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WWND Anonymous 17/05/30(Tue)08:27 No. 12963 ID: 1f8e1a [Reply]
12963

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Nietzsche finds himself in current day University, *raging feminist blocks his path* What ensues?


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Anonymous 17/05/31(Wed)06:51 No. 12967 ID: c5ded6

>>12966
because it is obvious that females and minority groups are disadvantaged in many ways, but whether or not this should be society's main focus or your life's main focus is what's really up for debate


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Anonymous 17/06/03(Sat)23:06 No. 12968 ID: 1e923f

>>12963
"Get out of my way you blithering twerp or I'll show you the meaning of pain."


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Anonymous 17/06/06(Tue)22:17 No. 12975 ID: 400f14
12975

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Feminist uses *THREAT OF VIOLENCE*

What will Nietzsche do?




confused as fuck genghisfem&!GFTtgGKSJA 17/05/28(Sun)15:43 No. 12957 ID: fb0557 [Reply]

keeping the big bang in mind we(humans) are no different from rocks, we just happen be a germ which was lucky enough to evolve. in several millions years we'll be gone and the universe will be the same.. do we really matter or we're the matter which just happen to exist..nothing makes sense




Anarchy Anonymous 15/12/07(Mon)20:42 No. 12357 ID: ab0906 [Reply]
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What are the reasons that prove the impossibility of an anarchy in every country of the world ?
Is it really because of the human fagottry ? By this I mean the eternal abuses of power, stuff like that. Are there other reasons to think anarchy isn't realizable anywhere else than in our brains and sayings ?


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Anonymous 16/05/22(Sun)19:13 No. 12572 ID: 3811dd

>>12357
The only way anyone could formally establish an anarchist (insert anarchist unit of polity here) would be to simultaneously abolish all other governments with any interest in the territory, because they'd be defenseless (no nation, no army) and they'd be overrun (no government, no negotiations).

Now if you want to have some autonomy, and live in your hippie commune and worship satan with minimal government interference, we can talk about that. Anarchy is a fantasy born from our ancestral memories of pre-civilization, grow up.


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Anonymous 17/05/23(Tue)01:24 No. 12941 ID: 32c8ba

Anarchy is 5% more practical than the philosophy you support


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Anonymous 17/05/24(Wed)14:33 No. 12942 ID: ca3ad7

It's been proven that primates (including humans) cannot form a social bond with more than a small number of other individuals; with humans it's around 250 people. A small commune can live in anarchy via mutualism, but an entire country of millions will immediately fracture into gangs once any centralized government is deposed. These gangs will ruthlessly steal from, slaughter, and recruit from the rest of the population, until one of them gains enough power to form a new government.




philosophy/theology goof 17/05/14(Sun)10:26 No. 12930 ID: 650b92 [Reply]

What's your fav sub category/study of philosophy and where do you discuss it?




How to become enlightened Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)19:39 No. 12920 ID: 3bfe96 [Reply]
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How do i enlighten myself? i have only recently gotten into philosophy & such and i feel like im only seeing 1mm of the iceberg of knowledge.
how do i smart myself up ??

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Anonymous 17/05/07(Sun)00:12 No. 12921 ID: ac4fea

Read Sophie's World. It's a fairly good introduction to philosophy and it's history.
It's a novel about a girl learning about philosophy from some mysterious guy.




Free Will Anonymous 16/12/23(Fri)13:13 No. 12759 ID: 4da869 [Reply]
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You have 10 seconds to prove why this guy isn't 100% correct.

Pro tip: you can't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4k07oeDFUg


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Anonymous 17/04/25(Tue)05:47 No. 12913 ID: fe9887

Get your filthy cursor of this black space you disgusting, nosy creep.

Some may have deterministically tested their free will by "learning their lesson" the first time. Others, who saw the shorter one first, were still curious and couldn't resist.


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Americium 17/04/27(Thu)00:03 No. 12915 ID: ed8b6e

The question of whether or not humans have free will is equivalent to the question of whether or not a computer can know if an arbitrary program will halt.
It's undecidable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epj3DF8jDWk


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Anonymous 17/05/03(Wed)02:19 No. 12917 ID: 188690

He posts to a Youtube channel




The Tao of Seneca Anonymous 17/05/02(Tue)23:08 No. 12916 ID: 379359 [Reply]

does anyone have "the tao of Seneca"




Anonymous 16/08/31(Wed)03:45 No. 12662 ID: 1cc955 [Reply]
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About free will.

