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Balanced Reading? by Hamilton Cishgold - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:32:15 EST ID:2vYnAsTI No.206587 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I find when I seek out books to read and philosophers to study I gravitate towards those that hold ideas I ALREADY agree with, but there is no rationality behind my beliefs, simply what FEELS right and I know (think) this is flawed so what is the best way to properly study all sides of an argument? Is there a compendium of books/beliefs/philosphers that directly contrast? Is this is even sane to think? Why should I give time to philosophies I deem to be worthless?
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Edward Neshlitch - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:10:50 EST ID:Tvwyv8LO No.206588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I suppose what feels familiar and reinforces your beliefs is easier and less challenging to read and study. Might as well say you might've created a comfort zone of philosophical ideas that you like to study, a comfort zone that you now hesitate to challenge whether because it challenges your own mindset or you have reached some sort of philosophical limit you aren't bothered about crossing. As in you might've reached a point you feel like you know enough and want to study more of what you already know and wanna go more into detail.

So I'd say if you're still really interested in philosophy, look for new readings with a fresh and open mind, as if you really know nothing of philosophy. Challenge yourself to study new ideas on a fresh canvas and don't judge or compare them to the ideas you already know until you've finished the book.
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Shitting Cravingkan - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:23:39 EST ID:aEaeNBh+ No.206590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As my philosophy teacher suggested to people asking the same question, just try to find some kind of "introduction into philosophy" book.
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Ebenezer Drosslekod - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:55:48 EST ID:0aDGMcny No.206591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portalhilosophy
You're welcome.


depth psychology by Cyril Sillerridge - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:14:53 EST ID:WyaFltj9 No.206506 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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alright folks
you ever find yourself getting weird puzzled looks because all you can do is point out all the worlds unconscious activity?
i like studying the unconscious. who /unconcious/ here
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Hamilton Bunshit - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:03:58 EST ID:pct8Tk5P No.206516 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206506
what do you mean by "point out all the worlds unconscious activity?"
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Oliver Boffingwell - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:29:37 EST ID:DSiCeS1e No.206517 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206516
"its windy"
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Martin Danningkeck - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:30:06 EST ID:OoTYAE4u No.206518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've actually studied my own unconscious mind for a while. Dreams are the gateway into the unconscious. If someone where to tell you the events of their dream you could figure our what there everyday normal fears, issues, memories, it's insane what can be discovered through dreams. This was how I was able to overcome my extreme paranoia of everyday normal situations and people. I had dream for years of people trying to kill me, many other horrors, and would wake up still paranoid, unsure of what was real at this point. My dreams were so vivid. It was also through this I learned how to manipulate the world around me.

But yea, so uhhh, what about it?
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Jack Gizzletot - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:02:16 EST ID:wCmfRi04 No.206520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206506
The entire Freudian hypothesis is horseshit.
Honestly, Dianetics is a better model of the way the mind works.

Dream Analysis in particular is a load of shit. It's like people who get deeply into divination-- it's a trap, it's giving over your mental faculties to random bullshit, letting a bunch of cards or sticks make all your decisions.
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Simon Sublingmidging - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:48:50 EST ID:0aDGMcny No.206533 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206520
>>Dianetics
you're trolling us right?


Freemasonry by Phoebe Duffinglere - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:52:54 EST ID:bxCBzIYK No.206344 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can anyone well acquainted with the actual beliefs of the group help to explain to me the gist of what is practiced/believed?

I don't mean the insane bullshit people say they believe, but what's actually believed by the majority of the adherents. I spent a while reading online but most people are just crazy conspiracy theorists or people inside the group who seem very defensive. I'm legitimately curious but cannot find any clear resources.

