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by John K
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Metaphysical Papers
Replies: 77
Views: 14592

Re: The Metaphysical Papers

WanderingLands wrote: 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 = 1
12 = 1 + 2 = 3
13 = 1 + 3 = 4
14 = 1 + 4 = 5
15 = 1 + 5 = 6
16 = 1 + 6 = 7
17 = 1 + 7 = 8
18 = 1 + 8 = 9
19 = 1 + 9 = 10 = 1
Fibonacci numbers gone mad?
by John K
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: This site doesn't promote philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 3519

Re: This site doesn't promote philosophy

Philosphy = love of wisdom There are no wisdom to be found here, only nonsens and babble spewed from glaringly ignorent people or madmen who put fairytale nonsens in the science they'r read. Please make a new section where we can put all the babbleheads, so they may spew their prolific brain diahri...
by John K
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Am I crazy?
Replies: 22
Views: 11067

Re: Am I crazy?

It's the low hanging fruit, you know.
by John K
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Am I crazy?
Replies: 22
Views: 11067

Re: Am I crazy?

HexHammer wrote:I'm you are a rare rational thinking person
Priceless.
by John K
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

As for Schop - you miss the point about desire. He never did try to escape from it. He was a complete hedonist, and simply made himself bored of it due to the fact that he was an utterly selfish p**** with no concern for anyone but his own pleasure. It's no wonder he made himself bored as hell, whe...
by John K
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

prof wrote: Furthermore I admire the neutrality policy of Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. They tend not to be invaded by other nations, and thus not subject to armed aggression.
"Not subject to armed aggression?" Germany's 1940 invasion of Norway comes to mind.
by John K
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

As for Schop - you miss the point about desire. He never did try to escape from it. He was a complete hedonist, and simply made himself bored of it due to the fact that he was an utterly selfish p**** with no concern for anyone but his own pleasure. It's no wonder he made himself bored as hell, whe...
by John K
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

I'm quite sure Marx was well aware of Schopenhauer. I'm not sure about Lenin. What part of Schopenhauer do you think they missed. And do you think that Schopenhauer's philosophy is simply a matter of fact that they simply have to accept? What I think was misunderstood (or more likely disagreed with...
by John K
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

You sidetrack the dicussion with arbitary arguments, stay focused. Can you muster a counterpoint, or is this the best you can do? It might be a bit difficult to "stay focused" with your desultory mumbo-jumbo, but I'll give it another shot. Let's start with my rebuttal of your statement "the real pe...
by John K
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

HexHammer wrote: What good is something that happend many hundrets years back, to dicuss modern values? In this contex he's producing pure babble.
So you think people don't lie, cheat and steal anymore? Does WWII ring a bell, or is that ancient history too?
by John K
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theory
Replies: 36
Views: 6852

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"If it's not 'philosophy,' what is it? " As I say: ' thinkin' it through '. Exposing a personal prejudice: when I hear 'philosophy', what comes to mind are naive boys and girls dickin' around with jargon...what comes to mind are folks too timid to 'do', folks who spend all their time talkin'...what...
by John K
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

In any other profession you can quit when you disagree with the orders. Even for unconventional and illegal professions like drug dealing? Sure, you can "quit," but you'll soon be dead. Informal 'orders' can have some very dire consequences when broken. Apples to oranges argument? Maybe, maybe not,...
by John K
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Gentlemen, The disdain you all seem to have for one of our oldest and most refined professions alarms me. The properly disposed military is what fundamentally keeps us safe to play on the internet and enjoy our back yards without fear. Some of the finest people of the best character who have ever l...
by John K
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

...the real peacemaker is trade. What's the easiest way to acquire goods? Produce them? Harvest them? No. The easiest way to get stuff is to steal it. Just ask the Spaniards; they let the civilizations of South America mine the gold, gather the silver, and once the hard work was completed, stole it...
by John K
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Anyone posting have military experience?