Category Archives: Philosophy

Entitled to our Truth???

Quora – Since we’re all entitled to our own truth and we each have different perceptions of reality and everyone’s truth is valid does that basically mean we’re all in our own worlds? How can we ever work together or … Continue reading

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Limits on research?

Should scientific research have any limitations placed on it? [ 12/1/21 ] As others have noted – what sort of limitations do you mean? If you are talking about limits required to manage identified or suspected risk associated with particular … Continue reading

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Conspiracy theories

How can a society de-program/reintegrate people who have gone down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole? [ 12/1/21 ] What do you mean? If you want people generally to stop looking for conspiracies, and to start generally trusting, then you need … Continue reading

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Has the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?

[ 11/1/21 Foundations of Logic – Facebook page – Walter SmithHas the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?] It seems to me that one can only make that assessment on an individual by individual basis – as … Continue reading

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Existentialism of Sartre and Heidegger

Walter posted in Foundations of Logic Faceboook groupExistentialism of Sartre and Heidegger:What are the differences between Sartre’s and Heidegger’s existentialism?Sartre’s existentialism is not based on ontologyExistentialism of Heidegger is based on ontolog [ 4/1/21 ] If one is looking for … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope – essential and dangerous. [ 10/11/20 ] What do we mean by hope. Anyone who has done any Landmark or EST work will have encountered the phrase “Hope is the gold plated turd”. That phrase seems to me to … Continue reading

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Do humans have a responsibility to one another?

Do humans have any responsibility to one another? [ 8/11/20 ] I agree with the other two answers – yes – of course. What distinguishes people is our ability to cooperate, to form complex associations. Our survival as a species … Continue reading

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Modernism

What are the key elements of modernism? [ 6/11/20 ] That depends very much on how deeply you want to look at it. For me, clearly, it is a willingness to break with tradition, to test out ideas in reality, … Continue reading

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Quora – Why can’t all people in the world forget about differences and unite as human beings?

Why can’t all people in the world forget about differences and unite as human beings? [ 30/10/20 ] Wrong question. Not possible. It is not a matter of forgetting differences. It is a matter of accepting and valuing both our … Continue reading

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Quora – Why is capitalism good for the environment?

Why is capitalism good for the environment? [ 29/10/20 ] Why would you think that it is? Isn’t the evidence sufficiently clear that capitalism, left to its own internal set of incentive structures, is self terminating. We are the most … Continue reading

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