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by Immanuel Can
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: There is No Real Table??
Replies: 106
Views: 715

Re: Russell: There is No Real Table??

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:21 am
You should read the full chapter linked and preferable the whole book.
I understand Russell was a good mathematician. He should have stuck to that.
by Immanuel Can
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 64
Views: 821

Re: Dachshund

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:32 pm
I lived in and around N.O. for over twenty years. Now I live in Church Point (a podunk).
How could any place with its own buggy festival be considered a "podunk"?

Sounds like a centre of civilization. Just two century ago's civilization, maybe. :wink:
by Immanuel Can
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: There is No Real Table??
Replies: 106
Views: 715

Re: Russell: There is No Real Table??

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:29 am
The one thing we know about it is that it is not what it seems.
Russell was wrong. What he should have written is, "What it seems to us, is not what it actually is." The fault was never in the table (reality), but always in the perceiver (to whom it "seems").
by Immanuel Can
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 997

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

You write this message in the prospect of convincing somebody I write so that others more wiser than I can correct any flaws in whatever I say You can't "correct" you. They can't have a goal or plan in doing anything at all. It won't work, you say. And you won't "change," unless you were fated to, ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 358
Views: 5354

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Hey again, RC: The point is, you cannot not do just anything you desire or feel like doing and succeed at anything. There are objective principles that must be observed, principles determined by the nature of reality, in order for any objective or purpose to be achieved. If that's all you're saying,...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 997

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

The relationship between what we imagine will happen and what really does happen is most definitely not a causal one Oh, I think that's obviously not so. And I'll bet even you think this isn't so, because you act as if it's so. You write this message in the prospect of convincing somebody, don't yo...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 997

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Why do human beings have this unique ability to project the future and to do it so very elaborately we can actually make reality behave after some of the future images we project in our brains The future that we create within our own imagination and the actual future that then comes to pass are not...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 94
Views: 997

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Maybe I can put this better. The future is not real because it has not yet happened. Reality occurs and begins when it happens. The future is not real because it has not yet happened. Of course I accept that the future is a valid concept of things to come, but it is not yet reality. I hope that I h...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 64
Views: 821

Re: This is True Conservatism

That's Conservatism for you, right there! Conservatives are monsters. Here's the problem for that claim. "Conservative" is not a particular ideology, but rather an answer to the question, "How do things need to be changed?" Conservatism's answer is "Slowly and carefully, so as to preserve what we h...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Let's talk about GOD!!
Replies: 191
Views: 1186

Re: "Truth rings clear as a silver diner bell"

"Does it? Looking at what goes on in the world reveals errors clanging together. Opinion vs opinion. Why is there such a resistance to the experience of truth as you’ve described?" Because we've already denied the Truth. We've come to love lies, spin and "opinions." In fact, all that it takes for a...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Let's talk about GOD!!
Replies: 191
Views: 1186

Re: Let's talk about GOD!!

A person has to ask themselves if they prefer being normal or risk becoming real. I have found that the truth gravitates to its simplest form. Not simplistic. But simple. And the most profound ideas can be conveyed in the most direct way. Truth just has that way of hitting home instantly. Truth rin...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Let's talk about GOD!!
Replies: 191
Views: 1186

Re: Let's talk about GOD!!

This time ADDRESS the questions rather than being a pathetic pansy. Actually, having read DAM's latest message, I had just written and sent the response above. So I did answer your question. But if you had bothered to read the other thread, you would already know that. You didn't. But in light of y...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Let's talk about GOD!!
Replies: 191
Views: 1186

Re: Let's talk about GOD!!

I can't even begin to understand why it would be an issue at all even if God is a HE.. Well, and this: that we can't say "God is a he" (referring to the male conception of humanness), because the predication ("he") did not exist until God assigned it to man. As I said earlier: God is the prototype,...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Greetings from Scotland

RealPhilosophicus wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:53 am
Hello all,
My name is Liam...
Welcome to the scrum, Liam.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Let's talk about GOD!!
Replies: 191
Views: 1186

Re: Let's talk about GOD!!

...do you believe it was a MAN? I can only invite you to read the other thread, and comment there, if you wish. You'll see what I believe there, at some length. And if there's anything left unsaid, I'm happy to address it. But I'm being respectful to DAM's purposes here. The gender issue is for the...