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by mickthinks
Mon May 03, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 72
Views: 4824

Re: SELF

Don, are you aware that you haven't actuality formulated an answer to any of my requests for confirmation? You seem to be trying to elaborate and extemporise on the all-too-simple theme that reality is unknowable, and that all my perception and in particular my perception of a universe of multitple ...
by mickthinks
Mon May 03, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 72
Views: 4824

Re: SELF

Okay, Don, I am having trouble understanding anything you say and I'm increasingly of the opinion that that is because you don't really know what you are talking about. You seem to be trying to elaborate and extemporise on the all-too-simple theme that reality is unknowable, and that all my percepti...
by mickthinks
Mon May 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the illegitimacy of politicians
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: the illegitimacy of politicians

I'm with gaffo here. The problem with our democratic institutions is not a deficit of ethics or acumen in our politicians. And Advocate has set up a false dichotomy between politicians and philosophers. There is no reason why one can't be both, and indeed a number of notable politicians have studied...
by mickthinks
Sun May 02, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 72
Views: 4824

Re: SELF

Mick: what would the first-order cognition be? Don: ... essentially this ultimate, immediate, mysterious ineffable unknowable. Do I have that right? You are saying that first-order cognition is non-cognition? That would bump second-order up into first place on the order-of-cognition ladder, I think.
by mickthinks
Sun May 02, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy

When an arsehole behaves like an arsehole, there is no mystery.
by mickthinks
Sun May 02, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy

... occasionally dumpin' on Sculptor is worthwhile to me I asked you why and that isn't an answer. What kind of worth do you get from abusing Sculptor in such offensive terms that wouldn't come from either refuting his opinions or simply ignoring him, like—you know—an adult? I note you edited my po...
by mickthinks
Sat May 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy

Ah, it's an episode in a long running series. Fair enough. I don't have a high opinion of Sculptor's thought either.

I don't see the point in winding him up, though. Where's the value in that?
by mickthinks
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy

Virtue is great Agreed. ... announcin' your virtue is just marketin'. I get that, but what part of ... The percetage of people dying from blood clots after being vaccinated is lower than the base line percentage of people in the population dying of bloodclots for all reasons. There is a tiny concer...
by mickthinks
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: The NON-TRUTHS of Our Current Covid-19 Policy

You say "virtue signaler" as if it were a bad thing. Do you have a problem with virtue, Henry?
by mickthinks
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 72
Views: 4824

Re: SELF

That's more words than I think you should have needed, Don, and I can find no recognisable truth in any of them. I suspect you may be misusing* the words "knowledge" and "cognition". If self-conscious awareness (I think "reflective" is tautology here) is second-order cognition, then what would the f...
by mickthinks
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 72
Views: 4824

Re: SELF

Dontaskme wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:41 pmThe knowledge that there is an 'I' that experiences itself is an illusion.
An illusion for whom? Who's having the illusion? I don't see how anyone other than me is under the illusion that they are me.
by mickthinks
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 82
Views: 3279

Re: Crime and punishment

lol

Dude, you were done when you denied that #45 had incited the act of insurrection on Jan 6th. It didn't stop you then, so why would it stop you now?
by mickthinks
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 82
Views: 3279

Re: Crime and punishment

I want you to see it my way, the only legit way, accordin' to me, it can be seen. But you haven't presented any kind of alternative interpretation of facts, Henry. All you've done from the start is, without grounds, to deny that the attack on Congress on Jan 6th was an insurrection, and to deny tha...
by mickthinks
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 82
Views: 3279

Re: a different tack

Was he found guilty? 57 Senators found him guilty, yes. 43 Senators didn't which was enough to prevent a guilty verdict being entered into the record. We know at least one of those 43 also considers Trump guilty but voted against the impeachment on technical (and obviously false) grounds that, as T...
by mickthinks
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 82
Views: 3279

Re: Crime and punishment

Dumb yahoos trompin' 'round the cap bldg ain't insurrection...mebbe trespassin', but not insurrection. lol I can do that, Henry: Dumb yahoos lobbin' some shells at a fort ain't insurrection ... mebbe vandalism, but not insurrection. But it was, though, wasn't it ... probably the most famous act of ...