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Sun 6 Nov, 2011 07:52 pm - I have spent the past couple of years collecting and devising ways to maintain peace of mind under adversity. According to several ancient Greek and Eastern philosophical traditions, the sage is... (view)
Thu 3 Jun, 2010 06:20 pm - One of the many aspects of Epicureanism to which I am drawn is the concept of negative hedonism. As I understand it, this is the belief that one should seek pleasure as one's ultimate goal,... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 11:49 pm - [QUOTE=prothero;154726] [COLOR=black]I am not sure I agree with your analysis of the problem.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]It seems to me what is required is a coherent defense of hard... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 09:25 pm - [QUOTE=Night Ripper;154710]What do you mean by randomness? If you mean that the universe doesn't have to be the way that it is necessarily but that it is so contingently, I don't see why... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 08:58 pm - I have yet to come across a coherent defense of libertarian free will, which I define as "the ability to have done otherwise." Basically, I can conceive of only three possible ultimate... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 06:59 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;154679]Of course moral codes and judgments exist. But that is not the issue. The issue is whether moral judgments are true or false, and if they are, what that means. The view... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 06:29 pm - [QUOTE=GoshisDead;154664]For something to be objective it just has to be. It is objectifyable. This would effectively remove the subject/agent as anything but the practical observer. If morals or... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 06:17 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;154658]Well yes, either there is objective moral truth or there isn't. But, then of course, that does not mean that either there is objective moral truth, or there is... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 03:40 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;154594]The choice is not between nihilism and "objective moral truth" or moral realism. There are other possibilities like Hume's quasi-realism, for example. To... (view)
Tue 20 Apr, 2010 12:35 pm - [QUOTE=GoshisDead;154544]If a certain maleable set of morals are hardwired into a species, or even if the simple need for morals is hard wired into the species, how does this not refute nihlism?... (view)
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