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by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3989
Views: 157261

Re: What could make morality objective?

Quine would simply point out that if God, Nature and Reality are grounds for objective truth, they they are all cognitively synonymous . Those three different words mean exactly the same thing. They are epistemically equivalent: we can no more know Reality or Nature than we can know God. That is no...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

"Volunteer," does not mean, "to work for free. It is exactly what it means. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteering Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or orga...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 2726

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

Instrumentalism is a specific determination. It was worked out in the tradition of the last 30 generations. It already is a metaphysical determination. It tacitly includes the other positions which it thereby admits as problems. It means "science," the vernacular term, is not a science , but rather...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

RCSaunders wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:32 pm
I have to admit, you explain your position very well.
Naturally. I know the difference between volunteers and employees.
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

Well, I've done my job. The purpose of proof is not to win arguments or to convince others, it is only to insure one's own reasoning is correct. That's what I've done. You haven't offered any "proof" - proof is only possible in axiomatic systems such as Mathematics and Logic. Reality is not an axio...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

Please quote where I said the view that independence has negative sides is wrong? It could be right, if you can provide a single example of a negative side. Please pay attention. I didn't say that your view is wrong (or right).I said that your view is NOT EVEN wrong. It's not my job to provide coun...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

Well, since you can read minds and know what notions I do and do not have, there is no point in discussing it. My (according to you, non-existent) idea of division of labor is entirely voluntary. Individuals who discover they are good at and enjoy producing a product or service are able to produce ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

I've been waiting eighty years for someone to identify the negative sides of independence. So far, no one has been able to identify even one. 30 seconds and I have already identified one. If nobody can identify a negative side of independence (not even you) then It's not even wrong . It's not knowl...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5453

Re: Independence—Better Than Morality

You didn't read the article, or you would know the only human beings capable of true cooperative effort are independent individuals. Independent individuals often choose to cooperate, contributing their own efforts toward a goal each is personally interested in to their mutual benefit. You aren't s...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 49
Views: 3579

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

Do you mean, "described by Math?" Surely existents aren't described in Math. Existents are described in language. The trouble is that you don't see the difference between describing "The Universe" and describing "the color red". Both the Kolmogorov complexity and Descriptive complexity theory is Ma...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.
Replies: 239
Views: 9121

Re: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.

This is gibberish. Why is applying synthesis not a criterion? Because synthesis has no elimination rules. Whatever is synthesized is synthesized. Even if it's gibberish, there's no rule to say that "gibberish is not allowed". If all you have is inclusion rules, then nothing is excluded. If all you ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3989
Views: 157261

Re: What could make morality objective?

Objectivity is just the independence from opinion of a factual assertion, which can be about anything , including nature or gods. If a factual assertion can be about anything then they can be about the nature of moral values. If you mean to say that factual assertion can be about anything EXCEPT mo...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3989
Views: 157261

Re: What could make morality objective?

If , and please not the "IF" , God is taken to be a fact then God is the ground of objective truth. God is no longer accepted as as ground for objective truth. Nature as investigated by science is widely accepted as a ground for objective truth however we can never know what the workings of nature ...
by Skepdick
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3211

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

Your top 20 causes of human mortality list included Traffic Accidents and Self-Inflicted Injuries. The key word in "traffic accidents" is ACCIDENTS . Accidents are called that because they are NOT intentional. So out of the 20 things that have nothing to do with intent, you keep focusing ONLY on in...
by Skepdick
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reality is an Emergence
Replies: 254
Views: 23535

Re: Reality is an Emergence

No not really. Because you know that your 'human' interactions are pretty much limited to internet trolling, and last as long as you can keep others here. But others don't have that limitation. :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: "Trolling" is reserved for Philosophers - it's your ow...