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    Today, 01:36 PM
    But that makes no sense. I'm judging everyone's framework and my own by my own framework, including my own shifting framework ? I'd have to be able...
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    Today, 12:49 PM
    What makes you think the individual has a 'cohesive moral framework'? You're maybe confusing descriptive ethics with normative ethics. At the...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    I actually agree with a lot of what you say here, but (surprise!) give it a slightly different twist. I agree that the most morally mature members of...
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    I said it was "my own take" on Kant's Categorical Imperative, a "Prima Facie" interpretation of it. According to my argument, we still have a moral...
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    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    Thanks, Carpe. I appreciate it. I'll try to keep it civil.:smile:
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    08-17-2019, 06:11 PM
    Thanks, Adrift. Feel free to jump in.
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    08-17-2019, 06:10 PM
    It is, or my own misunderstanding of him.
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    08-17-2019, 06:08 PM
    The liar is basically undermining the rational basis for his lying. It's a restatement, or my own take on, Kant's "Categorical Imperative." This deep...
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    08-17-2019, 04:49 PM
    Thanks, Adrift. I think I need a new network adapter or new laptop.
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    08-15-2019, 07:31 PM
    It's also grammar, syntax, context, unspoken assumptions, non-verbal cues. Sometimes silence can speak volumes. It's often what's lost in...
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    08-15-2019, 07:10 PM
    We're talking about morality, not natural phenomena. Different classificatiosn don't 'cause' other classifications of living thiings, escept maybe in...
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    08-15-2019, 06:55 PM
    According to the argument. Iff the argument goes through. It was an extension of the argument. Your question-begging isn't based on any argument but...
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    08-15-2019, 03:50 PM
    I have to keep re-posting because of computer problems. This is getting really old! As far as the justifiability of lying, according to the...
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    08-15-2019, 03:15 PM
    No, language is not just "the creation of symbols to express concepts verbally and in writing." That's a laughably reductive and impoverished...
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    08-15-2019, 01:14 PM
    I wrote a long post then lost it because my network adapter kicked me off the internet. Let me try again. If I write fast... Morality is...
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    08-13-2019, 07:58 PM
    You're the one who keeps trying to set up "absolute" as the straw man alternative to "subjective," not me. I'm the one who keeps trying to suggest a...
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    08-13-2019, 01:45 PM
    "Blue" is a color. It requires a viewer. It is too simplistic to say that blue is 'in here', ie in the visual apparatus of an organism. It is both...
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    08-13-2019, 12:07 PM
    You're setting up a "straw man argument" in which it's either absolute unchanging moral principles or moral subjectivism. As I've said repeatedly,...
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    08-13-2019, 01:31 AM
    I wasn't assuming that all subjectivist positions were 'equally good." I was assuming each one set its own standard for goodness. The way you...
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    08-12-2019, 11:53 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    The question is whether indeterminacies at the micro-level can scale up to affect macro-level events like humans actions. It's more likely that all...
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    08-12-2019, 11:49 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    No, the idea is determinism, that a person can't do something contrary to what the past determines that they do.
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    08-12-2019, 01:46 PM
    That's not how it works. As I've said, it's not a difference of degree so much as a difference in kind, with the introduction of things like 'second...
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    08-11-2019, 02:59 PM
    I would disagree. Culture is about much more than mere survival. It is also about flourishing. It's reductive to see humans are merely survival...
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    08-10-2019, 04:29 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    Well, we kind of got on a slightly different but related topic, the free will topic. If I do something, say raise my left index finger, and if it's...
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    08-10-2019, 04:09 PM
    That's not how morality functions. Sorting things into what one 'ought and 'ought not' do might be a necessary but definitely not a sufficient...
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    08-10-2019, 02:42 PM
    Jim B. replied to a thread Reasons and Causes in Philosophy 201
    I know. I was saying something different. I was saying that metaphysical free will would require that my action be done for the purposes and reasons...
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    08-09-2019, 12:55 PM
    Just saying "this is how morality has always worked" isn't an argument. Of course the individual has to be the medium for every item of...
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    08-09-2019, 12:35 PM
    You're not presenting an argument. You're merely asserting that "morality IS about 'personal preference'". If you have an actual argument, I'd like...
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    08-09-2019, 11:45 AM
    Even if one doesn't accept a deity, I think it's more complicated than that, if you mean just biological evolution. It would include cultural...
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    08-08-2019, 07:40 PM
    How can both of those things be true? They would naturally tend to come into conflict with each other, and when they do, how do you negotiate between...
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