• What is the meaning of life?

    138 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is your opinion of Solipsism?

    Best answer: Two parts: "I know the Noumenon of I" (meditation of Schopenhauer); and, "I am the only one" (this is illogical; rather, one's Schopenhauerian knowing has no absolute certitude re otherness). Descartes' solipsism was simply radical epistemological questioning; Descartes intuited or... show more
    Best answer: Two parts: "I know the Noumenon of I" (meditation of Schopenhauer);
    and, "I am the only one" (this is illogical; rather, one's Schopenhauerian knowing has no absolute certitude re otherness).

    Descartes' solipsism was simply radical epistemological questioning; Descartes intuited or discerned Mind, God, the One, as informing and guiding Descartes' knowing of self. Hence, Cartesian "I think, therefore I am" is not true solipsism, as Descartes' "I think" reflects Mind, his God..

    Schopenhauer's intuition of "will" was that of inchoateness, rather than Descartes' "The Father and I are of one Mindness." This "noumenal quality" is the extent of Schopenhauer's awareness of Noumenon, hence frames his "solipsism."

    Therefore, it is evident that the awareness of solipsism is dependent upon the thinker's presence. If anomic, as with Schopenhauer (not to mention the Sartres), then solipsism is more pronounced. If a Descartes, Plato, Plotinus, or a Whitehead takes a radical epistemological turn, their ontological certitude moves beyond solipsism as a personal enclosure, for these minds understood God, Oneness, hence there is certitude per self (a typical non-radically-questioning philosophical position), with options towards scientific intermonadic community and/or I Am oneness of theology.

    Kant's position was transcendentally philosophic: Man philosophically interpreting God (theology, metaphysics thereof) and Nature (science). Kant's distinction between phenomenon and Noumenon ---> science/non-solipsism per sharing protocols re 5-sense data and ---> God as ineffable (hence, a stage beyond Schopenhauer's solipsistic Noumenal meditation--that of God, Mind, which theologians and some philosophers encounter).

    Schopenhauer's "noumenal solipsism" reflected his lack of awareness of (or conviction re) God as integral basis of Noumenon. Therefore, there is no real validity in taking up a solipsistic position; as "Amy" said, there is validity in science (and reasonableness in "I-Thou" theology/philosophy), and Kant's dualism disallows solipsism per his "awakening" re Humean solipsism (Hume ~ "I can't be sure of the causality of anything physical, and I deny God Is"), hence the need as perceived by Kant to bifurcate God, Noumenon, for the theologian/metaphysician, and Nature, science, for the intersubjective community of such workers. As Godel and others have shown, even the solipsistic position, at a reasonable level of axiomization, is necessarily incomplete. Thus we are left with Kant's science, Whitehead's process philosophy and theology, and direct insight of e.g. Plotinus ("One Mind Soul"); solipsism is seen to be both necessarily incomplete and practically irrelevant. Wittgenstein addresses this human impossibility of solipsism by his observation that there is no "private language." Ibn Tufayl's "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan" addresses the movement from solitude to wisdom, and this shows at least part of the spectrum of philosophical thought as one's solitary psychological awareness moves towards the Light of the One. The use of "solipsism" as an epistemological focus is seen in Descartes--questioning various paradigms or axiomizations.

    Related:
    "There's Something about Godel;"
    "Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization;"
    "A Philosophy of Universality;"
    "On Certainty," Wittgenstein;
    "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: A Philosophical Tale," Ibn Tufayl.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Oh what is life?

    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • How come there are suburbs in UK that are mostly South Asian (Pak/Bang/indian) or West Indian but not Oriental?

    Best answer: All the oriental people have blended in and are working hard. Meanwhile the migrant freeloaders are moving in and sitting around collecting benefits or wandering about the streets where you see them.
    Best answer: All the oriental people have blended in and are working hard. Meanwhile the migrant freeloaders are moving in and sitting around collecting benefits or wandering about the streets where you see them.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Who is the strongest race/ethnic group in the world?

    Best answer: Most of the winners of the Strong Man contests seem to be Scandinavian/ Icelandic
    Best answer: Most of the winners of the Strong Man contests seem to be Scandinavian/ Icelandic
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does knowledge lead to suffering?

