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yes, I can see the immense wisdom radiating out of your video clip <cough>...

I guess you want to discuss blackmail? ^^ I can't really see how showing a nasty thing (though, humours for its bizarre shockingness) makes a subject. Subjects usually starts with somebody raising an opinion and somebody else countering it...
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Well, I think we started.



What was your impression of what you actually saw within the original post?





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nothing philosophical. A person tried to blackmail a couple of girls to show their boobs. My impression is that it's wrong... do you have another impression?
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Yes I do have an impression.

A philosophical impression.


I think somewhere else upon this forum I stated, once or twice, that EVERYTHING is philosophical.


Everything can be seen philosophically IF you look with philosophical eyes.





Could you try again - WITH philosophical eyes?




Then I will tell you what I saw, or rather felt, the first time I saw this exchange.



I'm not trying to be evasive but, what I think is really unimportant. I posted this here at the Philosophy Now Forums to better understand other perspective. So if you will humor me...












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Which other perspective? Which other perspective do you see that makes you post this? The perspective of an awkward-humoured person? If you're looking for philosophical eyes you are probably looking for an instinct of "wonder". Does the video make you "wonder"?
I think somewhere else upon this forum I stated, once or twice, that EVERYTHING is philosophical.
You can put your wonder everywhere, that's true. But there's a reason why we don't call ordinary conversations "philosophical", because they don't trigger the philosophical instinct. It's like having sex without getting a boner. It doesn't make sense, though I guess it somehow is possible.
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so...that is your answer to my question, Could you try again - WITH philosophical eyes?






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bill first you have to understand logic if you want understand philosophy. applied ethics ls only a recent branch of philosophy. Aristotle would be a good place to start.
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OK, good try.


But you are still focusing-in on me.


Let me refocus you to what I had hoped this thread would be about -

What is YOUR impression of what this thread is about?


What is YOUR impression of what you actually saw within the original post of ~Ethics Applied ~?


Please use your Applied Ethic skills. Look with a philosophical eye.


Then tell us what you say.



Don't worry, there are no right or wrong answers.



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If the clip was real then the ethical thing would be to report a possible grooming paedophile. But apparently you Bill think the best thing is to re-promote it?
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You may perceive me as a superman but - believe me, my powers to do good are limited.





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I don't but I do believe you. Although I think you don't.
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I feel the two of you nipping at my heels.


I can't give you the credibility that I enjoy.


Credibility must be earned.





I did not destroy the credibility of Barbara Brooks or the other guy. I exposed it.



I now am beginning to understand that the poster & former member here did not actually destroy your credibility, he exposed it.



Perhaps you can slowly earn credibility here. I don't know.



It would be easier to continue to explore the fact of grabbing another phoney moniker, and then use that new one to hide behind. Perhaps eventually, you could gain philosophical & moral credibility.



In the mean time, I will tell you, it doesn't matter how many magazines you subscribe to or how many books you read, morals, credibility, philosophy, is something that is lived & expressed in the moment. You can't fake it.



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Still no reply as to why you appear to be promoting an example of blackmail with the intent to get minors to sexually display themselves?
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Again, this thread was an experiment by me to see how other members viewed the GIF I provided in the original post.


I don't want to lose sight of that.

If you see minors sexually displaying themselves then that's what you see.



At this point I won't say if that is right or wrong.


At this point, there isn't a right or a wrong.





A lot of character, a lot of ethics applied has been discussed within this thread already.




Unfortunately, not a lot of applied ethics has been discerned.







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When we think about it, aren't we all like this monkey within this GIF?


When it comes to ethics, to knowledge, to basic necessities? Don't we all apply ethics as a way to cover for what we do?






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