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Anonymous 16/03/25(Fri)07:39 No. 12479 ID: c25926 [Reply]

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Yo guys. I'm writing a philosophy paper and I'm trying to encounter some views different than my own in order to have the strongest possible argument. I'm taking a utilitarian approach to say what provides the most good overall.

Is it ethical to manipulate the genes of your children via in vitro to keep them from inheriting a genetic disease? What if it's life threatening? Or only minor?
What about in order to control your children's traits for appearance? Intelligence?
Is all of this ethical or only some of it?Why or why not?
Furthermore, if these practices do become common in the populations that can afford the expensive procedures, potential donor banks, etc., are there potential negative repercussions the population in general would face? (Popular Eugenics?)

So far the only things I've heard in opposition are bandwagon, appeal to nature and slippery slope fallacies. But if you can justify these I'd be all ears.

Anonymous 16/03/29(Tue)01:59 No. 12485 ID: 5c155b

Ethics are the morals held to be of the greatest use to society, no?

Accepting that, if it were in one's power to change things that are detrimental to both one's potential offspring and society as a whole would it not be ethical to make that change, regardless of the cost?

cr 16/03/19(Sat)05:54 No. 12470 ID: ca8c4f [Reply]

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•the ultimate point of life, and what influences  everyones choices, their goal in every choice and action is an attepmt to increase their life happiness and gain more happiness, short term or long term, always.

Would you think this true?

Anonymous 16/03/22(Tue)10:17 No. 12473 ID: ca3ceb

Whoever said that was confusing happiness with well being.

Anonymous 16/03/29(Tue)01:52 No. 12484 ID: 5c155b

What is happiness in this context?

Anonymous 16/03/14(Mon)14:42 No. 12465 ID: cad79b [Reply]

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What are your latest intellectual/philosophy interests? For me it's Strategy, ambiguity, animal activism and Wikification

Anti-inspirational thread aka real life thread Anonymous 16/02/13(Sat)18:14 No. 12436 ID: d1b5b0 [Reply]

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Anti-inspirational thread aka real life thread.

Pic is related for women close to 30-35.

Anonymous 16/03/05(Sat)01:10 No. 12454 ID: dadde9

She's lived with that awful crick in her neck her whole life.

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.

Anonymous 16/01/24(Sun)14:11 No. 12417 ID: 12ee37


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

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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 16/01/22(Fri)06:48 No. 12415 ID: c39e43

that is the exact same idea that I believe, that of a
'super-reality'. feel free to ask any questions.

The people who ruin life angryATunfairness 16/01/10(Sun)18:55 No. 12400 ID: 9b31fb [Reply]

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Why doesn't life OBEY.


one day someone has to kill the person who has ruined life for everybody. people whose intention is to ruin everybodys life need to be shot before they reach power.

before you call me angry. i say steer you brain. surely these people designing to ruin the world are the real angry ones. that i have "NO BAD INTENTIONS" against THEM.... i hope you will see reason to be on my side... AND NOT on the side of a bunch of opinion seeking psychopaths.

Anonymous 16/01/14(Thu)12:09 No. 12406 ID: 9c3171

Reality (and by extension life) is indifferent to us.

It doesn't care about you as it is not capable of doing so.

Anonymous 16/01/03(Sun)23:16 No. 12392 ID: ae1736 [Reply]

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Is formality just a way to nuance impulses?

The more you can resist impulses, the more disciplined you are.
Discipline is merely to chose to act according to your ideal self.

Can I theorise that the more you conform yourself to accepted society, the more formal you appear to be.

Or is formalaty just a way to nuance your true self, to hide all your flaws and to act according to protocol. Which protocol is based on civilised society.

Is to strive for an highly civilized society an end goal? Can innvation only come from dicipline? Should we shift the paradigm for high society to a different one? Is formality a means to an end?

Anonymous 14/03/02(Sun)05:26 No. 11146 ID: 600abd [Reply]

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The other day in religion class, my teacher played a sermon about Catholicism and stuff. The shortest I could put it is, "If there was no god, then the universe would have had to started somewhere, the big bang per say. If we could use a computer and go look at that explosion, or a simulation of, we'd be able to figure out the rate at which the universe expands. From this we'd essentially be able to figure out the future and then life would be meaningless, because our choices would already have been determined."

Any thoughts on this? I thought it was a pretty interesting standpoint, but was probably worded confusingly in order to sound smart and force people to think you know what you're talking about...

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Anonymous 15/08/04(Tue)08:48 No. 12255 ID: b3036a

As I see it, this falls apart at point 4
God simply knowing the future doesn't mean the future is set in stone or prevent others from being able to change the future, if anything it means that God would know the new future as soon as the path of events changes, or even beforehand, and he would know any changes possible to the future, so he could prevent changes if he wanted, but I don't see any reason to think that he does. God knows everything, so he CAN eliminate free will, but evidently chooses to let people choose. All powerful doesn't mean all controlling.

Freewill/determinism Me 15/12/29(Tue)16:51 No. 12385 ID: 07a493

Do you control randomness?

Me 15/12/29(Tue)16:56 No. 12386 ID: 07a493

Because scientist know beyond a reasonable doubt the origins and fate of existence, right?

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