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by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 173
Views: 11147

Re: RC

henry quirk wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:02 pm How many individuals do you personally know who have become sick with the corona virus.

Not a one.
Apparently no one has the virus that anyone knows. I figured I'd be slammed with anecdotal examples, but not a peep. Odd, that!
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

Thanks for reply Sir, and you and i fully argee - esp "get out while you can" - per Germany in the early 30's - Jew/and others Gypies died too (we always forget about then - they do not have their own AIPAC so are forgotten sadly) - had 4-6 yrs to get out (the smart ones (assuming they the ability ...
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 274
Views: 4484

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

... you yourself said...namely, that "right" means only efficient as a means for... , without any reference to, or further information on the end-in-view. Do a search. I never used the word, "efficient," in any form on this entire thread because is not what I think and not what I mean. You wrote: "...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 274
Views: 4484

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

... you yourself said...namely, that "right" means only efficient as a means for... , without any reference to, or further information on the end-in-view. Do a search. I never used the word, "efficient," in any form on this entire thread because is not what I think and not what I mean. (I used it o...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 274
Views: 4484

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

No, we haven't gotten that far. You keep dwelling on non-essentials. When you are through denying there must be some objective, purpose, or goal for there to be any right or wrong, then we can discuss what objectives are appropriate for human beings. The time to discuss it is now. Are some "ends" o...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 274
Views: 4484

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

Nope. There are ways that work faster or slower, but they imply no judgment at all on what you're doing. ... If your objective is to work faster and method A will accomplish the objective faster than method B and those two methods are the only ones avaialble to you, which is the right method for wo...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

Point is for one to do one's duty as a human being and one should not direct any attention to 'enjoying' life as a human being or whatever. If there were such a thing as, "duty," it would be to live one's life as well as they could, doing and achieving all they could, and making of themselves the b...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

No. You are making a rationalist fallacy. People's rationality is a veneer. We are led my deeper forces. I know I am right in saying that it would be better if I were lighter. I am also right in saying that overeating makes me fat. I am crystal clear that I ought to eat less and loose weight. Yet e...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:34 pm How does one 'loose' weight?
By letting it out.
by RCSaunders
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

I seriously do not think that these two things are connected necessarily, since we rarely live to the letter of our philosophy and its rightness in terms of reason and logic may well not lead to a happy outcome. Of course you do not have to think that. I think most people do not believe there is a ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

I seriously do not think that these two things are connected necessarily, since we rarely live to the letter of our philosophy and its rightness in terms of reason and logic may well not lead to a happy outcome. Of course you do not have to think that. I think most people do not believe there is a ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 780
Views: 67191

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Finally take a look at any pre-talking human baby and tell me it can't think. It can't think! Prove it! So dogs and cats can't think - Is that right? What I mean by thinking is the ability to verbally explain, to oneself or others, what one is thinking and what it means. If your dog or cat can expl...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 274
Views: 4484

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

Is there no right or wrong way to wash clothes, build a building, cook a meal, design an airplane, etc. Nope. There are ways that work faster or slower, but they imply no judgment at all on what you're doing. ... If your objective is to work faster and method A will accomplish the objective faster ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

If you are not enjoying your life there is something wrong with your philosophy. People can have marvelous philosophies and never follow them. The angst of living is most often because of a series of duties and obligations that people accept through social and peer pressure that often fly against t...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 1224

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

Nero, Caligula, Hitler and their likes would have claimed they enjoyed their life. You cannot possibly know what Nero, Caligula, Hitler, or anyone else would claim, of course, but if you think they could possibly believe they were enjoying their lives, it certainly says something about you and what...