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Survey anonymous 16/04/25(Mon)18:29 No. 12516 ID: 0016ca [Reply]

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On a scale of one to ten, how much do you believe in higher intelligence?
Higher intelligence can be God/Allah, or even aliens.

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Anonymous 17/05/03(Wed)02:20 No. 12918 ID: 188690

No. I don't. Obviously as someone with legs and thumbs there is nothing in the infinite universe that is slightly smarter.

Anonymous 17/05/15(Mon)03:10 No. 12932 ID: 489598

I don't agree with everything that you said, but that was beautiful

Anonymous 17/06/09(Fri)05:59 No. 12977 ID: f7f96a

I've followed the path of righteousness.. there must not be anything that much smarter than me.. There is only one God, really, and he's Jesus also for some reason. If you don't believe me ask the holy ghost.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

Anonymous 17/11/26(Sun)23:07 No. 13326 ID: 891895

You might be confused because you never thought about it before, but it's very logical, you're not made from special stuff, little human bricks, you're part of the material world that surrounds us all. As it keeps on changing, it will eventually change that little part of it you're making, leading to bad consequences

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

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.

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

Anarchy is 5% more practical than the philosophy you support

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.

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

does anyone have "the tao of Seneca"

Anonymous 16/11/06(Sun)06:36 No. 12702 ID: 57a468 [Reply]

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What is this, /phi/?

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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

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

a chair

go be ashamed somewhere else

Anonymous 17/11/26(Sun)23:11 No. 13327 ID: 891895

This is an English pronoun usually used to point an object, concept or human being.
Ex : I love bananas ! This guy is really handsome.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 17/02/20(Mon)01:33 No. 12833 ID: 781a41

do not think about a glass of water

Anonymous 17/04/04(Tue)02:01 No. 12883 ID: 946ad3

It is not a glass of water. It is a picture, of a glass with water. "The" contains an ambiguity regarding an ideal glass of water, vs. the depicted glass of water. "This" would have been denoting more correctly, on the assumption that context suggests, though technically still wrong. Please specify your terms, and avoid unnecessary vagueness in the expression of the question.

Of, on the other hand, you were playing with the ambiguities, and want an irrational poetic description, well fuck me, das Gevirt n shiat.

blue 17/04/18(Tue)21:49 No. 12901 ID: 4515bc

it shows diversity of the people around us people who moan about the glass being half empty and people being optimstic about the glass being half full shows u the different types of people in the world.It also symbolizes how pure creation and water actually is.

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