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Forum: The Pit 09-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 85,324
Posted By Craigo
Has anyone here read Would You Kill the Fat Man?....

Has anyone here read Would You Kill the Fat Man?. By David Edmonds who does Philosophy Bites and it's on the trolley problem. I was quite impressed with Wittgenstein's Poker, and I thought this new...
Forum: The Pit 09-27-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 3,811
Posted By Craigo
The idea of a life long commitment to me is very...

The idea of a life long commitment to me is very silly - no-one can realistically give a full commitment in your twenties which is expected to last into your seventies or eighties.

Long term...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
It's not subjective if there is a clear concept...

It's not subjective if there is a clear concept of what making things go best is.
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
I don't think that argument would work. I think...

I don't think that argument would work. I think its distant cousin though

does work.
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
Well you might have a good point there. You might...

Well you might have a good point there. You might have to handle the following counter argument in order to sustain it though:

And potentially as well:
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
Btw, whilst I am defending Parfit, I do not...

Btw, whilst I am defending Parfit, I do not believe this theory.

The ideal aim is to get as close as possible to the ideal world. (So, in this sense, it's not id'to make things best' is for people...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
No, that is, in effect, the theory. I just...

No, that is, in effect, the theory. I just presented it without the arguments laid out for it.

That's not his theory. If it was his theory, I would have stated: 'We ought to follow the principles...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
It is a major idea. There are about three or four...

It is a major idea. There are about three or four major schools of thought in normative ethics - the field of study which deals with what we ought to do - in Western philosophy. This theory combines...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
Nope, but is inspired by it. It's actually a...

Nope, but is inspired by it. It's actually a fusion of Kantian ethics, moral contractualism, and rule utilitarianism. (Hence why it's made an impact - it's fused deontology and consequentialism and...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
Well then: Why believe that instead or the view...

Well then: Why believe that instead or the view stated in OP?
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
The theory in part is about the principles...

The theory in part is about the principles everyone ought to accept if they were asked to rationally choose principles. Here there is a very specific idea of 'rational'. It's about taking an...
Forum: The Pit 06-09-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Poll: Ethics.
Views: 1,419
Posted By Craigo
A theory of ethics.

There has been a philosopher (Derek Parfit) in recent years who has come up with a new, ethical theory which has made quite a splash in recent years.

His theory pretty much this:


Now there are...
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 85,324
Posted By Craigo
1) It would, aye. 2) I had some of the most...

1) It would, aye.

2) I had some of the most profound, serious and deep philosophising when depressed. Not existentialism or any shit like that, but nitty-gritty metaethics primarily, plus...
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By Craigo
Try SisyphusRedeemed. Doesn't do videos anymore,...

Try SisyphusRedeemed. Doesn't do videos anymore, but he was great.

My favourite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5fNCyqo7NI

Also...
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 85,324
Posted By Craigo
How's things? Philosophising is hard with a...

How's things?

Philosophising is hard with a stressful full time job. I can think plenty but can't read much.
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 900
Posted By Craigo
I want a society where everyone debates...

I want a society where everyone debates everything and then everyone is eventually convinced, in the end, by my points of view.
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,959
Posted By Craigo
That's not how I remember it, although I did read...

That's not how I remember it, although I did read it three years ago.
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,959
Posted By Craigo
Depends, innit.

Depends, innit.
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,792
Posted By Craigo
That isn't Cartesian dualism at all. Cartesian...

That isn't Cartesian dualism at all. Cartesian dualism is the idea that the mind is a separate and distinct immaterial substance from the body which can survive without a body.
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,959
Posted By Craigo
Well, imagine: Scenario A Government judges a...

Well, imagine:

Scenario A

Government judges a best option and is correct about that judgement.

Scenario B

Government judges a best option which is useful, but is not fundamentally correct because...
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,959
Posted By Craigo
Check out the poll. It's probably not...

Check out the poll. It's probably not comprehensive, I haven't posted in ages, but I'm still ****ing awesome at polls.
Forum: The Pit 02-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,959
Posted By Craigo
Would you accept an enlightened dictatorship? (Read OP.)

Winston Churchill once said: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." It's the idea that democracy is the best out of a...
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Craigo
We could ignore grammar, be grossly minimalistic...

We could ignore grammar, be grossly minimalistic and still be understood.
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Craigo
Good response, however you'd imagine the stock...

Good response, however you'd imagine the stock phrase in English word then be: 'I shat on myself', aye? Or am I mistaken?
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Craigo
*Non sequitur Stock Latin phrase, no need for...

*Non sequitur

Stock Latin phrase, no need for hyphens.

I'm also barely passive-aggressive.
Forum: The Pit 11-03-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By Craigo
English lessons.

The clause 'I shat myself' implies that (coarseness not withstanding) 'I went to the toilet' can be reasonably substituted with 'I shat the toilet'.

Agree/disagree?

EDIT: I'd actually love a...
Forum: The Pit 10-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12,796
Views: 250,313
Posted By Craigo
I'm no Rand fan but 12 pages is not a good enough...

I'm no Rand fan but 12 pages is not a good enough time to judge a book (in the vast majority of cases). Sometimes with a book of that size 100 pages isn't enough. (Consider watching the first 20...
Forum: The Pit 10-27-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 85,324
Posted By Craigo
Cheers, but well with what? Currently working and...

Cheers, but well with what? Currently working and have yet to apply for any master degrees and ought to be working towards the podcast which I need launched prior to me applying to any courses.
Forum: The Pit 10-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 742
Posted By Craigo
Rarely.

Rarely.
Forum: The Pit 10-26-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 85,324
Posted By Craigo
Also everyone should consider getting this...

Also everyone should consider getting this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logicomix-An-Epic-Search-Truth/dp/0747597200/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top#lbhuc_939717
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