henry quirk wrote:"If it's not 'philosophy,' what is it?"
As I say: 'thinkin' it through'.
Exposing a personal prejudice: when I hear 'philosophy', what comes to mind are naive boys and girls dickin' around with jargon...what comes to mind are folks too timid to 'do', folks who spend all their time talkin'...what comes to mind are glass-brittle intellects not much good for anything.
'Thinkin' it through', on the other hand, is a skill, an activity, available to all.
'Thinkin' it through' is usually the first step in 'doing' sumthin' (instead of just figuratively chasing one's tail in endless loops).
As I say: it's a personal prejudice.
Abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, Just War theory and other such hot topics.
Yes, I'm trying to make you see reason and reality.thedoc wrote:I might be crazy, but you're listening to me.HexHammer wrote:That's crazy talk!thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
Maybe it's a fool's erran and I should jut put you on ignore like many others, I've stowed away.
HexHammer wrote:That's crazy talk!thedoc wrote:"But if they are to die, then let them do so, and reduce the surplus population." surely you're not going to argue with Dickens?
In the immortal words of that great sage 'Walter Brennan' "If someone is determined to run over the edge of a cliff, I'm not going to stand in their way."