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    Thread: Ethics
Post: RE: Ethics

(March 1, 2022 at 5:22 am)The L Wrote: Do you have an ethical system? And, if so, what is it? ... for those who are unaware, there are three main branches of normative ethics. (1) Consequentialism...
DLJ Philosophy 44 1166 March 1, 2022 at 8:56 am
    Thread: WLC: "You can't prove the negative"
Post: RE: WLC: "You can't prove the negative"

(February 16, 2022 at 7:18 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: ... "We can prove there are no living T-Rexes" ... Well, I'm no expert but... Nessie. [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzOv14fA-BI]
DLJ Philosophy 107 2114 February 17, 2022 at 5:22 am
    Thread: Metaethics Part 1: Cognitivism/Non-cognitivism
Post: RE: Metaethics Part 1: Cognitivism/Non-cognitivism

(February 10, 2022 at 9:04 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: ... Quote:cognitivism, In metaethics, the thesis that the function of moral sentences (e.g., sentences in which moral terms such as “right,” “wron...
DLJ Philosophy 24 646 February 11, 2022 at 7:13 am
    Thread: God, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy
Post: RE: God, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy

(December 10, 2021 at 9:01 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: ... Thank you DLJ, that makes sense and is a 'keep it simple stupid' explanation that I can latch onto. btw - this is anjele from TTA. Hope you a...
DLJ Philosophy 136 3595 December 10, 2021 at 9:47 pm
    Thread: God, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy
Post: RE: God, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy

(December 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote: I can understand a conception of god that inherently disqualifies god from the category of ‘magical, imaginary things,’ i.e. the tooth fairy, Santa ...
DLJ Philosophy 136 3595 December 10, 2021 at 8:57 pm
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

@Alan V I'm ok with that piece. To be picky ... data processing doesn't require a brain per se. But yeah, it helps. Maybe information processing does but that depends on definitions.
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 November 7, 2021 at 6:00 am
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

(November 6, 2021 at 7:29 am)Alan V Wrote: ... Back in September, I marked one post in the Consciousness discussion at the Atheist Discussion forum for your notice: https://atheistdiscussion.org/fo...
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 November 6, 2021 at 8:35 am
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

@vulcanlogician See? This ^^^ is what happens without the moral vs ethical distinction. :D @Alan V Hi there. Good to see you again. Have you resolved your 'consciousness' yet? ;)
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 November 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

(November 4, 2021 at 12:05 am)vulcanlogician Wrote: (October 17, 2021 at 6:11 am)DLJ Wrote: But what are the principles?  What is "doing the right thing?"... "Kobe Bryant is good at basketball." ...
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 November 4, 2021 at 4:15 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 20, 2021 at 9:14 am)Belacqua Wrote: ... I don't think the essence of anything can be boiled down in this way, to something showable or transmittable. How about to something receivable? Ar...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 20, 2021 at 10:58 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 20, 2021 at 7:24 am)Belacqua Wrote: ... At the moment, I think you're talking about a description of the essence, but not the essence itself. For example, it is a part of Socrates' essence...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 20, 2021 at 8:46 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 20, 2021 at 4:59 am)Belacqua Wrote: (October 20, 2021 at 4:50 am)DLJ Wrote: Neither the platypus nor the component parts of the platypus have essence.  The essence (properties) are in the...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 20, 2021 at 6:06 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 20, 2021 at 4:04 am)Belacqua Wrote: ... Sorry, apparently my question wasn't clear. I'm wondering what it is that makes you say an essence isn't in the thing, but only in the reader.  Whe...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 20, 2021 at 4:50 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 19, 2021 at 6:32 pm)Belacqua Wrote: (October 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm)DLJ Wrote: the essence is not in the thing, it's in the reading/reader of the thing. What argument do you use to demonstra...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 19, 2021 at 10:21 pm
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 19, 2021 at 8:40 am)Belacqua Wrote: The summary in the video is so bare-bones that I think anyone would be left with questions. The argument is basically that a thing's essence and its exis...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

Dang! I can't edit it. I'm seeing loads of typos now I re-read it. Sorry. Anyway, yes, please take your time, it will take me a while to write up the ideas behind the next bit: the moral-compass ...
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 October 17, 2021 at 10:28 am
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

(October 15, 2021 at 5:58 am)vulcanlogician Wrote: ... You are talking about the process in which mores and norms (including ethical norms) are impressed upon the individual. ... Yes.  And since it...
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 October 17, 2021 at 6:11 am
    Thread: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?
Post: RE: Can we trust our Moral Intuitions?

@vulcanlogician Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated. I haven't watched all of Stich's lectures so I don't know if he attempts to move beyond the descriptive. But I will. To do so, I n...
DLJ Philosophy 72 1886 October 15, 2021 at 9:20 am
    Thread: Thomism: Then & Now
Post: RE: Thomism: Then & Now

(October 13, 2021 at 12:43 am)Belacqua Wrote: ... So for example, the existence of the sun depends on the existence of Hydrogen atoms. You can see this because if the sun stopped existing, this woul...
DLJ Philosophy 202 5094 October 14, 2021 at 5:16 pm
    Thread: Determinism vs Education
Post: RE: Determinism vs Education

(October 14, 2021 at 1:25 am)Foxaire Wrote: ... for theists believe contrary to the logic of determinism that everyone has a choice in the matter of believing in god's existence. ... Not necessari...
DLJ Philosophy 17 540 October 14, 2021 at 3:20 am