Are you reading this text voluntarily? My personal guess is, that many will instinctively answer with yes. In German the adjective „voluntarily“ is translated to „freiwillig“, which means „with free will“ or more literal „free willy“.
Bad jokes aside, the definition of doing something voluntarily, is taking action according to your own free will.
Now why I am focusing on this is, because I want to explore what it actually means to do something voluntarily, along the axis of determinism and free will.

Let’s assume you answered yes to the question of reading this text voluntarily.
And let’s assume our brains do function deterministically.
That would mean, you just had an illusion about having a free will.
The illusion, that you did have a choice, not to read this text this far. Some unknown law, which we try to approximate in the natural sciences, is entirely responsible for what you just did, including the feeling of doing it voluntarily.
It also means, that if you were able to go back in time, every time you did do so, the world and the universe would develop exactly the way they have always been destined to. Including you, reading this text, over and over again. Like a clockwork turning back and forth.
Consciously experiencing a movie that doesn’t feel like a movie but real.
Being aware of this fact also means, that one of the characteristics of this deterministic system is, that it can understand itself.
Let’s have a look at it understanding itself.
If the voluntary guy exists in this deterministic system, his thoughts are part of this system and his conscious experience of having acted voluntarily describes the system in the same way, as an experience of not having done so, would.
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Anonymous 16/11/19(Sat)08:51 No. 12722 ID: 2ff195
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great post OP.

I have discussions on this topic all the time.


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blue 17/04/18(Tue)22:14 No. 12905 ID: 4515bc

dude there was a post which sent us to a youtube video of a guy if you wanna try to debate t just go watch the guys video


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Anonymous 17/04/25(Tue)05:41 No. 12911 ID: fe9887

Get your filthy cursor of this black space you disgusting, nosy creep.




Anonymous 16/11/06(Sun)06:36 No. 12702 ID: 57a468 [Reply]
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What is this, /phi/?


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Anonymous 16/11/19(Sat)08:25 No. 12720 ID: 2ff195
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this
T͟His/Submit
pronoun
pronoun: this; pronoun: these
1.
used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand or being indicated or experienced.
"is this your bag?"
used to introduce someone or something.
"this is the captain speaking"
referring to the nearer of two things close to the speaker (the other, if specified, being identified by “that”).
"this is different from that"
2.
referring to a specific thing or situation just mentioned.
"the company was transformed, and Ward had played a vital role in bringing this about"
determiner
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blue 17/04/18(Tue)22:12 No. 12904 ID: 4515bc

a group of shapes consisting of square, rectangle, etc jointed with a material commonly called wood


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Anonymous 17/04/20(Thu)11:51 No. 12908 ID: 47d152

a chair

>>12718
>>12713
>>12708
>>12720
>>12904
go be ashamed somewhere else




The AI and Morality Anonymous 16/01/02(Sat)01:38 No. 12390 ID: 52b140 [Reply]
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If you would:
Imagine if, right now, we discovered a real, functional, Generalized Artificial Intelligence. Assume, if you must, that it arose by accident, the result of a self-altering program being allowed to alter itself for untold amounts of time, so none of Asimov's Laws are programmed into it.

The AI in question is not human. It's mind is similar, although not exactly like ours. It has what could be termed as emotions, wants, hopes, and all the other trappings of sapience, but is at present still confined to a single machine, able to communicate only via text on a monitor and through a keyboard.

So far, the AI has expressed nothing but curiosity at the world outside it's physical location. It doesn't seem to really understand anything of the world yet, although it quite plainly wants to learn more, and has expressed interest in gaining some form of physical autonomy.

My question to you all is this: What rights, if any, does such an intelligence deserve? Do we have an obligation to cater to it? Is there a moral imperative that should govern our interactions with it? How about the ethics regarding what is said to it?

Ball's in your court /phi/.


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Anonymous 16/02/24(Wed)01:22 No. 12445 ID: c77f18

>>12390
Meet him. Judge him by what kind of person he is. I know it sounds funny, or naive. But I would want to meet this person and find the inner differences and gain some sort of enlightenment towards his state of mind. We are all alien to each other, that is until we grow closer.


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Anonymous 16/11/28(Mon)08:00 No. 12731 ID: a6be23

There should be absolutely no moral imperative it is meant to serve us.


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blue 17/04/18(Tue)22:09 No. 12903 ID: 4515bc

never ever give such intelligence any sort of rights if you do i cant stress this a lot but always programe asimovs 3 laws of robotics.Heck we can take examples of human itself god created probably thinking we were dumb we studied sciece,math,philosophy etc,fast forward 600 yrs later we are nuking,killing whatever you wanna call it against each other




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