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Recent content by kantor1003

  1. Realism, does Plato's Forms exist?

    Sorry about this, but if Plato is known for his allegory of the cave, and his allegory of the divided line, how could anyone take them to be nothing but idle thought experiments? You only have to look up the word 'allegory'. To make it painfully clear, he used allegories because that was the...
  2. Realism, does Plato's Forms exist?

    Interesting question. Do you know anyone that have explored it? Perhaps there are phenomenological (experiential) similarities? Two observations that might or might not be correct. The archetypes, if they are found deep within the unconscious, seems at first to have no being outside our psyches...
  3. Realism, does Plato's Forms exist?

    (I’m obviously not an expert, so take my view with a grain of salt.) Probably worth mentioning again that Platos theory of forms has to do with beauty, truth, and justice (Platos trinity), and also love (a moral universe if you will), but not all that much, I think, with physical objects like...
  4. Like the world is ending

    Sorry, but I really like this:) But also let us not forget the good feelings even if they are somewhat outnumbered in the course of events!:)
  5. Like the world is ending

    /Edit: I'll let the following stand, but the use of the term made more sense when rereading in context of the OP, though it's still misleading to call this an age of reason. And reason is only with great difficulty, if at all, compatible with post-modernism (is it not?), which is probably...
  6. Like the world is ending

    I like your thought experiment. Can you answer why striving to be good and to do good would be so much more important, and I admit that it is near impossible to imagine, if we live 10,000 years instead of a hundred? This reminds me of another thought experiment, I don't remember in what...
  7. Like the world is ending

    And yet another one answered: «It’s like we read that our body is the grave of our souls. Five years, five grains of sand. On we march, and if we only see past image after image of everyday, we can see our selves leaving, pieces at a time, traces of skin, beauty, hope, dream and love behind...
  8. Personal Morality vs Social Morality

    Morality, in one sense, as I see it now, is the set of rules written into us (partly by birth, partly by upbringing and social context) that governs our behaviour. In another sense, it is the science of how we should act in the world, as individuals and as a society. I think individual...
  9. Omg, elementary school

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to see that it's possible for other introverted types to manage with children. I'm excited, and I'll keep your advice of giving them two lose/lose propositions in mind :) Still somewhat anxious, of course, but it's like I'm going to the dentist. I don't...
  10. Omg, elementary school

    So tomorrow I'm going to be a teachers assistant in class 1c. 25 kids or so:eek: Not sure how I ended up in this situation all of a sudden, and I have never done anything remotely similar in the past, but I'm excited and pretty dang nervous. I don't think I know kids. I haven't been around them...
  11. What is suffering?

    But if according to your account pain is whenever some event interferes with a system in such a way as to prevent it from reaching equilibrium, then your definition of suffering is way too inclusive (edit: it could be interesting to take that definition as a loose intuition and apply it to...
  12. What is suffering?

    OP: I'm not sure, but I think functionalists like to explain suffering by identifying it with pain and say that it's some kind of detector that makes us avoid the things that hurt us. If suffering is something like that, then it seems like we have to say that any intelligent system with a...
  13. The Random Thoughts Thread

    I didn't imagine, at least after childhood, that there was anything like being outside language. Sure, some things are unexplainable. Perhaps most things are. But they are unexplainable in language. As one enters deeper into the inferno - in the comedy, in life - sense is gradually dissolving...
  14. What songs are you listening to? /Redux/

    woot and you are listening to burzum. Wtf is this trip. Here is my childhood favorite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GCtIezVX9M I'm listening to some industry club. Yeah, sue me, but I don't care what the culture critics say. I'm drunk and it makes me feel good...
  15. What kind of IQ do you have?

    30% Interpersonal 35%Visual 25%Verbal 10%Mathematical
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