Thanks
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Emma Gemmlesit - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:33:34 EST ID:zCIn+JE0 No.206464 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Freemasonry is a beginners set of esoteric symbols and moral values that straighten the path of the community. The symbolic morality it makes the teaches a heavy heart , yet a strong warrior.
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Emma Gemmlesit - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:43:39 EST ID:zCIn+JE0 No.206465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206462
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Emma Gemmlesit - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:58:47 EST ID:zCIn+JE0 No.206466 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206462 You mean being a mind slave to the Jew Rockefeller and V for Vendetta which was made in order to flourish the Chinese Revolution, Time Warner branded Gay Fawkes that likes to jack his little dick off in his sleep while he crys about how the KGB brainwashed him with a well thought Jew commie plan. Roth and Rockefeller should of been shot in the head with a luger a long time ago...good job your a fucking puppet..go to a fucking OP rally and cluk a chuck you fucking Jew.
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Emma Gemmlesit - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 13:04:44 EST ID:zCIn+JE0 No.206467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206465
Probably watched a lot of Nickelodeon when you where little, fucking faggot.
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Simon Sublingmidging - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:45:58 EST ID:0aDGMcny No.206532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206355
Dude you are so wrong about most of this but I just want to point out how stupid it is to say freemasons came before jews. The whole symbolism of free masonry is based on the concept of building Solomon's temple, it developed in the medieval period out of stone mason guilds that is true, but do you realize that stone masonry as a technology didn't exist when the jewish faith was started nearly 2,000 years earlier?


My theology by Charles Dammerfure - Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:32:15 EST ID:Uuvr0TwO No.206484 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It is understandable if one does not believe in God because the truths that would warrand belief in him are not supported by physical evidence.
Thus one must use deductive reasoning...
A question of yore;
“How was life created?”
It was either by a good or evil governing principle.
The innocence of children is something to consider when pondering the beginnings of life.
Temptation is what guides someone’s free will toaward the good or the evil.
The good is of the beautiful, but evil can, and does, purport beauty.. To steal immortal souls...
To make them permanently evil in order to fortify an evil satanic governing principle.
Free will is what determines your fate....
There is manifest evil in the world. The cause of evil is the lack of a unfying principle...
A unifying principle of love, and a love of the good.
God would be the good...
And the good is of love.
“Love is the ferry between mortality and immortality” -PLATO
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Graham Gundleset - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:54:48 EST ID:NuLSgom7 No.206492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I kind of see what's your idea - in short that good is love, love is unity and unity is God.
But it also brings up a lot of quetions that I don't know if I even wanna bother asking (and they don't concern the proof of God).

However here's one for example
>How was life created?
>It was either by a good or evil governing principle.
Why would there be a bias? Why wouldn't it be completely unbiased? As in every individual lifeform being a little experiment in the infinite cosmos.

The biggest problem I have with OP is the simplistic concept of the duality of good/bad and the "lawful" limitations of our experience of this ultrahuge universe.
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Jack Gizzletot - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:03:48 EST ID:wCmfRi04 No.206521 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206484
Innocence of children?
What children are innocent? I remember my own childhood, and my peers, and I've dealt with and helped raise kids myself, they are fucking criminal as hell.
They are basically wild animals. That's not innocent, that's ignorant.
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Simon Sublingmidging - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:39:58 EST ID:0aDGMcny No.206531 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206484
>>It was either by a good or evil governing principle.
Why? How? Principles are concepts humans have, they do not exist in nature (nature has 'constants' perhaps but we can only comprehend them as principles i.e. mathematically.) Your argument is entirely circular. A 'governing principle' would be God, right? So you're saying the reason God must exist is that God exists and is either good or evil. This is dumb. /thread


Problematics and Mathematics; A Display of Proofs. by Emma Gemmlesit - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:29:14 EST ID:zCIn+JE0 No.206463 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Within our society of today's America being ripped apart by an enabing concept that is two sides of the same coin. Our current values have been dwindling into a tug of war. This tug of war at the fabric of our children between communism and socialism makes everybody trying to grow a foundation mentally and physically impossible. There is another way, that way is only take by the path of warriors. Truth, mortality and justice for the oppressed are the ways which I value. To be the execution and punisher of ignorances, moral decay. Manipulators and heartache is what the greedy value. But, the wise warrior values truth in abundance over lavish expenses. The path of the Kamikaze, Samurai, Bishedo and chivalry. The ignorant value meat and slaughter, but the wise hangs a plow share from his neck and carries this burden. It was the way of the Ninja. The path of the scales, Libra and Capricorn. A rich man with no scar has nothing to sing about in his heart. The destroyer and illuminated, a path best served cold. Because, revenge is a sweet dish when it is truth.
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Beatrice Hazzlehit - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:30:47 EST ID:j46/6F10 No.206473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>our society of today's America being ripped apart

>everyone is stupid and ignorant except for meee

I'm sorry, I couldn't see the point of your thread through all these false assumptions.
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Basil Guffingspear - Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:52:28 EST ID:hvs4h/ox No.206476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You must be a ronin.

