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by Belinda
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 15114

Re: the limits of fascism

If you want to use and make sense of that Biblical quotation you really ,in sanity, have to think of it as a metaphor for how the spirit of Jesus lived on after His death. Interesting. The Apostle Paul disagrees with you entirely, of course. "Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from ...
by Belinda
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 15114

Re: the limits of fascism

You can ask this question on Easter weekend? ...was crucified, died, and was buried, descended into hell, rose again from the dead on the third day, The people who lived during the times of Jesus were as real as you or I, and ghosts were as impossible then as now. If you want to use and make sense ...
by Belinda
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 796
Views: 15114

Re: the limits of fascism

Immanuel Can wrote: Well, if you read Romans 1, you'll see that ALL men have knowledge of God. And if you read the OT, you'll realize that, just as people are nowadays saved by faith in looking back to Christ, many were saved by looking ahead in faith, too. But people who are suffering from depressi...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 71496

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Peter Holmes wrote: -----the very expression 'moral fact' is incoherent. Aint no such thing. In accordance with social reality there is such as a moral fact. if a society becomes fractured its culture of beliefs will also fracture and sometimes cause social reality to change not always immediately b...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: why post- modernism is wrong/right
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: why post- modernism is wrong/right

When reason is off the table, what's left really is only power. "In the face of madness, rationality is powerless. Knowledge is power. If that's all that's left on the table - I'll take it. To attempt to use the pursuit of power (knowledge) as a pejorative seems ass-backwards for "lovers of wisdom"...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the conquest of the will
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: the conquest of the will

If I follow up all the causes of if, and when, I go to make the coffee I find I have no freedom to choose. However if I want to defy all these predispositions, these causes of my preference for coffee, I can choose to drink water despite my preference for the coffee. The most and best freedom lies ...
by Belinda
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the conquest of the will
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: the conquest of the will

How do you differentiate between free will and habit combined with post hoc rationalisation. The confabulator in our minds essentially makes up stories to justify our actions, which we then take as our own reasons, whether they were actually the primary motivating factors, or some post hoc rational...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 5618

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

There is nothing that is absolutely the case except, I would argue,the transcendent virtues of truth with regard to scientific criteria, beauty with regard to aesthetic criteria, and good with regard to moral criteria. Aren't those all sort of tautologous? The search for scientific legend wouldn't ...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 5618

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

Peter Holmes, criterion /krʌɪˈtɪərɪən/ noun a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided. "they award a green label to products that meet certain environmental criteria" Similar: basis point of reference standard norm yardstick benchmark touchstone test formula measure gauge ...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 5618

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

Peter Holmes, criterion /krʌɪˈtɪərɪən/ noun a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided. "they award a green label to products that meet certain environmental criteria" Similar: basis point of reference standard norm yardstick benchmark touchstone test formula measure gauge s...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 9391

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

Immanuel Can wrote: But it gets worse for the Atheist. For the Atheist has now to prove the non-existence of Something, whereas the Theist has only to show evidence that counts for the existence of Something. But whereas the existence of a thing is relatively easy to demonstrate, the non-existence i...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: There is no 'Matter of Fact' [Analytic].
Replies: 350
Views: 5618

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

Sculptor complained to Veritas Aequitas:
Point is you keep accusing my views as opinion
Within a democratic discussion all opinions are hypotheses, or heuristic devices. That some opinions seem less probable does not mean they are not worth considering.
by Belinda
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2022
Views: 71496

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Sculptor wrote: Your attribution that morals are natural is false. Morals are cultural. But nature is all that is the case except for supernature which is not here under discussion. Since nature is all that is the case then human cultures are natural. If I remember you were rebutting Veritas Aequita...
by Belinda
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 319181

Re: What could make morality objective?

I'm not a positivist. I think aesthetic and moral assertions can have powerful and important meanings. Are you sure about the meanings of the words 'certainty', 'relativism', 'ambiguity' and 'infinity'? If so - how? Doubt exists only against a background of certainty. The expression 'certain knowle...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 319181

Re: What could make morality objective?

I don't need all such explanations - if such an idea makes sense. I just need one, in order to boil the egg. That we can always say more does not mean we can never say enough. The existence of what are we denying? I think what you, Peter, deny what I assert: uncertainty, relativism,ambiguity, and i...