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by mickthinks
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 17645

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

Huh? You've misread or otherwise missed my point. Try again?
by mickthinks
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 17645

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

Why cannot threads be locked rather than deleted and then anyone who wants can still read them That policy would cetainly please those who like reading embarrassingly jejune crap. A moment's consideration, surreptitious, should persuade you that those are not the only people Rick and his team might...
by mickthinks
Mon May 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Racism Hoax at St. Olaf College
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Racism Hoax at St. Olaf College

You and Templeton seem to calling out "politicization" as a bad thing. I don't think it is, though I accept that it isn't always a good thing. "The tendency for making all questions political questions" is itself a politicising definition. It seems on the face of it to be objective and judgement fre...
by mickthinks
Sun May 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 23578

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

It [universal morality] is a fiction. Questions have never been more begged than that one! No doubt you believe there's no such thing as universal morality. That's rather the point I think IC is making, and you've just sawn off the branch your counter-argument was sitting on. And in the process sho...
by mickthinks
Sun May 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 23578

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Except the [grounded, rational, universal morals] humans devise, after due consideration, discussion and compromise. Skip. it looks like you don't understand "universal" ... Me, I'd rather have an international treaty that outlaws genocide ... ... and almost as if you were determined to demonstrate...
by mickthinks
Sun May 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you like to watch Doctor Who?
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Re: Do you like to watch Doctor Who?

Harbal wrote:
Walker wrote:Harbal, you must watch it.
It's hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJfcfOgLjxQ

"I smell a hooman passing by."

:lol:
Okay I watched it.
<Sigh> So, more fool me, did I.
by mickthinks
Sat May 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is government prejudiced against business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Why is government prejudiced against business?

General Motors is a company, not an institution. lol Alfred Sloan referred to General Motors as an institution rather than a company. https://books.google.de/books?id=XU93AAAAQBAJ&pg=PT158&lpg=PT158&dq=institution&source=bl&ots=F5Di41ew3J&sig=9Y8AXtTKGMCixg5vWOLSkpIpEQE&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX7NCZ...
by mickthinks
Tue May 02, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is government prejudiced against business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Why is government prejudiced against business?

I'm sorry, but I don't understand your point. A divinely inspired prophet would not be having any difficulty, Bob, so I guess that must be very disheartening for you! Maybe this will help: All I am saying is that if it's OK for me to discriminate against whom I want to hire, it should be OK for bus...
by mickthinks
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is government prejudiced against business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Why is government prejudiced against business?

If you and I are allowed to treat institutions differently from the way we treat people, Bob, so should the government be. Why do you want to discriminate against governments, Bob?
by mickthinks
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30732

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

post-death subjectivity is a meaningless phrase.

I believe I understand it, HC. If you mean that it refers to something which (you believe) cannot happen, then say that. And then perhaps you will care to explain why you believe it cannot happen.
by mickthinks
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30732

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

The argument that the triangle is embedded in the brain in a non-triangular form is not a solution. That is like saying that holding a CD of Mozart is the same as hearing the music. I don't think this reductio ad absurdam is sound. Leaving aside the problematic terms "the triangle" and "embedded" (...
by mickthinks
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your expectations of me are unrealistic
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: Your expectations of me are unrealistic

Dear MozartLink, you are clearly a very intelligent guy, and I find much in what you write to agree with. I would normally take up one or two of the more important things I disagree with. But I think it is more important to say this. You are clearly in urgent need of professional counselling for de...
by mickthinks
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Emperor has no clothes
Replies: 74
Views: 6928

Re: The Emperor has no clothes

The authority is factual history that can be corroborated elsewhere ... Then cite that corroboration, because no one should trust Breitbart's claim to "the facts". Public record. ... as you read of it in Breitbart, I'm guessing. :lol: Dude, some opinions are worth more than others. Your opinions ar...
by mickthinks
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Emperor has no clothes
Replies: 74
Views: 6928

Re: The Emperor has no clothes

Walker wrote:The authority is factual history that can be corroborated elsewhere ...
Then cite that corroboration, because no one should trust Breitbart's claim to "the facts".
by mickthinks
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Emperor has no clothes
Replies: 74
Views: 6928

Re: The Emperor has no clothes

Walker, Breitbart is an American (but fast becoming global) scandal. It is just about possible for an intelligent, honest philosopher to share an opinion here and there with the editorial team at Breibart. What is beyond all possibility is that such a philosopher could cite anything from Breitbart a...