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by tbieter
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: 12 Rules for Life
Replies: 0
Views: 522

12 Rules for Life

I was so impressed by this short interview with psychology professor Jordan Peterson that I ordered his book form Amazon. It will arrive tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrFgVVMqto https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519740423&sr=8-1&ke...
by tbieter
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 37
Views: 3555

Re: What does silence mean?

silence is golden. a period for self reflection and thus wisdom. and sadly the enemy of modern culture, where empty noise rules. noise for its own sake ;-/. I occasionally turn all noise off and just enjoy silence in my apartment, but not as effectively as the enjoyment that I and my dog experience...
by tbieter
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 23785

Re: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?

I fucking hate this stupid meaningless existence. All we do is grow, go to school, graduate, and get a job. Well for what? Just to stay warm and stuffed in your house? That is not the way life should be. Life sucks soo much, why is fantasy better? Such as skyrim and many more is 1k times better the...
by tbieter
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What’s So Bad About Smugness?
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: What’s So Bad About Smugness?

If the professor is smug about his knowledge of smugness, as he may be, that doesn't affect me. I'm not interested in such a fact. Last night I was watching an episode of the Seinfeld show. After a dispute with a former boyfriend, Elaine got into a cab driven by a Pakistani man. She said: "he was s...
by tbieter
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 78
Views: 7036

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

The nonpartisan liberals at the Tax Policy Center concede that 80 percent of Americans will see a tax cut in 2018, and that the average cut will be $2,140—which might be something to scoff at in D.C., but I imagine a bunch of voters surprised by these savings will be less cynical. Only 4.8 percent ...
by tbieter
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader

Pathetic paranoid yank fucks. Don't worry about Korea. Most of the world's population would like to blow y'all up too. If we went back in time, I'm sure that you would be among those who opposed Churchill, while chanting "Don't worry about Hitler". You are amazingly unserious and biased and really ...
by tbieter
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader

Pathetic paranoid yank fucks. Don't worry about Korea. Most of the world's population would like to blow y'all up too. If we went back in time, I'm sure that you would be among those who opposed Churchill, while chanting "Don't worry about Hitler". You are amazingly unserious and biased and really ...
by tbieter
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:41 am
China will remove the problem before we have to nuke north korea

-Imp
I'm suggesting assassination instead of nuclear war. Can the nation rely on China?
What are the ramifications of this option?
by tbieter
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Tyrannicide and the Supreme leader

Would it be licit to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the President and Supreme leader, of North Korea? That the Supreme leader is a tyrant in a rogue state is factually self-evident. Economic sanctions have had no deterrent effect on his goal of getting a nuclear weapon that can strike the territory of th...
by tbieter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Epidemic of Sexual Aggression
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Epidemic of Sexual Aggression

Here is a remarkable essay on the current epidemic in the U. S. It presents a Catholic theological perspective on the problem. What other perspectives are plausible? https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/12/16/about-our-epidemic-of-sexual-aggression/ I am just floored by this resignation due to sex...
by tbieter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Epidemic of Sexual Aggression
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Epidemic of Sexual Aggression

Here is a remarkable essay on the current epidemic in the U. S. It presents a Catholic theological perspective on the problem.

What other perspectives are plausible?

https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/1 ... ggression/
by tbieter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Intersectional Feminism
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Intersectional Feminism

Is it likely or unlikely that a normal guy ( one who desires to love a female, to marry her, and to beget children with her in a monogamous relation ) will ask Lara Witt for a date if he reads her article before-hand? https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/12/intersectional-feminist-first-date/ https://...
by tbieter
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 52903

Re: Race versus culture

Do you stand with the Rohingya because they are an Indo-European people resisting an onslaught of Orientals? Or do you reject them because they have fallen to the Semitic cult, Islam? Do you stand with the Uyghurs because they are arguably of Caucasian race, a remnant of the ancient Tocharians, or ...
by tbieter
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The False Mirror: A Brief History of Prejudice
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: The False Mirror: A Brief History of Prejudice

"If prejudice can be overcome, can it not be avoided altogether? Following Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer showed that all understanding is ‘permanently determined’ by what he calls pre-understanding. In the end, he says, all understanding is always “reflection of a given pre-understanding.” Th...
by tbieter
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Xenos: Jacques Derrida on Hospitality
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Xenos: Jacques Derrida on Hospitality

It is refreshing to find philosophers, Derrida and the author, grounding their thoughts in biblical ideas. More needs to be done in the subject of the philosophy of religion.