Being a fife who is freed from his lord. Whether that lord is abstract or in a social class.

This is the reality of knowing.

You're honor is scared, neigh Your honor is born, an it sees the reality of the thief. the one who by command was punished from your macro group.
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Ayn Rand - Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:53:22 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.206477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206473
This OP is full of far-out assumptions.
He's being more poetic than philosophical. I think if he tried to make his statement less-pretty and more-informational we'd be able to have a better conversation with him.

>Engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsoever.
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Phyllis Blissleforth - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:10:05 EST ID:11SaPaaE No.206645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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oh no


Why exist? by Shitting Bollerworth - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:56:21 EST ID:1iJ/Y3fp No.205743 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why should I not kill myself?
Why should you not kill yourselves?
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Augustus Pickshit - Tue, 05 Jul 2016 03:10:53 EST ID:0CAwG8zC No.206284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read your camoo (start with the greeks)
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Kaoru Starkid - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:41:40 EST ID:i5L/IC+0 No.206336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206259
>What is that source?

Grinding my teeth as I’m pedaling uphill,
The fight against ape-hood is slave vs. free will.
We think we’ll advance, but there’s nowhere to go;
Mammals stay captive to animal actions.
So slowly, we climb up this DNA brick wall,
Addicted to emptiness, anger, and pitfalls.
Desire for space – territorial lust;
We’ll eventually turn this whole planet to dust.

  • Eyedea
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Charlotte Durrylere - Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:32:08 EST ID:jBNmwoV8 No.206405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206283
>Are you sure you will never ever grow to regret that decision?

Well, yeah
Since you're dead
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Esther Demmlehodge - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:18:24 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.206426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206336 speaking of Eyedea and existentialism: https://youtu.be/qP7StTfEDqw
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Nathaniel Blangerridge - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:26:15 EST ID:jLRPt4X3 No.206459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
killing yourself takes too much feelings, time and energy so its a negative, most people won't do it unless needed.


Self and neo-evolution by brotank - Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:43:00 EST ID:36eM0bWF No.206296 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So /pss/, I've been thinking about evolution in the context of the "self". We're all taught in high school biology that evolution via natural selection happens on a population wide scale over the course of a large amount of time, but when looking at the evolution of human society this doesn't seem to be the case.
For about 80% of evolutionary time the earth was only inhabited by single celled organisms, but around 640 million years ago evolution skyrocketed making a large leap forward in a relatively short amount of evolutionary time. We see this happen again at the formation of mammals as the dominate organism on the planet, all happening within 20 million years or so of the extinction of the dinosaurs. And in the last 100,000 years (a blink of an eye to evolutionary time) we humans have managed to create more in the ways of advanced life than all 4.5 billions years prior. My theory is that existence will always give rise to evolution, and evolution will act on the population until its give rise to consciousness . When consciousness is created, evolution via natural selection becomes obsolete (in the context of the individual, evoluton via natural selection still acts on lesser organisms) and evolution instead acts upon the consciousness of the individual. The end goal of this action is to elevate the consciousness to such a level that existence is unnecessary, and upon reaching that state the consciousness has achieved "ascension" and ceases to exist on the physical realm that it existed on before.
Tl;DR: Evolution is acting on humans in a newer, quicker, way that is aimed at achieving personal ascension.
Thoughts on this theory would be nice, and cheers mates
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Emma Nerryfield - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:04:50 EST ID:hQHbxael No.206354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206350
E.Pn ???
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Esther Hottingway - Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:11:24 EST ID:aEaeNBh+ No.206357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206350
> Evolution can best be described as a cascading relationship between genetics and environment, constantly are affecting each other.

