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Ethics - must reads?

So I've covered the major greek ethics writers, Socrates and Aristotle. As well as basic stoic and epicurean ethics. I've force my way thr…

Started by Liam Strain

21 Jun 13, 2015
Reply by Cole Smith

What is the best state of mankind?

I would like to pose the following question- What is the best social/political/economic state of humankind that can be realistically attain…

Started by Braeden

5 Jun 11, 2015
Reply by Regular Joe

For The New Guys

I've become fairly interested in the study and ideas of philosophy, however I have no idea where I would begin. I got Marcus Aurelius's Med…

Started by EA Burt

6 Jun 10, 2015
Reply by Cole Smith

God is not in the cosmos because God does not have spatial dimensions

God is not in the cosmos because God does not have spatial dimensions   God is not in the cosmos because God does not have spatial dimensio…

Started by anil

21 Jun 10, 2015
Reply by Zain

To be, or not to be?

Before anything else i would like to throw out this question to all you deep philosophers: What are your thoughts concerning suicide? Is it…

Started by Paul

18 Jun 9, 2015
Reply by Zain

Maxims for Men

Gentlemen, I often see great quotes, sayings, and ideas dispersed throughout the community, but now I would like to challenge you all to p…

Started by Philosopher King

39 Aug 23, 2014
Reply by Andrew

Stoicism

I was kicked out of a Stoic Philosophy group because I said that they leave God out of their discussions. They didn't like me after that. W…

Started by Bobby G Mullen

11 Jul 31, 2014
Reply by Bobby G Mullen

Ownership

Evening Gents. I read Antoine de Saint Exupery's "The Little Prince" today, a wonderful, short fable which held some very potent messages…

Started by Matt T.

7 Feb 20, 2014
Reply by LouieHoughtonGermelman

What is Equality?

What is equality? Can it really be defined, in the true sense of equality? Where can equality be applied? Only to race, gender, age, ethnic…

Started by Ldeth

12 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by LouieHoughtonGermelman

Nietzsche and Schopenhauer

Good day friends, I wanted to write a quite post on how one goes about studying in philosophy. Over the year, I've found the best way is t…

Started by llong

8 Jul 17, 2013

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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Although my main concern with PC is the other uses of it as discussed above, there's an ugly underside to the terminology for groups, that we need to be aware of. Maybe we already are. Let's see. Consider a few groups that have PC updates…"
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"If PC is to be defined _only_ as using language to be kind to minority groups, then it's not conflation to link kind language to minority groups to other uses to influence political opinion. Let's just be sure we don't limit it to…"
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Salt Dragon replied to Conor's discussion I need help moving on, it's been six weeks now.
"My ex was similar to yours.  I remember when she started sleeping on the couch and I understood that she had to come back to me (or not) on her terms.  I let her sleep there for several weeks and after 7 years of marriage it was painful to…"
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