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by Belinda
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

This is what Moore was asking, and it's why Wittgenstein gently satirised the question in 'On Certainty'. Doubt can exist only against a background of certainty. I think physicalism, naturalism and materialism are near-as-dammit synonyms. And treated methodologically, they needn't incur the burden ...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 300204

Re: What could make morality objective?

Rather than "communication is multi-dimensional" (Skepdick)I'd prefer 'communication is achieved through many media'. Thus pointing and other body language is a communication medium as animal lovers well know. actually if some man cannot understand body language then he is socially disabled. All th...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 4121

Re: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].

Peter Holmes wrote: If [it's a fact that] we're programmed not to kill humans, THAT IS NOT A MORAL FACT. It would just be a fact about human nature. And if instead we were programmed to kill humans, THAT WOULD ALSO NOT BE A MORAL FACT. It would not mean that we 'ought to kill humans'. We ought to d...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

It doesn't mean anything non-physical. There's no evidence for anything non-physical. We've been suckered by ways of talking. What does 'physical' usually refer to? Is there anything that is not physical? What would be evidence that your hand, or the cat, is physical? This is what Moore was asking,...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes wrote: What we call emotions do exist - we 'have' emotions in the way that we 'have' thoughts. (Really we're talking about brain activity, Emotions exist as physical events. What does the word ' sentient' mean to you? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience It doesn't mean anything non...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 4121

Re: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].

Peter Holmes wrote: If [it's a fact that] we're programmed not to kill humans, THAT IS NOT A MORAL FACT. It would just be a fact about human nature. And if instead we were programmed to kill humans, THAT WOULD ALSO NOT BE A MORAL FACT. It would not mean that we 'ought to kill humans'. We ought to dr...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 300204

Re: What could make morality objective?

Rather than "communication is multi-dimensional" (Skepdick)I'd prefer 'communication is achieved through many media'. Thus pointing and other body language is a communication medium as animal lovers well know. actually if some man cannot understand body language then he is socially disabled. All the...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 158
Views: 3330

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

The pando tree is a super illustration of the variety of ways to define an entity or rather how to decide what is to constitute the entity. The pando tree example illustrates how left wing politicians would define people as members of a collective where men cooperate with each other. The right wind...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 11812

Re: the limits of fascism

I am simply describing your behaviour... And I am simply not bothering. I don't find your "twist and stick" tactics interesting...or remotely relevant, either. So I'll spare myself the boredom of your company, I think. I think that is a sort of ad hominem, Immanuel, to cite your own feelings as ade...
by Belinda
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes wrote:
What we call emotions do exist - we 'have' emotions in the way that we 'have' thoughts. (Really we're talking about brain activity,
Emotions exist as physical events.
What does the word ' sentient' mean to you?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience
by Belinda
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 158
Views: 3330

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

In the most basic, what Kant implied with things-in-themselves is things do not exist by themselves if there are no humans around to interact and actualize things. To Kant whatever things exists, they exists as things-by-human_selves NEVER by "themselves" pre-existing. Thus what Kant meant is whate...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

I wasn't being sarcastic. To be honest, I didn't pay VA's post much attention, I'm afraid, because I'm reluctant to waste time reading his nonsense. But I just checked back - and, yes, his argument is nonsense once again. Here it is. Who are humans to say what reality really is? How do we know that...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Belinda - in case I don't understand it, please would you spell out what it means, and its bearing on our argument. I suppose you are being sarcastic in which case you do know what it means, and what it signifies. I wasn't being sarcastic. To be honest, I didn't pay VA's post much attention, I'm af...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes, do you not understand the significance of that concave/convex mask image copied by Veritas Aequitas ? Belinda - in case I don't understand it, please would you spell out what it means, and its bearing on our argument. I suppose you are being sarcastic in which case you do know what it...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 66403

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes, do you not understand the significance of that concave/convex mask image copied by Veritas Aequitas ?