Yeah, that's true but really ignorable in this discussion. I mean, how bacteria started creating oxygen in prehistoric times has little value in this discussion, unless I'm missing something.
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Ian Shakeson - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:57:41 EST ID:j46/6F10 No.206371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206354
e-peen.
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Phoebe Hengerchodge - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:57:48 EST ID:DCeBW/tY No.206395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206357
Seemed like a worthwhile refutation to the "evolution is all genes" assertion.
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Ebenezer Goodford - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:34:21 EST ID:aEaeNBh+ No.206396 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206395
It's irrelevant within the context of people seeing evolution as some kind of mental process.

Evolution only deals with genes. It might occasionally cause geological processes, but those events (while incredibly important) have nothing to do with this discussion.


Is cuckoldry the ultimate form of white male supremacy? by Nathaniel Hacklehere - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:02:28 EST ID:SnOSbUkw No.206366 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Isn't it taking sex between a man of color and presumably a white woman, but warping it to be for a white man's pleasure?
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Jarvis Sazzlefud - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:03:35 EST ID:Oolz71Ae No.206376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206368
It was way better when it was /ph/.
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Fucking Sovingford - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:37:00 EST ID:X2oEaWUu No.206381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206368
eyyyy, glad to see you reached that logical conclusion, buddy. How about a congratulatory link to a Gilles Deleuze essay http://epicbaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nomadology_read1.pdf
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Matilda Pillershit - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:03:27 EST ID:SnOSbUkw No.206382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My bad, didn't mean to post a thought experiment on a board of people who don't want to think.
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Samuel Greenfuck - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:57:31 EST ID:aEaeNBh+ No.206383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206382
To be honest, your question is more like /b/hilosophy than philosophy.
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Matilda Shakespear - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:23:24 EST ID:/3eoXSbg No.206385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206368

A lot of boards have imploded the past year tbh.


Don't get it, why do people follow a belief-system of pedophiles? by Ruffle Panties - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:10:02 EST ID:EIOekLev No.204841 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Church is still molesting children,
tries to cover up cases of child-abuse,
priests involved in these scandals keep their job.

still have millions of followers.

what shocks me the most:
People are still surprised by this?!
Is the fact, that these authoritarian structures with creepy dudes who condemn pleasure, and far fetched from reality produce ill-minded and sexual disturbed individuals?

it's all about the money, isn't it?


http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/01/11/children_abused_in_choir_led_by_ex_pope_s_brother_investigator_says.html
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Tablet Tabletten - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 03:16:22 EST ID:rJejfjb/ No.206108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would be really unhappy to be deluded by an organized mass mindrape movement.
99% of christians are apologists for mass murder, rape and genocide.
A LOT of christians are hypocrites.
They protect corporations., WAR, GENOCIDEin the name of "FREEDOM" or "DEMOCRACY" while delivering BOMBS and DEATH to OTHERS.

As for homeless shelters: If the PATHETIC fascist society was anywhere near good, there WOULD NOT BE homeless people to begin with.

It wasnt so long ago in WW2 when german werhmacht soldiers had the words "God with us" in their uniforms.
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Hannah Buzzshaw - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:48:47 EST ID:nmyfly2H No.206134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205485
More like it does not matter where that money goes, its Mexico.
In the end it all goes to drug lords.

As for the topic at hand. I am seeing a lot of people who might want to take a sociology class or some kind of humanities before weighing in on this subject. Might make you look less like a fedora tipping edge fish.
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Cedric Fuckingfuck - Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:42:52 EST ID:K8NH1++G No.206286 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206108
If this "pathetic, fascist society" was as "great" as you imagine it to be, every single home would be a homeless shelter of sorts as it would be administrated by the state. You are deluded if you think that this society is pathetic, or fascist. Your idea for a 'perfect system' would be a pathetic, fascist society. Learn to think.
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Emma Clecklesot - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:31:18 EST ID:4MCc5ZU6 No.206349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204841
>rabbis and imams dindu nuffin
I know you're a bunch of contrarian prisses and fedoras with gripes about christianity but it is a cross-cultural happening.
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Lola Brennt - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 02:43:37 EST ID:XP08eFZZ No.206365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206349
wtf are you even talking about?

