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by mickthinks
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: academic philosophy (what is it good for? absolutely nothing)
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: academic philosophy (what is it good for? absolutely nothing)

In the long history of philosophy almost everything of any worth had come from non-academics

I'm not sure this stands up. Can you explain how you have identified and quantified the value of the outputs of the two groups?
by mickthinks
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 32
Views: 5374

Re: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies

I don't recognise any of those symbolic formulae as being the grounding of Logic.

You seem confused, Eodnhoj.
by mickthinks
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Bidon is Senile
Replies: 124
Views: 3555

Re: Bidon is Senile

No he isn't. Apparently he has stumbled over his speech all his life.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... le/602401/
by mickthinks
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD
Replies: 476
Views: 11728

Re: ANOTHER TRANNY BASHING THREAD

GUYS... You meet a girl. She's lovely and smart and, you discover on the occasion of your first intimate moment with her, that she's a guy. What do you do? GIRLS... You meet a guy. He's handsome and smart and, you discover on the occasion of your first intimate moment with him, that he's a girl. Wh...
by mickthinks
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?
Replies: 252
Views: 8416

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: 4790

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: 334

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: 4790

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: 4790

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: 4790

Re: two apples a day will keep a paradox away

Skepdick wrote: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 amStart 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: 826

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: 1731

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: 1987

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: 10096

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: 909

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?