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by Nisus
Thu May 07, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Moral Machines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Moral Machines?

Jack wrote:There can be no type of authentic morality outside the confines of an authentic intelligent Being with Free Will.
I agree. A 'moral' machine is a contradiction in terms.

By the way, I do not believe in 'authentic' morality. Morality is a matter of convention and convenience.
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 'Ello!
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: 'Ello!

welcome
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

There, Really Unoriginal, Sonofgloin is gonna teach you how to properly approach a lady... :mrgreen:
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

Sonofgloin wrote:Thank you one and all for the welcome, the intro invites speculation, but it was simply timely co subject small talk.
And don't forget to write your future posts in English! :mrgreen:
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

Since women are incapable of achieving the heights of human thinking, isn't it illogical to treat them like you do?

You're blaming a deaf man for his not being capable of hearing you...
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

Really Unoriginal , politeness , just like everything else, has its uses. You will not take anything from other people if they refuse to talk with you because of your rude behaviour... And I do think you should treat the women you meet in these boards with some due consideration, because you sound ...
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

As usual, my words are misinterpreted. I'm starting to get used to it. Well, in case you need an explanation, AMod, I was just saying that What we don't generally do is ban foul language and incoherant rants as we think they speak for themselves and, apparently, there is a new function that allows m...
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

realunoriginal wrote: As long as you don't tell fat women they need a diet & exercise, you should be fine...
Male members also tend to appreciate politeness... :roll:

By the way, why are you so sure that Artisticsolution is a 'hag'? :lol:
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Satyr
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Satyr

1. Nothing wrong with being gay. Some of them are even good writers: Nietzsche, E. M. Foster, O. Wilde, .... 2. If you milk a cow you should feel guilty of taking the calf´s milk away from it. A mammal produces milk for its own off-spring and not for you. Are there any arguments here? :shock: That'...
by Nisus
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sonofgloin has arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: Sonofgloin has arrived

welcome :mrgreen:

(PS: don't worry, Really Unoriginal is a proof that people are NEVER banned here, no matter what they say...)
by Nisus
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: The Art of Leo Tolstoy
Replies: 8
Views: 5257

Re: The Art of Leo Tolstoy

Not yet. But I'm planning to read War and Peace very soon.

I also loved Anna Karenina, Master and Man (almost as moving as Ivan Ilyich) and Hadji Murad.
by Nisus
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: The Art of Leo Tolstoy
Replies: 8
Views: 5257

Re: The Art of Leo Tolstoy

S uch a radical attitude was a product of a serious religious crisis that changed his whole worldview. Tolstoy was an incredibly sensitive person, in a sense he was even more sensitive than Schopenhauer. It is sad, but his great works remain great nonetheless. So far no book has touched me so profo...
by Nisus
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Satyr
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Satyr

Before criticizing Nietzsche, you should try to understand him first. Nietzsche was not a "woman hater" in any way. He believed that Western egalitarian ideals were depriving women of their natural attributes, and turning them into automatons equal to men in everything, even in the worst respects .....
by Nisus
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Thomas Hardy
Replies: 8
Views: 3813

Re: Thomas Hardy

One of the most moving books I ever read... :cry:
by Nisus
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: philosophical books
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: philosophical books

Rortabend wrote: I think I said this in my post. My point is that there are better introductions to philosophy available. The problem with Russell's book is that it's a polemic masquerading as an introduction.
Cite other good introductions to Philosophy that you know then...