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by Notvacka
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

I'm an artist, and poor (thank God) because of it. I'm too poor to even ply my trade to the satisfaction I often feel I need to gain from it. But I ask myself every now and then what it is I'm doing as an artist. Why is it important? and why don't I just knock out pieces that are marketable? It wou...
by Notvacka
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

The point is to get beyond syntax of any kind in order to relish pure perceptive experience. Yes. It's perfectly possible to "relish pure perceptive experience". But without syntax of any kind, you can't communicate the experience. You can't even think about it. Thinking removes us one step from wh...
by Notvacka
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Morality
Replies: 32
Views: 7884

Re: Morality

Define morality. Then offer your own explanation as to how it comes about - from where, if applicable - and how it applies universally. The need for morality, and morality itself, emerges from the simple fact that other people exist, when we realise and accept that to other people we are other peop...
by Notvacka
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

I just changed 1. a little bit 1. If we (for argument's sake) accept that it's possible to draw necessary conclusions about reality from the way we physically observe reality, then there must be multiple universes (in reality) because where there is one of any thing (in reality) there is always mor...
by Notvacka
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

I got an idea... what if I say that " for argument's sake there must be multiple universes because where there is one of any thing there is always more of like kind to it?" I can accept anything for argument's sake. But "there must be multiple universes because where there is one of any thing there...
by Notvacka
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: I simply love this Web-Comic about a Female Supergenius
Replies: 8
Views: 3049

Re: I simply love this Web-Comic about a Female Supergenius

hahaha, no. It's a joke I had with a friend of mine. It's impossible not to associate a forum member with the chosen avatar. We all understand that Chaz Wyman is not David Hume, for instance, but the image of that mild-mannered English gentleman rubs off on his posts anyway. And you do come across ...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

Is it me, or does everyone not usually refer to anything they are talking about without having to qualify that they are not talking about it as a conceptual thing only? Of course, Usually this is not a problem. But ususally, people are not claiming knowledge of the unknown based upon this kind of d...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

Surely when I say actual universe you don't believe I mean the category universe? I have been quite explicit in separating concept or category from actual things. Your claims have been quite explicit, yes. But the whole time you have failed to separete category from actual thing in your reasoning. ...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

The first instance of syntax Casteneda presents relies on language, but the second draws from something else, something he would have described as silent knowledge, a syntax more related to vision than sound, as is with talk/language. I don't see the difference. (I'm not saying that it's not there,...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

It seems a resigned way of dealing with the issue that you have here; much like if my wife wished to discuss with my me certain issues of our relationship, and I continuously opine to her that none of it matters because we are all going to die, and so all our separate relationship issues become an ...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

This appears to me to be another point of view formed via an isolationist stance, which is not very realistic. Its from the other end of the scale: whereas before the view was isolationist in that it tended to posit the universe is a thing only original to itself, with no other things like to it, t...
by Notvacka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christian Morality Cannot Come from the Bible
Replies: 75
Views: 15303

Re: Christian Morality Cannot Come from the Bible

The morality that emerges is the golden rule? Does it? There is no logical reason why if I value my life I have to value anyone elses. Is there? Yes there is. If you value your life, you would like others to value your life too, right? And the other way around, they would like you to value their li...
by Notvacka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'
Replies: 191
Views: 33477

Re: Richard Dawkins as 'Anti-Philosopher'

No, the only observational experience we have ever had is that where there is one of a thing there is always multitudes of things alike to it. There is no such thing as a one-off thing. This doesn't equate to a probablitity. It is what occurs, without exception, in regard to actual things. If there...
by Notvacka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christian Morality Cannot Come from the Bible
Replies: 75
Views: 15303

Re: Christian Morality Cannot Come from the Bible

I won't argue about the Bible. But I'm rather curious about your reasoning behind this statement: The Golden Rule is immoral. The need for morality, and morality itself, emerges from the simple fact that other people exist; when we realise and accept that to other people we are other people too. Thi...
by Notvacka
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: A Belief that Morals Come from a God is an Immoral Belief
Replies: 31
Views: 7535

Re: A Belief that Morals Come from a God is an Immoral Belie

The need for morality, and morality itself, emerges from the simple fact that other people exist; when we realise and accept that to other people we are other people too . This is something we all share, that we are other people to each other. Morals is about how we treat each other. A belief can't ...