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by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 21311

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Much like your evidence falls short, so did your "demonstration". You may say so...I expected you would. And, as fascinating, intellectually stimulating and productive as the present conversation is, I'm happy to forgo the pleasure with you on this particular occasion. Sure, but I was never looking...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 21311

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...you can't produce enough evidence... Exactly what I said. That is not at all what you said. What you said was "What such discussions have shown, though is that no matter how good the evidence is that one produces, an obdurate Atheist is always capable of finding an excuse not to consider it." I ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 21311

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

For all your philosophical posturing, lip service and burdening of others with "defending their claims" you never seem to abandon your God-claim. Even though you can't defend it. Actually, I can and have, in many places throughout this forum. But you're a comparatively recent arrival here, so it's ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 21311

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

So I'm content if you now wish to abandon the claim. Surely such matters are always about negotiations and never about the claims themselves? For all your philosophical posturing, lip service and burdening of others with "defending their claims" you never seem to abandon your God-claim. Even though...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160774

Re: What could make morality objective?

For practical purposes the modern, not the post modern, attitude towards scientific facts is best. However we are not doing science here, but philosophy and particularly philosophy of science. Therein lies the paradox. For any and all practical purposes the philosophy of science is as useful to sci...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 740

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

You’re not reading carefully, but reacting without thinking. It’s useless to answer people who don’t attempt to understand. I subscribe to the principle of charity and axiom of unrestricted comprehension. It's not only that I am attempting to understand you, but I am also telling you why I am faili...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160774

Re: What could make morality objective?

Show me evidences, That "the Earth orbit the Sun" is not a scientific truth and fact derived from the heliocentric model. "All planets orbit the sun" is not "derived from" the heliocentric model. It's the axiom of the heliocentric model. The premise. It's true because it's defined to be true. The S...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 740

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

Well, not exactly. Poor reasoning may be no closer to reality or the Good than is superior reasoning. Again. Why does that matter to a nihilist? Being "closer to reality" or "pursuing the Good" are worthless endeavours. But, that does not mean that one can not prefer one interpretation or one style...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 2796

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

I have spent a lifetime studying the New Realism that came out of Cambridge a little over a hundred years ago. I do analytic philosophy. It's funny that you tell me to avoid truth-seeking - so snarky. Have you considered Quine's perspective? If he is correct, then the entire notion of analyticity i...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160774

Re: What could make morality objective?

No wonder you are always throwing strawman[s] and going off topic. I am going off-topic?!?! You were never "on-topic". Your thinking is all over the place, like diarrhoea over the toilet bowl. I should have stuck to my original status of 'Ignore' on your posts. But you just can't help yourself, can...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evil is the most suppressed notion in the modern mind.
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Evil is the most suppressed notion in the modern mind.

The importance of the thought of evil is suppressed due to the insistent instinctual modern belief that human beings are good. The belief that humans are good leads to the belief that all that is objectionable in their conduct is due to situation. And that correspondingly this situation might be im...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5517

Re: "If you are getting paid - you are not a volunteer. You are an employee."

There's the know it all I've come to know and love...true to form...predicable as a broken clock...thanks for not lettin' me down...:thumbsup: I keep telling you that I don't know much, if anything (even though I know more than you), you keep telling me that I know it all. At some point I might act...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 740

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

The second part of your reasoning is apparently very poor. The great number of bits of dust under a couch hardly speaks to their value. If nihilism is true, why do you care? Poor reasoning is as worthless as superior reasoning. We seem unable to break from some interpretation which we collectively ...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160774

Re: What could make morality objective?

Why don't you justify your nonsensical claims here; What is Truth? https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28641 Why don't you admit that it's a loaded question? By asking it you pre-suppose Truth exists. How about you shake off your Philosophical bias and ask the honest question: Does ...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Any geometrical form, infinitesimal/fractal and then point
Replies: 59
Views: 5100

Re: Any geometrical form, infinitesimal/fractal and then point

Consider a geometrical entity. Divide it to infinite number of pieces to get infinitesimal. Infinitesimal is a fractal since it doesn't change no matter how many more times you divide it. The fractal is made of points though. Even if you aren't comfortable with monads, start here: https://www.youtu...