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by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

In that case, there is "nothing" in "classifying" a trans-wanting person as "realistic" in his/her yearning to be in the other "category." There's no target for him/her to hit. EXACTLY! There are no foundations for ANY of the arbitrary choices that we make. There is no target for any of us to hit. ...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

Are male and female different? They are different in some ways and similar in other ways. Even within the category you call "male" - all the objects in that category are different in some ways and similar in other ways. Even within the category you call "female" - all the objects in that category a...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

Abstraction is the elimination of the irrelevant and the amplification of the essential. "The essential," you say? :shock: Your words, not mine. Yes. My words - "essence" and "relevance" are arbitrary choices! You want to play both sides of the track, but rationally, you can see you can't. How many...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

If I understand you aright, that means that male and female do not refer to real differences, only to imaginary or constructed ones that exist only in the mind. No, you are understanding me very very wrong. Detecting "difference" and "similarity" is what the brain does. It's how the brain classifie...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

It wasn't "loaded." It asked you only about two such categories -- male versus female. If you don't believe those categories are real, say so. If you do, then say what makes them different. You are demonstrating tremendous ignorance. Categories are properties of minds, not of reality. You are demon...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

Attention to the pronoun, chum. 8) I did not ask what you think I might think. I asked you what you say about the answer to that question. You didn't answer. Answer now, if you can. Which question is it that you want me to answer? The loaded one? Which leaves no room for challenging the baked in pr...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

Not at all. I answered the question fully and honestly. If you have trouble even responding to the question I offered in return, maybe that tells you you've got a problem with the theory that males and females are exactly the same...maybe it just isn't true. And maybe you're afraid to say what you ...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

All it needs to convey is that there is something specific to "being male" that is not reducible to "being a kind of female," and something about "being female" that cannot be reduced to a subcategory of "being a kind of male." And if there is an anything specific , then what do you believe it to b...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

I'm declinin' to participate in Joe's delusion. Yep. Because you know what's best for you, but Joe doesn't. So it takes a pejorative to justify a double standard. If you knew what my principles were you'd know they're all about people, but you don't, so... 👎🏻 I don't need to know what your principl...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: Re:

Philosophers haven't agreed upon an answer in 2000 years. That's quite different from saying that the answer hasn't been found. And it's also quite different from saying that there is an answer, and that it can and will be found via Philosophical methods. All that we have to go on is 2000 years of ...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is the highest principle?
Replies: 199
Views: 4562

Re: What is the highest principle?

"Solve metaphysics?" Since when does the term, "metaphysics," mean, "puzzle," unless you mean, the nature of existence is a puzzle to you. That would explain your complete misunderstanding of the nature of principles. Since it allows for infinite possibilities. Metaphysically - the distinction betw...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: Re:

This claim works for states of affairs, but not what it is that we're discussing. We're always entering into new states of affairs, but the thing about them is that everything else remains constant . Do you want to try that sentence in English? What is this "everything else", that is NOT the "state...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?
Replies: 195
Views: 7000

Re: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?

I don't know how to define "argument", I know the question "what is experience?" does not need an answer because every answer needs experience a priori. It is like trying to characterize milk by cheese. Then why are you asking it? No, the self is part of the experience. My head even more so, it mak...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

And he can argue that essence is immutable or that it is transferrable ... or if he's willing to make the sacrifices that come with it... only changeable by God in some circumstance where it turns out God can do the logically impossible. It's all fine by me, as long as any resulting claim has to ac...
by Skepdick
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 6591

Re: No honest man would present his opponent's arg that way.

Could you please explain what "essence" means in your arguments. You kept it tactically unclear before and it was impossible to tell if Policemen, Elephants or Butt Plugs can exist without an immutable essence of their own. Immutability is the central point of division between Mathematicians (who i...