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by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 740

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

1.There is more than one way to interpret the world and the things in it. 2.No one can prove one way to understand a thing or the whole universe is better than another. 3.A standard for doing this could be made, but not proved. 4.A standard for proving the standard of proof were true could be made,...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Independence—Better Than Morality
Replies: 62
Views: 5516

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

I couldn't work for a better employer, and I couldn't have a better employee. What am I? A self-employed ignoramus who doesn't recognise who the real employer is - your customers. If you are putting in your time in exchange for remuneration - you are an employee to somebody. If not contractually, a...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 149
Views: 3867

Re: What is Truth?

The question "What is Truth?" is loaded. Asking it is going too far - it pre-supposes Truth.

The first question that you need to ask is: Does Truth exist?

What if it doesn't? Like God.
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

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
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

Re: What could make morality objective?

You are the one who is the philosophical bastard talking out of your ass. I am not even a philosopher. I outright admit that all of philosophy is bullshit. There is no absolute truth. That the Earth orbiting the Sun is a scientific truth [conditional] abstracted from a model and subset models. You ...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 2796

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

I live in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I study Hindu and Buddhist philosophy and also their shamanism. I have no idea what you are talking about when you say that Eastern philosophy is so very different from Western. There are many different Eastern philosophies and they all have their counterpart in th...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

Re: What could make morality objective?

That the Earth orbit the Sun is not a model but a scientific truth abstracted from a scientific model, i.e. the Scientific Method. You are talking out of your ass. Earth orbiting the sun is neither true nor false - it's just a model. Sun orbiting Earth is neither true nor false - it's just a model....
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

Re: What could make morality objective?

Stupid and dumb again. When truth is divorced from Science, the context is such truths are ontological truths, i.e. independent of any framework of knowledge. I asked, show me a truth that is absolute and independent of any framework of knowledge. Idiot, I have no idea what "truth" is. How can I sh...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

Re: What could make morality objective?

How come you are so dumb? What is objective is based on a Framework of Epistemology and Realization via intersubjective consensus with recognized participants of the Framework. It is up to the specific Framework to assess the truth of Nature, Reality and God. The quality and reliability of truth fr...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.
Replies: 239
Views: 9356

Re: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.

It depends on what you mean by 'synthesis'. In philosophy at least it means combining existing components, in which case you eliminate anything that includes novel components. That does away with a fair chunk of theoretical physics, including spacetime, because while the name suggests that it is an...
by Skepdick
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4028
Views: 160762

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: 5516

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: 2796

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: 5516

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: 5516

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...