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  1. onesteptwostep

    Why philosophy sucks

    Like Serac said, philosophy is just a fancy way of saying 'reasoning' or 'argumentation'. First philosophy, the "philosophy" of the pre-Socratics, was basically a mash up of ontology and chemistry. Everything.. is water... or air.. or fire, and so on. Any meta-scientific debate, any political...
  2. onesteptwostep

    The future...

    I don't have anything to add, but I'm just wondering if the term 'humanity' is inherently a Hegelian term. What is humanity? All the collective homosapiens in the universe? If we're talking about the future of the homosapein species, I guess we won't be extinct? If we're talking about the...
  3. onesteptwostep

    How do you arrive at you morality?

    For me morality is more emotion than logic. I'm a bit inclined to David Hume's position on the matter. So basically, morality is ingrained in us- the ontology of the imprint is a much more interesting question. Why do we have it.. where are we going with it, etc.
  4. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

    I've been listening to this piece every time I go out for an evening walk lately. Serene.
  5. onesteptwostep

    What is your end game?

    Dying with no regrets and a clean conscious. It also depends on whether I have children at this point too. I also want to write something philosophical about time, and something about the philosophy of history.
  6. onesteptwostep

    Why are you blind to beauty?

    We're in a postmodern age. We don't believe in art.
  7. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  8. onesteptwostep

    The Random Thoughts Thread

    I want to go to the moon and throw rocks.
  9. onesteptwostep

    Favorite poem?

    "Poetry" It is the way I can relish a line of poetry, laud it like a teenage girl in love, and have missed that the rhymes aren't right. The prose is deep purple. This "poet" has no; idea what a semicolon is or when to break a line--and it becomes readily apparent that anyone, given a pen or...
  10. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  11. onesteptwostep

    What is one superpower that u would have?

    The ability to shutdown the internet on someone's electronic device. At will. I'd basically become the Pope in today's terms, being able to excommunicate people from the "community".
  12. onesteptwostep

    Are you responsible for infecting other people with a cold

    In Japan it's social etiquette to stay at home if you have a cold. I think it's bollocks though.
  13. onesteptwostep

    Hello. Returning user.

    Most of the members here got Thanos-snapped out of existence.
  14. onesteptwostep

    Not sure where to post but struggling a little

    Hi, welcome to intpf. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of married couples on this forum. There's a few a the top of my head but they seldom post here now. I would recommend a bigger place like reddit. Good luck. :)
  15. onesteptwostep

    General theme of some movies/shows

    Maybe it's because war unites people? It brings the audience into the conflict.
  16. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    I'm glad we've established that you're just here to troll.
  17. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    No, I'm pretty sure it's epistemology. Empiricism is a branch of epistemology, that our knowledge is only acquired by the senses. I'm afraid you're categorically, flat out wrong.
  18. onesteptwostep

    How's the weather lately for everyone?

    Yeah, thanks for the suggestion. People have been suggesting that but I never really took it to heart.
  19. onesteptwostep

    How's the weather lately for everyone?

    The weather's been erratic lately for me and my body's having a hard time adapting.. my perception is cloudy most of the time with all the lethargy attached to it. Everyone else enjoying whatever season you're in? It's spring here.
  20. onesteptwostep

    Avengers ENDGAME

    Really? I thought the family theme was pretty good. The interactions between the daughter-father, son-father, sister-sister, friend to friend, husband to wife, and so on. The film wasn't necessarily a showcase of a battle of ideologies but more of a coming to grips with yourself and about...
  21. onesteptwostep

    Avengers ENDGAME

    No, there's tons of spoilers. I don't think I could do a spoilerless review, there's just too much in the movie that's new and impactful on the narrative. I really REALLY recommend seeing it though, I honestly think this is one of the few movies I would actually go out and recommend to people...
  22. onesteptwostep

    Avengers ENDGAME

    Ok super superupeurpseurpsuprsreusperuspersuper major spoilers. First of all, the film really ends the story arc of the First Avengers. There's a lot more of course, and I'd happy to disclose any spoilers if anyone wants them.
  23. onesteptwostep

    Avengers ENDGAME

    Just finished watching. Will write up a review later.
  24. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    How old are you? If you're interested in these kinds of questions, I would suggest looking into a philosophical field called epistemology, which deals with how we acquire knowledge, of ideas and things, of existence and so on. For example, what would constitute as proof of something that for...
  25. onesteptwostep

    Nihilism moment...

