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by henry quirk
Thu May 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 102
Views: 844

Age

You wrote: A 'person' is the individual thoughts and feelings, within an individual human body. Sure, but thinking and feeling occur within that particular context (the body), yeah? Doesn't matter if thinking and feeling are computation or the action/function of 'soul', either way the particular thi...
by henry quirk
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 102
Views: 844

Gaffo

I asked: why is the six week old embryo a potential human, but anyone reading this an actual human? What's the difference between that embryo and you? You responded: viability outside the womb. take modern science into account and move the weeks of preg as "murder" vs removing a clump of cells. i,e,...
by henry quirk
Wed May 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Question for determinists about the future
Replies: 10
Views: 126

James

If free will is a fiction ( I don't think it is ), then it's a deeply rooted fiction, one most folks won't give up as reality. Think about it: there's no consensus among the navel gazers (philosophers) and the mad dissectors (scientists) on the subject of free will so why would non-philosophers and ...
by henry quirk
Tue May 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Hex

There's no such thing as the "photonic eccentricity principle"/

Harbal is fuckin' with you.
by henry quirk
Tue May 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A solution to Libet puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Harbal

Libet conducted an experiment, which, at the time, was touted as evidence free will is a fiction (despite the fact Libet himself never formally concluded such a thing and cautioned folks not to jump to that conclusion). In the years since: Libet's results have been questioned, doubted, and refuted (...
by henry quirk
Sun May 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 216
Views: 1726

Mannie

"What I'm suggesting is that that impulse is not JUST instinctual, but also profoundly moral and right as well." It's not an impulse, but a choice, a moral choice rooted not in biology but in sumthin' more fundamental. # "And that understanding why it is what it is would help us understand how to or...
by henry quirk
Sun May 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 102
Views: 844

Age: "I have already explained what a 'person' is, to me."

I missed that. Please, repost. # Gaffo: "viability outside the womb." That was my standard too, for a long time. Doesn't really hold up though, does it? Consider: June Wisenheimer is one month shy of her 100th birthday. Without any number of regular medical treatments and procedures, June will give ...
by henry quirk
Sun May 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 216
Views: 1726

"Why is it right that I should I prefer my children over neighbours, mere countrymen, aliens or migrants?"

Cuz I love them. Yeah, sometimes parents don't, but mostly they do. In fact: it's startling to hear a parent doesn't love his child precisely because it's uncommon. 'Course, I'm speakin' as a *parent, not a psychologist, anthropologist, historian, or tribalist, so: what the hell do I know, yeah? *ac...
by henry quirk
Sat May 11, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 102
Views: 844

I was clear...

...'tell me what you think' # "A person is indivdual 'what' exactly?" If a tomato 'has a natural potential for the capacities of subjective awareness, intrinsic intentionality and cognition, and intentional action' then: a tomato. But, that's silly, yeah? In context: what do you and I know of that '...
by henry quirk
Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 102
Views: 844

Age

"To me, a pregnant female human is carrying a human body or a human foetus." But mebbe, probably, not a 'person', *yeah? So: meat (provisionally) *cuz, as you say: "When a human 'being', or 'person' actually comes into existence or comes to 'be/ing', needs to discussed and decided first, before that...