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by esquizofrenico
Thu May 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Rationality Rules is wrong (sort of). Thoughts on TransGate

About your first point, can we really completely discern man and woman purely by their blood testosterone levels? If not (as I believe most likely since biology is never an exact science), would this limit in testosterone levels also be imposed to biological women? I don't feel this would be fair: p...
by esquizofrenico
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 101
Views: 16492

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

I don't think that it is a problem of lacking in rigour, it is simply that the scientific method, which works marvels when studying inanimate and non personal objects, it's much less useful in the kind of objects social sciences study. This is most clearly understood in the case of economics, which ...
by esquizofrenico
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Does God want us to judge him?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: Does God want us to judge him?

The problem with whether or not Christians should or should not obey earthly power comes from the fact that the only piece of information the Gospels give us about the subject is completely useless. "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God" is almost a moral tautology, t...
by esquizofrenico
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Re: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas

I loved it from the start, it's just what I said: not until the middle of the story does it start to make sense as a whole, and you can get lost easily. In fact, I've read some people that recommend reading before starting an annotation that you don't find until about the middle of the novel, becau...
by esquizofrenico
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Re: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas

I loved it from the start, it's just what I said: not until the middle of the story does it start to make sense as a whole, and you can get lost easily. In fact, I've read some people that recommend reading before starting an annotation that you don't find until about the middle of the novel, becaus...
by esquizofrenico
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Re: I (Again) Don't Know What to Get For Christmas

"The Infinite Jest" is one of my favourite books, I must say however that I did not fully understood it and that for me it had more appeal as a collection of short stories rather than a novel. If you expect a traditional novel, you are going to spent 3/4 of the book thinking about what has to do wha...
by esquizofrenico
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Abortion hypotheticals
Replies: 32
Views: 4487

Re: Abortion hypotheticals

Lay Vegan, I don't understand your position. How could you justify actively killing an already born baby because of body autonomy of the mother. It would be like saying that if someone came to you on the street and asked "Please, give me something to eat, I'm starving", you would be justified to sta...
by esquizofrenico
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Abortion hypotheticals
Replies: 32
Views: 4487

Re: Abortion hypotheticals

My intention wasn't to say anything about Libertarianism PsYcHo, I could really have skipped mentioning it, I just thought that it would speed the conversation by showing your position with respect the argument carnap was doing. About what you say about the straw man, I don't agree with what you say...
by esquizofrenico
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Abortion hypotheticals
Replies: 32
Views: 4487

Re: Abortion hypotheticals

If it is living in your body, and basically a parasite that you must feed, you have the right as an individual to remove the parasite. I don't like it morally, but that's your right as an individual. It's pretty clear to me though, that if it's able to survive without your uterus, you no longer hav...
by esquizofrenico
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Abortion hypotheticals
Replies: 32
Views: 4487

Re: Abortion hypotheticals

To me, if you think in Jebus's first example was okay, then you should be fine with the second as well. (fourth trimester abortion?) This is clearly not true, the first and the second case can be differentiated in that for the first case you can say that the mother is not trying to kill the baby bu...