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by jupiviv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Why study philosophy?

#1: I think for any given person there's always at least one delusion they are ready to outgrow given the right conditions. I agree but wisdom isn't about giving up "at least one delusion". Delusions are incomplete conscious thoughts. Usually very few unconscious things prevent most/all rational th...
by jupiviv
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Why study philosophy?

Yes, great interests begin with small ones, but unless the small interests compound into exponentially (infinitely) greater ones fairly early on there is little hope of further progress. Wise teachers can show you what wisdom *is* through their own examples, not *how* or *why* it is. The latter is ...
by jupiviv
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Why study philosophy?

I wouldn't expect someone to drop everything and dive into an intense study of philosophy based on one conversation, but surely great interests begin with small ones. And I don't think wisdom is solitary. If that were true, why would any wise teachers exist at all? Yes, great interests begin with s...
by jupiviv
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Why study philosophy?

Is anyone here good at explaining why we should care about philosophy to someone who knows nothing at all about it? No idea about enlightenment, metaphysics, ultimate reality, or anything like that? Unless someone already is interested in something, you can't explain to them why they should care ab...
by jupiviv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 170
Views: 34700

Re: Re:

Too bad we can't just use Harvey water and Bangladesh water to put out the fires throughout the west coast of the US. Good luck with Irma, people. Did you actually ask why "we" can't just "use" Harvey or Bangladesh water to put out fires throughout the US west coast? Well, I guess I should now ask ...
by jupiviv
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

The more enlightened a person is, the better equipped they are to deal with matters of the world. @Pam Seeback, the crux of what Kevin, myself and Diebert were trying to say to you is stated in this quote in a roundabout way. Matters of the mind and the world are only distinguished in a conventiona...
by jupiviv
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: FORUM UPDATE
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: FORUM UPDATE

Yeah I saw it when I logged in from my mobile yesterday. Looks more like "defacement" to me though, since they obviously didn't hack the server. Probably some idiot with an axe to grind who picked up some C/Perl/PHP scripts from a hacking forum. I've even seen ASP and javascript coded exploits out t...
by jupiviv
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Which is why engaging with those who passionately reason matters of the world (SJW's for example) keeps the world of irrationality turning. Which can, of course, if caused wisely, stoke the fires of ignorance to the point of burnout (the logical fallacy straw that breaks the camel's back) and the i...
by jupiviv
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

But I wasn't arguing against the goal of everyone becoming rational, since that is a given on this forum. I was pointing out the fallacy in the reasoning behind urging men to magically become rational with respect to women without taking into account the countless other changes which have to take p...
by jupiviv
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

The main fault in David's reasoning is that he is asserting an urgent need for radical shift towards rationality *only* for men, and *only* in their relationship towards women. He is completely ignoring the fact that such a need, by definition, must apply to all people in all contexts in order to b...
by jupiviv
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

The main fault in David's reasoning is that he is asserting an urgent need for radical shift towards rationality *only* for men, and *only* in their relationship towards women. He is completely ignoring the fact that such a need, by definition, must apply to all people in all contexts in order to be...
by jupiviv
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Sit them down, give them some candy, relax them with some banter, and they will become far more open to what you have to say. People have tried this many times, and it doesn't work. They regard your concessions, and the special treatment you give them, as their due, and then they demand more. I thi...
by jupiviv
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

We all know that many men behave in a very unseemly manner towards women - whether it be invading their physical space and pressing up too closely to them, or talking at them in a sexualized manner, or engaging in groping and other forms of sexual assault. Understandably, the women on the receiving...
by jupiviv
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

I actually read that sesquipedalian excerpt from some book with a *way* overlong title. Correct me if I'm wrong, Alexfried, but the point of the author was that the alt-right is founded on *real* populism, rather than the *fake* populism of the "broadly left perspective". The only problem with that ...
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

As far as I can see, the historical consensus is that Galileo was indeed persecuted by the Church. But not entirely, or even primarily, for religious reasons. The excerpt you posted adduces that. The Pope's authority was under attack at the time (30 years war began in the early 1600s), so he couldn...
by jupiviv
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

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by jupiviv
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

If you mean that Trump will happily allow himself to become a lame duck president, that is not going to happen either. Please reread the part where I said that the quote is six months old , i.e., from February when you first descended on us with diatribes about how Trump and the "Breitbart philosop...
by jupiviv
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

I was wrong about him being determined to build the anti-immigration wall, but that only reinforces my overall point. What do you mean? the House approved a spending bill with $1.6 billion for the border wall in 2018 and prototypes are being built as competitive bids. It's true that he'd need anoth...
by jupiviv
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

It would be interesting to hear other people's predictions. Does anyone care to give it a go? Make a prediction about the Trump presidency and list the primary sources of your media information. We can then compare the results and see who is more in touch with reality. Here you go: I realized that ...
by jupiviv
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

The religion comes to the fore in times of desperation. I think the level of discussion on these topics is more often than not rather disappointing, suggesting that these "justice wars", if it's a real serious phenomenon, might have invaded more than we think. In other words, people are happy to to...
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Peterson literally believes that the pressure of marriage, specifically the illusion of permanence of the marriage vows, makes individuals stick to a spouse, and thus become forced to pay attention to criticisms from said spouse, which in turn are to have a therapeutic effect to get one to see thei...
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

If this were true, you would see a lot more Islamic terror in India, where Muslims and Hindus live in close proximity in many regions. I spent a few months traveling around India, and one thing that was repeatedly impressed upon me was the long history of extreme violence and conflict there has bee...
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Why is Kevin Solway as David Quinn responding to David Quinn as Kevin Solway?
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

I think the entire anti-SJW movement is, very crudely, a pro-skeptic movement. It's far from perfect, but many people are promoting skeptical modes of thinking, and are being relatively consistent in their thinking. Jordan Peterson or Gad Saad are good examples. Wasn't Jordan Peterson the guy who w...
by jupiviv
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Some [anti-SJWs], such as Milo, or Ben Shapiro, are right wing and still reasonable on most matters. Define "most matters". Do you just mean criticism of SJWs and support for free speech Yes, those are the main areas in which I agree with them. I've heard them express ideas on climate change and re...