Is Modesty a Virtue?

Should you think about your duty, or about the consequences of your actions? Or should you concentrate on becoming a good person?

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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Ginkgo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:38 am

Arising_uk wrote: Don't think so, every post he's made about the subject is clear that he thinks words cannot be other than lies, that they are always misuse, always flawed, never perfect.
I agree. I took the statement "All words are lies" to mean exactly that. Words in isolation have no truth or falsity value,they cannot be lies. It is only when we put words into propositions we can derive a truth value based on the structure of the proposition. For example, propositional calculus. I don't think RvE defense stands up.

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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:24 pm

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Holy shit! You are scaring me.



You actually understand me and yet you did not attack me?



Did I fall into some strange alternate universe where you appear to be civil?




I got pretty fucked-up this weekend - I must still be high...or you are?






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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Ginkgo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:28 pm

Bill Wiltrack wrote:.





Holy shit! You are scaring me.



You actually understand me and yet you did not attack me?



Did I fall into some strange alternate universe where you appear to be civil?




I got pretty fucked-up this weekend - I must still be high...or you are?






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Bill, I am always civil to everyone. You know that.

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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:00 pm

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Yes. Yes you are ALWAYS civil...and I apologize for my mistake.


For some reason I was responding to the member prior to your post. My prior post was not in response to you but to them.




So, again, I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.





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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by reasonvemotion » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:09 am

reason wrote:
For example "all words are lies", does he mean words are not perfect, they are flawed, as is the misuse of them. ...
Arising wrote:
Don't think so, every post he's made about the subject is clear that he thinks words cannot be other than lies, that they are always misuse, always flawed, never perfect.
It is clear Bill has a mistrust of people and rather than "give" too much, he uses pictures to express his thoughts as often as he can, but that is only one reason for this continuing function. Another use is his cunning sophistry and of course, let us not forget, for his own amusement of others.

(No malice meant Bill)

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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:50 pm

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Whoa! Whoa!! Whoa !!! WHOA!


I TOTALLY trust people.




I trust we will fuck each other over
FIRST chance we get.


I GIVE WAAAAAY TOO MUCH here upon the boards.


Nakedly I put forth MY thoughts and MY feelings.



I seem to rub EVERYONE the wrong way and yet I stand here virtually unprotected.


If anyone chooses to they could see exactly where I live - hell, from previous posts you could extrapolate what I had for breakfast.


Dare I say, no member here has pushed the envelop more than I.


- and if I didn't think so highly of you as a person I would be openly asking why you in particular has not supported me in my efforts to validate images as an integral part of life & of philosophy.



I will pay the price for everything I just said
but still I stand here, defenseless. Clocked only with my love of philosophy.




No malice meant to anyone and perhaps, more importantly, you have lured me out into my hypocritical self for I admit nor am I displaying any modesty.


...that is, IF modesty is a virtue.



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Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Post by Wyman » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:02 am

I trust we will fuck each other over FIRST chance we get.
Exactly. Hobbes was right.

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