Non sequiturAtthet wrote:That's the bottom line, isn't it? Enjoyment?RickLewis wrote:However, if people feel the amount of bad language is preventing them from enjoying the forum, or
If philosophy is not "enjoyed", then it has no worth or value.
The purpose of the forum is not necessarily the same as the purpose of philosophy.Rick Lewis has exposed himself. Philosophy is about "feeling good" about yourself, never about being insulted, or punished, for being stupid.
I, for example, have no philosophical training (it probably shows, too); I just enjoy talking about ideas. The purpose of this, or any other, discussion forum is whatever the creator of the site had in mind, that motivated the work and expense of creating it. If that purpose was to offer an opportunity for enjoyment, well, why not?
And frankly the repetitive schoolboy willy-waving that some try to pass off as philosophical discussion is rarely enjoyable, entertaining or enlightening, except for the individuals who perpetrate it.
Exactly what profound truth, interesting new thought, or essential insight is furthered by calling a young woman a ****?