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by brimstoneSalad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Should our actions be aligned with our moral values
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Should our actions be aligned with our moral values

Like Jebus said, it's all about cognitive dissonance. So much so that we'll usually call somebody like that a hypocrite, because it's basically inconceivable that a human could choose not to act in accordance with his or her values. Not quite correct (the charge of hypocrisy), since somebody might j...
by brimstoneSalad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings Fellow Philosophical Vegans!
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Greetings Fellow Philosophical Vegans!

Welcome GoldenWatch, I hope you like it here!

Feel free to start some discussion threads, or jump into an existing one. No worries about necroposting, we don't have any rules about bumbing old threads.
by brimstoneSalad
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

I don't think that this is likely to be the case. Homosexuals, bisexuals and trans people have often been lumped together, hence the acronym "LGBT", and yet the position of homosexuals and bisexuals has advanced much more than the position of trans people despite this. The implication that they wou...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

I don't really see the opinion of academics as important when it comes to something like grammar. Grammar is a social construction created by humans, and because of that, it should really be determined by how the general public use it. Academics *do* take that into account, but there are other fact...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

This is not true. The rules of language are entirely determined by what most people will use. Not exactly, there are degrees of formality. Using "they" particularly in writing, is still frowned upon in academics and by editors, as well as well-read readers. See style guides, and the apparent consen...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 56
Views: 4335

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

I think I can address all or almost all of your points here just by addressing two of them... You can't make predictions about something you already have knowledge of... Therefore, Galileo was wrong to make predictions about how things move, just because he had a lot of experience with that? The hu...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Welcome! I identify as either an Atheist or Pantheist, but either way I get a lot of flake and risk getting arrested if it reaches the ears of our religious authorities. That's scary. Is it illegal to not believe there? Or an apostasy thing? I am not so sure I will excel in culinary arts but I'm rea...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Interpersonal negotiating
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Interpersonal negotiating

Have you heard of Street Epistemology? One of the things that practice reveals is that for some people even facts can seem confrontational and be counter productive, and hypothetical questions can be better. E.g. if X was proved, then would you change your mind? Because often it's not the fact itsel...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: new member

Welcome strat! Hope you like it here.
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 56
Views: 4335

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

Even then, the theory that says the sky is like that wouldn't really be a coherent theory (the way Bradley defines coherence), it would at best be merely a consistent theory. Consistency is adequate. Why are you bringing up Coherentism? It's not something I'd generally recommend... Simply, the Havl...