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.
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)