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Wed 2 Jun, 2010 07:54 pm - I think love and beauty can both be described as 'a recognition of unity'. I think pleasure is a different thing all together, and I don't think love and beauty are pleasures. You... (view)
Mon 24 May, 2010 07:40 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;168081]Qualia are supposed to be the internal experiences named by sensation terms like "red". But sensation terms (like "red") are not names of internal... (view)
Mon 12 Apr, 2010 09:58 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;150584] Science is about knowledge. Philosophy is about understanding. Literature is about entertainment.[/QUOTE] Science is (or should be) about utility. Philosophy is about... (view)
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 09:57 pm - [QUOTE=William;146465]Okay, it has to do with medical research. It was instituted to cure the dis-ease of the aged. Phil Donahue was instrumental as were others in setting the stage for it. The... (view)
Sun 28 Mar, 2010 09:31 pm - In another thread I told you a fact that you were obviously ignorant of - the fact that all religious thought presupposes some sort of idealism. You responded by saying, something like religions... (view)
Fri 26 Mar, 2010 08:39 pm - [QUOTE=Theologikos;144330]Because he/she is claiming that, based off of subjective reasoning, that the universe and everything was made specifically for us. This is incorrect, we are a product of... (view)
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 10:06 pm - Schopenhauer said 'humanism = animalism', and that 'morality is not of this world'. Let me define humanism in this context as a purely ethical worldview that states that the... (view)
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 07:47 am - [QUOTE=xris;140243]What is pleasure? [/QUOTE] 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 -... (view)
Tue 16 Mar, 2010 06:02 am - Now on the reverse side of this I would agree with the people who say that having lots of beliefs about the afterlife can also be tremendously unhealthy to say the least, but if we are just... (view)
Mon 15 Mar, 2010 08:04 pm - Logic is just the form of reason isn't it? Reason is the faculty of mentally juggling abstractions, and logic is just the rules whereby this is done. (view)
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