Thu 13 May, 2010 09:50 pm - [QUOTE=Blueback;I'm not sure what that means. Should we have anything in particular? No. We invented "shoulds." They don't exist in nature.[/QUOTE
Then why do we do... (view)
Thu 13 May, 2010 01:51 pm - [QUOTE=Blueback;163517]I tend to think of human nature as that stuff that's built into us.
We can't help but feel emotions for example.
So, no, human nature can't be changed.... (view)
Wed 12 May, 2010 10:08 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;163391]Yes. That is true. But how can we tell what that shows ([B]if anything at all[/B]) about whether human nature can change unless we know with any kind of precision what that... (view)
Wed 12 May, 2010 07:23 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;163380]Why, of course! Why, of course not! The only sensible answer to such a vague question.[/QUOTE]
Well something that makes me wonder is the history of the world and every... (view)
Sun 25 Apr, 2010 09:15 am - [QUOTE=jeeprs;155579]well of course I agree that it has. But I was also agreeing with the OP, that there are higher purposes than money and power (but then he added 'well being' which is... (view)
Sun 25 Apr, 2010 09:02 am - [QUOTE=Pyrrho;155696]I don't think that the example of illicit drugs is going to work as a proof that happiness is more than pleasure. In the case of some drugs, the long term effects cause... (view)
Thu 22 Apr, 2010 09:21 pm - [QUOTE=richard_mcnair;140254]Well in my own view I believe pleasure to be the temporary satisfaction of a desire. Pain would be having a desire and not being able to satisfy it - ie the... (view)
Thu 22 Apr, 2010 09:05 pm - [QUOTE=Fido;155095]The object of philosophy and the proof of philosophy is a well lived life... Look at how many philosophers have lived down right lonely and miserable lives...They're lives... (view)