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by mickthinks
Tue May 02, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is government prejudiced against business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

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: 1295

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: 29303

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: 29303

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: 2459

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: 6671

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: 6671

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: 6671

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...
by mickthinks
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Socrates
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Socrates

Tom, you're recommending a book by Paul "Looneybins" Johnson? He has a much higher reputation in the USA than he does over here.
by mickthinks
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On Edward Henry Schaus and the Alford Plea
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: On Edward Henry Schaus and the Alford Plea

Interesting case; interesting question, Tom. Thank you! I can't immediately see how accepting an Alford Plea of guilty can be thought to violate the principle that it is wrong to visit punishment on people without making reasoned discriminations between the innocent and the guilty, provided it is po...
by mickthinks
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the English way?
Replies: 91
Views: 8162

Re: What is the English way?

No, I'd rather just leave you hanging out to dry, dude.
by mickthinks
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the English way?
Replies: 91
Views: 8162

Re: What is the English way?

No matter, you're just being pedantic so I'm not going to pay any attention. lol You can pretend not to pay any attention, and you can use as a pretext the fact of my being forensically incisive in my examination of your words and what they reveal. It all adds to the general impression you are givi...
by mickthinks
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the English way?
Replies: 91
Views: 8162

Re: What is the English way?

I smell bullshit, friend Harbal. T hen go take a shower because it sounds like you've had an accident. lol Oh I see what you did there, my friend. So witty! Just to be clear then, the smell of bullshit is definitely coming from your direction—where your story about disagreeing with Kwame Anthony Ap...
by mickthinks
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the English way?
Replies: 91
Views: 8162

Re: What is the English way?

I heard most of all of them and most of what I heard was hog wash. And which bits didn't you think were hogwash? The bits I missed. Er .. so then all of what you heard would have been hogwash, surely? So why did you say "most of what I heard was hogwash?". I smell bullshit, friend Harbal.
by mickthinks
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the English way?
Replies: 91
Views: 8162

Re: What is the English way?

Harbal wrote:What the hell's wrong with prejudice? We all practice prejudice every day.
Prejudice's wrongs range from the defective to the injurious, depending on the circumstances.