Nobody denies the insanity of the other nutjobs who mutilate and suck babies dicks!


Intellectual Rigidity by FacelessHeretic !!U4AmLIlT - Sat, 09 Jul 2016 20:11:06 EST ID:yGGaIsJ7 No.206298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My friend of four years has always exhibited an inability to change his mind. He holds his own opinions in very high esteem but is easily manipulated by misrepresentations of data and misled by pundits on his side of the political fence (leftists) because he cannot critically think about the language presented.

He does not read books and hasn't read one in all the time I've known him yet fancies himself more intelligent and informed than most people he encounters. He cannot hold a deep conversation about anything except within a very narrow frame of knowledge, history and politics. Admittedly he knows many details of ancient wars, dates and places, names of belligerents, etc.

When he's under stress he will go into a conversational mode where he will disagree about trivial things and do it to the death, even when evidence is provided to the contrary.

He has OCD and social anxiety. He has in the past six months began to have delusions but he won't tell me what they are. He's now almost 25 and suspects he's in the early stages of schizophrenia. (His brother is a schizophrenic with primarily negative symptoms.)

His vocabulary is very limited and the concepts he does know he thinks of in very black and white terms and with out much richness or depth.

I've watched as he has stagnated and it makes it difficult to talk to him because of how little he knows in proportion to how much he thinks he knows.

His primary concern as he has admitted is his ideology, identical to what he believed four years ago and does not value truth in and of itself unless it is linked to a political goal.

He attaches strong emotions to his ideology and refuses to read sources from the opposing side. He will not hesitate to use pejorative terms to describe the opposition because it is an effective rhetorical technique. Even after I've pointed this out as dishonest over and over he continues to do it.
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Cedric Toothood - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:59:29 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.206331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206329
And many other things as well. IQ can tell you a lot about a person, especially if you break it down into individual intelligences. For instance, I can tell you that, thanks to my high IQ, I'm post-ethical and irreligious, which is a norm in my IQ grouping.
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Bombastus !RZEwn1AX62!!xXxJO70U - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:42:59 EST ID:2fcbIenj No.206333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206321
I've seen those things, too. I wonder how Kant would do on those. Or would a 21st century person with Kant's intellect just spend his time on /qq/ and /opi/. A few of my ego deaths on psychedelics, I had believed that I had seen into the hearts of a rice farmer in India or China that was not given the ability to grow simply because she was not given the opportunity. How would a person like that score on that ueber IQ test?
On that note, 54PBc, let me as you a question: would you trade your clever orating skills for abilities to solve those abstract, high-level thinking problems?

>>206329
Tel him to think less with emotions. Or to numb his emotions with benzos.
Roofie him!
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Hannah Crobblegold - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:13:00 EST ID:jLRPt4X3 No.206334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
people are physically part fantasia (surreal to multiple afterlives) and can see through the transparency of human indiscretions/if not subliminally and are of closed minded most of the time, it suits them. Basically because all political jibber jabber really has already had its day.
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Phineas Surringway - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:58:32 EST ID:aEaeNBh+ No.206337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206309
>I've alcohol free for two months straight, the longest in my adult life, I'm medicated for my mood disorder and I'm doing the best I can really.

That's good. But be careful to look at yourself with the same critical light you observe your friends with.

Now that I threw a live grenade down the hatch, we can start working through your questions.

>Is this an early warning sign of schizophrenia?
I doubt it. It could however relate to his schizophrenia. Schizophrenia won't be helpful in being a normal social human being. You won't be able to connect properly to people, and you'll run into problems getting laid.

>Why are the overwhelming majority of people arrogant and overconfident in their personal evaluation of reality?
IIRC, that has to do with evolutionary processes. Being extremely insecure and aware of the inherent failures of your model of reality means you'll probably be less effective at evading various predatorial animals, and hunting down various prey animals. All that extra mental baggage will slow you down in the native human habitat of Africa a 200,000 years ago. Hence why we inflate our value of our models of reality. Surely we are right!

