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by Melchior
Thu May 01, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ever
Replies: 44
Views: 8145

Re: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ev

Spirit (from dictionary: http://onelook.com/?w=spirit&ls=a): the vital principle or animating force within living things and animation and energy in action or expression Spirit is used to mean like a dozen different things in ordinary life, and Hegel more likely meant "the movement of conscious bei...
by Melchior
Thu May 01, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ever
Replies: 44
Views: 8145

Re: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ev

Then you are a real shitty translator and it's a wonder anybody pays you to do shitty work. Because if you've read the work, you should know that "mind" is not an appropriate use for the kind of complex stuff he talks about. "Phenomenology" is the study of the structures of experience, and "the phe...
by Melchior
Thu May 01, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ever
Replies: 44
Views: 8145

Re: Greatest Explanation of "The Phenomenology of Spirit" ev

No, it's spirit. Geist as "mind" is wrong. If Hegel meant mind he would've been more explicit about it, what he talks about is more resembling of what Aristotle talked about, which is more encompassing than mind. Mind is actually a very concrete thing even though we can't always define it very well...
by Melchior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sexual Dimorphism
Replies: 16
Views: 5695

Re: Sexual Dimorphism

No quite clearly learning to talk early as a child and learning how to create entertaining stories are not the same thing. If you think they are, you are probably not thinking very hard about the skill sets involved in a great author and being a 1 year old baby. Clearly they are not the same thing....
by Melchior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
Replies: 40
Views: 10640

Re: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of m

’Scientists have somehow missed definitions of gender in human beings,” states Dr. Makarand Fulzele. Insights gained from years of practice as surgeon makes him wonder if indeed we have overlooked facts staring in our face. Nature has a tendency to hide many secrets but at the same time it provides...
by Melchior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary
Replies: 43
Views: 10770

Re: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary

Philosophy Now wrote:Eric Walther introduces the infamous iconoclast.

http://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Niet ... ntemporary

I have not read the article yet, but I can say that to think Nietzsche is in any way "our contemporary" is ludicrous in the extreme.
by Melchior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sexual Dimorphism
Replies: 16
Views: 5695

Re: Sexual Dimorphism

There are few things that differentiate the man from the woman. Men are clearly physically stronger, taller and so on. Clearly they are better at spacial acuity, women clearly seem to excel more than men at language and seem to be more visually perceptive in terms of colours possibly due to the vis...
by Melchior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
Replies: 40
Views: 10640

Re: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of m

Sex is a biological feature that is present at the level of DNA. sigh you really should learn more about biology and genetics just because you have a Y chromosome, or a set two X chromosomes does not mean that they will express themselves in a very specific way identical to that of anyone else with...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sexual Dimorphism
Replies: 16
Views: 5695

Re: Sexual Dimorphism

There are few things that differentiate the man from the woman. Men are clearly physically stronger, taller and so on. Clearly they are better at spacial acuity, women clearly seem to excel more than men at language and seem to be more visually perceptive in terms of colours possibly due to the vis...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sexual Dimorphism
Replies: 16
Views: 5695

Re: Sexual Dimorphism

Most higher order animals exhibit substantial differences in size, shape and features of the bodies of male and female members. What are the philosophical implications of these differences for Homo sapiens? None. Why do you think there should be? The differences are averages , anyway. Many women ar...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 51
Views: 12143

Re: Marriage

Some feminists see marriage as playing a crucial role in the oppression of women and also the debate over same sex marriage is highly charged as marriage is viewed in a traditional sense of man and woman. Who says women are 'oppressed'. Feminism is just Marxism with the word 'class' marked out and ...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Research Project
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Gender Research Project

Heteronormative discourse is written or spoke communication that assumes heterosexuality as the norm. Sorry I meant to put that in my other message, hope that helps. Why should that even be mentioned? It is the norm. And you are using the word 'gender' incorrectly. It is a term of linguistics. Also...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary
Replies: 43
Views: 10770

Re: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary

Are you sure it was a benign tumor? I definitely remember reading that it was untreated syphilis that made Nietzsche mad. In any case, I'm sure you are right that his breakdown had a medical cause, not a philosophical one! It was benign in the sense that it was slow growing. I'd like to address the...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary
Replies: 43
Views: 10770

Re: Nietzsche, Our Contemporary

Eric Walther introduces the infamous iconoclast. http://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Nietzsche_Our_Contemporary Kaufmann's translation of Übermensch as 'overman' is horrible and should not be repeated. The best translation is 'superman' (after all, übermenschlich is 'superhuman', a word that has bee...
by Melchior
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: It's a 'free press' but in a corporate puppet sense
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: It's a 'free press' but in a corporate puppet sense

I read a letter in an alternative newspaper that stated: “We need to rely on our own analysis based on the massive factual material available, rather than rely merely on a narrative driven by partisan politics and corporate interests because it’s easy and readily available. What happened to free th...