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by RCSaunders
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: my library
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: my library

There's a column for that with y for ones i've read. Most aren't good enough to keep. There's also a few i read long ago in there and a portion of the digital library, marked in a different column by e-lectronlc, p-aper, a-udiobook, v-ideo (movie). Mists of Avalon had sentimental value. I bought an...
by RCSaunders
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Quantity and Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Quantity and Quality

The force behind being is simply form, with this form being a continuum we call quality where any and all truth is irrational until it is divided into parts through the act of quantification where a phenomenon is made finite. The continuum, as quality, can be observed in the example of color. In ob...
by RCSaunders
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: new thought experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: new thought experiment

Advocate wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:01 pm When did realism become a thought experiment requirement? I never got the memo. Bertrand Russell never got the memo. Plato never got the memo.
It's why y'all get so many things wrong!

You're not going to figure out much about reality doing all your thinking in unrealistic fantasy worlds.
by RCSaunders
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: due diligence is evil
Replies: 22
Views: 104

Re: this is just common sense

Advocate wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:42 pm What definition of evil would that sort of thing Not fit? Pick a context. It's Bad. for society.
Sellers aren't part of society?
by RCSaunders
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: my library
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: my library

What should i add? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eUt2NC7rysjGV26I6NknsRXAEtSTVdgXAg6y_pfCpYg/ Have you read any of them? What is your opinion of, The Mists of Avalon ? You've missed a lot classics. Dostoevsky, Hugo, George Eliot (perhaps the greatest English novelist), Graham Greene, Some...
by RCSaunders
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Are You Living For?
Replies: 0
Views: 18

What Are You Living For?

Life is not a default condition, death is. You have no choice about being born but once you are an adult your continued existence depends on what you choose and do. If you do nothing to sustain your own life, unless someone else hooks you up to some machines, returning you to your pre-adult state, y...
by RCSaunders
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Debate about How to Solve the Major Problems of Society
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: Debate about How to Solve the Major Problems of Society

I have realized that my thinking method may in fact be inferior to debate. So I have devised a control experiment. In this topic/thread I would like to see a debate about how to solve the root causes of the major problems of society. Then we can judge whether debate or my proposed thinking method w...
by RCSaunders
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: my library
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: my library

What should i add? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eUt2NC7rysjGV26I6NknsRXAEtSTVdgXAg6y_pfCpYg/ Have you read any of them? What is your opinion of, The Mists of Avalon ? You've missed a lot classics. Dostoevsky, Hugo, George Eliot (perhaps the greatest English novelist), Graham Greene, Some...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: IQ
Replies: 68
Views: 449

Re: IQ

Mine is 140. There are three filters, if you will, between intelligence and success. The first is IQ itself, how much raw processing ability you have. The second is what you choose to spend it on - i've chosen philosophy, and solved it. And the third is what society allows. I'd be a great philosoph...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.
Replies: 53
Views: 329

Re: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.

This is unrelated to legal ownership. Ownership is best understood as certainty of access and control. Legitimate ownership does not imply actual access and control, such as when you're stolen from. The person(s) who most legitimately can claim the right to access and control everything, insofar as...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: It's impossible to know what creates out reality, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: It's impossible to know what creates out reality, etc

Life is like a giant spread sheet with a single node at the top. At the very top node there is what is. This god, aliens creating our reality, the big bang, etcetera. This top node is what is, what truely 100% makes what what we understand as reality, the end all be all, undisputeable fact, and is ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Debate about How to Solve the Major Problems of Society
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: Debate about How to Solve the Major Problems of Society

I have realized that my thinking method may in fact be inferior to debate. So I have devised a control experiment. In this topic/thread I would like to see a debate about how to solve the root causes of the major problems of society. Then we can judge whether debate or my proposed thinking method w...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Live In Society
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Why Live In Society

Most human being choose to live in some kind of social relationship with other human beings. This observation is mistakenly attributed to some supposed evolutionary or inherited natural attribute of human beings, called the, "social nature," or, "social instinct." Nothing causes human beings to do ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Live In Society
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Why Live In Society

Most human being choose to live in some kind of social relationship with other human beings. This observation is mistakenly attributed to some supposed evolutionary or inherited natural attribute of human beings, called the, "social nature," or, "social instinct." Nothing causes human beings to do ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Live In Society
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Why Live In Society

Most human being choose to live in some kind of social relationship with other human beings. This observation is mistakenly attributed to some supposed evolutionary or inherited natural attribute of human beings, called the, "social nature," or, "social instinct." Nothing causes human beings to do o...