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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
Use it or lose it, faggots.

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Anonymous 15/07/21(Tue)20:27 No. 12250 ID: 1e9d00

American Nihilist Underground Society
"Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism"

I have found this to be a great positive influence on my life, not just philosophically/abstractly or in practical life matters, but also in the other things the site introduced me to. Got me into Nietzsche, Burroughs, and some pretty awesome metal bands I'd probably never have had heard of.

Anonymous ## Mod ## 12/02/02(Thu)05:26 No. 5920 ID: 4fb7fa [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

Any other new posts about this subject will be deleted, or locked and referred to this one.

New threads about religious concepts that play inside their own ruleset are allowed, and we kindly ask that you refrain from turning those well meaning threads into arguments about religion as a whole.

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Anonymous 15/08/31(Mon)08:05 No. 12273 ID: 369e77

Think of "god" as a parent.
If you live under this imaginary beings rules, you end up falling back on this parental figure when you cannot solve a problem yourself.

While "god" may have been a nice thing back before we had to diagnose what the fuck we're doing to our planet, we've kind of made it so that we have complete control over the fate of our existence, and therefore, the responsibility to take care of ourselves, instead of laying our faith in something which cannot be proven to even exist at any capacity.

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING YOU PILE OF FAGGOTS Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/09/09(Fri)04:51 No. 2371 ID: 175f07 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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We interrupt your scheduled bickering for this important announcement: Understanding /phi/

  • What this board is:
    • A place to discuss epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic, in a general sense, or in an applied sense (in sex, science, vidya, your mother).
    • A place where not only is being a pretentious, hubristic dickhead is allowed, but is considered the norm.
  • What this board is not:
    • It is not /b/, /x/, or /rnb/.
    • A place to spew incoherent nonsense and verbal diarrhea.
    • A place to make claims with no justifications (and "because I say so" or "because you're gay" isn't a justification).
    • A place where the global rules do not apply.
An inability to follow these conventions will result in a warning!
Repeat offenders will be banned!

Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/12/04(Sun)05:06 No. 4980 ID: 4c1a8e

Dear faggots,
I shouldn't have to remind you, but if someone is posting something against the rules, please report it.

If you don't know how to report a post, please see our super-sugoi FAQ section on the front page.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Jurispudence (philosophy of law) Jroihcnh-a-r-d-s 14/08/07(Thu)10:19 No. 11672 ID: aaad3e [Reply]

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There are convincing ethical arguments for the legalisation of blackmail. You can find them online.

Being convinced of those arguments, in a jurisdiction where blackmail IS illegal, is blackmail unethical?

Anonymous 15/11/30(Mon)08:03 No. 12351 ID: eb915c

There are convincing ethical arguments for the legalisation of penis. You can find them online. 

Being convinced of those arguments, in a jurisdiction where penis IS illegal, is penis unethical?

Anonymous 15/11/16(Mon)06:19 No. 12321 ID: 21c12c [Reply]

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Is there really a right and wrong?

personally I believe that there is none, life is pointless.


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Anonymous 15/11/25(Wed)19:19 No. 12348 ID: ca3ceb

Yeah dude aging isn't dying. What's stupid about it

Anonymous 15/11/26(Thu)21:22 No. 12349 ID: 535ac2

aging is death slowly creeping up on you

Anonymous 15/11/27(Fri)04:32 No. 12350 ID: ca3ceb

And it's still not dying.
Aging is getting old. It happens to everything. Like planets and rocks and shit. Aging doesn't stop when you die, your corpse gets older differently.

Learn what words mean. God damn.

Anonymous 14/04/23(Wed)14:30 No. 11267 ID: 161fda [Reply]

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Question: Are humans rational creatures if they let emotions affect their thinking?

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Anonymous 14/05/28(Wed)09:53 No. 11437 ID: 8be4ff

This. You can let emotions affect you're thinking in such a way that helps you explain your ideas to others creatively. However, your thinking can also be affected by emotion in a way that makes you shut down ideas due to the thought of them insulting your ethics.

So I think humans are both irrational and rational at times. It's hard to say either way. We're capable of both.

Anonymous 15/10/14(Wed)04:02 No. 12295 ID: 2b04f9

this sounds like a lot of it comes from a big part of you. i've felt like that when i think the same thing
but then again
this is coming from a part of me

Anonymous 15/11/25(Wed)01:17 No. 12346 ID: 30272a

It does! It's hard for me to speak super objectively. That's why I really value emotions and whatnot, it shapes my values and helps me express ideas. Man, I made that post a while ago but I check on this board every couple of months and just happened to stumble by it again ha.

Why? Anonymous 15/09/28(Mon)07:55 No. 12285 ID: 42bd01 [Reply]

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"The conflict between men and women is brutal. 'The normal fuck,' writes Andrea Dworkin, 'by a normal man is taken to be an act of invasion and ownership undertaken in a mode of predation.' This special insight into the sexual psychology of males is matched and confirmed by the sexual experience of women:

'Women have been chattels to men as wives, as prostitutes,
as sexual and reproductive servants. Being owned and
being fucked are or have been virtually synonymous
experiences in the lives of women. He owns you; he fucks
you. The fucking conveys the quality of ownership: he
owns you inside out.'

Dworkin and her colleague, Catharine MacKinnon, then call for the censorship of pornography on postmodern grounds. Our social reality is constructed by the language we use, and pornography is a form of language, one that constructs a violent and domineering reality for women to submit to. Pornography, therefore, is not free speech but political oppression." --Explaining Postmodernism (http://www.libertarianismo.org/livros/srchpostmodernism.pdf)

Why do PoMo faggots want to rid the world of freedoms that Westerners have fought and died for? These are freedoms that MOST everyone enjoys, but instead we have pussies that value equality over freedom.

