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by Immanuel Can
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can you tell lie to yourself?
Replies: 42
Views: 494

Re: Can you tell lie to yourself?

The phenomenon of "self-deception" is well-known and frequent. Here's a simple example. Your friend is being beaten by her spouse. You counsel her to take the kids and leave, for her own safety. She assures you she does not need to do that. She says, "He was really, really sorry afterward. Anyway, I...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10312

Re: When I say 'Natural Law': what do I mean?

Natural law is the concept that incontrovertible laws of nature exist and should inform any of the laws written by governments and societies. These are thought to include not only the observable laws of physics and mathematics, but also laws that govern human flourishing. It is closely associated w...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10312

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

So your proposed analogy is between the claim that a house lacks furniture, and the claim that moral objectivism lacks supportive evidence. Have I got that right? Indeed so. I'm curious as to how we can discern that we have a "lack" of something we admit we couldn't recognize even if it appeared. A...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7867

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

IC I don't think the state glorifies him as an individual. Rather, they glorify him as a consummate expression of the collective state. Hitler was not, for example, a "great individual guy." He was the focal point and embodiment of the Third Reich aspirations shared by the entire collectivist horde...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10312

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Immanuel Can. Let's do a deal. I'll try not to be prickly, and we'll both acknowledge any mistakes that we make. Deal. Fair enough. As for the burden of proof - you said this: ''The original statement, the claim that a level of "demonstration" has not been met, was yours not mine. I assumed that yo...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10312

Re: Pete

An intuition is a guess or a feeling, so it's the wrong word to use here. I agree the word is not perfect, and is capable of being read that way. I did not intend that reading. But it's the best I could think of to describe the phenomenon of having an experience of something, but being in a pre-art...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

clarify the nature of my post death soul, nature of the place of Hell for me to understand. I'm sorry...I can't clarify farther than God Himself does. What I can tell you is this: we have a chance now, in "the Day of Salvation" to make a good choice. I can also tell you that later we can't or won't...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

Emanual, you a good guy, and a Christian. me a good guy and not a Christian. I don't know what a "good guy" is, if there is no standard of objective "goodness." don't be silly, good is objective, and we are both good fellows. you know this! I'm just pointing out that you're implying we both have an...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

Well, thanks for the vote of confidence. Likewise, I'm still enjoying talking to you. indeed, i think we are both good judges of character (I'd welcome you starting a post in the "Religion" thread - i do like discussing Religous theology. so i may contribute. Amos. Job. Mark. Jonah are my favs - as...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

Emanual, you a good guy, and a Christian. me a good guy and not a Christian. I don't know what a "good guy" is, if there is no standard of objective "goodness." We would then be whatever we are...good, bad, or indifferent. None of those words would have any meaning, because absent objective moralit...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

Matt is silent on the young christ's knowledge of the "kingdom of god". Well, that's to be expected: Matthew is completely silent on the early years of Christ on all counts. as is Mark and John. He tells us only of the incidents of Herod and the trip to Egypt, but otherwise picks up the narrative a...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10312

Re: Pete

I disagree with this account. What we directly experience are features of reality, not intuitions about them. I didn't say we "experience intuitions," Pete; I said that when we encounter features of reality, we have intuitions about them. That's quite a different claim. You seem to think ontology i...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 64
Views: 1107

Re: Henry Quirk must be shut down

I've been wandering aimlessly in the wilderness, IC. I was looking for the light at the end of the tunnel until I realised I was in the wrong metaphor. The next thing I knew, here I was. Well, what goes around comes around, so keep your chin up, never say "die," and que sera sera . Are you still ke...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 64
Views: 1107

Re: Henry Quirk must be shut down

Harbal wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Nick_A wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:09 am
I make people in nursing homes and senior centers feel better
No doubt the sight of you is enough to stop anyone feeling sorry for themself.
Harbal! You're back.

Where did you go, lad?
by Immanuel Can
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 135
Views: 1602

Re: I'm a Theist

per Luke, yes and no, Jesus was born, so disagrees with John"s "from the beginning was the word" mantra/theology, and did not actually exist before Theologians and Biblical scholars generally do not agree with this claim, and do not see the conflict you suggest. They do not share your conclusion th...