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Recent content by doncarlzone

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    New to the community...

    Hi there and welcome. I'd recommend that you make some paragraphs with spaces between. It is rather difficult to read your writing otherwise.
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    Learning to become focused

    I laughed : D
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    Join me in achieving self-discipline?

    Great thread. I think of self discipline as a finite resource. If you want to change something in your life, you have to be aware of what habits led to what you want changed and, or, what habits you will need to adopt in order to make the change that you want. Self discipline is required to...
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    Pragmatism Vs. Nihilism: The Ben Shapiro, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson Trifecta

    Is this a joke? Ben Shapiro. Steven Crowder? And Jordan Peterson? What has this place become? May the force be with you RedBaron! http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/gorilla-walking-away-gif.gif
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    No (or yes, I agree with that). Nor do I think that the fact that you are going to die at one point is sufficient cause to even contemplate that life is meaningless, or meaningful, for that matter. Time in isolation, in this regard, means nothing.
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    Sounds reasonable (as a start).
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    I agree that Hitchens' quote is not a perfect analogy as few are, I could easily have left that quote out of my post. Well, perhaps when I am so old that I can't walk or even think coherently and will need assistance 24/7. Or perhaps at a point when I am old and very sick. These are just...
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    Obsessing on the best possible option to do everything.

    Optimization is a trap I think most of us fall into once in a while. Though I have a suspicion that people identifying as INTP are less likely to do so compared to other types. A friend of mine once said that he refused to watch Parks and Recreation because he had yet to see "better" series...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    Interesting. You almost sound religious, and I don't mean this in a negative way, I just don't relate to your reasoning. Of course if you feel like a mortal life is less meaningful to you than an immortal one, I cannot force you to feel differently. While I do think you have a point when it...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    Because the definition of the concept we reject determines its relevant implications. If you define "an inherently meaningful life" such that it is conceptually incoherent, my only option is to agree with you. However, from this, it does not follow that the concept of "an inherently meaningful...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    Alright. So I watched this video. While I agree with some sentiments in the video, it still makes claims such as: "If the universe ends in heat death, every humiliation you suffer in life will be forgotten". Is this supposed to make me incapable of feeling humiliation because the sun...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    I agree. I don't want to say all Christians are like Craig, at all. And I also agree with you that epistemology is very relevant and the contemporary discussion is quite interesting indeed. People still use arguments, the structure of which was first used by epistemological skepticists, to...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    I understand. I should maybe be more upfront as to my exact position (we are of course not far from each other despite our initial polemic). To state it clearly: My problem is with nihilism. There is a reason why no philosophers take this position seriously, except Christian apologist. The...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    So you are fine with making a philosophical claim, you just don't want to back it up with actual arguments? And yet you claim that philosophers, the majority of whom are atheists, cling to their delusions? What's interesting is that you would probably agree with many theists philosophically...
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    Writing a philosophy of my own.

    What would make life inherently meaningful, as you put it? And if your response is free will, then please define it and explain what it is about that definition of free will, should we have had it, that would have made life inherently meaningful? I will.
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