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by PeteJ
Fri May 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Me
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

Hello from Me

Hello folks. I've been subscribing for a year but somehow missed the forum.

I'm an OAP from West Yorkshire who spent most of his time in and around the music biz but took up philosophy at age fifty and now writes about it.

I look forward to some interesting discussions.
by PeteJ
Fri May 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 80770

Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

As someone who believes in the greater good, I suggest shutting down this forum. Although I believe also in the lesser good, I concur. The theists are dissatisfied with the site. The non-theists are dissatisfied with it. Those who think logically and also those who do not think logically are dissat...
by PeteJ
Fri May 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: North West England
Replies: 46
Views: 28290

Re: North West England

I'm in Holmfirth and up for local meetings. I don't travel far if I can help it but If anyone wants to meet locally I can find a venue.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)
Replies: 7
Views: 3823

Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

I feel that some profound and well-tested ideas are being dismissed without a thought. The summary of the book suggests that it is superficial and idiosyncratic, perhaps too dumbed-down, but basically on message. "It talks about how a human brain is just a processing plant. How the real you is actua...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How to prove existence to an ever negating person?
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: How to prove existence to an ever negating person?

This 'negating person' is not making an argument but just repeating a mantra. For a proper argument against existence check out the literature of mysticism. The fact is that existence cannot be proved even to a reasonable person. Hell, few people would even be able to define what they mean by it.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does reality really exist?
Replies: 31
Views: 6222

Re: Does reality really exist?

Explorer - I don't know why you received such rude replies. You ask a standard question. The question arises because there is no way to prove that anything truly exists. This is just as well, since mysticism says it doesn't. If you really are an explorer I'd suggest maybe looking into the Buddhist p...