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by Advocate
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 87
Views: 4957

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote="henry quirk" post_id=514219 time=1623862954 user_id=472] [quote=simplicity post_id=514210 time=1623859477 user_id=21803] [quote="henry quirk" post_id=514170 time=1623807335 user_id=472] Sustainable or not, takin' care of one's self and [u]voluntarily[/u] helpin' others is the only [i]moral[/...
by Advocate
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: solving language
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: solving language

[quote=RCSaunders post_id=514120 time=1623789333 user_id=16196] [quote=bahman post_id=514114 time=1623781606 user_id=12593] [quote=Advocate post_id=508849 time=1619390316 user_id=15238] In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this communication problem. There's n...
by Advocate
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 87
Views: 4957

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[quote=simplicity post_id=514071 time=1623772610 user_id=21803] [quote=commonsense post_id=513946 time=1623711578 user_id=14610] Please clarify for me how spending other people’s money until it runs out relates to the shortcomings of a prevention-only model. I don’t see the connection that you’re pr...
by Advocate
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Veritas Aequitas" post_id=513474 time=1623472295 user_id=7896] [quote="Immanuel Can" post_id=513419 time=1623417175 user_id=9431] [quote="Veritas Aequitas" post_id=513396 time=1623394560 user_id=7896] You are the one who is very confused because you are unable to distill the nuances involved...
by Advocate
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Terrapin Station" post_id=513291 time=1623237119 user_id=12582] No one should be reading truth or knowledge claims as implying any sort of certainty period. [/quote] That's exactly what knowledge is, certainty. It's a scale of justification. As long as 100% of evidence points in a given dire...
by Advocate
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote=Eodnhoj7 post_id=513190 time=1623177433 user_id=14533] [quote=Advocate post_id=513188 time=1623176548 user_id=15238] [quote=Eodnhoj7 post_id=513184 time=1623176407 user_id=14533] This is a paradox as you are making an absolute statement about certainty. [/quote] Establishing an upper or lower...
by Advocate
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote=Eodnhoj7 post_id=513184 time=1623176407 user_id=14533] [quote=Advocate post_id=513172 time=1623174702 user_id=15238] [quote="Terrapin Station" post_id=513171 time=1623174498 user_id=12582] No, it's not absolutely certain. That's just the idea. It doesn't need to be absolutely certain for us t...
by Advocate
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Terrapin Station" post_id=513171 time=1623174498 user_id=12582] [quote=Eodnhoj7 post_id=513160 time=1623168162 user_id=14533] [quote="Terrapin Station" post_id=513140 time=1623156853 user_id=12582] Claims about what's true, claims about what we know, have no implication for absolute certaint...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Won't
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Free Won't

Free Won't is a useful concept in two senses; a) exemplifies the constant metaphorical regression necessary to accommodate increasing certainty of ultimate causality b) less wrong metaphor for communicating about our experience than free will There is something very real about the constant tension b...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote=Advocate post_id=512981 time=1622972507 user_id=15238] We were talking about matter as in materialism, not matter as in matter vs energy. You are conflating the two uses. Reality has no substrate. Change is obviously illusory, humans can only experience life in the direction of locally increa...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote=Atla post_id=512969 time=1622952439 user_id=15497] [quote=Advocate post_id=512930 time=1622927480 user_id=15238] [quote=Atla post_id=512924 time=1622923345 user_id=15497] 'Matter' is a made-up concept. Science measures what actually exists, and always describes what exists using the concept o...
by Advocate
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Authoritarianism
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Authoritarianism

[quote=gaffo post_id=512951 time=1622940554 user_id=15438]
I don't think is good enough view.

I affirm legitimate authority as the power that be are acting in accordanc to the Rule of Law.

I'm a legalist.
[/quote]

By what measure is the law legitimate?
by Advocate
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote=Atla post_id=512924 time=1622923345 user_id=15497] [quote=Advocate post_id=512921 time=1622919760 user_id=15238] All languages are descriptive. Science is rigor and describes that which is materially measurable. Those relationships which can be generalized because they always replicate are ca...
by Advocate
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Conde Lucanor" post_id=512914 time=1622910182 user_id=9521] [quote="Veritas Aequitas"][quote="Conde Lucanor"]Once any scientific framework abandons materialism it ceases to be scientific.[/quote] Where is you evidence to support the above? As I had claimed earlier, the definition of what is ...
by Advocate
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 602
Views: 16355

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

[quote="Veritas Aequitas" post_id=512876 time=1622866022 user_id=7896] [quote=Advocate post_id=512851 time=1622852202 user_id=15238] [quote="Veritas Aequitas"]I have no dispute from the common sense, conventional and empirical perspectives that things are independent of the individual's subjective v...