    This topic is ironic because, if you don't exist, and thus others are just figments of your nonexistent imagination, how are you nonchalantly having discourse with nonexistent other minds without critical application of your own idea? See how blatantly irrational you are? Having a discourse in...
  26. onesteptwostep

    Avengers ENDGAME

    Who is HYPED. Watching it on Wednesday. Skipping class to see it ^_^ Will tell you guys how it went, without spoilers of course. Bring me Thanos~!
  27. onesteptwostep

    Notre Dame cathedral is on fire

    Is there a sense of solidarity because of the fire? I find these events interesting because they act as a catalyst for a nation to come together. And from the news lately France seems like they needed that sort of thing.
  28. onesteptwostep

    Notre Dame cathedral is on fire

    On an unrelated note I've been getting suggestions to go to Norte Dame Uni.. hmm <_<
  29. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

    Really cool.
  30. onesteptwostep

    Have you ever loved someone so much...

    You're basically describing sexual tension, so sure.
  31. onesteptwostep

    Humanity about to succumb to drug-resistant fungi and bacteria

    Idk they said simliar apocalyptic things with bees but meh? Interesting news though.
  32. onesteptwostep

    free energy suppression conspiracy

    Energy ex nihilo?! You must be a god!
  33. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

    Found a song you kiddos would like.
  34. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Ah the kawaii culture of Japan isn't really based on porn- it was actually a drive to soften Japan's image after the post-war. Off topic but it's worth a mention. Here's a short article on it: http://aas2.asian-studies.org/EAA/EAA-Archives/14/2/843.pdf I made a mention about how pornography...
  35. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    I'm not sure what you mean or where you're coming from when you say unhappy thought =/= untrue thought. Yes, but humans are the only species which created a culture, a civilization. I feel like you've not digested my view in post #35- I see sex as a part of the whole function of reality, of...
  36. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  37. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Personally I think it's much more holistic and harmonic, which is why I prefer this view. I think sex is an ultimate expression of love, which in its blessings allows us to have children for the building a family unit, which, when looked at horizontally, is ultimately the creation of a culture...
  38. onesteptwostep

    What if there was no Big Bang?

    Ah I see, I didn't realize the standard model was contingent on a big bang. I'm used to hearing things like there are different theories on cosmology; like this article for example: https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/07/27/there-was-no-big-bang-singularity/#7e5b45087d81 We are...
  39. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    I'd argue that if one is conscious of the affect porn does on society on the whole, that it would be personally immoral to consume it. In a way it's a certain type of culturalism. What I mean by this is that it's somewhat like environmentalism, where yes, it wouldn't be personally immoral or...
  40. onesteptwostep

    What if there was no Big Bang?

    Plenty of Greek philosophers have suggested that the universe always was and never created. But, I thought the big bang was just one theory out of many these days? I didn't realize it was something that was dogmatic in the field of cosmology.
  41. onesteptwostep

    Spengler on the Difference Between Tragic Morale and Plebeian Morale

    Literally no point in that poem. If you deconstruct it there simply is no axiomatic thought it.
  42. onesteptwostep

    Spengler on the Difference Between Tragic Morale and Plebeian Morale

    You literally just had to suggest the last sentence to make your pitch. Lrn2hemmingway :)
  43. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    I have some time right now so I'll try and start on this: I think in a non-religious sense, I think it's impossible to start off with certain axoims that would generate a judgement on pornography. But perhaps we could start off with intent: what would be the intent behind the creation of porn...
  44. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Well like how I mentioned in the OP the consumption of pornography treads on a variety of other moral issues, which is why I said that there's a narrow, very selective circumstance where the consumption of pornography would be morally permissible within Christian ethics- that one morally...
  45. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Someone could make that topic if they want. I think I'll be the only one arguing from the side of Christianity though, so it might be boring.
  46. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    I opened up the post stating that we'll be looking at it from both religious and non-religious views and that I'll get around to the secular perspective of it later. Read!
  47. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Ah come on serac, you can't be this intellectually lazy.
  48. onesteptwostep

    Is pornography moral?

    Well prostitution and pornography do overlap, but the 'product' they offer is different I'd say. One is the actual transaction of intercourse for money, while the other is a transaction of a product which is the medium of vonjeurism. But yes, asking whether prostitution is moral is also another...
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