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Smithereens
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12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.
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12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist, follower of Wittgenstein's Tractatus/the Positivists, Randian Objectivist, Existentialist, Nietzschean (when he's not insane).
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12/14/2015 2:24:18 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist

I tried that at Maggianos last week. It was delicious.
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12/14/2015 2:30:51 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:24:18 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist

I tried that at Maggianos last week. It was delicious.
It goes great paired with Leibniz or some Montaigne. I almost always order it ala descarte, though.
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12/14/2015 2:35:06 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:30:51 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:24:18 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist

I tried that at Maggianos last week. It was delicious.
It goes great paired with Leibniz or some Montaigne. I almost always order it ala descarte, though.

I don't drink. The closest I come is some sparkling Aquinas.
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12/15/2015 12:32:14 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
An indirect skeptic. I suspend judgement on almost all propositions, taking something similar to an 'agnostic atheist' stance on philosophy.
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12/15/2015 12:53:50 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
Lol, just got done writing this into my profile summaries:
- Idealistic Pantheism
- Epistemic Fallibilism
- Moral Nihilism
- Ethical Pragmatism
Call me King Pootie Tang.
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12/15/2015 12:54:15 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist, follower of Wittgenstein's Tractatus/the Positivists, Randian Objectivist, Existentialist, Nietzschean (when he's not insane).

Cool, another pantheist!
Call me King Pootie Tang.
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12/15/2015 12:55:28 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
Existentialist, Phenomenologist (not really a set of beliefs, but you get the idea), physicalist, moral realist.
ShabShoral
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12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.
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12/15/2015 1:36:51 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.

People who think philosophy without logic is possible have another thing coming. Your opinions are not philosophy. Stop pretending they are.
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12/15/2015 1:41:47 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 1:36:51 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.

People who think philosophy without logic is possible have another thing coming. Your opinions are not philosophy. Stop pretending they are.

Is that what you think continental philosophy is?
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12/15/2015 2:07:52 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 1:41:47 AM, BlueDreams wrote:
At 12/15/2015 1:36:51 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.

People who think philosophy without logic is possible have another thing coming. Your opinions are not philosophy. Stop pretending they are.

Is that what you think continental philosophy is?

Any philosophical system that bases itself on logic would be better classified as analytic philosophy, so yes.
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12/15/2015 2:12:46 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:07:52 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 1:41:47 AM, BlueDreams wrote:
At 12/15/2015 1:36:51 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.

People who think philosophy without logic is possible have another thing coming. Your opinions are not philosophy. Stop pretending they are.

Is that what you think continental philosophy is?

Any philosophical system that bases itself on logic would be better classified as analytic philosophy, so yes.

Respectfully, you should read more continental philosophy. It has nothing to do with rejecting logic. Do you really think Stanford is paying people six figures to be illogical? No. Continental philosophy is a different approach to philosophy than analytic philosophy. It emphasizes holism over reducing philosophical questions into discrete problems. That doesn't make it a philosophical free-for-all.
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12/15/2015 2:17:46 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
Metaphysics - Spinozan
Epistemology - Berkelian and Humean
Ethics - homebrew Utilitarian
Aesthetics - subjectivist
Philosophy of mind - subjectivist
Philosophy of language - late Wittgensteinian
Economic Philosophy - Scandinavian Socialism
Political Philosophy - Platonic philosopher-monarchy, except the king is Skynet
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12/15/2015 2:19:28 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:17:46 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
Metaphysics - Spinozan
Epistemology - Berkelian and Humean
Ethics - homebrew Utilitarian
Aesthetics - subjectivist
Philosophy of mind - subjectivist
Philosophy of language - late Wittgensteinian
Economic Philosophy - Scandinavian Socialism
Political Philosophy - Platonic philosopher-monarchy, except the king is Skynet

Wow, all the Spinozists are coming out of the woodwork now.
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12/15/2015 2:20:40 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:19:28 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:17:46 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
Metaphysics - Spinozan
Epistemology - Berkelian and Humean
Ethics - homebrew Utilitarian
Aesthetics - subjectivist
Philosophy of mind - subjectivist
Philosophy of language - late Wittgensteinian
Economic Philosophy - Scandinavian Socialism
Political Philosophy - Platonic philosopher-monarchy, except the king is Skynet

Wow, all the Spinozists are coming out of the woodwork now.

>implying a Spinozist and any piece of woodwork are separate substances
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12/15/2015 2:25:04 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:12:46 AM, BlueDreams wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:07:52 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 1:41:47 AM, BlueDreams wrote:
At 12/15/2015 1:36:51 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 12/15/2015 12:59:50 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
So many continentals here. It makes me slightly uneasy.