>Is there anything I can do to help him out of this?
I don't know. Keep discussing shit with him. I used to be a hardcore fundamentalist Christian, but my religion class teacher kept asking me why I believed, and I started looking at why I believed these things which radically changed everything.
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Polly Harringkock - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:32:23 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.206341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206333
No, I wouldn't trade what I've got for what the rare, blessed few have, Bomb. I love me. I'm an extremely well-rounded human being. I love my brain and it's abilities. I accept my mental shortcomings, and I accept my many physical ailments, yet I still consider my mind and body stellar compared to the ordinary human being. I've been through a lot, but I foresee a bright and shining future for myself. And one day, I will overcome all of my mental and physical shortcomings through science and technology. I live on so many pills and have had so many surgeries, I've given up on this notion of being a 'natural' human being. In my opinion, that's just a stupid, idealistic notion, anyway. If a crab can simply re-grow an arm through evolution, what is wrong with us humans 're-growing' our body parts through our evolution, through our wisdom and our science and our technology? Is a sky-scraper any different from a bird's nest? We are evolving so fast, philosophically and scientifically, that we've almost out-grown our Earth-given bodies and minds. But then again, I see us as nothing but a stepping stone. The Earth made humans, humans made machines, and soon both the Earth and the Humans will be insignificant, and the superior life form we created together, machines, will become the future.

I love Kant, just as I love many heroes of philosophy, but the truth is that everything is about luck. Kant was born in the right place at the right time. Same with Gandhi, same with Confucius, same with Socrates. Any of them born elsewhere, such as where I am, today, would not be nearly as significant, probably. Like, what if Kant was born later, and someone else had already philosophized about Metaphysics, but under a different name? Kant probably wouldn't have passionately spent his life working on metaphysics, then.


trolly problem by Priscilla Bommleweck - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:11:29 EST ID:0p7U580/ No.204825 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why is the moral blame considered to be on the person who flips the switch and not the person who tied all these people to the tracks?
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Eugene Fendlebury - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:42:12 EST ID:cl4v6xkU No.206248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204825
facebook.com/TrolleyProblemMemes
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Jack Gummlefene - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:52:16 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.206250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't see human life as inherently valuable, so I really don't care which decision the guy makes. If I were him, I'd just let the trains run into the 5 people tied up and I'd assume that the trains will collide. Self-defense is more important to humans than the defense of completely random strangers.
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Sophie Nengertog - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:15:34 EST ID:rtkE+1+E No.206251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204834
I disagree that the rigger is a bad guy. He's done more for philosophy of ethics than anyone else.
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Basil Pockfield - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:35:54 EST ID:QNr/gDFP No.206252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>204825
What a dumb question
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Priscilla Dammerbire - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:18:51 EST ID:oS8EJv15 No.206335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206252
I'd jump on the division track. An hero


CONTINENTAL THREAD by Edwin Shittingfuck - Sun, 08 May 2016 18:34:16 EST ID:Ia1kuS46 No.205911 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Whatcha reading /pss/?

Currently reading Being and Time and enjoying Heidegger's take on death. Particularly anxiety as revealing "the possibility of impossibility." Nice fat phrase to chew on and mull over.

Anyone reading Levinas or Blanchot at the moment?
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Priscilla Blackgold - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:05:34 EST ID:T3yGXKTP No.206263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206256
How is the term being or object flaccid in Heidegger man?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? He rigorously chats on about what each is and is not throughout the whole of Being and Time and many other essays????
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Bombastus !RZEwn1AX62!!xXxJO70U - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:32:33 EST ID:3jYxvTKU No.206269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>206263
If it were not flaccid, why would he have to write multiple essays, etc. on the nature of being and then make up different words for the existence of "being"?
Perhaps we just have a different definition of "flaccid".
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James Dunderlock - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:36:45 EST ID:MEvmVPSK No.206290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206269
thanks fam
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Martin Mevinglerk - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:12:19 EST ID:hvs4h/ox No.206293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>206269
it's kind of like why plato writes so much about the republic in the republic
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Jarvis Brookbury - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:39:05 EST ID:h82HgvHl No.206295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>205911
Not philosophy, but I'm reading a bibliography on Franz J. Haydn. He was a cool guy.


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