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by John K
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theory
Replies: 36
Views: 7023

Re:

henry quirk wrote:" No need to add a philosophical or moral dimension to that which is just commonsensical ('I don't wanna die, I don't wanna be restrained, etc.').
Seems to me, this is where it's needed the most.
by John K
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1113
Views: 168894

Re: Poetry here.

Ned wrote:Evolution

While thumbing his phone
he walks into a lamp post.
Evolution sighs.
Or into an oncoming car. Watched that happen the other day.
by John K
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theory
Replies: 36
Views: 7023

Re: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theo

But what if my peaceful peasants prove victorious? Guilty of what?
by John K
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theory
Replies: 36
Views: 7023

Re: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theo

henry quirk wrote: Just War theory: no such animal as a 'just war'...there's just 'war' (with reasons, rationales, and excuses made up along the way and after [by the winners]).
So I'm not "justified" resisting the lunatics invading my peaceful country?
by John K
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Epicureanism (hedonism) versus Stoicism
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: Epicureanism (hedonism) versus Stoicism

3 minutes philosophy. Learned something new today, I didn't know (or remember) that Epicurus disliked desire, though I've probably heard it many times. Sounds similar to the Four Truths of Buddhism. Epicurus was, I believe, interested in ethical hedonism , which served as a boundary to endlessly 'l...
by John K
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Home Invasions by Criminals
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

Re: Home Invasions by Criminals

Arising_uk wrote:Any explanations for why such things occurs so often in America and hardly at all, if ever, in Norway?
Ever heard of Anders Breivik?
by John K
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: rome
Replies: 99
Views: 13170

Re: rome

The greek -roman civilisation fitted as a ready made catalist for christianity.without greek philosophy and roman government the church could never have expanded as it did independent of those ready made systems in place.it was perfect timing. Maybe, maybe not. I'd hesitate to use the word "never" ...
by John K
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: rome
Replies: 99
Views: 13170

Re: rome

The Romans admired their predecessors, the Greeks. A lot of Roman architecture survived because of the keystone arch. European and American law is heavily based on Roman jurisprudence. There's really nothing new going on.
by John K
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~~~ Worst Philosophy in the History of Mankind ~~~
Replies: 177
Views: 24737

Re: ~~~ Worst Philosophy in the History of Mankind ~~~

...................................................... http://www.altergroup.com/alter-care-blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/obama-health-care-logo.jpg In the first stop on President Obama's week-long midwestern bus tour, the president appeared to attempt to take ownership of the term "Obamacare" - ...
by John K
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Home Invasions by Criminals
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

Re: Home Invasions by Criminals

The Voice of Time wrote:It is outrageous that he was killed for merely trying to steal! The 75 year old must be sent to jail!
"Merely trying to steal?" Was Watts armed?
by John K
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How do we go about justifying our ethical claims?
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: How do we go about justifying our ethical claims?

John Dewey wrote volumes of drivel? Or Dewey said that "ethics is volumes of drivel" in a sharp indictment of those around him? The "or" in your post meant to contrast John Dewey's brilliant writing with other writing that is "drivel"? Was this an OR-of-CONTRAST ? Was it an OR-of-SUBSTITUTION ? You...
by John K
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: beond belief
Replies: 27
Views: 3294

Re: beond belief

bobevenson wrote: Please refrain from using vulgar British terms:
Word Origin & History
bollocks
"testicles," 1744, see bollix. In British slang, as an ejaculation meaning "nonsense," recorded from 1919.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Never Mind the Bollocks.
by John K
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why is abortion necessary?
Replies: 60
Views: 17033

Re: Why is abortion necessary?

KaydeeDID88 wrote:i feel as if abortion is not necessary though it is the right of a woman to make... its her right to do what she wants with her body and no one can tell her different, though if the a male is involved he too should have say what happens to that unborn child.
Which is it?
by John K
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What does universal ethics look like?
Replies: 62
Views: 14165

Re: What does universal ethics look like?

... I see is what I would call 'human entropy.'...if we haven't gotten it right in all these years (with less world population), what needs to happen in order to do so? .... John You speak of "human entropy" and ask (perhaps rhetorically): " if we haven't gotten it right in all these years..." You ...
by John K
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 49007

Re: Equality

uwot wrote: I'm not a fan of Schopenhauer, but I think he had a point when he said: “Compassion is the basis of morality.”
Hats off to someone who's read Arthur. That's one of the most powerful axioms (if I may be so bold) of philosophy.