    "Whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache" "He who learns must suffer" and "Ignorance is bliss" are all quotes that in varying degrees say the same thing, knowledge leads to suffering. I've been thinking about these quotes since yesterday.. How correct are... show more
    "Whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache" "He who learns must suffer" and "Ignorance is bliss" are all quotes that in varying degrees say the same thing, knowledge leads to suffering. I've been thinking about these quotes since yesterday.. How correct are these statements? I would say that they in some ways they are true, however if we don't experience pain and suffering then pleasure and joy are surely meaningless, and while knowledge might lead to pain, surely we should welcome all knowledge? I'm just rambling, but I'm interested to know others thoughts.
    36 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is your Life advice?

    40 answers · 1 week ago
  • What should I know as a 15 year old?

    Life advice, politics, religion, spirituality, people, work , ect.
    Life advice, politics, religion, spirituality, people, work , ect.
    41 answers · 1 week ago
  • What the best philosopy in ur life right now?

    Best answer: Right now I'm thinking not philosophically but more politically that much of what the world thinks is going on is a lie by the globalist controllers to keep the world afraid and thereby suppressed. There are no nuclear bombs because nuclear reaction or atomic reaction has never been accomplished by setting... show more
    Best answer: Right now I'm thinking not philosophically but more politically that much of what the world thinks is going on is a lie by the globalist controllers to keep the world afraid and thereby suppressed.

    There are no nuclear bombs because nuclear reaction or atomic reaction has never been accomplished by setting off an ignition to cause a huge reaction, like they say happened in Japan, but that is another lie. They, the globalist rich criminals, lie to expropriate the wealth from workers to stay in power by keeping the world in a state of fear and manufactured scarcity.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Consider two different belief systems, B1 and B2. Which of the following does *not* imply that B1 is less coherent than B2?

    a. B1 has a greater number of unexplained anomalies than B2. b. B1 has a higher number of strong inferential connections among component beliefs than B2. c. B1 is broken up into separate, inferentially disconnected subsystems, and B2 is not. d. B1 is less probabilistically consistent than B2.
    a. B1 has a greater number of unexplained anomalies than B2. b. B1 has a higher number of strong inferential connections among component beliefs than B2. c. B1 is broken up into separate, inferentially disconnected subsystems, and B2 is not. d. B1 is less probabilistically consistent than B2.
    4 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Can obsession be hatred too?

    Best answer: Yes, you could be obsessed with or about anything, it could be something good or something evil.
    Best answer: Yes, you could be obsessed with or about anything, it could be something good or something evil.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is Deontology?

    Best answer: A reeeeeeeeeally flawed ethical theory.
    Best answer: A reeeeeeeeeally flawed ethical theory.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Aside from using the “my body my choice” argument, why else is abortion ok?

    Best answer: The discussion of abortion centers around when a fetus becomes a person. Everything else is fluff in compared to that decision. Everyone gets to have their own opinion on that question. We can't ever impose our opinion on others. The courts get to decide the law, but that's not the same as having an... show more
    Best answer: The discussion of abortion centers around when a fetus becomes a person. Everything else is fluff in compared to that decision.

    Everyone gets to have their own opinion on that question. We can't ever impose our opinion on others. The courts get to decide the law, but that's not the same as having an opinion. People who think a fetus is not a person until birth can't insist that others think that. People who think a fetus is a person at conception can't insist that others think that.

    To some it's okay because it's not a person. You don't get to impose your view on them.

    To others it's not okay because it is a person. They should not have abortions.

    Think in those terms and the rest becomes more simple. If it's not a person then forcing someone to carry to term is involuntary servitude. If it's a person then it's a person not a choice. Both are opinions to hold, not opinions to impose on others.
    13 answers · 7 days ago
  • Guys, no rational mind and someone with even a little intelligence would say God is real. This world testifies a godless world. Your opinion?

    Best answer: “All religion has to do is produce a god - ANY god - and atheism ends forever.
    I'm pretty sure it hasn't been done - what seems to be the problem?
    It's not as if you haven't had enough time, a?”
    ~
    Best answer: “All religion has to do is produce a god - ANY god - and atheism ends forever.
    I'm pretty sure it hasn't been done - what seems to be the problem?
    It's not as if you haven't had enough time, a?”
    ~
    8 answers · 5 days ago