Thu 10 Jun, 2010 05:56 am - I would argue that [b]possession[/b] and [b]ownership[/b] are semantically synonymous. And I stated that possessiveness of offspring is exertion of some seemingly innate desire to control or... (view)
Sat 5 Jun, 2010 04:59 pm - [QUOTE=wayne;173551]What you seem to be suggesting is that the instinct for survival of the species somehow translates to ownership. Just try and buy a little territory from a Tiger.
Ownership is a... (view)
Sat 5 Jun, 2010 06:31 am - [QUOTE=wayne;173333]It appears that ownership is strictly a human value.
I do not think that is true at all. Watch various species fight for their young wholly based on genetic proximity... (view)
Fri 7 May, 2010 06:05 am - The use of knowledge in an axiomatic fashion, that is to state absolute certainty, creates a systematic means to analyse, question and reason over matters with consistency - logic, traditionally,... (view)
Fri 7 May, 2010 05:33 am - [QUOTE=hue-man;156051]Now my instinctual answer to this question is no, but let's try and take it a bit further. Does a person's dog know if their owner loves them or not? Does a dog... (view)
Sun 25 Apr, 2010 08:46 pm - [QUOTE=jeeprs;153304]Why thanks! I came of age in the 60's so a lot of what I say is out of the genre of 'baby boomer spirituality'. I had some spontaneous spiritual realizations in... (view)
Sat 17 Apr, 2010 07:09 am - [QUOTE=jeeprs;153050]It makes sense. But I question whether this vision of the 'vast indifferent universe' is also historically conditioned by the emergence of industrial modernity, the... (view)
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 07:11 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;152005]Of course. Romanticism is history. And Milton's Satan didn't end well. I think Blake's twist on it is deeper, better. Ultimately we are social beings.... (view)
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:42 am - [QUOTE=jeeprs;152003]Pragmatism assumes some purpose, even if it is just survival. I am sure real nihilism questions even that, and is as much a psychological condition as much as a philosophical... (view)