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by Immanuel Can
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is a true first cause?
Replies: 112
Views: 9304

Re: What is a true first cause?

Kant also comes up with an objection to first cause arguments. For Kant the idea of a first cause is nonsensical given the fact that we only have knowledge of the phenomenal world that necessitates time and space explanations. It is not possible to say with any degree of certainty what might or mig...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

Wow. Has this strand ever died and gone to seed since last I looked in.

That will teach me to be nonlocal. :roll:
by Immanuel Can
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

Earlier, I wrote. You've posited a Big Bang. Note the pronoun: I do not posit a Big Bang. Consequently, I do not worry much about how to explain or to defend one. Why would I? It's not any kind of Theistic postulate. However, for any Big Bang postulator, the problem remains: whatever you wish to say...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

I fee like crying when I read this type of interpretation of science. Please don't cry. The initial singularity did not have a location because there was no time and space prior to the Big Bang. You need time and space to identify a location. Tommyrot. An explosion always has an epicentre. You've p...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

If God declared we have the right to property then this would be a natural right granted TO humans BY nature. Flat self-contradiction: if, as you say, God grants the right, then it's not some anthropomorphic "Nature" that does it, but God. If on the other hand, God made us so we need property as a b...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

A pity it doesn't work for IC
Oh, don't cry for me, Argentina... :lol:
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

Human rights are a modern idea The term is not found in any of the writings of Locke as far as I am aware. Then you are indeed not aware, just as you claim. You don't recognize, "life, liberty and property," some form of which is in every major human rights code today? I'll bet everybody else can. ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

I think you made the point, Immanuel Can, that you can't prove empiricism empirically. True. But nor can you prove the size or duration of the universe mathematically or rationally. Of course not. But that does not mean it has NO size or duration, does it? And if science can't show what caused the ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosophy of John Lennon
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: The Philosophy of John Lennon

"Was it a millionaire who wrote, 'Imagine no possessions...?' "
-- Elvis Costello.


Costello has a point.
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

When I think of you, Orson Bean comes to mind...a good thing...I like Bean. Jim Beam? Yeah, I love him too. :wink: Just another commie bastid... ;) Nah, A_uk is a peculiar mix of communitarian and libertarian. Mebbe Democrat (as in philosophy, not party) works best for him. A libertarian communitar...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

We have already been though this ages ago IC. Political power and natural rights were NOT given a theistic interpretation by people such as Locke. The whole idea of the Enlightenment was to reject theistic explanations. Your knowledge of that period needs a whole lot of work, and you really, really...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

Kant tried all this and duty can be shown to be immoral. Kant didn't try this, and nothing can be shown to be immoral unless you already have a moral code in place that can judge it. They're not but when met are universally recognised to be absolute. By whom? When are they "met"? And for that matte...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?
Replies: 298
Views: 26583

Re: Is Jesus Christ a man or a god?

I think I said, "eternal", not "infinite"
If "eternal" doesn't mean "time-infinite," what does it mean? Can you explain?
by Immanuel Can
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

Social Darwinism is, if there ever was such a thing, a very overrated form of social organization. It means the strong can perennially prey upon the weak, and the weak are without recourse. And since, at some time in our lives, all of us will be weak -- if not now, then in old age at least -- then I...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?
Replies: 112
Views: 10358

Re: Why hasn't Ethics made more progress in today's world?

Might against might, power against power, will against will: this is the true and only ground(ing). Then there IS no morality...just the cold fact of power, over which we artificially and futilely lay the language of ethics. That's all there is. All that's possible, of course. In fact, in a Godless...