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by Nick_A
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the ultimate conservatism
Replies: 43
Views: 2145

Re: the ultimate conservatism

I C "What works" is the key idea in Pragmatism. This is the primary reason I am attracted to Christianity. St. Paul described the human condition in Romans 7. My higher nature is attracted to what the inner path to our Source offers but also am attracted to the acquired negative emotions of my lower...
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the ultimate conservatism
Replies: 43
Views: 2145

Re: the ultimate conservatism

....pragmatism expressed as political correctness. PC'ness has nothing to do with pragmatism, Nick. There's nothing less "pragmatic" than one group of people forcing all other people to subscribe to their particular ideology or fall silent. Pragmatism is quick to compromise, and light on principle....
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art and truth
Replies: 164
Views: 7184

Re: Art and truth

In this case I was using Truth as a synonym for knowledge. for science it can be. The question remains, what is truth in art? It is clear that in art, truth is not an approximation to reality, (although there was such a trend in art, "socialist realism"). Truth in art is the process of vivifying hu...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the ultimate conservatism
Replies: 43
Views: 2145

Re: the ultimate conservatism

The ultimate conservatism is to say that we need to stop progressing. Well, no. That's a very odd claim. It certifies that you know nothing about conservatism. You should read Roger Scruton, perhaps, or some other such conservative. Conservatism says that AS we are changing, we also need to preserv...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Progressive vs Platonic Education.
Replies: 49
Views: 1800

Re: Progressive vs Platonic Education.

What is the purpose of education? Is it to create automatons indoctrinated into service to the ideals of the Great Beast which progressive education furthers or to awaken individuals to objective universal obligations? Does modern society destroy individuality or can a society become a means to con...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Progressive vs Platonic Education.
Replies: 49
Views: 1800

Re: Progressive vs Platonic Education.

What is the purpose of education? Is it to create automatons indoctrinated into service to the ideals of the Great Beast which progressive education furthers or to awaken individuals to objective universal obligations? Does modern society destroy individuality or can a society become a means to cons...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Repressive Tolerance
Replies: 77
Views: 2624

Re: Repressive Tolerance

The conservative alternative to twitter goes dark after being taken off the internet by Amazon cloud. 1984 is now considered a banned book. "The novel has been controversial because of its political and social themes and sexual content, resulting in being banned by numerous organizations over the ye...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Repressive Tolerance
Replies: 77
Views: 2624

Re: Repressive Tolerance

That is why the most Leftist faculty at most universities is not the Critical Theory department, or the Gender Studies department, but the Education Faculty. The Left has been very proactive about seeking to indoctrinate as early as possible. At least I know with the left where they are coming from...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Repressive Tolerance
Replies: 77
Views: 2624

Re: Repressive Tolerance

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. Vladimir Lenin That is why the most Leftist faculty at most universities is not the Critical Theory department, or the Gender Studies department, but the Education Faculty. The Left has been very proactive about seeking to indoctrina...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Progressive vs Platonic Education.
Replies: 49
Views: 1800

Re: Progressive vs Platonic Education.

Nick wrote: The crux of the problem. Science including graduate teachers teach facts but how do people experience objective values and distinguish them from subjective values? Do objective values initiate with the state and secular values or do they initiate from our Source? Belinda replied: Objecti...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Repressive Tolerance
Replies: 77
Views: 2624

Re: Repressive Tolerance

That is what the old "Secular Intolerance" thread proved: selective tolerance. This one too. I posted it on the other thread, but it's relevant here as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfVonCvvC04 Interesting to see them say, "Oh, compromise is very important," or "Tolerance is absolutely nece...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Repressive Tolerance
Replies: 77
Views: 2624

Re: Repressive Tolerance

If you haven't seen this article, you need to. This is exactly what the Neo-Marxists today actually believe, as instructed by one of their patron saints, Herbert Marcuse. You'll find the same kind of reasoning in people like Franz Fanon or Paolo Freire, or many other of their ideologues. And you'll...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Von Miller and His Ex
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: Von Miller and His Ex

Age Perhaps it will be easier to appreciate how the necessity for "genuine experts" and invading parasites arose. Years back in a tavern a man was attracted to the behind of this cute waitress. He became obsessed with the need to get her pants off. He found out that she was attracted to men who appe...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Von Miller and His Ex
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: Von Miller and His Ex

We can be 100% sure you're wrong about that. After all, if the baby has no intrinsic value, then the mother's attribution of value to it is simply mistaken; she may, in her misguided imagination attribute phony value to it, but it actually is worthless; and if it has intrinsic value, then her dismi...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Von Miller and His Ex
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: Von Miller and His Ex

The value of a fetus is determined by the mother. If she says it has value then killing it is murder. If she sys it lacks value then feel free to abort it as valueless We can be 100% sure you're wrong about that. After all, if the baby has no intrinsic value, then the mother's attribution of value ...