Other civilization destroying ill: http://youtu.be/cCOLcMqdpls & http://youtu.be/oyZDVA2bG0w

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Anonymous 15/11/02(Mon)09:47 No. 12315 ID: 6e5a2f

A lot of people are against what brings others pleasure. For instance, alcohol brings a lot of people pleasure. Large dance parties with electronic music bring a lot of people pleasure. Driving brings a lot of people pleasure. Skiing makes people happy. Music and art keep us alive.

Wherever there is pleasure, there is also danger. Alcohol and drugs damage the body. Many people die at large dance parties due to overdoses. Statistics show that, as I participate in this discussion, many children died in car accidents right now. People die skiing all the time. Music can cause deafness when it's too loud, and a love of art can lead people into doomed careers where every last part of their being is poured into something that may never ever take off for them.

Porn is another thing that brings a lot of people pleasure, yet it is also dangerous. Porn can create unrealistic expectations for a sexual experience. Many people do not understand that what they see on a screen is not real, so they associate the reductive porn experience with a fulfilling real-life sexual experience. So, there are the damages of porn.

However, what about the joy it brings many? Many sexual experiences are enhanced when the moans of professional actors are on the background. Is it so wrong for something that some perceive as damaging to bring others pleasure?

The reasoning for the argument presented by Dworkin is faulty simply due to the ad hominem attack it deploys on men. Not every man feels this way; not every woman feels this way. Surely these are concepts that most should learn by the time they go out and start talking to people; start learning that everyone holds different beliefs about the roles of women. Dworkin is correct in that we are living in a socially constructed reality, but it seems like a whole lot of post hoc reasoning.

Perhaps a better exploration would be if Dworkin explored how society constructs genders. Social constructions are fluid and have a lot of regional differences. So, here we see how Dworkin constructs men as evil and implies that the relationship between men and women are cultural universals.

However, a lot of evidence exists to the contrary. There are a lot of matrilineal societies where the women have the power to choose their men. The Hopi tribe is an example of a society where the women made most of the primary decisions. Were those women owned? I don't think so.

Dworkin uses ad hominem attacks, does not understand social constructions, and uses a black and white approach to her complaint against pornography and even goes as far as to saying that it is political oppression. Are the women in the adult film industry who make millions oppressed? Are all men and women the same everywhere? Such reasoning does not hold up under further investigation.
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Anonymous 15/11/09(Mon)07:54 No. 12317 ID: 98407e

Absolutely not true at all. I can send my sources later today, but I wrote a lengthy rebttal to someone claiming porn causes sexism or some nonsense, and I had sourced a report of compiled studies that all showed unequivocally that porn, especially BDSM, not only made men more receptive to their partners' needs, but also improved their sex lives just about across the board. The only "drawback" according to current standards was that the people who watched the more extreme pornography generally had shorter relationships, which is understandable if their sexual behaviour improves their sex lives, given that partners less well-suited sexually would probably increase with the diversity of taste.

Anonymous 15/11/25(Wed)01:14 No. 12345 ID: 30272a

Wonderful post. I'm just lurking but you expressed your ideas fantastically and I agree.

Anonymous 14/06/08(Sun)21:47 No. 11497 ID: 1d3945 [Reply]

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Describe me the glass of water.

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Anonymous 15/11/13(Fri)12:02 No. 12318 ID: d78ba2

Both the water and the cup exist imperfectly according to our perception, but what is important is not the cup nor the water, but the essence of the cup and the essence of the water, or cupness and waterness, if you will. These are qualities which extend themselves imperfectly into our dimension, creating what you and I see as a simple cup with half its amount of water in it, yet waterness and cupness are beyond us, eternal, perfect in their own dimensional plane.

queencrimson 15/11/20(Fri)16:44 No. 12336 ID: 01ccca

Ceci n'est pas un verre d'eau

Anonymous 15/11/21(Sat)01:22 No. 12337 ID: b7967e


reality zero 15/11/15(Sun)04:46 No. 12319 ID: b7967e [Reply]

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Creepy dude told me yesterday in bach world wasnot real, everything was an ilusion, even him or me or anything were actually irrelevant.
Quickly I reasoned and told him that this concept was nonsense, as a surreality is clearly something below,our world, like a simulation or matrix, everything was actually perceptible, he was able to see, touch, and smell. Those stimuli turned into neuronal information and that is what we call reality, even if did not exist like in string theory. Reality concept would be reformulated as,it does not get more "real" that. So his actual belief was a,super-reality above ours... he seemed really happy for that talk we had.

So what do you think? Exprime monde

Anonymous 15/11/17(Tue)09:48 No. 12323 ID: ca3ceb

lol see how mad he gets when the dude gets punched in the face

Anonymous 15/11/18(Wed)06:24 No. 12328 ID: b7967e

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Interesting philosophy we found here...

Anonymous 15/11/20(Fri)07:53 No. 12335 ID: ca3ceb

Damn straight it is.
If he really believes in this crap he shouldn't get mad at anything or get frustrated and shit because it's not real.

Anonymous 15/11/16(Mon)03:28 No. 12320 ID: 7e7744 [Reply]

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What is Life?

Anonymous 15/11/17(Tue)21:06 No. 12324 ID: 3fae4c

A really shitty YLYL thread.

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