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by Skip
Tue May 21, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Daniel Dennett's Deep Dippities ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

Re: Daniel Dennet's Deep Dippities ?

Here is a good habit to develop: whenever you see a rhetorical question, try – silently, to yourself – to give it an unobvious answer. If you find a good one, surprise your interlocutor by answering the question. Yes. "silently, to yourself" is the key. First, be sure you understand what the author...
by Skip
Mon May 20, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Philosophy of Fairness
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: A Philosophy of Fairness

Then, you can think about the extended family, the community, the environment, the culture, the education system....
Really, in an insane society, it's very difficult to be fair, decent and kind. And yet, some people manage it!
by Skip
Sun May 19, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Philosophy of Fairness
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: A Philosophy of Fairness

If one is intent on being bad, nothing can stop him. I suppose a mean woman can love her child and teach it bad behaviour. You asked what makes a beautiful character and i named the single most important factor that i'm aware of. If a child starts out in the world with a sense of emotional security ...
by Skip
Thu May 16, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Philosophy of Fairness
Replies: 10
Views: 3081

Re: A Philosophy of Fairness

Maybe I should include another question: what makes a person's character beautiful, what should make a person's character beautiful and how does a person acquire a beautiful character? A loving mother. It helps to have a healthy body and sound mind; it helps very much to have good nutrition and phy...