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by RCSaunders
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: note how GIA'S goal posts keep movin'

I understand it this way: when done skillfully it’s actually the best way to debate philosophy Should a philosophical discussion be a debate ? Certainly the purpose of philosophy cannot be to win debates and convince others (unless you think it's some kind of evangelism). The discussion of philosop...
by RCSaunders
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: note how GIA'S goal posts keep movin'

Greatest I am wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:36 pm
I debate to lose more than win. Can you dither out why?
Because you only bet on a sure thing.
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

Greatest I am wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:04 pm
I cannot make shoes ...
Wear sandals, grow a beard and be a guru.
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3934
Views: 143217

Re: What could make morality objective?

Henry I said 'real' and 'objective' do not mean the same. " The Earth is flat" may be a reality for some people but it is not objectively true. I'm only asking, not making any point. By, "reality," you mean whatever someone is convinced is actually so. (Is that right?) So what does, "objective trut...
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 143
Views: 3190

Re: What is Truth?

RCSaunders, Noted there are various threads on this. Instead of hunting old threads, suggest this new one. So what is really true and truth? I'm not sure what you are asking. If you are asking if I buy the false dichotomy of, "Realism vs Idealism," I certainly do not. Truth is not determined by whi...
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Concepts
Replies: 27
Views: 3072

Re: Epistemology, Concepts

I have read the above post and among all the various terms introduced, your whole piece is reducible to Philosophical Realism, i.e. I'm sorry it didn't do you any good. There are only three other philosophers in the history of philosophy with an epistemology similar to the one I outlined in that ar...
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 143
Views: 3190

Re: What is Truth?

RCSaunders, Noted there are various threads on this. Instead of hunting old threads, suggest this new one. VA, the last thing I wrote to you was, "I'm also not very interested in refuting all the mistaken philosophy there is, especially since I think most of what goes by the name philosophy is mist...
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

IC, he was waiting for an example of a human who does not rely on other humans. I believe an example has been given, but if that isn’t the case, let me offer any individual survivalist to do the trick. You're right, but I tried that here . Some forms of stupidity are intractable. I think GIA is a g...
by RCSaunders
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

ultra-humans : HA! Nah, being human is a fine enough thing, so I'm gonna stick with that. Instead, since GIA is all about the tribal we ought refer to him and his as protohuman : troops of monkeys, rigid hierarchies, poop flingin'... 🐒 Of course that's what he is, but I was talking to him, and it w...
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:36 pm
It's your time to waste, RC, but wastin' it you are.
Probably, but I gave it one more shot, just for fun of it.
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

IOW, there are no self sufficient people. That is what I said. There are no free people and no human has freedom. 'You've convinced me, GIA. There are no self-sufficient people and there are no free people. Fortunately for some of us, WE ARE NOT PEOPLE. Whatever the unfortunate creatures you identi...
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3934
Views: 143217

Re: What could make morality objective?

When you are asleep and dreaming your dreams are reality for you. Do you not see any difference between your sleep experience and your experience when you are awake? If you don't see any difference how do you know when you are awake? I'm asking because I really don't know. I'm a lucid dreamer. I kn...
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

All irrelevant when you have no example of a self-sufficient productive individuals. By self-sufficient I mean anyone who does not need you. So, if you need examples, pick anyone who works and supports himself and his family. There is a difference between needing people, and trading with people. Li...
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

About Sanders: keep him outta the Big Chair (and get the commies out of Congress and state houses). About the miseducated generations: hope they grow up or die young. I'm a-political so won't be participating in the great American auction of stolen goods called an election. I don't think there is a...
by RCSaunders
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do men like to kill men?
Replies: 325
Views: 6301

Re: Why do men like to kill men?

Sure but not free from what the tribe provides. Give even one example of such a person. Look GIA, no one has to prove to a tribalist they don't need the tribe. If you believe that, refuse to help the independent individualists and see who lasts the longest. What seems to be beyond you is that self-...