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by brimstoneSalad
Tue May 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Great comments on new #namethetrait video
Replies: 365
Views: 21216

Re: Great comments on new #namethetrait video

Albus on Seitainism had some comments on replying to NTT, Margaret Hayek DrSinger I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. "You're saying that it's okay to kill cows for food, but not kill humans for food. Cows and humans are different. So what is your reason/justification for that difference of trea...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon May 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 123
Views: 2235

Re: Law of excluded middle

brimstoneSalad I guess that's the risk of arguing with admin/moderator. Nope, that applies to any user. I upped the ante and posted a credible link of a physics professor explaining why MWI is preferred by Occam's razor since you either did not understand or did not accept my explanations. It was b...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Ethical Theories
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Ethical Theories

Neutral utilitarian theories balance pleasure and pain, but they also don't do it naively. E.g. people DO get pleasure from eating meat, but you have to look at other available foods and assess whether those would also be pleasurable. So you can't just weigh the pleasure of eating meat against anima...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun May 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 123
Views: 2235

Re: Law of excluded middle

mkm You are in violation of forum rules. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to start cracking down on this harder because I don't have time to throw assertions back and forth endlessly. I provided a source, you failed to respond accordingly; just more assertions. If your next post isn't either: "I co...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun May 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?

I agree that for objective morality it is needed a transcendental, objective and immutable reference of goodness. Otherwise you always crash against the "is-ought" problem. Ought a knife be sharp? It really depends. If you think that humanity should become extinct, for example, I'm not talking abou...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun May 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 123
Views: 2235

Re: Law of excluded middle

Now THAT is an extreme claim. Not at all. Try to imagine what would happen to you (or anyone), if you had no senses at all. No sensible statements are possible in such a state and we have plenty of less extreme examples to draw from to see it's true. You're arguing an extreme/hard form of absolute ...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat May 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?

esquizofrenico wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 5:32 am
I agree that for objective morality it is needed a transcendental, objective and immutable reference of goodness. Otherwise you always crash against the "is-ought" problem.
Ought a knife be sharp?
by brimstoneSalad
Sat May 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 123
Views: 2235

Re: Law of excluded middle

Take away your personal experience and you have nothing to work with. Now THAT is an extreme claim. We can use logical deduction to figure things out that we don't have direct experience with. If you deny that, then there's probably nothing I can do to change your mind on it. Still, how can you tel...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat May 19, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: What’s the most effective way to debunk moral relativism / subjectivism?

Porphyry wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:09 am
I have yet to see a coherent ethics that at the same time asserts that there is no transcendental foundation for that ethics.
Don't make the "I haven't seen it therefore it doesn't exist" mistake.

Are you familiar with minimal realism?
by brimstoneSalad
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Law of excluded middle
Replies: 123
Views: 2235

Re: Law of excluded middle

mkm Your personal experience is irrelevant; you don't have to experience something to understand that it's true. I said many, not all. I'm not saying they're materially identical, I'm saying if they all fit the definition then they're all you. If you want to define YOU in a weird way to exclude som...