People who think philosophy without logic is possible have another thing coming. Your opinions are not philosophy. Stop pretending they are.

Is that what you think continental philosophy is?

Any philosophical system that bases itself on logic would be better classified as analytic philosophy, so yes.

Respectfully, you should read more continental philosophy. It has nothing to do with rejecting logic. Do you really think Stanford is paying people six figures to be illogical? No. Continental philosophy is a different approach to philosophy than analytic philosophy. It emphasizes holism over reducing philosophical questions into discrete problems. That doesn't make it a philosophical free-for-all.

I didn't mean that it outright rejects logic (although, often it does). I meant that it doesn't attempt to base itself on logic or reason. As soon as it starts making proclamations that can't be backed up with a logical argument, then either it's basically science (probably bad science) or arbitrary and unjustifiable. Like pretty much everything Nietzsche said was just presented as his opinion. Philosophy is about understanding, and there's no understanding to be gained in opining.
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12/15/2015 2:25:21 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:20:40 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:19:28 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:17:46 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
Metaphysics - Spinozan
Epistemology - Berkelian and Humean
Ethics - homebrew Utilitarian
Aesthetics - subjectivist
Philosophy of mind - subjectivist
Philosophy of language - late Wittgensteinian
Economic Philosophy - Scandinavian Socialism
Political Philosophy - Platonic philosopher-monarchy, except the king is Skynet

Wow, all the Spinozists are coming out of the woodwork now.

>implying a Spinozist and any piece of woodwork are separate substances

Sorry, I've only recently been de-spooked.
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"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

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"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz

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12/15/2015 2:33:47 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.
I am somewhat of a Spinozist panentheist. I am also an existentialist. I would say a lot more if had a better philosophical vocabulary.
I don't have a signature. :-)
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12/15/2015 2:36:55 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:35:06 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:30:51 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:24:18 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist

I tried that at Maggianos last week. It was delicious.
It goes great paired with Leibniz or some Montaigne. I almost always order it ala descarte, though.

I don't drink. The closest I come is some sparkling Aquinas.
Aquinas is great with a Socratic taco. Ever had one of those?
I don't have a signature. :-)
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12/15/2015 2:46:04 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:36:55 AM, Bob13 wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:35:06 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:30:51 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:24:18 PM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 12/14/2015 2:22:11 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 12/14/2015 12:36:08 PM, Smithereens wrote:
Interpret the question as loosely as you like. I identify as an apathetic theist. Someone who believes science is the answer to everything until pre-big bang. I also don't care for religion and have a negative stance towards institutionalised religion. Offensive realism is how I define my political philosophy. World powers seek to maximise their capability to survive via competition in terms of military and economy. USA as a prime example.

Describe yourself in terms of the major schools of philosophy you subscribe to.

Spinozian Pantheist

I tried that at Maggianos last week. It was delicious.
It goes great paired with Leibniz or some Montaigne. I almost always order it ala descarte, though.

I don't drink. The closest I come is some sparkling Aquinas.
Aquinas is great with a Socratic taco. Ever had one of those?

I don't like those. Too much extract of gadfly.
Have you ever tried the Baked Hume?
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12/15/2015 2:48:19 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
I'm convinced that all of you are specifically designed to give me false hope as to the intellectual state of DDO. I really hope that y'all are real accounts.
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12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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12/15/2015 2:50:39 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.

I really hope you're joking.
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12/15/2015 2:52:07 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:50:39 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.

I really hope you're joking.

Um no
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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12/15/2015 2:52:42 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:52:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:39 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.

I really hope you're joking.

Um no

That's pretty nasty bro
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12/15/2015 2:53:28 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
The labels have changed over the years: Spectacular, amazing, sensational, ultimate, superior. In the end, I think I prefer friendly neighborhood.
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12/15/2015 2:54:52 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:52:42 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:52:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:39 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.

I really hope you're joking.

Um no

That's pretty nasty bro

How so
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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12/15/2015 2:57:35 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/15/2015 2:54:52 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:52:42 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:52:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:39 AM, SarcasticMethod wrote:
At 12/15/2015 2:50:07 AM, sadolite wrote:
A free thinking rugged individualist with a love for the unfettered free market capitalist system. Let the stupid suffer.

I really hope you're joking.

Um no

That's pretty nasty bro

How so

The way I see it, 'letting the stupid suffer' is a form of revenge, and revenge is never right.