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Member Since 19 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2010 04:13 AM

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In Topic: Anarchism or Authoritarianism

09 October 2010 - 08:55 PM


In Topic: The Moral Responsibility Quiz

28 September 2010 - 08:52 PM


Sometimes things are out of your control. I am not responsible for the decisions of my ancestors, therefore I should not be expected to pay the price for their wrong decisions.

Other times a person is just making excuses. If I am strongly against the US occupation of Iraq, then why am I driving a Hummer?

I'm probably wrong, but just some food for thought.

In Topic: "Philosophy is dead"

11 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

What he has been claiming is not an original thesis at all. He just tagged in M Theory into it, which is mystical enough. I mean I remember that whole issue of when one his theories was proven false by one of his students because there was one flaw in his math, therefore the whole theory collapsed. Which is scary, because it suggest that all science is lately is clever math tricks with an hypothesis tagged at the end. He is essentially playing the old game of chasing his own tale.

This whole mess reminds me of God. When there was flaws in the story it turned out God was from another dimension. Sound familiar?

In Topic: Deconstruction: Weapon or Triviality?

26 July 2010 - 01:19 AM

Jacques Derrida's philosophy is sometimes mind numbingly pretentious in my opinion. In a way, I think it can be useful, but so isn't sophistry depending on the priories of the individual. However, I will say that deconstruction is profound in terms of creating great art and TV shows.

In Topic: The Soul of Man under Socialism

25 July 2010 - 10:45 PM

View PostHugo Holbling, on 25 July 2010 - 08:39 PM, said:

View PostGettinghitonattheban, on 25 July 2010 - 02:07 PM, said:

I think perhaps the option of a public (i.e; in the stateless definition) ownership of the means of production would allow individuality to be protected at highest point possible (as rigid individualism always collapses in on itself), and even to question absolute  property is great.
Sorry to keep asking questions of you but how does your conception of stateless public ownership differ from state ownership? Perhaps the main weakness of the essay is that Wilde doesn't explain in much detail how his Socialist State will work. He writes that it "is to be a voluntary association that will organise labour, and be the manufacturer and distributor of necessary commodities" but he is more interested in men being freed from the burden of property in order to become more creative: "The State is to make what is useful. The individual is to make what is beautiful".
True public ownership is ownership amongst a collective of private individuals who have direct control through consensus amongst each other, as opposed to appeasing to barriers to entry and a bureaucracy.