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by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

The human collective soul or essence is dual natured. Its lower parts arise from the earth while its higher parts descend from above causing the contradictions we all experience. Plato describes our situation in the chariot allegory. As of now, our lower parts are dominant so don't realize we are i...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

Yes, but suppose I define human consciousnes as the awareness of our source Awareness of our source? What do you have in mind there? The human collective soul or essence is dual natured. Its lower parts arise from the earth while its higher parts descend from above causing the contradictions we all...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

It is a basic question: Does social existence determine our quality of consciousness or does our consciousness, our "being," determine our existence? The first question, I think, that should have been asked is how social existence relates to existence per se since consciousness, to whatever degree,...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Why doesn't our species remember the past? The same things have been said in the past and will be said in the future but the result will be war. Right now many are creating the cancel culture imagining that it didn't h...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

Are we human? Yes, based on how human is conventionally defined in the biological sciences. Yes, but suppose I define human consciousnes as the awareness of our source and I take the position that humanity is asleep in Plato's cave. Humanity is animal Man with the potential of becoming human much l...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

Who is closer to the truth: Marx or Plato? Plato is pretty short on economic theory. And Marx did not hae much to say about personal Daemons. Its a dumb question. How much Marx have you ever read? It is a basic question: Does social existence determine our quality of consciousness or does our consc...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Re: Was Marx Right

So which is it? Does our consciousness determine our existence or does [our social existence] determine our consciousness? Not sure why you changed the part I put in brackets. At any rate, I'd say that's a false dichotomy. It's a combination of both. Nature and nurture. Man can evolve to become con...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1599

Was Marx Right

I've written of the Great Beast as described by Plato and elaborated on by Simone Weil: http://cimarronline.blogspot.com/2004/07/great-beast.html Simone Weil gets the term "Great Beast" from Plato. Specifically, this passage from Book VI of his Republic (here Plato critiques those who are "wise" thr...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1202
Views: 29622

Re: American election.

Let's suppose the election wasn't rigged. Let's suppose that. However, just as a speculation, if an American election were ever rigged, let's see what would follow. It would follow that somebody discovered they could rig an American election to produce the results they wanted. They could put a cand...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1202
Views: 29622

Re: American election.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/schumer-misfires-saying-trump-incited-erection-worthy-of-impeachment/ar-BB1d0hob?ocid=uxbndlbing SCHUMER: "Senators will have to decide if they believe Donald Trump incited the ERECTION against the United States." Is this why America is having such a hard time...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hero's and Villian's
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Hero's and Villian's

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9ilxyx5dg94KiYy2aBI0YYlgLUL71Hy3wBg&usqp=CAU '''The ugly truth about today’s society is that opinion and feelings overruled facts and logic and if your opinion so dares to differ from the herd mentality, you get silenced.'' The Ugly Truth about...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trump worst prsident ever
Replies: 119
Views: 3119

Re: Trump worst prsident ever

"even if we can't prevent the forces of tyranny from prevailing, we can at least "understand the force by which we are crushed." Simone Weil It seems as if America is entering the final battle between liberty and statist slavery. Slavery will inevitably win as part of a lawful cycle but how many wi...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there an Ultimate Reality?
Replies: 73
Views: 2064

Re: Is there an Ultimate Reality?

VA Point is whatever you claimed is real, it must be verifiable and justifiable empirically and philosophically within a credible FSK. Why do you deny the intellectual realm described in Plato’s divided line and restrict yourself to the visible realm or what the senses can measure in pursuit of trut...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Progressive vs Platonic Education.
Replies: 49
Views: 1606

Re: Progressive vs Platonic Education.

Belinda Yes, it would be good to have ultimate knowledge more than which cannot be known even by an omniscient being. Ultimate knowledge like that is indistinguishable from goodness. I supposed what you invited me to suppose and once again I concluded Platonic reality is not available to any of us. ...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1202
Views: 29622

Re: American election.

When is it time to move on? If your sister was just mugged and raped when is it time to forget about it and move on? Go out with your friends, have a few beers and move on. Does it really matter if she was abused and crippled? No, the important thing is to forget about it and move on to avoid rocki...