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by Psychonaut
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

Re: Principle of Charity

Hey Arising you wonderful chowder monkey. My point was that 'tipping' can mean either the dumping of waste or the provision of extra money as reward for exceptional service and that in a similar manner 'charity' can mean the donation of funds for those in need or alternatively "leniency in judging o...
by Psychonaut
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 162407

Re: Poetry Bin

Morose and self-pitying?

:lol:

Its the polar opposite.
by Psychonaut
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

Re: Principle of Charity

Is a Principle of Tipping that we should always dump our waste?
by Psychonaut
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 162407

Re: Poetry Bin

All Ways In this way we shape the world by walking tall our souls unfurled a wellspring pushing at the walls that houses us stunted to make us fall. Without an eye to where we go we release our legs so we may grow and get to where we're meant to be become ourselves for us to see and know with pride...
by Psychonaut
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

Re: Principle of Charity

duszek , why would I be afraid of a certainty? nameless , by best it is meant 'best in your opinion'. To put the principle another way, where there is ambiguity such that a statement may be taken in a number of ways, respond critically to the one you find most agreeable. It is a warning against ass...
by Psychonaut
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 22
Views: 17921

Re: Happy New Year!

I heartily recommend headwounds.

Much as I am loathe to draw causation from the co-incidence of two events on one occasion, I recently banged my head pretty bad and things have also taken a drastic turn for the better in my life :P
by Psychonaut
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

Re: Principle of Charity

Thats probably because this is the second instantiation of the Philosophy Now forum, I suspect it was initiated on Oct 17th, if not somewhere around there, and during a period in which we were both more active than presently. The point of the Principle of Charity is that when we are unsure how to in...
by Psychonaut
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Principle of Charity
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

Principle of Charity

The Principle of Charity says that you should ascribe to any interlocutor the best possible interpretation of their words that you can manage. Even if you think them to be insufferable toads with nothing more to say than a load of nonsense, assume that they are well-meaning rational operators whose ...
by Psychonaut
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 162407

Re: Poetry Bin

What I mean by most of the problems of philosophy are created by philosophers is that most of the conundrums simply are not conundrums. They exist only in the heads of the delusional.
by Psychonaut
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 162407

Re: Poetry Bin

Why tears ? For wasted years ? You'd have to ask them. I often wonder about modern day philos, some of whom spend deadcades pondering and arguing and so on... about a concentrated part of life. What is the end result ? For the large part, absolutely nothing. I think that most of the 'problems' of p...
by Psychonaut
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1102
Views: 162407

Re: Poetry Bin

far outside of the chaotic spheres in liminal realms calm with no fears sit men so ancient; the eternal seers with wisened old faces wrinkled they peer and see something thats nothing, inside their ears. slumping old shoulders under the weight of stale years, i wander amidst them, curious i leer. an...
by Psychonaut
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm new, and I come bearing a question.
Replies: 21
Views: 5555

Re: I'm new, and I come bearing a question.

Hi ch33z3 , I believe Arising was ironically satirising Ray's viewpoint. I agree with ala1993 that symbolic logic is a shorthand for philosophical argumentation. You can easily do sound reasoning without the shorthand, but translating it into shorthand can save time. However, any translation can res...
by Psychonaut
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all, I'm nameless...
Replies: 26
Views: 4287

Re: Hello all, I'm nameless...

Da freakin' pope!
Along with every other fucker
by Psychonaut
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all, I'm nameless...
Replies: 26
Views: 4287

Re: Hello all, I'm nameless...

Our nameless friend is a Discordian.
by Psychonaut
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all, I'm nameless...
Replies: 26
Views: 4287

Re: Hello all, I'm nameless...

Hi and welcome nameless.

Ignore Wootah, he is one of the resident crazies.. Not that anyone here is sane, but whatever.