held, even if the two ...
by Judaka
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is this sex discrimination?
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: Is this sex discrimination?

The pay gap is not even talking about an employer paying his staff differently based on their gender lol. The figures you're talking about aren't even conducted within a single industry let alone within the same company and the same profession within that company. You should pretty much be ashamed t...
by Judaka
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why does the public look at philosophy with disdain?
Replies: 104
Views: 3024

Re: Why does the public look at philosophy with disdain?

Has philosophy ever been mainstream? Personally, while I find some aspects of philosophy interesting, 90% of the threads here aren't interesting to me at all. Even topics which are interesting, some people often have very odd views which lack any utility or sense, meaning I won't be that interested...
by Judaka
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why does the public look at philosophy with disdain?
Replies: 104
Views: 3024

Re: Why does the public look at philosophy with disdain?

Has philosophy ever been mainstream? Personally, while I find some aspects of philosophy interesting, 90% of the threads here aren't interesting to me at all. Even topics which are interesting, some people often have very odd views which lack any utility or sense, meaning I won't be that interested ...
by Judaka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 2622

Re: The illusion of Free Will

In order to deny free will, you have to deny the causation between conscious thought and action. That if I write in a diary, I will perform X action at X time on X date, set an alarm and then do that action at that time - no you say, there's no correlation between your will and your action. What kin...
by Judaka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4311

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

I think computer game "addiction" is less of an addiction and more of a feeling that there's really nothing else to do. Like you'd be willing to do other things but you have no friends, no ambitions and no other hobbies. If that's correct then rather than trying to stop playing computer games, start...
by Judaka
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Rules

Politics is replacing religion in many ways and it operates not in values but in rules. Values only work when we both agree on the same thing and we both think it's important, politics is less about convincing others and more about controlling them.
by Judaka
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

I feel like I have nothing to say that I haven't already said, I won't repeat myself since it wasn't responded to the first time anyway.

I'll wrap up my involvement in this thread here.
by Judaka
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and ask, just how are you using the word value? Is it not a belief in the importance or worth of something? You need to have the belief before you can "experience" or "perceive" it and this concept is not synonymous with saying something is beautiful or tragic....
by Judaka
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

Firstly we don't "perceive" or "experience" value in philosophy, it is an idea or belief about the importance or worth of something like an ideal. It's not about whether something "matters" to you or not, that's not the same thing as valuing something. You can interpret or infer that if something "m...
by Judaka
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

I don't even understand your analogy but put simply, emotions by themselves, without interpretation, are insufficient for valuing something. It's like saying sperm is needed to create life but the problem is that it's insufficient to just have sperm and then create life, you need to fertilise an egg...
by Judaka
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

I never made the claim that one can experience such things without emotions, I have no idea about that. It makes perfect sense to me that a highly intelligent AI might not feel such things. I am not prepared to use the word "emotions" but it's certainly true that we didn't create beauty, disgust and...
by Judaka
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The words we think as opposed to what we experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1124

Re: The words we think as opposed to what we experience

You hide behind God to give your words a power they can't find through reason seemingly because you are tired of how others interpret the meaning of your experiences and emotions. Well if it makes you feel gratitude and optimism towards life then it's not so bad. You will have to deal with negative...