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by mickthinks
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?
Replies: 251
Views: 2119

Re: Flash

"Are you still in favour additional taxes to be levied on American consumers who choose to spend the money they earn through their own honest labours on products made in China?" You have a poor, and mebbe selective , memory on this. I admitted I was wrong on that and credited you for revealin' my h...
by mickthinks
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Resolving Paradoxes
Replies: 129
Views: 1226

Re: two apples a day will keep a paradox away

dick: Do you still want to play?
mick: Not if you going to treat it as just a game.
dick: It's all there is to it...


kthxbai!
by mickthinks
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Red poppies
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Poppies

I grew up—was brought up—respecting the poppy symbol and Remembrance Day. I've gradually come to distrust it enough to boycott it. Donating to the British Legion and wearing the red poppy is no hardship, and conscientiously objecting to it is nothing as compared to the sacrifice made by those who en...
by mickthinks
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Resolving Paradoxes
Replies: 129
Views: 1226

Re: two apples a day will keep a paradox away

So how could you possibly know what anything means? I've not claimed to know the meaning of anything. I have pointed out that you are misusing the word "paradox" and I am (charitably) assuming that is because you are ignorant. Do you still want to play? Not if you going to treat it as just a game.
by mickthinks
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Resolving Paradoxes
Replies: 129
Views: 1226

Re: two apples a day will keep a paradox away

Er ... that isn't the Liar's paradox. You are a human, so that's probably a lie. It isn't even a paradox. That's what a liar would say. It's almost certainly true Why should I believe a liar? , but in the highly unlikely event that some human turns out to have lived without once telling a lie, it w...
by mickthinks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Resolving Paradoxes
Replies: 129
Views: 1226

Re: two apples a day will keep a paradox away

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 am
Start with the liar's paradox.

Every human is a liar.
Er ... that isn't the Liar's paradox.

It isn't even a paradox. It's almost certainly true, but in the highly unlikely event that some human turns out to have lived without once telling a lie, it will be false.
by mickthinks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Arising_uk
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Arising_uk

artisticsolution! I didn't know you were still around! Remember Non Sum?
by mickthinks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 37
Views: 734

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

I think I understand the point you are trying to make, which is that philosophy is somehow unreal and therefore unimportant. I think that's a mistake. Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher, perhaps the greatest of the 20th Century: "Wittgenstein [...] found himself on the ship Goplana patrolling the...
by mickthinks
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why the USA is not and never will be Democratic
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Why the USA is not and never will be Democratic

I think you are wrong about (pretty much) everything you said there, Sculptor. To take just one example; impeachment doesn't require illegal activity in the sense of activity which is prohibited for ordinary citizens. It is my view that Trump's failure to properly divest himself of his business inte...
by mickthinks
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: HUMAN PERSONHOOD - THE CASE AGAINST ABORTION
Replies: 166
Views: 3500

Re: HUMAN PERSONHOOD - THE CASE AGAINST ABORTION

I'm going to recycle a post I made back in September I'm going to recycle a post I made back in June I'm going to recycle a post I made back in '15 WHY DO YOU SHOUT YOUR SUBJECT HEADING AT US IN UPPERCASE? IS IT BECAUSE YOU THINK YOUR TOPICS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER PEOPLE'S AND NEED MORE ATTEN...
by mickthinks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE DIVINE SUBLIME
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: THE DIVINE SUBLIME

I'm going to recycle a post I made back in July I'm going to recycle a post I made back in June I'm going to recycle a post I made back in '15 WHY DO YOU SHOUT YOUR SUBJECT HEADING AT US IN UPPERCASE? IS IT BECAUSE YOU THINK YOUR TOPICS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER PEOPLE'S AND NEED MORE ATTENTION?
by mickthinks
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If free will is assumed, is the will free?
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: If free will is assumed, is the will free?

Is my will free of all constraints? No, I hope not. I want a will that follows my needs, including my physical, emotional and spritual needs. Are my choices of action free of outside interference? Yes, in so far as all attempts to induce me to act against my will are unsuccessful. Standard disclaime...
by mickthinks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Empty boxes don't do that kind of thing as a rule. Is the room showing itself as the wrong one? I don't think so. The couple leave and that shows the room to be the wrong one. Now you may think this is quibbling of the meaning of "showing". It isn't a qibble because it isn't a matter of meaning, it'...
by mickthinks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

All you ever wanted to know about the Monty Hall Problem can be found here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem , and the answer to Mc Ewan's problem can be deduced from there too. You can also search this forum using "monty hall" and you'll find extensive discussion. My quick and dirt...
by mickthinks
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 44
Views: 1232

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

lol I think so, but naturally I am not sure. Are we dicussing the same phrase? Are we discussing? Are we even we?